Saturday was Prom at my oldest daughter’s high school. Oh my the stress over the past few months! I forgot just how intense all of this can be when you are 17. In the end she looked beautiful (stunning even in my opinion.) And her date was handsome and a perfect gentleman.
The time leading up to the big day was a little stressful for her but a grand time for me. My friend and “sister-wife” Erin and I took her dress shopping. We had almost too much fun evaluating (read: judging) the tacky dresses (Cheetoh orange chiffon. Really? Silver sequined bubble dress, forever now known as the “Disco Ball Dress". Please.) We also had too much fun pretending to be her “Sarah has two Mommies” Moms. In the end we found two dresses that we all liked and looked great on her and fit her to perfection. This purple one won the elimination round simply because the color was perfect for her coloring and we were pretty sure she’d be the only girl there wearing it. The other one, a similar style in pewter grey was gorgeous but the clerk told us that another girl from her school had already bought it.
I’m not going to get all verklempt and weepy about my baby girl growing up. I’m so happy for her and I hope this first big milestone in her life was as special and memorable as she is. Just look at her, you’ll forgive me for being just a little bit proud.
Sarah and her two Mommies.
Two parents who couldn’t be more proud.
*** And if you are wondering, no we didn’t send out a family memo to coordinate our outfits.