Sooo….I have a very vivid memory of me at say…14 or so, asking my mom to cornbraid my hair and her telling me she didn’t know how. I would always go to my aunts, or a salon for cornrows when I was a kid and teenager.
I’m at my parents’ house last weekend and I said dag mommy I wish you could cornbraid so I could get two fat braids right now.
She looked at me like I was insane and said “what you talkin bout? I can cornbraid!! I used to do it all the time when I was a girl!”
Now, this totally blew my mind for some reason. I ran to the bathroom and washed my hair and my mom went to town. She prefaced the session with “now…it’s been a long time….” (at least 30 years!!) And i was instantly worried LOL
It was cute watching her in the mirror putting on her serious concentratey face trying to get the braids just right.
I can’t believe for almost 30 years I didn’t know my mom could do this.
Anywaaaay… here is her handiwork:
I loved it!!