Before – the fro is a little out of control. Like any little busy boy’s hair – food, sand, and dirt in the hair was getting out of control. I noted, too, a sort of crazy and sometimes dry set of coils were ready for the expert hands of a barber. Off we went to have D cut Blueberry’s fro. D works in an all black barber shop. If you’re in Madison, I’m talking about JP’s. D went for a low cut. I didn’t really know what he meant, but I saw a lot of other young black boys getting the same cut and nod after nod of approval from clients. Honestly, I want to be a white mama with a decent understanding of black culture and practice – and hair is one of those things. Hair is part of cultural practice in all groups – and it is an expression of identity. To be totally honest, what looked cute and sweet to me was really getting out of control. And to confirm this feeling, noone in the barber shop was looking impressed by Blueberry’s little boy afro – It was TIME!