Loving Locs

There is no time to blog this morning because Russ is home from Kenya and I want to spend every minute with him.  Isaiah took lots of photos and film that I can’t wait to see – once he wakes up.  Unfortunately, I have to drive to Spokane this morning, so the timing is tough, but it’s for a great reason.  Honeybee and Dimples are going to special camp in Colorado for kids with medical needs, and the camp is even flying them there.  If you are ever standing in the grocery aisle trying to choose a salad dressing, choose Paul Newman; his foundation truly does amazing things.

Dimples' Lovely Locs

A little over a year ago I wrote about our decision to put Dimples’ hair in locs, and it seems we’re due for an update. Locs have literally been a gift to us.  Hours of tears and tantrums disappeared on the day that we loc’ed her hair, and were replaced with once a month touch ups.  Now, I want to be clear, I did not resent the hours spent taking care of either of my black daughters’ hair.  I knew when I adopted African daughters, hair care would become a regular part of my life.  Having been a low-maintenance hair mom from the beginning, I also knew it would be a big change.

Dimples’ Lovely Locs

A little over a year ago I wrote about our decision to put Dimples’ hair in locs, and it seems we’re due for an update. Locs have literally been a gift to us.  Hours of tears and tantrums disappeared on the day that we loc’ed her hair, and were replaced with once a month touch ups.  Now, I want to be clear, I did not resent the hours spent taking care of either of my black daughters’ hair.  I knew when I adopted African daughters, hair care would become a regular part of my life.  Having been a low-maintenance hair mom from the beginning, I also knew it would be a big change.

Honeybee’s Happy Hair

Remember when I mentioned short-term challenges? Honeybee successfully completed a challenge and earned a much-desired hair straightener. I can’t believe how old she looks with her hair like this. She loves combing it, running her fingers through it, and just plain messing around with it.

I’m kicking off  the morning with packing for a trip to Seattle.   Why, oh why,  didn’t I finish the laundry yesterday?

We have appointments with Deborah on Saturday, with a little bit of Christmas  fun squeezed into the day.

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, today is the  last day for Free Shipping in time for Christmas delivery from Amazon.  I can’t  bear to pay shipping, and I love shopping online, so I made one last order  yesterday.

Off to clean bathrooms, reboot the laundry, and teach a math lesson. I’ll be back!

Lisa