Sunday, May 8, 2016

Prom 2016: Princess TQ Parties

Okay, I have to admit right now, I'm done. My brain is fried, I barely got dressed this morning,  and I can't. Anything. Thank God, today is Mother's Day, maybe I won't have to do much. The end of a really hard week was crowned with Teen Queen's last Prom.



The venue was gorgeous, out in the country with beautiful backdrops, and true to Texas, it was held in a metal barn and featured a Mexican food buffet. I'm not sure who thought serving refried beans to a bunch of teenage boys in tuxes was a good idea, but it was certainly amusing. So on the way to just north of Amarillo, on small two-lane roads, turn right, turn left, turn right, turn left, you've arrived, TQ kept asking, "Mom, what are you doing? You're lost." Yeah, sweetie, I'm afraid I am, oh look! we're here!"

As we're standing there watching her classmates arrive and line up to walk through the decorated arches for pictures before the dinner, TQ tells them, "You look beautiful! And you look distinguished!" And that broke the ice. TQ being almost 21, these seniors are 3 years younger, but they've grown up with the girls, so they know. And they have always been very accepting and supportive of the Cute Chicks. One of the reasons why we love living here. Just an aside, the Best Dressed goes to the young man in full formal kilt, sorry I didn't get his name or a pic. So the partiers file through for pictures, one of the young men, the vice president of the senior class, comes trotting back and offers his arm to TQ, "May I escort you?" "Yes, thank you. You look very nice." "So do you!" And that was the first lump in my throat.

Then dinner, she was invited to sit with a group of Seniors, three couples. You know how you hear about snotty girls, mean girls? These weren't those. Every girl made an effort to to talk to Sarah, compliment her dress, and make sure she was having fun. After dinner, more pictures while the tables and chairs were cleared for dancing, and as soon as TQ heard "dance" she was ready. She kept asking when? and the girls, excuse me, young ladies gathered around and said, "We're going to have a girls' dance first, c'mon!" They danced, they whirled, they jumped and "whooed!", and TQ's tiara stayed put if a little canted. Making her feel comfortable, they followed her moves, they just celebrated with abandon. Second throat lump.


Notice the bare feet, by this time, those who weren't in sneakers were barefoot. God bless country girls. Two hours flew by, dancing, drinking lemonade, and hitting the dessert bar. Okay, mostly I hit the dessert bar, I needed the sugar rush. As the sun went down and we got closer to her bedtime, I noticed she was starting to slow down, and I asked her if she was ready to leave. "No mom, but I'd better get home before midnight." Always my little Cinderella. So with final calls goodbye and hugs from her posse, Princess TQ headed for the momcoach and rode off in the moonlight, her tiara sparkling like Texas stars caught in her curls.



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is JUST the way it's sposed to be!!LOVE this one,Wise Angel One, and thank you ever so much for sharing, AND....

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


vaquero viejo

Devil Tongue said...

That was a most pleasant read, thank you for sharing your most treasured moments. Happy mothers day, mom.

rick c said...

Yep, small town fun and values. No matter if there may be a few clouds ahead TQ and friends got this memory. Thanks for sharing.

Unclezip said...

Happy Mothers Day, Red.

Lady Grey said...

Happy Mother's Day, Angel. You have and continue to be an incredible one. My best friend's son has Aspergers and I teach a number of autistic kids. You have done an amazing job, and she is beautiful. Hope someone treats you real good today as we say in the south.

Anonymous said...

Refried beans and teen boys....shudder.

Exile1981

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. So glad it worked out so well.
And happy Mother's Day
Terry
Fla.

Anonymous said...

Bless you and the 'Cute Chicks'. May their cuteness prevail over all.

Happy Mother's Day to a Great Mom!

Fair Winds,

Cap'n Jan

J Bogan said...

Awesome, what great memories.

Happy Mothers day

Granny said...

Beautiful! Happy Mothers Day Angel.

Anonymous said...

So sweet. sniff....
-55six

Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect! Great job.

Congratulations to the Grand Teen Queen.


Happy Super Mom day to ya Angel.


Thank you for sharing. Now I gotta do something about this dust ;-)


Robert
That Texan in Virginia

Anonymous said...

As a mother to an autistic daughter of 9, this gives me hope, thanks

Wind River Ranger said...

Life: You have to dance every dance.

Very nice.

Corey 1 said...

Tell her that is a very pretty dress

Chickenmom said...

Beautiful photographs, beautiful smiles and memories to cherish forever - thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Good for you for being a great mom - a true role model. These are a once in a life time event - good for you.

pigpen51 said...

very appropriate that prom was the day before mother's day. thank you for sharing and happy mother's day.

Mark Jewell said...

Thanks for the pics, looks like you all had a wonderful night.

DoninSacto1 said...

Happy Mother's Day. Your daughters are blessed with you in their lives.
It's not dusty here I just cried a little for her and for you and for her wonderful friends. God's children.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful dress; beautiful girl. Happy mother's day, Angel.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day.

-RWT

Anonymous said...

This was a great post...brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.
Take care,
Craig
Spring TX

Lisa Lane said...

You are as beautiful a Mom, as her dress was a glittering gown fit for the princess she was, and she was as sparklingly beautiful as the stars in the Texas sky.

What a lovely post and photographs! The Cute Chicks really are just as blessed to have the Mom they have in you, as you are to have them.

Hugs to the three of you...and kisses!!!!