Monday, 24 April 2017

When Lucy met Megan

Megan is our 14 year old daughter. I have referred to her in previous posts as 'M'. As you will know we told her about Lucy just under a year ago and her reaction was brilliant. She can't wait to met some of our close friends, Jenny & Ethan and Paulette.

She has been very non plussed about it all and doesn't think that it is a big deal. She has seen many pictures of Lucy all made up and out and about and is on our Facebook accounts so has access to all our activities and pics - some where we are both a little worse for wear! At home she doesn't bat an eyelid when Lucy wanders round in her fluffy slippers or is wearing a dress for the evening and all Lucy's new clothes purchases are shown to both the girls for their opinion. She sees the washing on the line, the array of beauty products strewn around our bedroom and Lucy who used to be totally shy about being seen coming out the bathroom no longer hides away and everyone is just so comfortable.

Despite all this, Megan had never seen Lucy properly dressed up, with make up looking like she does in the many pictures. So we decided we were having a girls night in, me, Lucy, Megan and my other daughter B. We bought all sorts of nibbles and a couple bottles of prosecco and chose to watch the film Bridget Jones Baby.

Lucy went upstairs and got ready starting with a bath. B (who has been out with us in the past) finished off Lucy's make up and included a little tutorial on applying eye shadow too. Lucy takes an age to get ready but eventually she was finished. She hid in our bedroom and actually turned the light off as she was nervous. Megan came along and turned the light on and when she saw Lucy her face just lit up and she squealed and gave Lucy the biggest hug. It was just a totally amazing moment.

We all went downstairs for the food and the film. Lots of pictures were taken of both the girls and Lucy and Megan spent all night by Lucy's side (it is very rare to get Megan even out of her bedroom for dinner these days). The whole night just whizzed by. Lucy relaxed and Megan was just brilliant.

So as you will expect, we are planning another girls night in as we all had just such a brilliant time.

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