I hope when my daughters are of an age when they are in social situations as teens and adults, the act of chivalry is still on full display.
I find a man opening a door for a lady, taking her hand to guide her in a sea of traffic, or introducing her is very chivalrous.
Women have become the masters of their own world and leaders of their own lives (which I fully believe in), I think the act of chivalry is equally as important. I want for my son to treat the women in his life with respect and as equals. It has been cute to see him take Miss F’s hand to help her navigate steps.
Miss P’s birthday celebration was in three parts. She literally practiced every weekend for the Worlds. Unfortunately for us, we have to travel out of town for some of her practices, 40 minutes away, so the day is shot. So she literally had no other activities, missed a lot of parties,etc. She didn’t mind, but still, she is only 8. So we thought she totally deserved a three part deal.
We had a party for her with family and she had two friends sleep over a week before her actual birthday. I took the girls the next day to get their nails done and Starbucks. They were up way too late, which is mandatory for a sleepover movie night.
For her actual birthday, she brought in fruit kabobs for her class treat. They forgot to sing to her. Any other kid would have pointed that out right away to the teacher, but not my girl. She got off the bus and told me and didn’t cry. But I could tell she was hurt because every one gets sung to, but I told her no big deal. We will sing louder tonight.
When she woke up on the morning of her birthday, I had 9 balloons waiting for her in her room. Attached to each balloon was a photo of an event from that year. She loved it. At night we headed to the casino and had pizza and went to the arcade.
Poppy, Nana and Alex joined us in all the fun. The arcade was a hit. Everyone had a blast.
The next morning we woke up early and headed into the city. We went to the Central Park Zoo, FAO, and went downtown to eat. It was a quick trip because she had a feis early the next morning.
We capped the weekend off medaling in both rounds and placing at the feis. I think she had a great time. Gotta love birthdays.
My little girl is 9 today!
How much she has grown since this photo was taken.
How incredibly proud I am of her.
I see glimpses in her facial expressions and her mannerisms of the young lady she will become.
She is funny. She is observant. She is quiet, independent, reserved and strong-willed all in one.
9 years old!
Happy Birthday my dear Miss P.
I love you.
Our trip away cannot get here fast enough.I am so excited to see the kids splashing in the water and being care free island kids.