And Introducing Prom Chicken….

OKay– I left the picture of Squish in for scale– because (and some of you already know this!) it really does go that damned fast. I also led with the pictures I used to lighten her up–the ones where I was pretending to be Austin Powers and she pretended to be one of his models. She was so pretty–I wanted her to be happy and pretty, and she was.

Isn’t my Chicken beautiful? Isn’t she amazing? I don’t care that she didn’t go to prom with a boy–who needs a boy?
She went to prom so she could dance and hang with her buddy. Her buddy got tired on the way home, and Chicken ended up not going out afterwards, so I got my fat, creaky mom-butt out of my comfy desk chair, and took her to Leatherby’s for a sundae (which I ate an embarrassing amount of) and she told me that she had a great time.

I looked at her and thought “I hope so, baby, because I had a great sixteen years watching you get here.”

One of the sad things was that I got on Twitter and said that she was beautiful–no beaux yet, because she was also a brilliant smartass, but she was beautiful.

The response I got was that because she was a brilliant smartass, she would probably not ever have a million beaux.

It made me think that we need to raise a better class of beaux–and a better class of people in general. We need to have girls who aren’t afraid to be beautiful and brilliant, and boys who aren’t afraid to be kind. We also need girls who don’t shit on kindness and boys who don’t feel threatened by smart women. It’s a society in progress–but it should be a priority, I think. The world will be a better place for it.

I have hope, anyway–my Chicken is too wonderful to have to settle for a Turkey.

0 thoughts on “And Introducing Prom Chicken….”

  1. Jambrea says:


    And…I didn't go to prom with a boy either! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Samaya Young says:

    She's looking positively gorgeous, Amy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. roxie says:

    Your chicken is a fledgling bird of Paradise! Love the laughing shots. Sixteen already? Why do you say these things that can't be true? Just last week she was eleven.

    She is lucky to have you for a mom.

    I was pretty and smart and single for a long, long time. There's more to life than boyfriends, and it's ok to learn early how to be happy without a man. We tend to outlive them anyway.

  4. Chicken won't settle. You said it yourself, she's brillant. Once she's out of college she'll need Big T to beat all the guys off with a stick!

  5. Lori Toland says:

    Oh no, that was probably me. ๐Ÿ™

    Because 140 characters never tells the whole story:

    It's hard to find a guy who is on the same level as her and who doesn't think with only his wiener. And she is very beautiful and as you said, smart.

    There are guys out there who are smart but it is hard to weed through them. She's gonna break a lot of hearts!

  6. Louiz says:

    She's gorgeous, and smart. New frock rocks:)

  7. NeedleTart says:

    Gorgeous Chicken!!
    I went to the prom alone, too. Later the boy who sat in front of me in home room said, "I would have asked you to go, but your grades are better than mine" ????
    Elder Son settled for a nice girl who wasn't into "smart" (why she chose him, I will never know, he lives for smart assery) and it lasted about a year before he realized that he needed a smart girl. (He's 26, so if you know any nice, smart Jewish girls send them his way).

  8. Galad says:

    She is beautiful and brilliant – a winning combination!

    My condolences to Mate who truly is a loyal fan ๐Ÿ™

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