Monday, August 29, 2011

She's the Life of the Party!

Over the weekend, one of the co-founders at my work hosted a party at the office. I was going to take my husband and my daughter to show them off. Unfortunately, my husband was sick so we decided he should stay home. I took my beautiful daughter as my date.

The party started at 6 in the evening and went until 10. I knew we wouldn't stay the whole time, because that's a little late for her. The last thing I needed was for her to get over-tired and have a huge meltdown when it was time to leave. On the drive down, I actually told her how important it was that she be on her best behavior. You know what? She was!

She had a blast! She charmed all my coworkers, she found new friends to play with, and she danced the night away! I think it's safe to say that my coworkers were pretty charmed by her.
We actually ended up staying for almost the entire party.

The best part? She was extremely flexible when things didn't go her way. She just went with the flow. I couldn't have been more proud of her. She was a fabulous date!

Now that she's getting older and maturing a bit I can't believe how much fun she is to hang out with! I know parents shouldn't be friends with their kids, but it is nice to be able to hang and have a good time! Seven is such a wonderful age! The kids are old enough to be able to entertain themselves and want to hang out with other kids, but they're young enough to still want the parents around to a certain degree. I'm really loving this age!

One funny moment was when we were waiting in line to get air-brushed tattoos. My daughter told me that she didn't want to get one. I was surprised, because there were a ton of choices, and many of them were beautiful. She said that she was afraid of needles! I had to assure her that these weren't real tattoos and no needles would be involved. I also told her that I would never encourage her to get a real tattoo!

I felt bad that my husband missed out on seeing our daughter being such a party animal and having so much fun! He would have had a blast too!


9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great time! I'm looking forward to the day I can take my kids to parties and not have to be stressed out the entire time.

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  2. Aww, this makes me so happy! It's awesome to not feel stressed when we're out with our kiddos, isn't it? And it'll get better and better. So glad for both of you!

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  3. That's fantastic! So glad you both had a great time. Hope your husband feels better soon.

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  4. Don't you just love it when your kid pleasantly surprises the heck out of you? My DD does this on rare occasion too and and I treasure those times so much! Glad you guys had a fun time.

    Shelley

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  5. WONDERFUL. Those fun times together are so needed. Next time it's less than terrific, think back on that day and know that IS where things are headed.

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  6. Isn't it great to see them maturing and changing. Nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that knew things are possible. So glad you had a great time.

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  7. How fun! She does sound like a fabulous date. I bet she'll always remember that night with you :)

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  8. Awww...like Mother like Daughter! The bell of the ball!

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