Thursday, August 10, 2006

Child's Play in Locks

My daughter and her two locked buddies got together yesterday and had a little fun in the hot 104 degree Texas sun. Lord help us!!!

We encourage our children to spend time outside having the real child like fun we experienced back in the day. You know when we used to play, one two, three red light.....hop scotch, double dutch, block ball and riding our bikes up and down the street....mad fun!

One thing about Texas is we have to keep the babies hydrated or else find one of them passed out in the yard. LOL!!

Too many times we allow our children to stay locked up in the house watching TV, playing computer games and especially listening to some of the unacceptable music of todays R&B world. So instead, we make them play outside or get a really good book.

After a good run of childs play there is no better joy than to see them so drained they shower, eat and go right to sleep. I just love to see children having a blast building relationships and learning how to deal with each others personalities.

Don't get me wrong now, my husband and I get our share of disagreements since we seem to have the house that the kids migrate to for treats and advice. And we often have to mediate between "it's my turn to ride the bike because my bike has a flat." And the other responding "Oh well, that's not my problem." Then we encourage the rule of sharing. It's funny to see little people work out issues and overall we would not have it any other way.

At any rate don't they just look so innocent and beautiful in their locks?? The beauty of little natural sisters secure and loving how God made them!!!

Oh, they were all locked three months ago and yes, I felt like writing today.... LOL! Posted by Picasa


KDL said...

Hey Lachanda,
This post really struck a chord with me. Your daughter and her friends are so beautiful in their natural beauty. I know it sounds silly, but I almost shed a little tear. The pics remind me of simplier times when children were still allowed to be simply children. I wish more parents would encourage their children to enjoy and appreciate God's gifts, nature and their natural beauty. Thanks for sharing!

brunsli said...


How wonderful that your daughter has locked friends!

When I have little Brunslis and Breadfruits, I will be calling on you for advice.

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

I know what you mean because I got so caught up in my memories of childhood I too felt a emotional with expressions of joy.

Thanks for checking in on us!

Sister-in-Locks said...

I don't know what to say. This brought back so many memories. They are so cute.

Tra said...

Awww...thanks for sharing. This definitely brings back memories.

Tell those babies they are beautiful!

Brenda said...

They're adorable and so innocent. It's heartwarming to know that there are still places where kids can go outside and play without so much fear of .....(fill in the blank). Be glad your's is the house they flock to. You get to keep your eye on your own child and better know who she hangs with and what they're doing. You can never be too careful now.


Goodnapps said...

Thats so marvelous. Very pretty young ladies who get to partake in natural lock freedom at such an early age and have each other to share their journeys with.

still waters said...

eh LaChanda

I enjoyed reading. Your baby's got some definition goin on in her arms haw???? (: Nice

One love still

Akire2332 said...

It's cool your daughter has locked friends.
I'm glad to see the younger generation love
and respect their natural hair.

I don't think my mom would have let me do that.

*Nea said...

Wiping my eyes... They are gorgeous. Just think of the positive women they are sure to become having known their true identities at such a young age. It is great that they have such a positive role model in their lives, not all girls their age are so lucky.