Friday night Nick attended his very first Valentine's Dance!
He was a total sport and jumped out of the car for about 10 minutes on the way to his buddy's house so I could snap a few photos of him all dressed up for the occasion.
All week everyone was asking him if he was going with anyone special and he would blush and say, "No.... I am going with my friends".... meaning the guys.
Based on the amount of cologne he was wearing when he left the house that night, I tend to disagree with his statement..... He was definitely trying to impress someone.
Nick attends a catholic school and they were told that they had to dress nice for the dance, at the very least dress pants and a button down shirt. Ties were optional, but jeans and sneakers were not allowed.
He came home from school last Monday saying he needed a black suit to wear to the dance. On such short notice, I flew into panic mode, but luckily my Mom happened to be at my house that afternoon and she said, "No Problem, he can wear one of your Dad's suits." Now I know what you are thinking. He is going to wear his grandfather's suit????
Some of you might remember my Dad..... he has appeared here on the blog a few times, but most recently in THIS POST. The kids call him "Coachie" instead of Grandpa or Poppop. He was a wrestling coach most of his life and when Nick was born that is what we decided to call him and it just stuck.
Coachie is a pretty hip for 66....and after all, he is married to my Mom....shopper extraordinaire who buys him all the latest fashions:) My Dad is also very tiny.... which is why Nick can wear his clothes, but I am guessing at the rate he is growing, he won't be able to shop in "Coachie's Closet" much longer.
Anyhow, after speaking to some of the other Moms, I told Nick that I didn't think any of his friends were wearing full suits and he said he did not care, he wanted to wear one. Gotta love a kid who doesn't follow the crowd:)
I thought he looked so handsome and classy in the suit and was happy that he chose to go all out.
It seems he had a great time at the dance. I picked up Nick and his buddy and brought them back here where they stayed up late talking about the night's events.
A Mother's intuition is always right..... There was a very special someone that he was happy to call his Valentine.
~Happy Valentine's Day~
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