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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Shhh! The baby's asleep...

All right, we all know my baby is 16. Last night she had a great performance in her showcase for the summer theatre program. And this afternoon she went out on her first date.

Damn!

When did that happen? When did my baby become the lovely and talented young woman that she is today? When did she get so confident? When did she get her drivers license and suddenly acquire the strength and independence that she has? (Okay, I know the answer to that one: June and always.)

She's a little down because the six weeks of training 8 hours a day with 30+ other teens in the theatre has ended. Having been in theatre, I know how that is. Everytime a show closes you feel like you've lost your family. Well, most shows. I thought Blithe Spirit would never end, but that was a long time ago.

I watched her on stage last night with her confidence and unbelievable comic timing and I just swelled with pride. And it doesn't stop there. She's a constant source of joy and pride in my life. And to think that she just came out this morning and said, "Is it okay if I hang out with T for a while at the marina this afternoon?" It took until she was walking out the door before we finally danced around to me asking, "So is this like a date?" She said, "Yeah, I guess so." "Your first date?" "Yeah." "So shouldn't I be panicked or something?" "It's okay, Dad."

And you know something? It is.

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Awww.
That's so great! :)

(This is Sara - aka cloverdew, fyi. :)

Edited at 2009-08-17 10:50 am (UTC)