Two weeks ago, my daughter graduated from elementary school. In the fall, she will be moving on to middle school. She has been dreaming of her own locker, not having to walk in lines… I know what you are thinking... graduating from the fourth grade, big deal! Let me tell you, this is a big deal to a ten year old girl.
At her school, there is an hour long ceremony to celebrate graduation from elementary school. For months, my daughter debated which dress and shoes she would wear. She tried on MANY dresses. She finally decided on this dress and these sandals. She was thrilled.
On the big day, my husband and I got in our seats just in time to watch the children parade in. Much to my chagrin, there were four girls in the dress she almost wore and another girl in the dress she did wear. After all of her planning about her outfit, I feared that she would be disappointed to have a twin on her big day. I have learned the hard way that you never know the mood of a preteen. After the graduation, she ran up to me and said, “Isn’t that great that my friend has on the same dress as me?!” Unlike grown up girls, I learned that little girls LOVE to be dressed alike. There was NO fashion emergency, we actually had a fashion triumph!