So, remember my last post where I proudly displayed my first attempt at flat twists?? Well, I took them out the other night and I was even more pleased with the style Fatu's hair took on after the flat twists came out!! Here's what it looked like right after I took it out...Oh, I should also probably share that the nannies at AOH told me that Fatu's hair was "THE WORST" kind of hair to have. In her report it said that her hair was like wire!! I am telling you, it really is!! I worked on other kids hair while I was in Liberia and actually got the hang of cornrowing a bit, but once I touched Fatu's hair, Oh MY!! It is like a wiry sponge! So... this is why I am so stinking proud of myself for being able to do something with her hair that actually looks good!It was SO easy to take out the twists. Once you start to unravel them at the end you just un-twist as you go and you end up with these super cute wavy/curly tiny dreads that almost look like short extensions! I was loving it!! I grabbed the camera snapped a couple shots and thought to myself, "This is so super cute, I should send in some photos to GAP and see if she can get in a couple ads or something".... THEN came my biggest mistake, ladies take note of my mistake,... I decided to put some product in it so it would stay for a few days. I proceeded to spray the Carol's Daughter Leave-In-Conditioner in her hair and within seconds her hair had turned into puffs!! If any of you out there ever eat Cheetos (I know they are horrible for you but every once and awhile I have to break down) well, there are the crunchy Cheetos and then the Cheetos Puffs. Well, Fatu's hair went from Cheetos crunchy ( super cute) to Cheetos Puffs, not nearly as cute. I was so mad!! So, if you do the flat twists in your daughters hair and take them out, do not spray moisturizer in it, use some kind of gel or loc butter to hold the cute wavy strands. It took me 2 1/2 hours to do the flat twists to begin with but in reality I got 1 week and almost 4 days out it! Not so bad!
Jeff landed in Entebbe, Uganda safely, but without his bags. He has called and said he's doing just fine other than the fact that he is smelling to high heaven! Can you imagine flying for 2 days to Africa in one outfit and tromping around hot humid Uganda for days without a change of clothes. I know he's got to be a sight for the Ugandans. The last time I talked with Jeff he informed me that he had been attacked by sand flies. On one of our mission trips to Uganda, this very same thing happened to two of the girls on our team. The sand fly is also referred to as NO-SEE-UMS because you can rarely see them. The sand fly is basically invisible, doesn't make a noise, is about a quarter of the size of a mosquito and much faster. By the time you feel them biting you, they are gone. They swarm into your room at night by the hundreds, maybe thousands?? The girls on our team a few years ago woke up and screamed because they were covered in what looked like sawdust. Piles and piles of sand flies in everything!! The mosquito net can help, but they are small enough to get through the holes in the net. So, this time, Jeff had an invasion of sand flies!! He didn't sound too put out, but then again Jeff is my disease-rodent guy. He is working in Uganda doing Plague research, trapping rats and playing with their fleas !!! What's a few sand flies in your toothbrush and ears!!
Some cutey pics of the kids!