My Life in an Interracial Marriage and Family ~ It's been 25 years of fun; learning, growing, laughing & crying with each other. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
It's that time of year.....Homecoming time! Yesterday was our daughter's Homecoming dance. Dresses, jewelry, shoes, flowers, limos, nails, hair-do's and more! Part of the day of course was spent at the hair salon getting the "do" done for the big night! As you all know from one of my previous posts hair is not a simple thing in our house. =) It just got a little more complicated because the lady that used to do Tatiana's hair moved back home to Indiana! What to do!? You don't understand...this is a tragedy! Now you know girls, once you find someone to do the hair right, they are with you for life! Hopefully! Well luckily we got referred to someone else, so off we went to the new salon....Tatiana, cousin Alyssa, and Moi. We walked in and as usual I am the ONLY white person there. Not only was this a "black salon," it was also a "black barber shop." "Stick out.....sore thumb.....Me." =) However, after being with Jamie for all of these years I am very used to being the only white person in the room. So after the initial "awkwardness" when we first walked in, we then met the new stylist and took our seats. While sitting there, of course I got the curious glances, and polite half smiles. Then a little boy comes over and sits beside me and says, "What are you doing here?" Out of the mouths of babes! Just an innocent question from a kid. Obviously he was just wondering......kind of like, "One of these things is not like the other." =) So I proceeded to tell him that I was waiting for my daughter to finish getting her hair done. He then pointed to every female in the room and asked if any of them was my daughter. Young, old and in between. It was pretty funny! Tatiana was at the shampoo bowl so he never did point at her because he couldn't see her. I told him he needed to go behind the wall to see her. So up he got...over he went...and back he came. He said, "I saw your daughter, and I said hi!" Too freakin' cute. He kept going back and forth to say hi. =) Then a little girl that was in the salon decided I needed to be her friend too. So she came and sat by me and showed me her video game. I LOVE that kids can make friends with anyone! Even the odd "wo-man" out! After more time went by I started looking at the clock and was hoping we were going to have enough time to get home and get Tatiana ready for the dance. A lady that was also getting a perm by the same stylist heard me talk about the time. She asked what Tat was getting her hair done for and when we said homecoming she kindly let us finish before she started her perm. I thanked her a hundred times and made another new "friend"...this time one of the adults. When Tat finished I said goodbye to everyone in the salon and said, "See you next time." Everyone smiled and said good-bye. So by the time we left I was no longer the odd wo-man out, I was just another Mom getting her daughter's hair done....well, kind of. =)