|sweet little girl we still hadn't met when this photo was taken but I already loved you|
|how fast time has flown|
|and wow, how you have grown|
|I'm incredibly biased but you take my breath away|
|double trouble ( best friends~ I need to ask if they keep planning this colour coordinated stuff)|
My girl is just like me and her Grandpa in as much as she has never found an arse worthy of a kiss! And so today the awards, were divided into two groups, the ones she earnt and the bullshit ones. The BS ones will not be on display, she has a drawer for those.
Thankfully, she has grown up and learnt about social decorum since that very first award ceremony where she did hand it back! And honestly I still laugh my arse off at that! At least she was polite and said, no THANK YOU, I don't want it, everyone got one of those.
|The lighting was horrid so the photos suck|
|apparently she approved, the smile is genuine|
|Both of the assistant principals, they look like they are saying their prayers: dear God, please let that loud mouth mother of Lily Cope keep her damn mouth shut regarding the "stupid categories" Amen|
|this is Lily's math teacher, she loves him but NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE hugs Lily. This photo makes me laugh. She is a hands OFF child. Know your boundaries people. I can hear her cringe. poor baby|
|MR N, she adores him, He gave her detention and broke her, temporarily. Best thing to ever happen to her. She might be smart be she is still a regular kid and NEEDS to be treated as such. I wrote him a thank you card for doing it.|
|pretties, some prettier than others apparently|
|Her proud moment.|
So to those that aided in this huge step, I thank you. For those that pushed and molded, ditto. For those who challenged, she thanks you and for those of you she didn't care for, well, I am sorry but frankly, we are on the same page. Being a grown up really isn't about fan clubs and popularity awards. I met, for the first time last night, her home room teacher, the one that keeps telliing the kids they are the WORST home room she has ever had. Well guess what SUSIE SUNSHINE, thank god you are only homeroom!
And I will end with this: One kid in her grade was invited to the WHITE HOUSE as a result of his science projects, the WHITE HOUSE, that presidential palace in Washington DC where the PRESIDENT lives. I think that is a huge Effing deal. HUGE. He however did not receive the most outstanding 8th grade student award, even though he appeared to be on stage racking up quite a few awards, and he made a speech, no sirree BOB! That went to a popular girl who is in the popular teachers fan club. I hate politics. The Freaking WHITE HOUSE people. and I detest science but credit where credit is due. I am sure I am missing something, like, like, like. he isn't an all around achiever, he doesn't play a kazoo with one eye shut.
Congrats my love, and as you move on don't forget what I say to YOU every single day when you leap out of the car, be kind and be brave, but please, be kind.