You know, those ones where you stand back and think "Slow down time - this growing up thing is happening way too fast" . Those ones where you look back to the photos a day or so on and still can not believe how big they are and that the milestone was reached. First smile, steps, first day in school - you know what I mean.
Last night was one of those - I looked at my daughter and had to swallow hard because all of a sudden she seemed so - well, way too big. Don't get me wrong -they are just little girls still - but little girls growing up fast. The realization that we are now way closer to the teen years than I may want to admit. Solid in tweenhood.
How can she be going to her first dance? Just yesterday she cried on her first day in grade 1.
I am lucky that we have wonderful moms in our school and that the idea to make a group of friends and attend the dance together was born in one of the mom's heads. So we assembled 5 friends, I did a little photo shoot with them to document this big event. This in itself was huge fun for the girls and as one of them said, they felt very pretty and special indeed. They went together and had huge fun. Apparently A and her BFF spent most of the evening together chatting, dancing, visiting the photo booth etc with assorted other girl friends. For most of them it was about having fun together and not about boys yet. But yes, they all danced with a boy, or two, or three....
I am glad their first dance was such a positive experience and that they all want to go again. I guess there is no holding back time and all that it brings.