My Maddie, she of the independent mind and driven spirit, decided that she wanted dreadlocks.
The sheer commitment of it made me a bit leary. They are permanent, after all.
Still, there was a part of me that applauded Maddie all the way.
It isn't usual to have such a self-assured 9 year old, one who is confident in her
values and beliefs and hairstyles.
And, so, after a serious talk of how this may impact her life (or hair, at least), and
a proper deciding time period, Maddie took the plunge.
|Figuring out sections.|
We booked our appointment, meaning we called up friend A and told her
we were comin' avisitin.
|Sectioned and ready to roll, or twist.|
Four hours of twisting, ripping and locking, and we were done.
|Four hours and hand cramps later. Dreaded!|
It's looking mighty dreadful, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
I am very proud of Maddie for having the confidence to take such a big step
toward independence. She knows what she wants, and she goes for it.
She has the strong personality I only wish I had.
She is the kind of girl who will go far in life, and it is exciting to watch her develop
into the woman she is becoming.