Last night Aub & Mad went to their first school dance…with their Daddy! A night I’m sure they will never forget! Aub got a new cute black and white lace chevron pattern dress & black ballet slippers and Mad was beyond thrilled to get a new baby blue dress shirt & her little first tie! Daddy even surprised Aub when he wore a dress shirt she had bought him a year or two ago for Father’s Day or his birthday (can’t remember which it was). Mad almost opted out of going originally because she thought she was going to have to wear a dress. She changed her mind quickly when she discovered we’d be shopping for the shirt and tie to go with her dickies and little red cons. She even wore a splash of Daddy’s cologne, while Aub opted for my perfume. Daddy bought Mad a boutonnière that was a red rose to match her cons with a little baby’s breath. He bought Aub a wrist corsage with a white rose, baby’s breath, and purple ribbon (her favorite color). Of course not to leave Bitty out he got her an “Anna” barbie doll from Frozen. After a few pictures they were off to their Alice in Wonderland themed Daddy/Daughter Dance! Aub looked absolutely stunning and Mad & Daddy were sure to be the two most handsome fellas there! They loved their time with Daddy and after a couple hours of dancing, coloring, & seeing friends they were home to tell me all about it!
I was in tears seeing them off. My Hubster has been Aub’s Daddy since she was still an infant. He has never loved Aub or Budah any different than he does Mad and Bitty. But something about watching him put that corsage on her little wrist last night and the way she lit up looking up at her Daddy with the sweetest smile and those big brown eyes was a moment that made my heart overflow with happiness for the two of them! She is one loved and blessed little girl to have such an amazing daddy!
Mad also melted me. Since she was two years old she didn’t like “girl things”. For the last three years Mad has considered herself a boy. She loves superhero tees and socks, little dickies slacks are her fave, all of her toys are “boy toys”. Her motto has remained “nothing pink & nothing sparkly”. There was no way we were going to force her into a foo foo dress to be someone she isn’t just so she could go to a dance. We love the little free spirit that she is. Watching her come out to show her big brother who happened to be here to visit for a few hours and the look of pride they both shared was complete conformation that allowing her to be who she wants to be is the only way! Unfortunately she had a girl at the dance point out that it was a daddy/DAUGHTER dance. And while it may have hurt her a little to have the girl snap at her, it didn’t waiver her in her choice to wear her “little boy outfit”. It didn’t prevent her from having a fabulous time at the dance with her Daddy and sister. And it didn’t keep her from asking if she could wear her tie to school on Monday. She did however run straight to me when they got home to tell me what happened. Daddy and I both reminded her that even if other people don’t understand her choices it doesn’t make it wrong. All that matters is that she is happy and she knows she is loved unconditionally and we’ll always support her. At the end of the day it didn’t ruin her night and oh my word did she look adorable!
I’m so thankful our monsters have a daddy that loves them and doesn’t hesitate to spend his Friday evening twirling his two little ones around on a dance floor. Just one of the many many thing I love so much about him.?
??Aub, 9 years old, 4th grade.Mad, 5 years old, Kindergarten.