Christine--you may have lots of issues to work out w your mom and your status as an adult.
well, as long as you engage with her in these conversations, you know how it will turn out. you can either go serious, funny, or neutral.
serious: ya know mom, it really hurts me when you say bad things about my hair, i am trying to accept myself and love my curls and your comments do not help
funny or distracting: hey mom, how about those mets?
mom, tell me again how you make that delicious coconut pie
mom, you gave birth to me, it's all your fault..
neutral: i guess you don't like my curls.
book: gentle art of verbal self defense by suzanne elgin
dance of anger by harriet lerner
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls