Depending on age, that word can mean many different things. Today it means dance, first date/dance, first dressed up date dance! Aaaaahhhhh!! “Mom, it’s not Prom!” “Ok, fine…I’ll back off.” “No! I need you to dress me!” LOL YAY!! I’m still needed for something other than a ride somewhere or money! Go me!
Today my oldest will go to Homecoming with her – dare I say – boyfriend! Yes – already. I swear I still look at her and see her as my baby girl, it makes me tear up when I think about it. Like seriously…how? I remember her holding my hand to walk across the street and her snappy little flip personality. And now, she’s transformed into my genuinely sweet, intelligent, responsible teenager. <sigh> Where did my baby go? With boy issues, driving school and college talk, it’s all just overwhelming.
I am much more excited about tonight than she is. Probably not, but it seems like it since I’m not afraid to actually show my excitement. But I know that to keep her from backing off from me in horror, I have to reel myself in and “chill”. Today will be a day of firsts and I’m excited. I’m hoping she’ll have loads of fun and of course, a memorable time with her friends and her boyfriend. Me? As I pose her and her boyfriend for photos, I’ll just be wondering how my little girl grew up so fast.