In preparation we bought Hayden a snazzy new outfit (and - if I do say so myself - he looked incredibly handsome) and I tried to figure out my own clothes. Honestly - what does a 40 year old woman wear to a elementary school dance? With the help of Facebook (and some wonderful friends) I decided on a simple tunic top and leggings - though the suggestion of sparkly yoga pants and my wedding dress (from Harlyn) were also top contenders. The day of the dance arrived along with a hefty dose of late April snow and some serious doubts on my behalf. Nevertheless, I was determined to have a great time on a rare "Mom & Son" date night. We headed out to dinner before hand (Panda Express - Hayden's choice) and then home to primp and press before driving over.
|Such a good lookin' boy!|
We had pictures taken, I got to wear a princess crown (what could be better?) and we danced and jived our way through the YMCA, the Electric Slide and even the Macarena. Hayden's friends all said I was an amazing dancer (these kids know talent when they see it) and of course I agreed. When a slow song came on, Hayden walked over and said, "Let's dance!" and my heart melted.
We danced, and twirled, and I got dizzy but it was glorious. In this moment - there was nothing better. I saw him as a small baby, a sweet toddler and a little boy all wrapped in one. I also saw the teenager he was on the verge of becoming and the man I knew he would someday be. At the end of the song, he gave me a hug and said "I love you Mom, this was the best night ever."
Oh my - it sure was buddy. It sure was.
|Smiling big with my best guy - one lucky Mom!|