Cast: Katie, Catlan, The Little Ones, The Moms, and Hundreds of Extras
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Think back years ago to your prom. Well, it may not be years for you but it is for me. Humor me.
Did you do the whole party bus, group picture thing? Did you do the hair and make-up thing? I didn’t but maybe I was a bit on the slow side.
But here in our town, that is the norm. Thankfully, our prom prep was rather low-key, non-stressful, and very UN-dramatic. Whew. Last year? A different story.
Catlan arrived today as Katie was getting dressed. His greeters at the door? Anna Grace and Abby. I had told them emphatically that they could NOT jump on him like they usually do. He was dressed for the special party and could not get his clothes messed up. Thankfully they listened….for once.
Last year, I had to pin on Cat’s boutonnière; Katie just couldn’t figure it out. Today, she was determined to do it herself. Worked out well, fortunately!
Outside for pictures. I wouldn't let the little ones play outside all day so they'd be clean for pictures!!
We then headed out to a local golf club for group pictures with everyone and their brother. Alex, poor soul, had the watch of the little girls. I took them with me last year and it was a nightmare. Heck, they almost destroyed the nail salon on Friday…..offering manicures to strangers. Need I say more?
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We hadn’t been at the club very long before the clouds rolled in and rain began to dump. Picture 200+ people trying to run for cover. We, of course, sent the girls in first. The parents got wet…..or got umbrellas.
Katie wasn’t very thrilled with the change of weather.
But we were able to hook up with some good friends for pictures.
Being in the club with hundreds of people meant wrestling for open space. We found a niche outdoors (but covered) until we heard rumors that the main entrance had thinned out. The kids started heading that way. Tracy, Catlan’s mom, and I headed for the front as well but going out in the rain instead.
We got there and waited….waited….waited…..and waited. No kids. Well, lots of kids but not ours. What’s the deal?
Tracy tried calling Catlan but he didn’t answer. Cat had Katie’s phone but no one answered that one either. Okay then. We searched the club and found nothing. They must be somewhere. But where?
My phone rings. It’s Katie. Where are you? I listen, ask a question, ask again just to be sure I understand. Huh. Where were they?
Yep, the men’s room. Can you imagine the look on some poor golfer's face when he entered the room hoping to use the facilities in peace and quiet?
Turns out, the men’s room had a sitting room area. The kids all hung out there while moms’ took pictures. Too bad neither kid bothered to inform us! But I did take a few.
The bus arrived on time, kids loaded quickly, and they were gone. Headed to a nice dinner in Buckhead before reaching the prom destination.
Another milestone reached…senior prom.
Graduation? Only a few weeks away. Sigh.
Oh that reminds me. I've got to buy waterproof mascara. It’s going to be a tough night.
You know what? It’s hard to watch your babies grow up and leave you. They make you insane all the time but to imagine them leaving is…………
very exciting but very sad too.
Stay tuned for more senior events.
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