Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bad Blog

braids 4 I feel bad for the nice people that read this blog.

I repeat everything.

I am sure I have posted this eleventy eleventy million times.

We survived yesterday.

My Kaish is a stronger person for what he had to endure.

And look what else he did!

He got braids.

He has a little hair system in place.

Every winter he grows his hair long

so he has an automatic hat.

I think it is brilliant : )

My black friends -

and even some of my white friends,

now that I think about it-braids 2

think this is ridiculous : )

They tell me that sort of hair went out in the 70’s.

It’s a good thing I don’t care.braids 3

If Kaish wants a hat of hair,

well knock himself out.

Life is too short to care about that sort of thing.

In the spring he gets it braided.

Then it gets cut so he can swim thru the water like a dolphin.

I love our system.braids 5

In my opinion,

it is pure perfection.

If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

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Thank you for all of your prayers yesterday.

It meant so much.

Do you like the ‘if’ poem?

73 comments:

Amy said...

He looks much older with the braids. I approve of your little system! :)

Peterson Family said...

I wouldn't worry about what other people say. It's just hair. I would rather save my "battles" for things that really matter!

Sarah said...

He DOES look older with braids!! I just love his facial expressions -- that last picture is my favorite :) Thank you for taking pictures of him getting his new 'do. Love, your boring white friend

p.s. i think his hair system is pure genius!

Love Letters To China said...

I love the braids! What great pictures of your son resting his head on the woman's leg while his hair is being braided. He looks so relaxed and excited to see how handsome he's going to look.

Mari said...

I'm so glad yesterday is done, and he survived!
He looks great with the braids and I love the mischievous smile in the last shot. I wouldn't have the patience to sit through having those braids done, or to do them myself!

paige said...

I love your blog! The photos...ah the photos are gorgeous!!

Heather said...

I love the braids!! They look great. And MAN does he have some pretty eyes!!

zenmasterlauren said...

I love it!!!! The braids look awesome and tasteful and totally keep his hair out of his face and off his neck for the Summer. Adorable!

Trudy said...

Glad everything worked out well for you yesterday.

Kaish is an individual as we all are...and it's JUST hair. He is beautiful through and through, just like his mommy!

God bless!
~+~

Pam D said...

I love Kaish's hair, and his style, and his comfort with being who God made him to be. It's so funny; I get a daily devotional, and this part of it was something I needed to hear today; it might be a comfort to you, too:

Doing what God asks of me isn't about earning points or not getting in trouble. It's about being saved from having to measure up to worldly standards. It's about finally getting to be my true self instead of performing for everyone else. If I could stay more conscious of the law--to love--I could slow down.

That law will save my life.

love you, Becky... and so glad that all turned out well yesterday.

Joanna said...

What a brave boy! I had my hair braided once back in high school, and it hurt like nothing else! Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sylvia K said...

I'm glad yesterday is finished and done with! Love the braids and love all your pictures as always. I do know that he has the most beautiful eyes ever! And his smiles are the best! I also know he has the best mother ever! Much love to you both.

Sylvia

LceeL said...

I think he looks fine with his braids - and yes, fashion be damned. Who is it who sets fashion, anyway? The young. I have to agree with Sylvia K - he has very arresting eyes - very deep - and expressive.

He is a handsome young man.

Kristina P. said...

I think he looks cool!

Mama Kat said...

You can't go wrong with that face!

Hope everything is okay!!!

AngieB said...

He's so adorable - he looks great no matter how he wears his hair!

Wanda said...

Great system. You dance to your own drummer. I like that!

Mark said...

I love the Braided hair! He looks beautiful. Although I don't think I have the patience to let my boys grow out their hair until it could get to be braided. Now my girl on the other hand...
I hope things went well yesterday.

m.

Skeller said...

"It's a good thing I don't care."

I LOVE this!!! This is the stuff of leaders, not followers. Kaish is lucky to have you :-). You're giving him the life that is preparing him to successfully tackle his future! Kudos.

T.J. said...

Glad you are on the other side of yesterday :) I think this post is great! The other commenter are right- don't worry about what others say and continue on with your system. Plus, I greatly enjoyed this window into your hair moments- without your narration I would have never gotten to experience it!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

wow seriously your son looks "hot" with braids in his hair! LOL! He looks so much older! Keep the girls away cause there going to be knocking at the door soon!

ohabbyreally said...

I think he looks great! And your system sounds perfect.

Brooke said...

i've quit caring about what other people thing - glad that its not a habit he's picking up. you've gotta go (on insignificant things like this) with what is easist for you.

Mental P Mama said...

I LOVE the braids! And so glad yesterday is over for you. And that poem has always been one of my favorites;)

Nikowa Lee said...

I think his braids look great! I had a friend do my hair like that once & OMG it hurt! I'm so tender-headed (ahem wuss)

Hair is *just* hair, it always grows back. Mine love mohawks & you should SEE the looks we get here in the South (GA). I also change my frequently! HAHA I get bored.

TSannie said...

Such a special guy you have in Sir Kaish. Hope all is well.

Frau said...

Love his hair the braids are awesome totally makes him look older! I love that he has a system!I'm happy yesterday is behind him.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Such maturity to know what he wants and how he wants it done...no matter who says it's 70's hair. It looks great on him!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I like your system. He looks great with the braids too.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

He's such a cutie! You can tell he's loved by his sweet little face!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I LOVE his hair-both ways!
And hope all went well yesterday...I hope God accepts late prayers since I just read that Kaish needed some..since God knows the future-He knew I would be praying today...XOXO to you all~

Ruby Red Slippers said...

{LOVE the poem!}

4 Lettre Words said...

I'm pretty sure I couldn't even endure the braiding! (I'm wimpy like that.) Good for him!!

Catherine Anne said...

I love them...

April said...

I can't believe how much the braids changed his entire look. You have two thumbs up from me!!! Yes, the poem is WONDERFUL and poignant! :)

Mighty M said...

Great poem! I love his hair it looks fantastic!! :)

Justine said...

Who wrote that If poem? It's fantastic!!!!
Hey, the poof head I could do without, but his braids look SO good!!!

So glad Kaish made it through whatever it was yesterday. He's looking happy enough now!

Justine :o )

stephanie garcia said...

My kids enjoyed these pictures! And I am glad that yesterday is yesterday. :)

God bless!

Angela said...

Oh his hair looks incredible!!! Love it!

Killlashandra said...

The braids look great! Sounds like a good system. I'm impressed he could sit for that long to have it done. ;)

maren said...

What a brilliant system! I love that you allow him freedom, too, on something that most parents worry too much about. I LOVE your blog and pictures. They are captivating! (Not to mention the qtip/tampon story put a huge smile on my face!!!!

RR Mama said...

Still praying and hoping the outcome is good! I love the braids! And you are right, life is way to short to worry about stuff like that. =)

mimi said...

I'm going to HAVE to show my boys this post! Sammy just got his curls shaved off.

Lyndsey said...

He is such a handsome guy, and he looks so sweet. He makes me smile. Good for you for not caring about what others say about his hair, as I say, life is too short and you have to pick your battles!

Kelly said...

My nephew, who is half Lumbee, does pretty much the same thing. Let them have fun now!

Jeanette said...

Good for him! And I love that poem!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

What a little braided stud! Sorry I missed the post when you needed a prayer...I am glad that all worked out (or at least it is over)!

tiffany said...

What a handsome young man you have and I LOVE his braids!

Teacher Tom said...

I wish I could grow a hair hat!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

I love that 1st picture of k-man! Totally awesome hair hat! I love that you want him to be his own man and make his own choices - good work Mama!

panamamama said...

Brilliant kid you have! His braids look really nice too.

Tricia Nugen said...

As a mom with her own Fro and a little man Fro at home I say, Kash props to you for being different. Be yourself, don't let anyone tell you different and I agree about the hair hat. You are saving your mom a ton on stocking hats. They just get lost anyway!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Rudyard is genius.
Kaish is strong...as strong as his hair. If I could, I would have corn rows too. How easy could it be each day?? very.
I am glad things are well with your family.
xxoox
Suz

Grandma J said...

I love his corn rows! I wasn't sure what they'd look like but dang it, they are hot! If I could have a fro I would. I wanted one in the 70s but my hair is too coarse to hold a perm.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love that system. He is adorable.

Buckeroomama said...

I love Kaish with the braids!

And that Kipling poem? One of my all-time favorites!

Mc Allen said...

yes, I like the "if poem" and He looks just awesome. what a cutie!! Love his hair too and I would love to rock that "7o's" look!! xoxo LA

Susan @ SONshine said...

Thank you for stopping by. And I'm so happy you left the door open for me to come by. Your beautiful boy is so handsome. I've always let my boys just be and bath in their own uniqueness. One has mohawk-hair spikes and one a mullet (yes, mullet) and the baby has long hair, and people get confused, and call him a girl. He likes to have his hair long so that he can shake it in the wind. So, be it ;)
Love, love the poem.
Please come visit again soon. I'm added you to my favorites.

Spencer L Casey said...

So glad things went well. And I'm really digging his hair, and his attitude. Poem is too long for a hung over morning.

Cheers,

SLC

Nessa said...

Sounds like a good system to me.

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Maddy said...

Your Kaishon reminds me so much of my little brother Joshua. He just turned 12 and he's such a gown and unique person like your handsome son! The similarity brought a smile to my face! I like that he embraces his gorgeous hair and is not afraid to look different. But seriously?! Since when is getting cornrows considered "different"? It's so sad that the world tries to fit us all into tiny little boxes. Kudos to you for being supportive & encouraging your son to be true to his beautiful self and embrace his individuality!

Jenny said...

Good system, his braids look cute on him.

Donna said...

I love the braids! I wish I could get my hair styled once and have it last for months! Lucky guy!

He's a beautiful boy. His eyes sparkle and I sure he melts hearts everywhere he goes.


Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Kaish totally rocks those braids!!!! I don't know how he has the patience to sit still through it, but he ROCKS!!!

Glad things worked out.

xo

Tracey Axnick said...

I love the brainds!
Who cares what other people think? (Think how paralyzed we'd be if we worried about that!) He looks great... you have a handsome boy with THE most expressive, beautiful eyes... :)

Casey's trio said...

Hope all is well with your beautiful boy!

LindaFaye said...

Love the poem. Dealing with loss and victory the same because they are liars... good thought. This earth is not my home, so why put too much weight on the temporal stuff, right?!

jlo said...

If I could do my hair like that and still look cute...the eases and time saved must be awesome. Rock it Kaish!!!

Tina Lane said...

Thank you for that poem. It just made my day.

Hilary said...

It sounds and looks like a great system to me. I'm glad all is ok. :)

christy rose said...

He looks adorable no matter which way he wears his hair.

Baby Favorite said...

His hair is great either way, but I do love the braids! They look so nice and cool for the upcoming warm weather! :)

Katie said...

Wow he looks so much older. How are you? I have been a bad blog reader lately. Just life, kids, husband, aahhh!! I love you and I love your kind comments. Your thought of and I need to get caught up on your blog.