Neither of us actually think he looked like a girl before the haircut, and it was still not the norm to get comments such as those. We had visions of a mop-topped little boy with 70's action star hair. Perhaps Starsky or Hutch, or even Steve Austin the 'Six Million Dollar Man' (whom I, because of my last name Austin, was linked to all through-out my grade school days). In reality even a few of the girlish comments, along with the fact that it was getting a bit unruly and into his eyes, cut that vision short.
We took Lukas to West Seattle Kids, a local kids' stylist, to get his first official shortening. It was fun! He wore his overalls, sat on a tractor chair, and enjoyed himself. The general farm theme of the place seemed appropriate given his long rooted farming ancestry.
In the end Luke's hair turned out looking very nice and definitely all little boy. It wasn't a buzz cut by any means, so we may have to go back sooner than we would like. All in all it was a great first lowering of his ears and he received quite a few compliments on his cute 'boy' haircut.
Well worth the time. No one will be calling him 'Hutch' anytime soon.