My daughter had a run in with a child at school and it was quite sad. I dropped her off, and after school she told me a boy in her class said "Why does your dad look like that" and it broke her little heart. She was devestated that someone made fun of her ol dad. Of course i told her, other peoples opinions of me do not matter. As long as you love your Dad, and they love their Dad, everyone will be just fine! All Dads arent created equal .
My kids love my dreads. I picked them up from their Moms place today and my Son even said.. "they are getting so thick looking, theyre so cool!" My daughter will even sit behind me and play with them and just zone out. Moving them individually and rolling them around hehe. Its awesome.
Positive feedback..considering they were telling me not to do it haha.
Any of you guys/gals have your children give you hell for dreading up? Or did they just love them?
I can't answer as I'm not a parent, but as you've not had a reply I can sort answer in a reverse way. My mother who's in her 60's, hated the idea of me letting my hair dread. "Don't do that to your lovely hair, when are you going to comb it?" Etc. Now when I see her she loves them. I said was going to trim them and she's now, " don't do that, leave them alone, you'll ruin them". It's funny how folks opinions change. They can't help telling you to do the opposite.
Interesting question! Our oldest was 10-11 years old when I started my dreadlocks. He hated it! Our kids had never seen anyone with dreadlocks ever before... I had my last set before they born. He thought it was too weird! Wanted me to remove them, but was willing to give it a chance since he understood I could comb them out anytime if I wanted to. He is 13 now, and 3 months into his own journey:) The rest of our kids sort of liked it immediately. Our second son started his own dreadlocks a year and a half after me, and our daughter is rocking her partials since I am a bit reluctant to dreading all of her hair... I guess it helps that none of the kids at school or in the neighborhood had seen anything like it before except on Jack Sparrow:) I've met a lot of questions and curiosity from children... but my kids haven't had a hard time with neither mine or their own hair. I guess we are lucky with the place we live in.
My kids have seen two different sets on me so far. They have no interest in doing dreads themselves and their friends think I'm "chill." No one's negatively said anything to them about my choice of hairstyle. If they did encounter any negativity, they brushed it off or never gave it importance enough to let me know about it...hehe. It's a non-issue for the most part, which just tells me it's their perceived norm
My middle child was partly responsible for spurring me into starting mine off. She was eleven at the time, very into being fashionable, being in the right crowd at school and having just the right look, and she hated the very idea of me having dreadlocks. Even went so far as to tell me she wouldn't love me any more, which merely had the effect of making me say 'Right, I'm not having a child with a narrow view of how someone should look... this is what I'm going to do!'
Now she thinks they're great. The other two were curious initially but both just view it as 'That's my Mum, she has interesting hair!' If they've ever taken any flack for it they haven't mentioned it, but they're all quite independently minded and not afraid of stating their opinions.
My kids are only 5, 3, and 9 months but they all love my husband and my dreads. Children in grocery stores always seem very fascinated as well. My eldest wants to dread his hair so badly but he's started kindergarten this fall and doesn't want him starting school with a bunch of jerk kids making fun of him.