Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Let them be kids!!!

 
 I do not understand why some people (mothers) will not let kids be kids. I am not trying to be judgmental here (ok,maybe just a little bit and I am sorry) but common, why do you have make up on a one year old? Why are you braiding her hair? And why is a child less than 10 getting weaves fixed?

So you are wondering who pissed me off right? This is what happened, the other day at the salon, and this baby was crying so bad I almost thought she was being amputated without anesthesia. You get the picture right? I was worried and I had to ask the lady fixing my hair what was wrong with the little girl. "Na braiding" was the response I got.

Now, we all know that while I mind my business at the salon, I do not really mind my business right? Just like This day at the salon so anyway, I tried hard to block out the wailing of this little girl when I heard "sorry, sorry no cry" beside me. Whattapun? Hot water happened. On another little girl who I am guessing could not have been more than ten years old. You know how they use hot water to make the hair "relax" after braiding? Yes, that didn't go well for her, the hot water burnt her, baby girl began to cry and all she got was sorry, no cry. Why she no go cry? The day that shit happened to me, I almost cried!

Those ones who even make braids with colored wool are the worsetest! I bet these babies would be mad when they grow up and see pictures of them 'rocking' red or brown wool. Do you realize you just took away that child's right to 'throw back' pictures in the future? Because she would be ashamed to put that up except maybe as a surulere picture (that is where you show the suffer-head picture beside the "I have arrived' one ba?)

As an adult, I try to avoid hair styles that would require this hot water dipping business because even the steam hurts. Why put a baby through it? Fashion you say? Please! I prefer to see a kid with nice weaving cornrows, lovely beads and ribbons.

Finally, as the President of chopping panadol for other people's headache association, I am pained, I am worried and I think we should let babies be babies, kids be kids and at the right time, they can go ahead and do these things.

xxo

24 comments:

  1. Mehn....even as an Adult...I can't sit still to get my hair done....I get tired in 3hrs...sometimes my stylist has to come to my house so that I can reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy comfy and I still can't sit still....how much more a kid??..**smh**

    Tibs Tells Tales

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    1. *smh* along with you Mami!
      I just don't get it.

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  2. heheheheh You had me giggling at intervals Vira. well Welcome to the ""SPEED OF LIGHT"" Generation where every child grows from Baby to Adult, and the wonder years are neglected.. Its crazy the pace we live in, but oh well, It is what it is Bubba. I admire your writting Vira of Life, You are funny but yet still direct.. Its official, I wanna be like you when i grow up :) Cheers Bubba.

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    1. lol! You are too ghen ghen jor. See how you have made my head swell. Speed of light generation! You got this right....Thanks for the head swelling talk Jnr.
      How is the geh friend doing?

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  3. Comment: this write up should be printed out and given to our "parent" we should forward it and say send it to 20 people cos a child is out there crying! repost on our facebook walls, forwarded thru Wassapp and so on... Not just "heir do"but the way some of these beautiful babies are also dressed like adults.. It exposes them to a lot of dangers and send wrong signals to "some of our men"..do we want them to be abuse ? Emotional abuse are more than bruises and broken bones. ..such abuse leave deep lasting psychological scars. We need to protect our babies and allow them grow gradually. . Let the weavons,hot water styles,hot relaxers sexy clothes WAIT!They should enjoy their CHILDHOOD. .to me,the most beautiful in all of life!
    Linda

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  4. Comment: this write up should be printed out and given to our "parent" we should forward it and say send it to 20 people cos a child is out there crying! repost on our facebook walls, forwarded thru Wassapp and so on... Not just "heir do"but the way some of these beautiful babies are also dressed like adults.. It exposes them to a lot of dangers and send wrong signals to "some of our men"..do we want them to be abuse ? Emotional abuse are more than bruises and broken bones. ..such abuse leave deep lasting psychological scars. We need to protect our babies and allow them grow gradually. . Let the weavons,hot water styles,hot relaxers sexy clothes WAIT!They should enjoy their CHILDHOOD. .to me,the most beautiful in all of life!
    Linda

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  5. Too bad. Same thing happened to my neighbor's daughter. But I feel kid should just get their natural hairs braided instead.

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    1. that is all I am saying....let them be kids!!!!

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  6. Abi oh. I concur jare.
    Its not like they are competing with anybody. Its vanity for the sake of the parent and not for the kid.

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    1. Thank you for concurring jare my friend.

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    2. If I go and write 'whathappun' in exam it's your fault oh.
      Ever since that karaoke post I have been trying not unsay it.
      Here it is again.

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  7. Very true! It takes away their cute and innocent look
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  8. I thought i was the only one thinking in that direction. I hate it when i see little kids in all of that. There are other ways to beautify the kids

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  9. Maybe that's why Bey doesn't comb blue's hair. I can't stand pain talk more of a kid.
    Afolabi Tosyne's blog

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  10. I've realized that being a kid is the most peaceful and free stage in every person's life. That is free from worries of being an adult. So yes, we shouldn't rob them of the chance to be kids by forcing them to be adults at such an early age. Well said!

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  11. LOL!!! Now, that is a thought! Maybe....just maybe.

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  12. mennnnnnnnnnnnn u r so right on point, its sad truly,lol@throw back pics.

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  13. Yes ooo kids are even wearing crop top with us we need to deal with this situation o!!

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  14. The problem in our world today is 'this day mothers'. They don't stop at the hair, clothes and make-ups. They go further to shoes, how to walk, when to laugh, and the attitude thingy'. It's appalling how they train these little ones. They have on their own without authority from God to do so, changed the cycle of a child growing gracefully from childhood into adulthood. By the time they are in their teens, the world in their head is suppose to be turned upside down. When the adverse effect starts trickly down, the same 'mothers' begin to complain, apportion blame to all and sundry. If dem go hear you, e go good.

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  15. i am so with you on this i rememer seeing child that couldnt have been over a year old with extentions in her head and the whole thing was pulled so tightly.. i remember thinking why cant u just let this childs hair breath a simple 2 part ponytail would suffice it just ridiculous

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  16. The annoying part is seeing these innocent kids carry 1000 breads for 6 months......ahan...... that shit is damn heavy o.

    Moment with ZOE

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