So, tonight I separated her hair into tiny braids all over her head.
Just before bed tonight
As we sat crisscross together on her bed, I told her that many African-American moms and daughters have this same ritual every week. They sit together and visit while mom braids (though certainly with more precision than me).
I wondered out loud about our friend and neighbor Kyla, who used to wear her hair in braids -- what day of the week did Celeste braid Kyla's hair?
"What?!" Katie exclaimed. "Kyla is African-American?"
Katie has known and loved Kyla her whole life.
Kyla and Katie, last day of school, June 2011