The Amazon Iowan

Blog of Author Heidi Cullinan


Daddy Daughter Dance 2012

Every year for four years now Dan and Anna get dolled up and head over to the elementary school gym for the Daddy-Daughter Dance. Every year I make sure she has a dress and hair things that she’ll like and shoes and frilly accessories, but only the kind she’ll enjoy. She’s a girly girl but like Mama wants to be a comfy girl. So I started early this year when I saw a beautiful green Jessica McClintock dress for dirt cheap on eBay in her size at Christmas, and even better it turns out I anticipated the theme, which is Fairyland. So earlier this week I got her wings and some hair things, and today I picked up some body glitter and some ten-year-old-friendly makeup. I also made her an appointment at the salon to have her hair fixed up the way she liked it so she didn’t have to yell that I was pulling her hair or taking too long. As I prepped her to get ready, she had a huge smile on her face and alternated between saying, “I’m going to be the belle of the ball!” and “This is going to be the best Daddy-Daughter Dance ever!” She never thanked me for any of the things I did, which almost made it better. Because she just knows that’s what I do. Make things the best ever for my fairy princess as much as I can.

They’re off to dinner (Subway, her choice) and the Fairyland Ball now. I have three hours or so to myself (they’re doing Dairy Queen after) and the satisfaction of knowing my two very favorite people on the planet are off having a magical, wonderful time.

Pics after the cut.

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