Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Can I Buy a Pick?.......

Tap dance costumes to the
70's song Le Freak...Tatiana's recital...
(Tat 1st one in back row, black fro)
Last weekend was my Daughter's recital weekend. This consists of 3 nights of dance, dance, dance! She takes multiple classes in all different dance styles. These classes all require costumes and accessories. One of the dances as you can see by the awesome picture on this post had an Afro as part of the costume. All of the kids were asked to find fro's in their actual hair color. Some found them at party stores and some found them on the internet. Of course when they are purchased they are very messy and require some "fixing" before wearing. At class, my daughter's tap teacher, who by the way is half black and half white, asked them to buy picks and pick out the fro's so they looked more "natural." In this particular dance my daughter is ironically the ONLY one who is part black. After class we were all off to finish up our costumes, pick "homework" and all. The next morning my phone rang and it was a girlfriend of mine who's daughter is also in the tap number. She called to ask me where she could buy a pick for her daughter's fro. I laughed out loud! She knew that we had to do Tat's hair all these years and that of course I would be the one to know where to find a pick! =) Call the woman married to the black man! Comical. =) Of course I knew where to go, and she found it that morning and texted me back to let me know she was good to go! So if you ever need to know where to find "black" hair products just call me! I will point you in the right direction. LOL!

8 comments:

Ann McCarthy said...

The thing that bugged me was that one of my favorite stores (no names here, but a big red bull's eye will clue you in) had every other hair product, but no picks and no do-rags.

Amy said...

You are hilarious! Big red bulls eye...hmmmm what store could that be!? I had a conversation just recently about them finally having a "black" hair product section. So weird that they don't have either of those things...kind of necessary...hellooo! Thanks for being a good sport about my post! =)

Amy

Anonymous said...

I've really been enjoying your blogs. I am a 35 year old white woman who just recently fell hopelessly in love with a black man. This is the only time I've ever dated outside of my race, and I am curious to learn about all of the things I will encounter when it comes to other peoples' race issues. Your entries are fun and educational. What I love most about your blogs is the love that comes through each one. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Amy said...

Anonymous,

Thank you so much for reading! I am thrilled to hear that you are enjoying my blog and that it has been a help to you in your new relationship. My husband and I couldn't be any more different but the love and committment we have towards each other is amazing, and of course there is our daughter....she is our heart! =) There are days that go by that we have nothing come up in regards to race and there are days when I think we are back in the 50's, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I wish you all the best in your relationship. Don't let anything or anyone get in the way of your love.

Can I ask how you found my blog and what part of the world you are in? I love to see where and how it is being found. Thank you again for reading...keep me posted on your new love! =)

Amy

Anonymous said...

I live in Mid-Missouri and found your blog by googling "interracial love" or "interracial relationships." I was looking for anything to read that would help me understand the complexities that can be involved with interracial relationships. I was also looking at images under those categories. I am an artist at heart and was also looking for ideas for paintings, etc.
We are just beginning our relationship, although we have been friends for around 5 years. Family members on both sides are just learning of our relationship, and so far we have had nothing but happy reactions from both sides. Thank you again and I'll stay in touch with you.

Amy said...

Thank you so much for letting me know how you found my blog. Friends for 5 years!? That is wonderful. I think that is one of the most important things in a relationship is to become friends first. My husband and I talked on the phone for 2 months before we ever went on our first date. We really got to know each other before dating even began. I am so happy that both sides of the family are on your side. That will make all the difference. =) So funny that you are an artist at heart, I paint as well. I just picked up my brushes again for the first time in months. =)

Well hope your weekend has been fabulous and thank you again for reading! Here's to love!

Amy

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy, this is "anonymous" from Missouri again. Just wanted to let you know that I have been keeping up with your blog here and enjoyed your "eclipse" entry. You had me laughing. I also wanted to let you know my name is Heather, so in the future, I will sign my name on my comments. Things are going along great with my new relationship. We actually met in 1997 when my ex boyfriend played softball with my new guy, Raymond. That is how we met, then we started working in the same area of a government health center 5 years ago. We have really been quite shocked how this whole thing hit us in our hearts at the same time. It took us both by surprise. We are very much alike in many ways, where you and your hubby are more "opposites." Sometimes, it feels like we are looking in a mirror. My sister made a great joke and said, "You tell Raymond that I bet he never realized his reflection was a short, blond-haired white woman!" We all three laughed hard on that one! Many smiles to you and yours.
Heather

Amy said...

Good morning Heather!

I answered your latest reply on the "Eclipse" comment section....Thanks for reading and have a great day! TGIF!!

Amy