My daughter posted this picture as her profile pic on Facebook yesterday. I saw it and I couldn't get over how...grown up she is. And dare I say (though I may be a bit biased), how beautiful she is. Lucky kid, she got her looks from her dad and her brains from me. Except for the freckles, those are mine. Sorry 'bout that, kiddo.
Today she is traveling with my mother to North Carolina. My brother and sister-in-law are taking a trip to Las Vegas, sans their 4 year-old. My mother and daughter are flying out there to babysit my niece for a week.
I don't really understand why they couldn't just drop my niece in Phoenix on their way to Vegas. That seems like far less hassle, not to mention much cheaper. But when I asked, my brother said they couldn't get the flights to work out, blah blah whatever. I didn't understand it, but in any case, Danni and my mom are at this moment, on their way to the east coast.
Danni had mixed feelings about going. Last semester, she didn't have any absences, and therefore was not required to take any finals. She liked that a lot. Now she's going to miss five days of school and will have to take her TWO finals. Yeah, two. She only has four classes, and two of them are dance and softball. So she'll have to take her English and economics finals. Plus, she's going to miss a week of softball right before tryouts. Seeing as she's a senior and she played varsity last year, I can't imagine her not making the team, so I'm not sure that's an issue.
She's been going through some personal stuff lately, regarding a boyfriend/ex-boyfriend, so I think it will be good for her to get away. I also told her she gets to visit a state she's never been to before, which is always fun. We've never even been anywhere near the southeast part of the United States, and I hear NC is beautiful. I'm jealous too...I want to leave for a week. I've never been to NC either.
I really hope this trip lets her get away, get her thoughts and feelings sorted out, and just relax for a while. This parenting from 800 miles away is hard, y'all.