I'm starting a new Thursday meme - Sincerely 'Fro Me to You, originated by Kristen at We Are THAT Family. The idea is to post a picture and a story from your past - way back from your childhood or even just last year. I've been scanning those old photos, and here's my first submission:
In four short weeks, Daughter will be in high school. As fate would have it, she'll be going to the same high school that I graduated from 21 years ago. I loved high school. Well, most of it. I really came into myself in high school, transitioning from the awkward, skinny, geeky junior high student into the less-awkward, still skinny, but not-quite-as-geeky-because-I-was-on-the-drillteam high school student. My sophomore year I got myself a boyfriend, which, along with being on the drillteam, opened up a whole new social world for me. For two years we attended every school dance we possibly could. And because you could never wear the same dress twice, my parents bought a lot of dresses for me. Towards the end of our dating, thus our dance-attending, I was bored with dresses and we both wore tuxedos to the drillteam banquet. I was bored with him too, tho, so not long after that we parted ways.
My senior year I got myself a new boyfriend, and we went to four dances that year. And yes, I got four new dresses:
Don't you just LOVE 80's fashions???
My first thought as I looked over all these pictures was, "Gosh, how spoiled was I to get a new dress for every dance?" But then I realized that I would do the same thing for Daughter. I pray that she has a wonderful time in high school. She is already so much more self-confident than I ever was at her age, not at all awkward or geeky. I want everything for her that Bubba's Mom must have wanted for me. The future is bright, baby girl - put on your shades and have a ball!