I came home from work to see the girls (Jackie and Rochelle) straightening each other’s hair. Rochelle insisted that she wanted to see me with straight hair, and Jackie has been threatening to do this to me for a very long time as well, so I relented. The result was what you see here. I haven’t had my hair straight in a long long time – perhaps four or five years. I noticed with dismay that my hair has become so much thinner and there is hardly enough to make a proper braid. One more reason why I should perhaps stop breastfeeding and give my body a break, but I do not have the heart to do it. I enjoy the close bond with my son.