This is a post just to say how happy I am with my mom :-)
I have had dreadlocks off and on for almost 10 years..... I never thought my parents liked my hair in dreadlocks, always saying "it was so pretty before" and when i'd cut them out they'd say 'i like it so much better now then when you had it in dreadlocks'. My mother's pet name for dreadlocks has always been "the Dreadfuls" and she has called mine that for years now. I think my mom is now resigned to them, and realizes that because I like them and it's my hair, it doesnt matter what anyone else thinks about them. She says I march to the beat of my own drum, which is a nice way to say im a bit eccentric, im sure :-)
Anyways, I've been taking sewing lessons from her, and yesterday I arrived at her house to find out that she's been making gorgeous Dreadbands for me to wear with my dreads.... She made me one and my daughter one, and I just had to post pictures because Im so happy about it, and proud of how she's using her talent for a hairstyle she might not always have aggreed with.