The first dance for Tween was Friday night. Lots of excitement since she had a friend from school sleep over so they could go together. Here's the conversation on the way to the dance:
Friend: I'm nervous! Tween: Me too! Me: Nervous? Why?
Friend: What if a boy asks me to dance? Tween: Ewwww! Me: Aren't you going to dance?
Tween: Not with a boy! Friend: No way! Me: Really?
Tween (in her best gee-mom-you-are-dumb-voice): Well, no. They are too gross.
Friend: I'll just say no. I mean NO!
Me: OK so what are you two going to do?
Tween: I'm just going to dance with my friends - the girl ones.
Friend: Yeah and if they put on slow music I'm going to run into the bathroom.
Two hours later...
Me: So girls, how was the dance?
Together: It was fun!
Me: Great. I'm glad you had fun...
Friend: We danced with our friends...and some boys too. Me: Really?
Tween: It wasn't so bad. I mean the boys. Friend: Yeah, not so bad...
Tween: But we didn't do any slow dances. Friend: No way!