The girls attended their second father-daughter dance last week. It's really just a big social event for the kids and I'm convinced they only label it "father-daughter" so the dads have to stay. Because it runs somewhat late (in our books, anyway), Rich and the girls had scurried out before the end last year. A few days before this year's dance, the girls discovered that one of Anna's classmates had been named "queen" last year and had received a bouquet of flowers and a teddy bear. A teddy bear! The girls exclaimed that the teddy bear was the most awesomest prize to receive at a dance ever. Then they started saying, "Maybe I'll be queen this year." At first, I was a bit taken aback that they would do such a thing at a dance for young kids. After consulting with other parents though, it appears that the naming of the queen and princesses is most likely just a part of the fundraising raffle they have during the dance. Either way, the girls and Rich were home before any queen was announced and thankfully, there hasn't been any mention of it since.
Right or wrong, it's human nature to judge based upon appearance. That being said, I feel that there are some important lessons to teach my daughters:
- Beauty comes from within.
- It's more important to have fun with your friends than to be named "queen."
- Do you feel beautiful? Then you are.
Now it's time for the pictures because you know I couldn't resist. After last year's failed attempt at an outdoor photo shoot, we set up a mini studio inside. The girls have my hair, which has a good amount of body to it. I can set my hair in hot rollers and enjoy wavy hair all day but some reason, the girls hair doesn't take to heat curls at all. If we braid it when it's damp, they'll have wavy hair but it doesn't like the curling iron or hot rollers. I probably just need to experiment with it more. Anyway, I ended up using the flat iron to straighten it out and I think it looked awesome.
(Don't be fooled, she really was happy. I think this is her high fashion runway look.)
A great night was had by all!