Today was MiniMe's 5th grade graduation. Despite the fact that she acted as if she was embarrassed to see me, I know she really enjoyed having me there. Here is the photo I got of her at the breakfast awards ceremony before she realized I was there.
This is the photo I got after she saw me.
Eyes rolling, arms crossed. I guess I'll see a lot more of that now that she's heading to middle school.
The 5th graders were dismissed after the breakfast so she spent the afternoon at home with me. And she didn't waste time transitioning into full-on middle-school almost-a-teenager mode.
"Mom can I go to the movies on Friday to see Karate Kid?"
I guess so. Who are you going with?
"Well if I go with my friends, would you want to go or would you be OK with dropping us off?"
That depends, how many friends are you going with?
"Right now just one friend, but I plan to ask a few more friends to go, too."
Who's the one?
You guessed it. The boyfriend. She hadn't been out of elementary school for more than 2 hours before she's asking to go on a movie date with her little boyfriend. But wait, it doesn't stop there.
"So when do you think I'll be able to shave my legs?"
Well, like I've said, when you go to middle school, 6th grade, then if you want to shave your legs you can.
"But I'm going to be in 6th grade in just a few months, and Mom, look at my legs! I really think I need to start shaving."
Just like a single gal, gotta shave before her Friday night date. I figure by the end of the week she'll be asking for the car keys and arguing with me over the time of her curfew.