Almost thirteen years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I won't say tiny as she was a whopping nine pounder but she has always been my little Munchkin (and always will). How can it be possible that so much time has gone by so quickly? She used to love getting dressed up all fancy or even to wear dresses and skirts. Nowadays it is like pulling teeth to get her out of jeans! But I managed it for her semi formal dance. We had a great trip picking out a dress as the skirt selection was quite small (read that as we came across three different skirts). Then we had to find some tights which led to the scarf and then the amazing shoes she picked out.
Here she is all dressed up and ready for a great night of dancing and hanging with friends.
She usually snakes one of her friends glow jewelry so this time we went to the dollar store and purchased some of her very own. She was quite excited to have them and she did look rather fetching with them.
Picture of her shoes. She picked them out herself. I guess to dance properly one needs to have sparkly shoes. She learned that from her Nana. And I see nothing wrong with it at all.
She had a relatively good time until one of her friends had a 'heartbreak' moment where the boy her friend has crushed on for four years, didn't notice her at all and was with another girl. Oh the drama of twelve year old girls!
I am happy to say that we have instilled in our daughter a strength to be herself and make herself happy and complete BEFORE she tries to find a guy (or girl if the case may be). You cannot be in a relationship if you are expecting someone else to make you happy. You need to be happy and bring each other up to a more intense level of happiness together. That lesson is sticking with her- thank goodness. Plus it doesn't hurt that we tell her twelve and thirteen year old boys have cooties which are fatal to twelve and thirteen year old girls! We got this parenting thing nailed!