- a first smile
- frist crawlling
- frist steps
- first tooth
- first words
- first food
really in life the list of does not stop.
In our house a first has been fulling my daughters head space since the beginning of the school term....her first school dance. Last friday my tom boy (I mean that really lovingly) got dressed in our party gear and off she went. She really is growing up.
Her school has said that the fierls must wear a skirt or a dresss and that statement threw us into a spin. Apart from one too small denim skirt and outfit needed to be found. I could live with that, the shops to find one, within budget, dress.
Oh no my list of one purchase quickly grew. Who knew that 11 year old girls could
- a dress
- hair cut
- make up
- just the right shoes
Then as the day drew closer the list grew some more
- girls to stay over
- time at the mall the next day
Luckily I had a lot of prior warning about the dress and had one put away and McKenzie was due for a hair cut so I timed that to coincide with the dance but as for the rest......hmmmmm we simply made do with what we had and me the taxi driver had minimum work on.
As I dropped little miss 11 off there were some little points I noted. When I am told everyone, in future I will read that as one person I know, unless I have seen or know differently
I am pleased to tell you all that I dropped one very excited girl off to the dance where about 500 well behaved Year 7 and 8 tween/ teen agers danced away a few hours. The girls all looked great in their dresses and the boys typically looked good in their jeans and shirts. I turned up at 9.30 to collect her and was pleased to see the whole hall pulsing.
While there was plenty of excitement in my house surrounding this event the stress and pressure on me was somewhat overwhelming. When next time arrives I will be ready for the onslaught of 'but the others have got/ are doing'.