These are my two precious daughters Nikki and Sam .
Time has flown by so fast and my little girls are now young ladies. They are almost ready to go out into the world without me holding their hands .
Even Though I constantly told them to “Never grow up,” they did.
I just heard the song playing “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift as I was driving home tonight. I have heard this song before but tonight I was overcome with bittersweet emotions.
I had to pull over and park my car on the side of road because I was hysterically crying as the song continued to play. This is what I heard…..
“Never Grow Up” lyrics written by Taylor Swift
Oh , my little darlings you both have grown up and have become smart , confident ,compassionate and beautiful young ladies . I taught you to go after your dreams and make them a reality.
Yes all mothers secretly wish their children will never grow up and just stay little . Life however is not that simple .
I never knew what “spirit week” was before I moved to the south shore of Long Island but I soon found out when my older daughter entered high school. Last week my older daughter who is a senior taught her freshman sister how to rock Spirit Week.
Monday was the first day of Spirit Week and the theme was “Pajama Day.” My daughter dressed up in a hooded “Care Bear” onesie. A few of her friends had the same idea. LOL!
Tuesday was renamed “Tiki Tuesday.” Everyone wore tropical type clothes that day. My daughter and her best friend dressed exactly the same. This is what she posted on Instagram.
On Wednesday the theme was “I Love the USA.” So as you could imagine everyone showed up wearing red white and blue outfits to show their patriotism. This is what my daughter wore and posted on Instagram. My daughter Nikki is the one in the red tutu!
Thursday was “Costume Day” of course my daughter and her friends decided to dress up as Disney Princesses! My daughter was Sleeping Beauty ! No shock there because my daughter loves to sleep and take long naps after school .
Okay not everyone wanted to be a princess as you can see in the photo above.
Friday was “homecoming Day” and the entire School dressed up wearing green “Cougar” teeshirts which is their school mascot .
Later that night I watched the “Cougars” football team win their homecoming game against a rival team. The homecoming King and Queen were crowned and the Cheerleaders didn’t stop cheering all night.
Every high school should have “Spirit Week.” Showing pride for your school is a beautiful thing!