Shelby actually let me straighten her hair yesterday.
Yes she let me. I say that because she has absolutely ZERO interest in doing it herself.
She is the poster girl for low maintainence.
So she was in a good mood.
And while I had her trapped in the bathroom, I managed some make up too.
Yeah, she 'fancies' up pretty nice. :) But I'm biased.
I belong to a Facebook Page for the parents of the West Point Class of 2018 Cadet Candidates. And it's kind of the 'thing' to post a picture of your kid with her certificate.
Sooooooo, not wanting to be left out of the 'thing'...
It just melts my heart every time. :)
She was being all goofy posing for this picture, so I oh so very gently reminded her that I was going to post this on the parent page. You know, where all the parents and BOY cadet candidates can see it. (West Point classes run typically 80+% male.)
So then I got the above photo instead of more of this:
Which I will TOTALLY use if necessary. :)
As for just keep swimming...
Shelby's fingerprints were accepted. We're still waiting for the Security Clearance part to open up. But in the meantime, holy cow! A list of about 20 things to do came up on her Portal.
-Another trip to the Police Department for a background check.
-Purchase boots. (Sounds simple, but insert evil laugh...it's pretty much nuclear fusion.)
-Buy plane tickets for R-Day in July. Hey! I actually got this one done. R-Day is Reception Day. It's when all the Cadet Candidates arrive and stand in line. Lots and lots of lines. The boys get haircuts (and by the way, you do NOT want to be that guy who cuts his hair ahead of time.) and they are issued gear...plus tons of other stuff. We basically turn our daughter over to West Point, and are given 60 seconds to say good bye. Not kidding. They time it. Then she goes off to 7 weeks of Cadet Basic Training. And I will most likely need Valium. But I digress.
-Immunization forms to be filled out by her doctor. I'm thinking she might need a couple of shots, plus blood work too.
-Dental x-rays and forms to be completed by her dentist. Hey, we got this too...she's heading to the dentist this morning!
-Birth certificate. I only had one certified copy, so I had to send for another one. $50 please.
-Create a USAA bank account...again, should be simple...but more nuclear fusion.
-Renew her passport.
-About a dozen other things....