Saturday, October 11, 2008

I think I may vomit

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Tonight my baby girl attended her first homecoming dance. It wasn't her first school dance, but it was her first high school dance and the first dance where we had to buy a dress and do all the hair/make-up stuff. And it's the first dance she's gone to while having a big crush on a classmate. And he likes her too. Really, I'm feeling nauseous.

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I was restless and anxious all night, wondering what she was doing, how things were going. Boys in general are dorks, but pubescent, high school boys are a breed all their own. I was worried (or maybe secretly hoping?) that he'd be a jerk in typical 14-year-old-boy fashion and that she'd end up disappointed and hurt.
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It pains me to no end to tell you that she came out of the dance absolutely giddy with excitement, bubbling as only a high school girl in love can do. He asked her to dance. Slow dance. Twice. Yeah, I'm definitely going to be sick.

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I'm ecstatic to report that although she did dance with him, and is over the moon with happiness, she told him: "I really like you, but I'm not allowed to date."! She's such a good girl and she really has her head on straight. Even though she's head-over-heels for this boy, she's commented several times that she's seen what a drama-fest dating and the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing can turn in to, she told me before the dance that she didn't want to ruin their friendship with a bunch of "mushy, kissy-kissy stuff" and that doing the bf/gf thing seems awkward and would make her uncomfortable. THAT'S MY GIRL! Maybe I'll hold on to my dinner after all!

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3 comments:

Kassia said...

Ohhhhhh maaaan. I bow to you for your patience and fortitude when going through this stage with your GORGEOUS daughter. AS much as I whined and stomped my feet about not having a daughter, maybe it was all for the best. I don't know if the world could handle my husband with a teenage daughter... how's your hubby handling it all???

Robin said...

Gabi looks absolutely beautiful- I think I want to be sick too!
I was getting a pit in my stomach just reading about this.
Yikes- since when did she care about "boys"

Slime said...

Luckily, hubs was in Alaska on dance night. And I didn't send him pictures of the dress until it was too late for him to demand she wear a turtle neck and overalls! LOL He's every teen girl's (and her date's) worst nightmare!