By now she and her friends will be dancing around like goofballs, looking a whole lot older than they're acting. I'm so glad she has a great group of girlfriends. They love hanging out together, hugging and laughing and acting like crazed teenagers do when they're let out of the house. Another good reason to keep strong locks on your doors.
(To keep them from getting back in.)
This is her dress – white and sparkly, with a tulle underskirt that makes it poof out. It was the first dress she tried on, and she knew right away this was it.
Occasionally the gods smile upon mothers of teenage girls. Very occasionally, but we'll take it.
And, while she's gone and can't stop me, THIS IS HER ROOM!
Now who's mad with power, hmm? Yes, it's the old lady with the bad jewelry!