So. This last weekend my daughter had a dance at her high school. Yes, she is in high school. Ugh. Anyway, it was the Winter Formal. Now usually she just goes to the school dances with a group of her girlfriends and one parent will drive and another will pick up. Maybe they will stay at each other’s houses. It’s just not really a big deal, there isn’t a ton of planning that goes into it and it’s all very casual. Not this time. This time she has been planning for a month on how to get her boyfriend (yes dad, I said boyfriend) to come to the dance. The thing about her boyfriend is that he lives close to Chicago, nearly four hours away. So as exciting as it would be for his parents to make the truck up here, have him at the dance and of course be able to show all of her friends that she really DOES have a boyfriend, what are the odds of that happening? Maybe you are wondering how my 14 year old daughter has a boyfriend in Chicago? You may remember recently I blogged about Bob and Dawn Davis. (See Brooke and Brock’s Wedding). Bob and Dawn are our friends and have been for a several years now. They have a son named Bobby, who is also 14. I guess it was only a matter of time before they would become attracted to each other, although I really never would have guessed this would have happened had you asked me years ago.
Bob and Bobby drove in on the night of the dance and arrived at our studio in time to get ready and take LOTS of pictures. They are sooooo cute the way they interact with each other. Sort of shy and giddy and a little embarrassed at times. They were both full of giggles and were just ecstatic to be going to this dance. Bobby brought Katrina a bouquet of flowers and a necklace from Italy. Sigh….. What little girl doesn’t dream of this kind of experience? The whole thing was like something you would see in a teen movie……..
I want to say thanks to Bob and Dawn for allowing Bobby to come to the dance and thanks to Bob for making the 8 hour round trip to make it happen. Jason and I really enjoyed having you here and really appreciate the fact that you are guys are amazing parents. I don’t think most parents would have done that and by doing so you made a my 14 year old’s yearBobby, you were a total gentleman. Thank you. You are a joy to be around.Not that I expected anything less because your parents are awesome. Katrina has been elated since she found out you were coming, while you were here and since you left. As much as I don’t want my 14 year old daughter to be any more than 4 years old and still view her that way, I must say I am excited for her. What an unforgettable experience