Friday, January 12, 2007
Jeremy's Double Found and a Dredful Hair Day
Remember how the little girl said I look just like Brooke Shields? Well, it may have been a stretch to see the resemblance between Brooke and me. But how's this? I think Jeremy has a remarkable resemblance to our Christmas goat, don't you?
Jeremy has lots of thick, curly hair, but it was getting pretty long. He decided it would be easier to care for if he got dredlocks. First we asked if having dreds would be a problem and it seemed like culturally it would be ok. Then we tried to find somebody to do it, but couldn't come up with anybody. So Jeremy and I read up on it on the internet and Suzanne and I said we'd try to give him dreds. It took hours and hours and we could definitely do a better job if we were to do it again. One thing for sure...Suzanne and I both know we don't want to be hairdressers (our apologies to the hairdressers reading this). I think it turned out pretty good, but it takes 3 months to really "set" and it's definitely not there yet. I told him it looks pretty dreadful. It's definitely not my favorite style, but it should be easier for him to care for! The style, by the way, is often worn by Rastafarians so here in Niger it's referred to as a "rasta". Bob Marley is a favorite singer here in Niger, so the hair-do is often associated with him.