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Sunday's Braids

posted on: February 20, 2018

The t.v on.
The parts are crooked.
The wide tooth comb oiled.
Her in her night gown.
Me in my sweats.
Brooklyn buzzing in the back.
Her brother dancing in the front.

I can hardly braid. Long fingers, an awareness of my own lack of talent.  My mother knows how. My sister knows how. I don't. But on a Sunday afternoon, my daughter knows no different. She sits between my legs and wiggles with excitement. I am nostalgic. My own childhood spent on hardwood living room floors, with a head full of hair on a Sunday's to-do list.

Some photos....


  1. Such a beautiful girl and precious memories. I have the same memories of my Mom doing my hair.

    1. Thank you! These are some of my favorite memories.

  2. Beautiful memories! Lovely photos and words.

  3. Such a beautiful post! May this tradition never die.

    Xx Chantel