|No longer a baby. Lynn in her school's 1920's themed CVT|
Can’t my girls just stay little girls? You can grow up later, you know, like when you turn 40! But kidding aside, there is a good side to an event that usually gives nightmares to first-time fathers (but, interestingly, not so much to the stage-mother moms).
For starters, I actually work at the school she goes to, a great Montessori school in the Philippines with many campuses (the one I work in being the one in the Cagayan de Oro area). So needless to say, I’ve got my eye on her and everyone she’s around.
Secondly, the school doesn’t follow the west’s model of prom. Good thing too, as I grew up in the States and, well, you know, things can get a little naughty during prom time. Trust me, I know. But The Abba’s Orchard School (AOS for short) keeps it at a very wholesome level (no “boy asking girl to prom,” no slow dances, among others), which this father here greatly appreciates.
In fact, we don’t have use the name, “prom.” We call our event the CVT, or Celebration of Valediction and Turnover. Other than our deviation from the western model in name, the unique community-like structure of our school allows the ceremony to be different as well. Oh, and what a ceremony it was! Thanks to the juniors for the job well done (they organized this). Thanks also to Limketkai Luxe Hotel for being a great venue for our event.