You may not hear from me after this post as the Queenager will KILL me if/when she sees this. However, in the interests of blogging, I have decided that the risk to life and limb is worth it.
She was sixteen last week. (Where on earth did all that time go?) Unfortunately, I was not able to spend the day with her, but it looks like she wasn't really missing me. The Ball & Chain gallantly took the kids to Colorado for their week off. (I mentioned I was taking off to help a friend in need.) When we were skiing at Christmas, the Queenager somehow managed to con the resident (and brilliant) singing duo, Lefty Lucy, to sing her a Jonas Brothers' song on her birthday. Much to our surprise, they agreed to learn one (don't ask me which one), and duly sang it, along with everyone else in the bar, on her 16th.
Although a card-carrying member of the Drama Queen Club, she doesn't like the real spotlight. For reasons too difficult to fathom, she has no desire to get up on stage and otherwise show-off in front of a crowd. (If I hadn't been there at the delivery, I would swear she's not from my gene pool.) Her brothers are carrying the torch for me on that score, with the 13 year old singing "We Will Rock You" on his own at a Middle and High school talent show, and the 5 year old booked into a two week acting-and-singing summer camp, at his request.
Judging by the ball & Chain's camera-phone photo however, she was given no choice about a spotlight being shone her way. It also seems that she really got into it doesn't it? Fortunately you can't really identify her, so when the people from Family Services catch up with us I will deny all knowledge and delete this post!!!
Dancing on a bar! That's my girl!!!