Yesterday, my wife sent me an e-mail with this news clip from PR Inside:
Kate Hudson refuses to cut her two-year-old son Ryder's hair, even though the tot is regularly mistaken for a girl.
The How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star attempted to give her young son's hair a trim in the past, but found the process too agonizing.
She explains, "Actually it's really funny, because I just couldn't cut it. I couldn't get myself to cut it.
"I'm part-Jewish, Hasidic Jews - they don't cut their kids hair until they're three.
"I'm not very religious, but it's actually kind of beautiful, they compare the men to a tree and trees don't bear fruit for three years.
"So I just figured maybe on his third birthday I'll cut it. I'm going to cry my eyes out!"
Knowing that she is avid reader of People Magazine and is current with the latest celebrity news, my wife called her mother and relayed this news about Kate Hudson. My mother-in-law was overjoyed and thought it was fantastic. "Kate Hudson is SO beautiful!," she commented.
The ironic thing about this whole matter is that my mother-in-law has never been happy with the fact that my wife and I decided to observe the custom of upsherin with our son. She repeatedly finds occasions to make hints that his hair is too long and looks forward to his third birthday when he will be a normal boy like everyone else.
Now, however, with this Hollywood hechsher, the fact that a celebrity is doing it, makes it the greatest thing in the world.
It never ceases to amaze me how the masses blindly follow those on the big screen.