IM PREGNANT!!! but..
Dreads in the Family
I live in Louisiana. Super super conservative uptight. My husband and I have dreads, and my 7 year old daughter is starting hers. We get funny looks, and lots of questions, but it's really not bad at all. I expected it to be terrible. When my daughter expressed that she wanted them I sat her down and talked to her about the possibility of people judging her based on her hair, to which she expressed that 'mean people don't matter'. Don't ever let societies standards have and effect on you and your family. Love your baby, love your family, and people will see that. Plus you have a good 4 years before your child has any idea whats really going on, and when your child does start worrying, just explain it to them. Now is a good time to surround yourself with people who accept you for you no matter what, and your child will realize... eventually... and way earlier than other people... is that people who judge you based on your hair are simply not worth your time. Hope this was helpful and encouraging =) Good luck with your pregnancy!!!!