Last weekend we went to a military ball at the Carolina Inn with some of our dearest friends. I wore the $20 blue dress for a second time; it almost matches my husband’s mess jacket lapels (unplanned but still cool). My daughter used to call this his “Prince Charming” uniform and I see why, with all the fancy epaulets and medals.
Friday night, the kids had friends over for pizza and then joined a bunch of their classmates for dancing at the local ballroom dance studio.
Our school has an annual cotillion (read about that here and here), and ballroom dance lessons are part of their PE curriculum. They learn tango, swing, rhumba, cha cha, foxtrot, and the waltz. These Friday night dances are a way for them to practice their skills in a casual setting, before the more formal cotillion in March.
In other news, our son has his first real job (parenting win!). He’s working for a local catering company, which is perfect for his school schedule, since he usually only works on Friday or Saturday nights.
Yesterday, he worked at a wedding for thirteen hours. I love the fact that he’s learning about time management, hard work, and all those other important life lessons. He’s walked dogs and worked as a pet sitter for years, but this is a completely different experience for him and he’s really enjoying it–especially that paycheck!
While he was working, my daughter and I drove up to Winston-Salem to see the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet perform their Fairy Tale Series.