It was time to get Kate's haircut and we decided to get that old hair out of her way and give her the punk rock, gender-bending haircut our little rock star deserves. Do you like it? Wait, don't answer that, because it doesn't matter. She loves it. That matters. She is happy. That matters. It is far easier to fight bad guys without all that hair in the way. Did you know how much of a sensory experience a haircut is? Do you know how difficult it is for some children with autism to sit through a haircut? You did it, Kate!
This little girl doesn't care about or conform to stereotypical gender roles. It is her autism? Who knows. It is one of the most special things about her and we could all learn a lesson or two.
Rock on Kate!