She's 6 years old and in the first grade. This is her first year in school, as she skipped kindergarten, which means she's a little younger than the other kids in her grade. So, I'm really protective of her in various social/school-related aspects of her life. (I know, I'm turning out just like my mom! Gah!)
This pageant thing had me kind of leery, but after speaking with my mom and husband, I'm confident that she would have a good time doing it.
I, personally, did pageants all through elementary school and high school, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, I placed in some and even won some, BUT I also completely lost in a few, too. While I don't necessarily agree with all the parameters you are "judged" on, I do think it taught me how to have a thick skin, and maybe even helped me develop the lack of stage fright that I have today. I have great public speaking skills, and I don't get nervous performing or speaking in front of large groups of people. So yes, pageants have their pros and cons.
My daughter is in modeling anyway...so it's really not THAT different, right?
With all that said, I need help. Her pageant is at the end of January, and I need to get her a dress. Here's a picture of my sweetie:
Her hair's a little frazzled here, but it's the
most recent pic I have. :)
I posted her pic so you all could help me pick the right dress in the right color. Now...are you ready for the dress options?
I'm currently "watching" all of these on Ebay, but I wanted to get your opinion before I purchase one. They are allowing a variety of dress types for this pageant, ranging from Sunday dress to formal. I'd like for Julia to fall in the middle...or even lean towards the formal side. It's not often she gets to get this dressed up!
For those of you who want to, please comment below telling me your TOP 3 choices! I'd like to narrow down my choices to show my husband when he gets back on Saturday. :) (Showing him too many at once might fry his macho army-man brain! LMAO!)
Thanks a ton!!!