On Thursday, directly after school for one hour in the school gym it happened. DD1's very first school dance. She's been looking forward to school dances for a while now.
She? Had a ball. She hung out with her friends, they all danced together, they watched the boys all be silly, they giggled, had snacks, were seen, outfits were complimented: pure joy.
She can't wait for her next school dance.
She can't wait for that much fun with her friends after school.
She CAN wait for a boy to ask her, because her response afterwards was, "Mom, you were right. Dances really are more fun when you just go with your friends." (Not that she has anything to compare this to... but I'm so glad she has such good friends.
It's all good.