Be brave, Davina -- don't you find that permanent color often changes a lot in the first couple days/weeks? The last time I did color at home I did red and it was really weirdly red ... my friend who helped me do it couldn't bring herself to say anything nice about it! And I remember it looked a good bit different in just a few days. Can't wait to see pictures!
One of the church people called tonight and I need to call her back -- although it makes me very nervous, I also enjoy public speaking and get a thrill out of saying my piece. This is the really hard part for me -- dealing with my own worries of who I have offended and actually digging in to work for change, not just spouting off that everyone else is wrong! All in all, I still feel good about it though -- just call me Captain Planet
I think you are right about children's clothes being so gender-specific -- I remember that for Miles baby shower people had a hard time finding newborn things that weren't obviously for boys or girls! I wish I could find pictures of my brother and me in our matching homemade Christmas outfits, or even better, Easter ... I'd get a dress or jumper, and he'd be in matching shortie overalls and I am quite sure they were lavendar one year.
Mcs, I'd love to see you under any circumstance -- you could even stay with us if you dare!
We went to a crunchy birthday party for a four-year-old yesterday ... a number of MDC moms who have been getting together for the last 2-3 years. We had a vegan cake that looked like Darth Vader, and the hostess had the great idea of having a book exchange instead of gifts -- solving both the "too many gifts" problem, and "having to make gift bags" problem. Sweet!