One thing I always remember our Nana saying was that it is so much sadder to have sons because as soon as they get married you lose them to their wife's side of the family. They become their mother-in-law's new son. She said daughters are always with you. I was thinking about this at Brent's prom as Karen would brush glitter off his shoulder or fix his tie (his date was covered in glitter). This photo of Brent and Karen sharing a moment is one of my favorite photos from the day. He may be ready to spread his wings and go off to college but he still loves his mama, which is obvious here. I saw a lot of boys rolling their eyes at their moms on Saturday and Brent was not one of those kids.
Even though the park where everyone met to catch the bus to prom was huge, everyone squished together in one small area which makes taking photos without a frumpy looking person in your shot very hard. I think when it is your daughter going to prom, you take a hundred photos at home before arriving at the park (as we did with Emily).
This woman had a habit of popping up in front of my camera every time it was my time to step in front and snap a photo. I did my best to weave in and out so people could get their photos, but others were not as considerate.
Every time I caught a glimpse of Brent in the distance, he was nervously fiddling with his watch. All kids were fiddling in their outfits, which I thought was cute. So Cal kids are used to wearing shorts everyday.
Brent's date kept having a hair stuck on something issue.
I love that all the kids were taking photos and selfies. In true to Goldberg- Woods-Dinino form, as soon as we got to the park to take photos, a few parents latched on to Karen and would just not stop talking to her. They were so busy telling Karen their life stories that Karen was barely able to get any photos of her beautiful son. This happens every where we go. Karen is a magnet for talkers. I decided it was because she never wears sunglasses. I always wear them because of my eye problem and people can't tell if I am looking at them or not. Some cursed conditions come with hidden blessings. Next month at graduation, Karen will be wearing sunglasses.
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