“It happens only once in a lifetime and it’s the dream of every girl I know, to turn into a woman.”
That’s how my sister’s 18th birthday speech begins, which she’ll delivery on her debutante’s party.
I wrote her speech, Monday night after weeks of her begging me.
That was the birthday present she asked and how can I say no.
It’s difficult to think like a 18-year-old woman, I told her repeatedly.
I asked her to tell me what exactly she wanted to say in her speech.
“I’m leaving it up to you.” she said,
“You can’t do that. I was never a debutante. I don’t know how an 18-year-old girl feels,” I said.
“I don’t know, exactly what goes through a woman’s mind,” I stressed.
But for my youngest sister, I’d anything within reason, although I don’t know if being in her shoes is within reason.
May 31, 2010