On a separate note, Leala did Mia's hair by herself for the first time. Although Melody will say that it is not quite the same as when Mama Rukiya does it, it came out great. Leala had a lot of fun and Melody seemed to be real proud of her hair. It took quite a long time but came out really great.
One of my co-workers, Helen, came over one night to help us with Mia's hair. She taught us some things and showed us how to quickly, easily, and (for the most part and for Mia's benefit) painlessly do Mia's hair. It was fun learning about the differences in our hair and Mia's hair and also how easy it can be to do her hair when you have the right products. She was so helpful and we really appreciated her time.