Girls. Teen girls. Preteen girls. Here they are in their natural state.
No one giving a mandatory peace sign while they stick their tongue out a la Miley Cyrus.
My girl is the one in the back – her two best buds are the cuties in the front (their mother is one of MY best buds, didn’t that work out well?)
This was taken at a local St. Patrick’s Day parade this year – I had taken 100 pictures of the three of them. Each one identical (see note above re: peace sign). This was 101. Snuck in. A surprise. It’s my favorite.
As mothers we know what’s coming. Relationships, break-ups, college, jobs, and if they choose…love-marriage-kids.
But for now, for today. I like to see them like this. Giggling, silly, happy, wearing appropriate holiday attire and not trying to grow up too fast.