|She can dance gracefully|
|And she can really shake things up (where she got her awesome sense of rhythm, I'll never know...it certainly wasn't from me or her father).|
When she finally convinced me to let her older brother take her to see Forever the Sickest Kids in concert, she was as happy as a girl could be...totally in her element.
|Her brother took this picture of her at the concert, he also got one of her w/the singer but it came out too blurry to post here (you can guess though, blurry or not, that it was her favorite picture of the day).|
Last summer she was gifted a pair of Rihanna concert tickets that were SUPER close to the stage, and though I like some of Rihanna's music, after looking up concert footage on YouTube, I could not in good conscious let her go. She was 12 last summer, and there was drinking and a lot of sexual references being thrown around in those videos (on stage, by the singer). I'm not sure how old she'd have to be for me to allow her to go to any concert like that... probably never, lol. But it was hard for me because she was soooooooooooooo disappointed.
Much to her credit, she was not disrespectful, and she did not beg, but the sadness was all over her and it pretty much broke my heart. Some people said it was no big deal and I should have let her go...well, to me, it was a big deal, and I couldn't let her go. Sometimes we have to make the judgment call as parents that's not popular, that we just feel is right in our gut, regardless of everyone around us pooh-poohing and saying we're being silly. And so that's what I did. But it still stings thinking about it, because I like my daughter to be happy.
Fortunately for her, she got to see a Justin Bieber concert shortly after, and that alleviated a bit of the sting. ;)
Anyway...on to the fingernails. Little woman is completely into fingernails this year. She's got more colors of nail polish than I do socks...and I have a lot of socks! She dresses them up, dresses them down, makes pretty shades of her own, creates pretty designs, funky designs, what have you. She just loves it. So when she decided to get stick and peels (I'm not sure what they're really called, I call them wallpaper designs because they remind me of that old contact paper from the '70's, lol) I thought she'd be forever and a day deciding on the design she wanted. Nope. She came across a set of musical notes and her decision was made in 15 seconds flat. I'm telling you, she's a music-girl, through and through.
As soon as she got the package in her room, she got to work. She cut and applied them all on her own, and I think they turned out really cute. Good job, sis!
What about you? Anyone use the cut/peel nail pictures yet?