So last night was Taylor's first and last Snow Coming dance at school. It was the first because they have never had the dance before in our school district and its the last because she is a senior this year! I love the idea of this dance because it a lot more casual than the other "spend a fortune on your dress and everything else" dances. Not everyone can afford an expensive long gown which seems to be the only thing they wear here. Believe me, Homecoming and Prom here is like the Emmy Awards in Hollywood.Who's wearing the best dress, jewelry and riding in the best limo? Also this dance is open to the entire school, its in the school and its decorated by the kids. Not to mention its at the time of the year when everyone has cabin fever and not a whole lot is going on.
Taylor had ordered an inexpensive dress online from a reputable oversees company of which we paid extra for it to arrive in time...Yep you guessed it, it didn't! So the day before the dance we were doing exactly what I tried to avoid by ordering a dress online, taking a teenager dress shopping and spending a fortune. Well, the good news is that she found the dress she is wearing at our local Bonton department store and it was on sale so I can't complain, plus this dress can easily be worn again. As for the online dress company...They will be hearing from me!
Taylor had a friend who does hair for a living come and help her get ready by curling her hair and doing her makeup.
So at 6:00 exactly the doorbell rang and a very handsome boy entered our home to pick up my not so little girl.
At 10 pm a giggling very happy 17 year old skipped through the door grabbed her things and off she went to a friends house for an after dance sleepover. As the door closed behind her and the happiness of her smile remained I felt so blessed to be a part of this night for her. Your only a 17 year once. And after all she has been through in her teenage years, I am so thankful she can have these awesome fun times in between many painful and scary times, after all she is still only a little girl...well at least my little girl!