I honestly could not be more proud of her. Last night was the 8th grade dinner, and one of the absolute high points was having another Mom (who I don't know all that well because she has a son, and I know the Moms with daughters a whole lot better) come up to me and say,
"I just gotta tell you, your daughter kicks ass."
She's creative and funny and confident (when not swirling around in a vortex of adolescent angst). All the girls at the dinner last night looked so grown up and lovely in their high heels and short stretchy sparkly dresses. But my daughter knocked it out of the park in vintage black lace, black tights, and low heeled boots. We hennaed her hair so it was dark red, which was a little more subdued than she wanted. Oh well. It is a Catholic school.
Anyway, in honor of the celebration, I'm posting this clip from her all-time favorite movie, What's Up Doc, with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neil. (Our dog's name is Burnsie, after the Barbra Streisand character.) The resolution isn't great, but this is a funny, funny scene.
Congrats, Ruby, to you and to all your classmates!