Monday, February 13, 2012

First ever Girl and Her Guy Dance at Princess's school...

Last Friday night our schools' PTA held the first ever Girl and Her Guy Dance as a fundraiser.  The princess was so excited and began planning the entire evening from start to finish, the first day the notice came home in her backpack.

The list was long and very specific.  It included what to wear, for both herself and her daddy, as well as how to do her hair, what accessories and jewelry to wear, and a long list of do's and don'ts for her father to follow.  Number one on her list:  Do not embarrass me!

The big night came and along with it,  a BIG attitude.  I spent close to two hours alone with that child trying to get her ready.  We had a melt down over the dress and ended up going with a back up dress that mind you needed to be stitched last minute because the black shoulder strap had torn clean off!  (And why had said strap torn off you ask?   Because it was not properly taken care of by the princess herself.)

Next flip out moment, her hair.  She didn't want it curled under she wanted it to be straight.  Unfortunately what she doesn't get is that her hair was cut into a style that while absolutely adorable for an 8 year old little girl, prevents it from drying perfectly straight at the end.  Not easily explainable to a hysterical and over excited child.

Throw into the mix a little tiny pimple on her nose and you have a recipe for a complete and utter meltdown of the third kind by said little girl.  A few deep breaths by mom and a dab of miracle cover up made it all better. Crisis averted and her threats of not going to the dance quelled.

I left the house to go pick up the athlete from soccer training feeling a little sad.  I wasn't able to take a single picture of the two of them.   With all her antics I lost track of time and had to rush out the door.  Thanks to the mom of one of princess's friends, I got these emailed to me that night.   She snapped some great ones while they were at the dance.  Memories captured!!  

Bella and Daddy dance edited 2

dancing 2 edited

slow dancing edited
This one is my absolute favorite!

Seeing the two of them together like this makes the two hours of hell I went through with her all worth while.  I would do it all over again in a heart beat for moments like that.  

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