Celebrating The Small Stuff - Prom
Posted on June 12, 2015
Ryan at seven years old.
Time flies.....
My 13-year-old went to her grade school prom today. It's a sweet moment as I get a glimpse of her turning into a true teenager. Her dress was white and lacy and had tones of silver and glitter all over. Her aunt came over to do her hair and makeup, better than a salon. I watched at the sidelines (makeup and hair just isn't my thing) as my daughter popped grapes into her mouth while her hair was straightened. We laughed at silly gossip about the Kardashians and episodes of Botched! My husband walked in, said hi, and walked out as the discussion headed towards "women's" issues. My 13-year-old will one day be a woman. Her aunt and I caught a glimpse of this bittersweet fact.

*sigh*

So, today I celebrate my daughter and her grade school prom.

It's really all about the simple things...


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12 comments:

  1. Aww. That's so sweet! I hope your daughter had a wonderful time. I'm sure when she's older, she'll look back on this and remember how supportive you were. You're a great mom! Have a lovely weekend. :)

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    1. She had an incredible time. I think I was more giddy about it that she was. :-D

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  2. How truly sweet!!! Not that I like to rush the years, but hopefully it will be a sweet mother & daughter moment when she attends her high school prom!!

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    1. Oy.... I don't want to think about high school prom just yet. :-1

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  3. That's so sweet. My son has his elementary graduation at the end of the year too. Can't believe he's that old!

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    1. It's amazing. After she left I went through old photos of her when she was younger. Prototypical pre-empty-nest moment.

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    1. She did. She daydreamed about it the next day. Ahh, to be 13 again... :-D

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  5. They grow up so fast. It's nice soaking up these sorts of moments because let me tell you they will stay with you long after she is out of the house. Our last kiddo moved out two years ago. A real bittersweet moment for sure. I have days in which I really, really miss having my small children surrounding me 24/7, but I count myself blessed for the opportunity to be a SAHM. Thanks for the visit!

    Wanna dance with me, if so stop by for a little boogie session with Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get #BOTB! ;)

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    1. I still daydream about how adorable she looked with her hair up and in that dress. All the kids looked wonderful. I took so many photos of her and her friends that she was a little embarrassed. I always tell her, "trust me, you'll thank me when you're older."

      :-D

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  6. Happy Prom! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with your daughter. :)

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    1. I really did, Tyrean! I took photos of her aunt as she applied makeup and did my daughter's hair, and the photos captured the sentiment perfectly. It's the kind of photos where neither of them are looking, but you can feel the happiness and the warmth in the moment. :-D

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