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Prom

My little girl, in the dress.
Her date the girl in the suit. ("We both like girls mom, but not each other that way, I mean we're best friends, it would be weird.")

One thing I did not know, going into this motherhood gig, half a life ago, was how you could come to love the ones that are not your own. Daughter's friend has been there, through it all, through seizures, and break- ups, and two different schools, and two moves, sunshine and rain, and chicken sandwiches. I am so grateful for that loyalty.


'Turn around and your two, turn around and you are four--
Turn around and you are a young girl
Going out of the door...'

There they go, growing up, becoming adults.

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ashley_pitt
Jun. 4th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Gee, I am so envious of you to have such a happy time for your daughter.
My cats refuse to go to prom with anybody.

Edited at 2015-06-04 01:30 am (UTC)
eglantine_br
Jun. 4th, 2015 11:03 pm (UTC)
I never had a prom myself. I have actually never worn a formal dress like that one-- ever.

Now I am picturing an angry cat in a prom dress!
kellychambliss
Jun. 4th, 2015 02:43 am (UTC)
What a lovely couple. Blue is my favorite color; good choice!
eglantine_br
Jun. 4th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
We have blue and white flowers today, brought home to go into water.
soon_lee
Jun. 4th, 2015 06:14 am (UTC)
They're lovely.
eglantine_br
Jun. 4th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
They are. It makes husband and me kind of wistful.
esmerelda_t
Jun. 4th, 2015 06:46 am (UTC)
She looks so grown up! Is this junior prom then? She's not graduating yet is she?
eglantine_br
Jun. 5th, 2015 12:35 am (UTC)
She is a high school junior. Her friend is a senior, so it is friends senior prom. I suppose this means we will have it all to do over again next year... Maybe she can wear the same dress--
mylodon
Jun. 4th, 2015 08:39 am (UTC)
When our girls were teenage we seemed to have a procession of their pals dropping in and out, including a gay lad who could be 'out' here but not at his own place. It's a blessing and an honour for us, I believe.
eglantine_br
Jun. 4th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
C's friends are all nominally out. This particular girl has a huge affectionate family who would not change a hair on her head.

And both girls seem to move in a herd of boys and girls both gay and straight, who have those critically important teenage doings to get done. Mostly they eat a lot!
mylodon
Jun. 5th, 2015 11:39 am (UTC)
Yep, that sounds right. That 'accepting herd' is a great feature of modern teen life.
ba1126
Jun. 4th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos!! I'm glad you allow/encourage her to 'do her own thing. Around Junior year, my daughter declared herself "Bi" and shaved her head and wore boy's clothing and we 'went with the flow'. Now she's happily married to a non-macho guy and very happy and successful. I'm glad we kept our cool!


We were the "hanging out place",as we were 'cool' with it. We were strict in some important ways; no swearing,no drugs,no booze, no 'makeout sessions' and the other parents were happy that we were willing. I liked having them here and really having a sense of what my kids' (two boys and a girl, only like 12 months apart from each other) friends were like.

Friday night was "Music night" when people brought guitars, keyboards ,etc. and we all sang and played. I miss those days, as mine are all adults and scattered from Austin to Kentucky!!

Enjoy these days, they go by so fast!
eglantine_br
Jun. 4th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
I do like daughters friends. They are good kids.
puddleshark
Jun. 4th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
That's such a wonderful photo... Seeing that sort of gives me hope that maybe things won't be worse for the next generation after all.
eglantine_br
Jun. 4th, 2015 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think they are going to be ok. The world will be in good hands with them I think.
anteros_lmc
Jun. 4th, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh that's a gorgeous picture! C looks stunning! I adore her dress and I love the way her corsage matches her hair. She's a lucky girl to have a friend like her and a mother like you :)
eglantine_br
Jun. 5th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
It was stressful, the hair, nails, shoes, dress, flowers... C really tried to keep the cost down, but it was more than I would have liked too.

But in the end it was quite magic. I think they were both stunning. I cannot get over how grown-up they look!They ended up taking a bunch of pictures that are very sweet. We are going to send one to Maureen I think, she is always saying she wants a good photo of C.
joyful_molly
Jun. 4th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
This makes me almost regret that we don't do proms here! :-D Absolutely LOVE that dress!!! They both look fantastic, and go you for letting her be who she is.
eglantine_br
Jun. 5th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
I never had a prom myself, my school did not do them. But when I saw that dress I was a little envious. 30 years ago it would have fit me, too! I am already pointing out she can save it and wear it again. A formal elegant black dress is a useful item. And it fits her as if made for her.

Watching C and her friends settle into who they really are, and try new things and learn new things, has been a great privilege. They are not there yet, but they are going to be fine adults.
kittycallum
Jun. 5th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
How beautiful, and what a wonderful date who will find a rose to match your daughter's hair! They look like they're going to have a smashing time.
nodbear
Jun. 20th, 2015 11:09 am (UTC)
They both look great - the dress is glorious .For a formal black dress it looks as though some designer had dreamed it up.
I take it they had a grand time !
nodbear
Jun. 20th, 2015 11:22 am (UTC)
They both look great - the dress is glorious .For a formal black dress it looks as though some designer had dreamed it up.
I take it they had a grand time !
eglantine_br
Jun. 21st, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
They did have a very good time.

The dress was mail ordered, and it did not even arrive until the morning of the event. But it was a perfect fit. She picked it herself, I think she made a good choice.

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