Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Unique Sense of Style

...That's what I love about my creative girl. She is smart and funny and pretty. But most of all, she's unique.

When I was in high school, we would have special dress up days where you wore kooky clothes or dressed to a theme. I was so unsure of myself back then that, often, I would take the kooky outfit in my bag and change at school when I saw that everyone else was doing it, too.

But Caitlin?? Not this girl. She goes all out. I wish I had the sense to photograph them all but you will have to settle for two.

Back in October, the school had a special day to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. If they paid a dollar they could wear a hat and then one of the clubs sold pink accessories, but you could also win a prize if you were dressed in the most pink.
Can you believe she didn't win? Her pink shoes were still on the moving van.

Then, this week, the band had their annual banquet. Now don't start dreaming of ball gowns and tuxedos. The band director told the kids it was a casual event. She wanted them to wear things that they wore on their trip to Disney World last month. Imagine my surprise. So Cait came downstairs in cargo shorts. I sent her back up to change, but then had a change of heart and did what I normally would have done as a teenager - I called another mom.
Hello, Marie? It's Annemarie. Caitlin's mom. What is your daughter wearing to the banquet? Oh really? OK. *End Call*
So that's how it went. And I ate crow and sent Cait back up to change again into what she was wearing in the first place. And I must admit, she looked pretty cute. (I know it isn't THAT kooky.)
 The rest of the evening was fun. We sat with her girlfriends and I rolled my eyes at their teenage antics, but she had fun. And that's what matters I guess.

When the evening wound to a close, they showed the requisite tearjerker of a slideshow. That's when I realized how much Caitlin was going to miss those friends of hers.

I feel bad for moving her away from them, but with the benefit of Skype, instant messaging and Face Time, she won't be at a loss for contact with them.

Today's Music Note: (I know you have missed those) This song - Perfect Star/Perfect Style is sung by Japanese girl band Perfume. I chose this because of Cait's love of all things Japanese and Anime. 
Japanese Lyrics / English Lyrics


Marit said...

Pretty in pink indeed! What a beautiful, fantastic, fabulous daughter you have Annemarie!

Roban said...

I love that Caitlin went all out to dress in pink for the fundraiser. It's nice when our children feel confident enough to be themselves, clothes and all.

Pamela King said...

Love the confidence in these young women. I too still second guess myself and it is they who inspire me. Thanks for posting, Annemarie.

MJ said...

Spectacular! I love her outfits and her gumption to wear them! That is a true sign of self-confidence! Way to go, Cait!

Tricia Buice said...

She is totally pink and adorable. I can't believe she didn't win! Have a great weekend.

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