Oh blessed solitude, how I love thee.
Okay I have to admit that even with all my brave talk of how I couldn’t wait for school to start so that my kiddies would be on a schedule and all…..I was pretty sad for a moment on their first day of school. I mean, I was excited and giddy for them, but a little sad that they are growing up so fast.
Here are my little beauties on their first day of school 09-10.
Patience Grade 3
Minate Grade 1
Did you notice that we had their hair “relaxed?”
Patience has been BEGGING to have her hair straightened for-EVAH!! I was advised when we first adopted the girls that I shouldn’t do it because it was damaging for their hair. I have asked, and surveyed, and begged hair advice from every African American woman and girl I know. There is so much conflicting advice. And Patience just wanted it soooo badly….So we finally took the plunge.
Hair is extremely challenging for me. Not just because my daughters have hair that is completely different from my own, but also because I just am bad at doing hair…ANY hair. I am not a creative hair person. Pony tails are my daily coiffure, so imagine trying to keep up with the Jones with all the braids, twists, turns, and fancy doo-dads that is par for the course for little girls. A girls hair is just SOOOOO enormous in the African American community, and I worry constantly that my girls got the short end of the stick when it comes to a Mom that can do their hair. But I am hoping that a stable loving home makes up for it in the end. It does seem much easier to brush through and put into hair doo’s, so far so good.
I am entering the home stretch on my In the Pumpkin Patch quilt. Here are the blocks I have done:
I am working on the last block:
Better get to it! Later Gators! Melissa