It was adorable.
Kaylin had a cute wee pink mini-skirt and puff-sleeved top picked out the night before the pagent and was so excited to wear it. Now, most of you know, my girls are seriously dedicated Tomboys. They don't wear skirts or dresses (only for "dress up"). So, this was quite a shock for me that she wanted to wear the only girlie items in her cupboard.
The morning came, and Kaylin got dressed in her adorable Valentine's outfit and about 3 minutes before we're due to get in the car and leave, she said "Mummy, I don't want to wear this". I knew better to fight with her so I said "Quick, go change". She put on a pair of old swimming shorts that have a hole in them and a Snoopy T-Shirt and says I'm allergic to school.
I figured if that's what she's comfortable wearing, then I say go for it. I said "My baby, you don't need a pretty dress to look beautiful". I told her she's special no matter what she's wearing.
I arrived and all the kids were super pumped and excited to perform and walk down the make-shift ramp. They all held wee individual heart-shaped numbers and blew kisses at the audience.
Of course I was bubblin like an idiot. It was amy wee baby up there.
All the girls came down the ramp in their frilly pink frocks and all the accessories to match. When Kaylin strutted down the runway in her runty shorts and attitude tee, I was beaming with pride that she felt comfortable enough to be different and for it not to be about what she was wearing.
Kaylin was super confident no matter what she was wearing and her smile lit up my world.
Here are some of the moments.
|The make-shift ramp and judges table|
|Kaylin, my wee lassie, on the ramp|
|Miss Valentines and her two Princesses|
|Master Valentine and his Princes|
|Kaylin with a friend and Teacher Je-anne|
|Kaylin winkled her way to the front as usual|
|Some of the girls and their fancy outfits|
|All the Winners|