Last week my sister posted a couple photos of my brother-in-law on Facebook from his days as a young Okie. He sported a pretty impressive afro, and at times a pinky ring, but we won't get into that here. I'll save that conversation for Thanksgiving dinner.
I'm not going to show you those embarrassing photos (but trust me -- hilarity ensued after I saw them), but that information is relevant because as it happens, my sister also had a really impressive afro as a child. It was a halo of curly blonde hair that basically grew in a circle around her head. It didn't grow down -- it grew out. You get the picture.
This picture really does not do the 'fro justice. I'll have to work on finding another one. Related: In this picture she appears to be pointing and speaking. I'm guessing she's saying: "Bring me the cookies. ALL OF THEM." I'm told no one could understand her except for me when she was a toddler, so I interpreted. I hope I was smart enough to use that to my advantage, ie.: "She said to bring her a cookie, and to bring one to me, too."
In any case, my sister is 34 weeks pregnant and, if the most recent ultrasound is any indication, on track to birth a girl with some serious hair growing out of her head.
I seriously cannot wait for my little 'fro-headed niece to get here.