Saturday, July 28, 2007

Growing Up Pains

Tonight we went to a wedding reception for a young lady that Kurt and I have known since she was 2. Kim used to babysit Sarah all of the time and I think she even watched Kristen a few times for us. We were having a hard time with the fact that this young lady was now old enough to get married, until the dancing started after the meal. Watching the dancing, it became quite clear to us that Sarah is also growing up. She no longer dances like a little kid. One person even commented on how Sexy she is looking when she dances. I am not sure that I am ready for this. When the old favorites were played (chicken dance, YMCA, macarena, Hokey Pokey and a couple of line dances) I noticed that Sarah no longer just does the arm movements to the dances, but her whole body now moves to the music. I will admit that she did do a good job of teaching many of the younger kids how to do the dances. Several of the young children would be around Sarah and you could see them watching her feet and arms and then trying to do the same movements. The only time Sarah left the dance floor was during a slow song or when the dance was just for couples. Kurt has decided that in a year (when she hits high school) she probably won't be helping him clean up after games, but instead will go in and join the dance. Clinton usually has a dance after all of the home games. It is times like this that we are reminded that Sarah is growing up and it won't be much longer before she starts trying to leave the nest. In some ways she is already starting to test her wings. Whatever happened to that cute little baby who wouldn't go to sleep until Daddy came home from a game.

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