Other times you want to freeze them in their youth so they don't grow up, and you fight to halt the process.
Mostly, you just let nature take its course. What will be, will be, at their own pace, when they're ready.
Occasionally they blow your mind.
|Especially when they go from this...|
For a tomboy who, in general, hates dresses, never wears makeup, and didn't have to search too hard when told to put on daggy clothes before having her hair and face done for her School Formal, I think my daughter scrubs up pretty well.
It started with hair...
|Beautifully done by my god-daughter, Emma|
...continued with the face...
... then we gathered up some bling...
... threw on the Project D (Dannii Minogue) dress which appeared in Vogue.com, no less, when the label was launched two years ago...
...slipped on some sparkly shoes...
... and voila.
Note: I have cropped this photo as I don't think it's proper of me to post shots of other kids without permission, but I wanted to slip in one of the gorgeous wrist corsage she was given by her date.
I almost forgot to include The Mustang. The boys were impressed.
That's my girl.
All growed up.