Oh, that's right, it's a mohawk!
Eli's cousin showed up at Grandpa's viewing with a "faux-hawk" so when it came time for hair cuts later in the week Eli asked for a mohawk. Tim was a little hesitant at first, but I'm all, "It's hair. It grows back. It's a battle we don't need to fight. Besides it's summer, he's had his birthday pictures and school doesn't start for a while and by then if he doesn't want it anymore it'll be all grown out!"
I scored some "cool Mom" points for that one!