Celine Dion was on Oprah today to talk about "special kids" who overcame adversity in their lives. Of course, the most special kid to Celine is her 7-year-old son René Charles. René has a very long mane of hair that goes all the way down his back. When I first noticed how long it was a few years ago, I thought that maybe he was going for a surfer dude look, even though at the time, the family lived in the desert city of Las Vegas. But now his hair is straight-up girlie, and Oprah noticed it, too and asked Celine about it. Celine said that René has never had a haircut and that he'll cut his hair when he's ready. Clip above.
I'm reminded of when my 80-yr-old grandmother first met Mr. Penguino and said, "If you don't believe in Jesus, then why do you try so hard to look like him?"
As for kids, they're kids and they LEARN how to make good decisions by being taught how. About the time I add Little Penguino's opinion into the family mix, we'll all be staying up late watching Scooby Doo videos and eating popsicles for dinner. Guide your child; don't make them make adult decisions.