Friday, June 29, 2007

My Sun


As I was taking my own picture, he wanted to pose for one, too. Yes, my sister the Professor braided his hair; at his request. He was quite insistent on it, though he wailed and screamed as she did them; he's "tender headed" and she's "heavy handed". But she does a great job. Back before she was a professor and therapist, she was a cosmetologist/hair do-er, with a license and her own beauty salon at the age of 18. Then the immigrant African ladies undercut her; they opened these tiny, unlicensed shops where two and three ladies would all work on the same head at the same time, and charged half of what the Professor was charging.

The Sun is definitely "feeling himself" these days. He loves that he's got long hair, loves that he's got cool braids. Loves that he knows Karate and can pose. He's starting to care about what he wears, and is becoming consistent in his "style". It entertains the hell out of me.

5 comments:

Regina said...

LOVE THIS PIC!!! - absolutely awesome -

Ginger said...

Great picture. He's so handsome.

The Bear Maiden said...

Thank you, ladies :) It's so funny to watch him come into himself. I should have written that he was posing nekked... completely unabashed. You halfway hope he'll always be that free, but then on the other hand...

Ros said...

WHAT a great pic.

The Humanity Critic said...

Cool picture, look at lil man rocking the braids..