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Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Mari Unleashed! LOL

So, Mari is going to spend the night with Grandma tonight along with her brother so I decided to try and make it easy on my Mom and braid some of her hair back. Mari loves it and so do I. She is still complaining about getting her hair combed, but what do you expect from someone who has not had their hair combed in about 6 years? Anyway, she said that she loves the cornrows and that made me feel really good, because I haven't had an opportunity to do them in a while on an older child that I can have fun with (you know little girls don't like to sit for all the details. LOL). It's also funny, because with her afro she and I are the same height. Anyway, hope you all enjoy the pics.
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just so we're clear

Someone posted an anonymous comment that they thought my locking my 2 year old nieces hair "was a terrible thing to do because she will never know her natural hair". Okay, just so we're clear...
  1. I don't mind people's opinions and love diverse opinions, however, I don't deal in punkery. If you are going to disagree with me don't do so anonymously.
  2. If her hair is locked, it is natural.
  3. If she decides to take them out later and get to know what you consider to be her "natural hair" then she can take them out like everybody else. I just got done taking my daughter locks down.
  4. Don't be so dramatic, it wasn't child abuse. We all make hair choices for our children. My sister has a relaxer and did more for her daughter than many relaxed mother do for their children.
Just thought I'd share my thoughts with the lurker that signed on anonymously.