Sunday, April 3, 2016
The Girl Milestone.....AKA The Ball
While I am on the subject of feeling emotional about milestones...
This weekend our girl had her Year 12 formal....The Ball......
Wow talk about being out of my comfort zone....feeling like that time just flew by so so fast!
Despite the many horror stories I have read and heard about....this was a really lovely experience for me as a mum.
She took it all in her stride....organised herself with minimal fuss and presented herself beautifully when the time came.
She knew what she wanted and the only little meltdown upon returning from the makeup sitting was averted really quickly by some calm thinking.
She had lovely friends to share the night with and they revelled in their opportunity to be so grown up for the evening.....who am I kidding they are almost grown up ..pretty dresses or not.
The whole preparation was a long way from my own experience .....mine was lovely but oh just so much more simpler....nails and professional makeup were never on my radar and mum made my very simple but elegant dress for the evening.
I have enjoyed watching our girl maneuver through this time and was super proud last night as she drove off in the Stretch Hummer with all her friends.
Apparently being the Belle of the Ball was never on this girls radar...but being voted Best Dancer of the night by her peers was certainly the highlight of the night for this dancing girl of ours.
Now just to get back to a little reality and the business of finishing this year in style and working hard at chasing down those opportunities for next year and beyond.