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Monday, September 17, 2007

3 weeks and counting

OK, I am at 3 weeks and counting. I am still excited and still nervous, I have a lot of emotions running through me. On another note, I was asked a very good question this weekend... "Would I let my daughter get sisterlocks as well?"
My daughter went with me last year when I had my first consultation. She also went with me this year. I normally keep her hair in cornrows, two strand twists, and in just your average 8 year old hair styles. She also likes to mimic my styles, which is an act of bonding that I love to enjoy.

As her mother, I think she definitely would not be ready for that type of transformation. She is only 8, and she may not want to keep her hair like that for a week, month, year, etc... Also, I think it would be different if she was younger, around 3 or 4. At her age, she is still accepting herself, and her peers are still accepting her as an individual. She still has to have a lot of confidence building, and to be able to accept what life brings at her.

When she is a little older, and she thinks that she would like to have locs, and I feel as though she will be able to accept the many transformations that she will experience while blossoming as a beautiful flower, then I will let her get them.

3 comments:

Maryee said...

Your locks are coming along nicely. Beautiful pic and beautiful blog layout.

Ms Stella said...

I have a soon to be 11 year old and one week she says she wants locks and the next week she says she doesn't.

It's going to be interesting in a few years when she starts getting peer pressured to relax her hair and mom says "not gonna happen".

Kathryn said...

Your daughter is really cute. I have a 7 year old who also wanted to mimic me, she had her locs done via the braid loc method just over a year ago. She loves them and the fact that she doesn`t have to have her hair combed. She also likes that she can wear her hair out without all the drama that comes with having to comb and plait her hair afterwards.