Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

The homeschool dance dress code and the Bachelorette

On Saturday, Izzy will be going to the homeschool dance for the very first time! She is so excited (much more so than her brothers I might add). But she is also concerned about what she is going to wear - you see there is a pretty stringent dress code for girls in the hope of maintaining ladylike modesty.

Last night, we watched the premiere of the Bachelorette.   When Emily Maynard, this season's Bachelorette, showed up in this glittery frock, Izzy promptly noticed that it broke almost all of the homeschool Dance Dress Guidelines!!

So to illustrate how two worlds clash, let me illustrate with pictures and the guidelines.

 Ladies:  - Wear a modest, formal, or semi-formal dress. - No very short dresses.  Hem of dress and/or any slits should be no higher than a couple of inches above the knee. 

(well, at least this was a long gown!)

"Bachelorette" Emily Maynard

- No revealing necklines.  No cleavage whatsoever.  (Be sure to check the view from above.) - Midriff must be covered - No strapless or halter dresses. No one shoulder straps.  Spaghetti straps are permitted. 

keyword- All areas that are to be covered must be covered with solid fabric, not sheer fabric. 

- No low backs (below the bottom of the shoulder blades) or laces revealing low back.

Emily Maynard back view of dress

Ah... thank you ABC for illustrating what we are NOT to have our girls wear for the sake of modesty.  I can now look at Izzy's dress and note that it would be inappropriate for the Bachelorette - so it's probably fine for the homeschool dance!

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