There's a new party girl in da house!

It all began on Facebook with a pink glittery invitation to a 21st birthday party.  Smiley doesn't get invited to many parties, and this was a very special invitation from a young woman whose Mum introduced me 12 years ago to the Saturday social club that we still attend!

So out came her sparkly dress and pretty clips, her dietary preferences were organised - chocolate ice cream was ordered - and her chariot was prepared: I cleaned the car.



We arrived on time, for once, to see life-size photos of a certain well-known boy band at the door, giving us a good feel for the evening ahead!

Smiley was a bit apprehensive at first.  The faces looked familiar and the voices were friendly, but it had been a long time, so it was a while before she would look at anyone except me, and even longer before her famous smile began to appear.  But once it did, there was no stopping her.




You see there's always a special welcome from the special needs community.  First it was the parents, most of whom we haven't seen for a year or so, but they all came over, and they all said hello to both of us.  And once we were on the dance floor, the other young people did too.  They danced with her, and chatted to her, and she totally relaxed.  There were none of her funny habits.  No teeth grinding, no lip-licking.  Everyone said how well she looked, a big relief after the mystery sickness that we had to deal with last month.

The party was due to end at midnight, but Smiley started to look a little glazed around the edges soon after 10.  Time to go home.  After all she still has to get up before 7 for school - but only for another 12 months.  After that, who knows?  Maybe she won't have such an early start, and will be able to stay up with her grown up friends.  I see a lot more late nights in her future!

Of all my children it looks as though she is the one who got the party girl gene!  Now I just need to reactivate mine....



13 comments:

  1. Her eyes are sparkling in the top photo! Glad that you both had a lovely time...reactivating the party gene is a good thing-glad you have your smiley to help you do it. :))

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous party! So glad she had a special time. x

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  3. What a joy she is when you see her so happy. I'm sure it did your heart good. Glad she had a great night.

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    1. I can get lost in her happy moments, they're wonderful :)

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  4. Brilliant picture and video. So nice to see the smile and hear the squeal!

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    1. The video really brings her to life doesn't it :)

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  5. Such a lovely video and really wonderful to see Smiley so happy, thank goodness the mystery illness has disappeared. Nothing like a good party! xx

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    1. Yes she really enjoyed her holiday :) xx

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  6. When I saw this video on FB the other day it really made me smile so much. She is a definite party girl and it's lovely she had such a great time.

    By the way, when you reactivate the party girl inside you then make sure you're near me so we can get together for that wine! xx

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  7. I believe she got your Party Girl gene.... you're just gonna have to accompany her to more parties... that she's bound to be invited to!! So glad you both had such a lovely time and it's great to see Smiley looking so.... smiley again :-) xx

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