Saturday, April 27, 2013

And then they grow up

Last month, the girls attended their first social event, a father/daughter dance.  I've labeled it a 'social event' because I was told that once they found their friends, the fathers were cast aside and only involved in the dancing portion of the evening when the deejay insisted that they join their daughters on the dance floor.  All week, Emily's BFF had been concerned that Emily and her sisters would have to take turns dancing with Rich.  Turns out, that wasn't really an issue.

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I helped the girls dress that evening.  I brushed hair and attempted curls with hot rollers.  They giggled and said they felt like they were in a beauty salon.  They slipped their feet into tiny sparkly shoes and packed their little purses with lipgloss and tissues.  I hugged and kissed them and then waved good-bye as they drove off with Rich.

Letting them grow is so hard.

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Earlier in the week, while Emily and I were cuddling at bedtime, she told me that she needed to find someone to babysit the Gone Family children while she was at the dance.

"Um, hello? I'll be home.  I can babysit."

"Mommy, I think that's too much for you to handle."

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Oh, really?

7 comments:

BreezieGirl said...

LOL at Emily's comment!

The girls look gorgeous for their first father/daughter dance. I hope a wonderful time was had by all.

M+W said...

They are so cute! I like their outfits for the Father Daughter Dance. Emily's comment had me laughing. They are adorable!

Alicia said...

Too much to handle! lol.. I love it. :)

mary said...

Gorgeous girls. And funny too.

Christi said...

how cute are they? I love that they packed purses for the dance.

Anonymous said...

I see you are getting good use out of those dresses.

Sarah said...

Too funny that they were concerned about you babysitting! Makes me laugh.