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MiDread
@midread
05/02/10 06:52:26PM
187 posts

How to convince your loved one?


Introduce Yourself

Sometimes it takes a while for loved ones to come around. Especially if they are conservative (like my family) or not accustomed to seeing dreadlocks on people (again, like my family). My husband was totally against it, but because I am doing it naturally, the change is gradual and he is getting used to it. He didn't think I was the "type" for dreads either. Just be true to yourself. If you really want to dread your hair and you are determined that it is for you, then eventually if this guy cares about you, he will come around. If not, and he just has a superficial reason for being with you, then like SE said, you'll unload him and eventually find someone who cares about you for what is on the "inside". Good Luck!!!
MiDread
@midread
04/29/10 06:36:31AM
187 posts

For those with conservative spouses & family..


General Talk

Yay!! Hubbies seem to be the first to come around. My son was watching a Youtube video about using his new "wah pedal" for his guitar. The guy had dreads. My son said "See mom? He has dreads!" Then he saw my forum page and said "Oh cool - you can customize the page - maybe I'll have to get on the forum." LOL! Bonnie Hazen said:
So tonight my husband (we race remote control together, but I was sick and stayed home) sends me a text telling me I missed the guy with the dreads who stopped by the track. I msg'd back "cool" and he said "down to his knees, had them 15 years" so I said "I take it you talked to him, then?" and he said, "yeah"...so I said "did you tell him that I'm dreading" and he said "yes"! This is HUGE progress for him...he said he HATED dreads, but he's having conversations with dreadies and also admitting that I'm dreading. Wow. Never thought it could happen. YAY!
MiDread
@midread
04/28/10 04:11:39PM
187 posts

Not dread related, but my day looks better already....


General Talk

Thank you all for the hugs!!! :) I am having a much better afternoon. So is my son. :)
MiDread
@midread
04/28/10 02:19:03PM
187 posts

Not dread related, but my day looks better already....


General Talk

I have SO wanted to home school my children. My 12 year old is very gifted. Usually a straight A student. He was bored all these years until this grade and is still kind of "bored" with school. However, my husband is really against it. He was raised by teachers, mother and stepfather both were teachers and administrators. He doesn't feel like I am "qualified" to teach our children. Really, I'm not the sharpest tack in the bunch, LOL, but from what I have heard, that shouldn't be a problem. I know a lot of parents who home school and if my youngest has problems, we may have to do that. However, my older son is a real social butterfly. He may not like being home. Plus, he's at that age - no girls to look at at home. :)
MiDread
@midread
04/28/10 01:00:50PM
187 posts

Not dread related, but my day looks better already....


General Talk

You know, this is just kind of random - but maybe it will lift someone else's day too. Up until this point, I was having a horrible morning. Raising a child with Autism is a daunting task, to say the least. I drug him crabby and irritable out of bed, force fed him, dressed him and drug him along to take his older brother to school. I spent my preschool parent/teacher conference blubbering over the fact that I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be discussing whether or not one of my children would be able to cope in a "normal" classroom for kindergarden. After taking my son through the grocery store where I ended up chasing him instead of getting my shopping done, my morning concluded with reprimanding him for saying a man was fat (right in front of the "fat" man) and having to drag him out of the pet store kicking and screaming (all the time aware of the uncomfortable stares from others, not sure if it was because of the woman with the CRAZY hair dragging some kid screaming, the screaming itself, or BOTH)because I would not buy him a hamster ball (we don't have a hamster.) Enduring a hysterical crying tantrum behind me in the car all the way home, I made it in the house practically in tears wanting nothing more but peace and quiet and a glass of wine. All this by 1:00 in the EARLY afternoon. I have to say though, that after 5 minutes of being on the forum, my blood pressure dropped, I laughed at a couple of comments, forgot to get my wine, and actually dismissed my terrible, horrible, very bad morning (for those of you familiar with the book.) :P So, THANK YOU everyone on Dreadlocksite.com., for perking up my day, helping me to forget, and for keeping me sober!!! (Ha-Ha) I think I can face the afternoon now. Well, maybe ONE glass of wine....
updated by @midread: 01/13/15 08:34:25PM
MiDread
@midread
04/27/10 08:09:04AM
187 posts

Dreading methods and losing length????


Dreading Methods

Hey everyone! Just a quick question about a minor concern I have. Does it matter what dreading method you use in relation to the amount of length you lose during dreading??? Just wondering if the natural (no backcoming, etc.) method results in less length lost or if it all just evens up in the end. I am a little concerned that when my hair starts tightening up that I will lose a lot of length. I see on here where some people have said they have shortened up as much as two inches!!! My hair is not very long (just starting to brush my shoulders in back and on the sides and it is really curly.) it is also pretty layered (shorter in the back and underneath, longer on the top and sides), so when they start tightening, I don't want all these little short dreads all over my head!!! Any ideas on how this all might wash out???? Never have done any backcoming or anything to start.
updated by @midread: 01/13/15 08:34:17PM
MiDread
@midread
04/26/10 01:05:35PM
187 posts

waxy disasters


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

O.K. - EEEEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! Island Mamma said:
I just read her story, it's great and her dreads look amazing now!

Jessica Reyes said:
this is like.......disgustingly horrifying....jesus in heaven...hahaha, idk wat else to say

soaringeagle said:
the 1st i wasnt so surew about but they looked stiff so i guessed it was due to wax

http://mamamojo.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/the-dreadlocked-mess-momster/
this is definately due to overuse
if ya read the blog the overuse was severe..but
that was the instructions she was given
they tell you to use too much..then blame you for using too much so they cant be blamed
there is no right ammount to use except none
Matted Dew said:
lol the top 1 doesnt look too much of a disaster hahahhaa,
guess it in the eye of the beholder
MiDread
@midread
04/26/10 10:47:33AM
187 posts

Update to MiDread timeline started at 2 months


Member Journals and Timelines

I might be full of 10lbs of somethin' - but I'm not sure it's "awesome" !!!!!! Ha-Ha!!!! Just kidding - and THANK YOU!!!
MiDread
@midread
04/26/10 10:26:44AM
187 posts

SPREAD THE LOOOOOOOOVE :D


General Talk

I love getting up early in the morning while the sun is just starting to rise and seeing all the dew sparkle in the grass and on the flowers. I love the way the world looks after the first quiet snow, when it lays on the branches of the trees and covers everything lightly. I LOVE my coffee at 5:30 a.m. I love the clean way it smells after a rain. I love the smell of a clean old barn and the sound of a snorting horse. I love watching my children chase lightning bugs to put in jars. I love watching the bats fly around our fields. I love the smell of a campfire and a charcoal grill being lit. I love the peaceful, angelic faces on my children when they sleep. I love my family and I love that God has given me these blessings to enjoy everyday! Great post!!! Thanks for giving me a thankful moment in my hectic day!!!
MiDread
@midread
04/25/10 07:59:11PM
187 posts

Update to MiDread timeline started at 2 months


Member Journals and Timelines

Thank you! I would love to see timelines of other people with really curly hair like mine. I thought my hair was the freakiest looking mess when it first started seperating (actually, it is still a freaky mess!!) But I am really starting to enjoy the process. As a matter of fact, my hair has started to straighten a little with the length now. I would like to keep a little of the curl with my developing dreads - just to be different!!!! :) I am sure when it is hot and humid this summer it will be real interesting to see what it does. MAJOR curls in the summer time Ha-Ha!!! Knottysleeves said:
I think they look great for only 2 months! I love your curls.

updated by @midread: 07/23/15 05:21:09AM
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