She's been asking for short hair ever since I shaved my head in October, 2011. I promised I would cut hers short when she was old enough that people wouldn't mistake her for a boy. All because I remember, too well, the pain of being called a boy throughout high school.
I was afraid she would look too grown up. I was afraid of losing control by letting her decide what to do with her hair. I was afraid I'd do a bad job.