It's been closer to 8 weeks.
Recently he told us he doesn't want to have it cut. He wants to let it grow. It's his hair and if that's what he wants, that's fine with us. In the course of discussion about what, exactly, he wants, he says he wants it longer on the top but still short on the sides and back. He keeps trying to make it stick up instead of lay flat.
His hair is pin straight. It's not going to do that without help.
We told him his desired hairstyle would require hair gel. He seemed fine with that so tonight I went digging around in my hair stuff and pulled out some styling wax that I used to use when my hair was much, much shorter. I asked him if he wanted to try it and he was game.
It's clear that he loves it. I asked him if he wanted to wear it that way to school tomorrow.
"Oh, yeah, that would be awesome! Tria and Ashley are gonna LOVE this!" he exclaimed. (Tria and Ashley are girls in his class at school.)