My second eldest daughter had her school ball yesterday. Jess is in her senior year at school. It’s a big year for her as she is also training part-time to be a nurse.
How times have changed since my school ball (gosh that makes me sound old doesn’t it?). In my day ( sorry couldn’t resist) we wore a cocktail dress and did our hair and make-up ourselves. Just to put it in context purple eye shadow was a must have and hair styling involved a perm rake.
Today it’s so involved you need to set aside a whole day to prepare. Some of the girls had teeth whitening and spray tans and spent over $1000 on their dresses. Thankfully Jess wasn’t one of these but there was still a hairdresser and make-up artist.
As I helped her into her dress, I felt almost as though it was a trial run for a wedding. Her lovely boyfriend arrived looking very smart (he recently shaved his head to raise money for cancer research) and then, after some photos we set off to the ‘before’ party.
I couldn’t believe how beautiful and grown-up my girl looked. I am so proud of the lovely young lady she has become.
These days I feel as though my older three kids are like mythical creatures. Even though I talk about them, they are rarely seen in public with me and rarely photographed. Happily I have some pictures to share of my girl’s big night.