You see, after the drama of dropping one boyfriend for an older guy (not at all liked by her mother) it just happens that he didn't last long. Replaced by another older guy with a blue hair comb-over (similar to Kate Goslin) now shaved off (no he isn't bald at 18). He used to have a mohawk haircut.
A pattern in my daughters behaviour has emerged; that is she follows what the guy does and not her own mind it appears.
We're set for more drama and right before Christmas. This drama will be in the form of her intention to have a mohawk haircut. My wife is severely cheesed off to say the least and threatened her with grounding and told her she would be embarrassed to walk with her. My daughter has said nothing to me yet. I'm tipping she'll get the new b/f to cut it and then front us with it. She actually asked her mother why she wasn't being supportive about this haircut. Sounds like a visit to the dentist doesn't it? I wonder whose words she is using?
I'm fairly calm about this mohawk at present; it would be a lot better on someone elses daughter though. In case you're wondering; I'm not a fan. She may as well get a rats tail or mullet or stick piecings up her nose for the same reaction; that is, a finger down the throat. I'm just waiting to see if she does it despite being told well and truly it's a no no.
My worry is that her behaviour shows a distinct pattern of emulating past and present boyfriends habits (can't think of a better word) and their influence can be a problem. Even our older son said it would be embarrassing if she gets a mohawk. Now that's saying something considering he wears earings, spacers and piecings. I'll just put that comment in my 'that's incredible file'.
To put things in perspective; my daughter will quote her older brothers actions when he went ahead at 16 and pierced his ears without a word to anyone. He did what he wanted. My wife wasn't too worried; me, I've never said a word to him about them, a mohawk will get the same. It is going to be interesting watching my wife trying not choke; just as she was calmly watching me choke over my son wearing earings.