Homeschool Conference!!!

Look at all those beautiful little feet two people can create!

Look at all those beautiful little feet two people can create!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Prom Dress vs. BDU's

Which one is scarier for a mom --

The Prom Dress or the (BDU) Battlefield Dress Uniform???

Not sure ~ with both come such incredible feelings, maybe the strongest feeling associated with both is that of "How did you get this big already? Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that I carried you in my arms?"

Here is the long-awaited Prom Dress photo....We were lucky enough to have a sweet friend who let our daughter borrow this dress for Prom ~ our little girls thought she looked just like a princess. I have to agree!

Inside, my heart skips a few beats, before I blink, she'll be completely grown up and starting a family of her own...I know because I've already experienced this time of life once... and Yes, she went to prom and I'm pretty sure I might have only blinked a time or two and then I was waving as she drove away for her honeymoon!

HOW BEAUTIFUL...Didn't get a great photo of it on her wrist, but loved this one with the contrast of her green dress!

Okay, so the Prom Dress isn't really the scary thing here...really! The thing to be scared of is the boy taking your girl dressed up in the prom dress. Or maybe it isn't even the boy, maybe it's that little girl of yours, what if she decided this could be the man of her dreams??? Oh dear...let's just move on ~
BDU's and moments of Flying ...

Our oldest son is involved in Civil Air Patrol ~ what a fabulous experience this has been for him! Well, today was his first day of flying and I must say that although he was feelings might be described in a slightly different way. Let's see, everything from, "What am I thinking? I don't even know this man who is taking my son up in an airplane, what if they crash, what if they get lost, what if this wonderful little son of mine convinces the pilot to stall out the plane just to see what it would feel like!" Those were among some of my thoughts, other thoughts were a little less dramatic, "How lucky is this incredible little man ~ flying at only 13, living the dream of a teenager, Wow-- am I grateful that my kids are involved in good, wholesome activities that motivate and inspire them!"

Well, he had the time of his life...after the pilot reached so many thousand feet??? ~ he let our son take over and he was the pilot for the next hour...not an experience he'll forget soon!
Here's a photo of him just before I dropped him off this morning ~ Whew...he's a cutie pie!

Check him out on the trampoline (yep, upside down!) To think...this kind of flying adventure used to make my heart jump (okay, it still does!) but now we are on to BIGGER and BETTER things that Really make my heart skip a beat! I guess when you have a boy who will create adventure for himself each day, you should probably expect that the adventures will only get a little more intense.
He informed me today, upon his safe arrival from flying, that the third time he goes up to fly, the pilot will stall the plane by turning down the RPM's, allowing it to DROP OUT OF SKY. Then you just wait for it to gain enough air speed and then pull up on the stick and begin flying again!!!
He is so excited and cannot wait for this day. All I can say is, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS CHILD???" and "WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO ALLOW AN AIRPLANE TO DROP OUT OF THE SKY???" I'm not getting it, but I just smile and tell that sweet boy of mine, "that's great honey!"
So back to my original question...
Which is scarier -- the Prom Dress or BDU's???
Any thoughts?