Senior Girls Dance Night
A preface, thanks Michele.
Killing time just now, waiting for eldest daughter to return home from the Senior Girls Dance. Along with 13 other kids. I will explain..
Met Adam tonight. Have spoken with him on the phone many times. I know his folks. He's a good kid. He was appropriately nervous (so was I but I'm 44 and I know how to hide it). We talked about trucks cause he showed up early. I remember showing up early in 1977. Guys, don't show up early. Bad form.
So the explanation...when you get the opportunity to enjoy this, waiting on prom night, dance night. The special occasions. Here's an idea. Jessica jumped at it.
Offer to let them congregate at your home after the dance. Tell em you're fixing breakfast. They'll sit on the sofas and the pillows and floors..take pictures and tell stories and laugh about what a great time they had.
I'll be firing up the kitchen about 2:30. My lovely bride has already fixed the fruits and muffins for the girls. I will do the pancakes, eggs and bacon. This year I am offering custom order omelets for the guys (these boys can eat).
They'll all head home around 4. I ask them to call their moms and dads before they leave. It's a small town, so everyone will be home in 15 minutes. We won't get much sleep. And I don't care. I'm glad they all want to come here, and I'm really glad I don't have to worry where they are.
Don't hover, don't bug. Let them enjoy it. And be very thankful they are happy to enjoy it in your home.
posted by Dave in Texas