We were honoring his choice to have his hair how he wanted it and to decide on his own when he wanted to change it. It gave us a chance to respect him and his growing personality. About three months ago he started to get called she or her occassionally, but he didn’t really seem to notice and we didn’t point it out. Daddy even had a little conversation while helping a little boy about 3 at the park because the little boy was sure he was a girl, but Daddy Mro assured him that he was in fact a boy with long hair (H was on the other side of the playground). I will admit I was proud to have a son who pushed the gender stereotypes (ever so slightly). Anyway, it might not seem like a big deal, but it was special to us.
More food for thought:
About a girl pushing gender roles: http://www.princessfreezone.com/pfz-blog/2012/7/11/youre-her-motheryou-can-say-no.html
Boys have long hair too blog carnival: http://glitteringmuffins.com/2012/05/21/boys-long-hair-blog-carnival/