We know her, we love her — it’s Bossy’s daughter! And this past week, Bossy’s daughter, along with the rest of her public middle school’s 8th grade class, walked across the bridge to high school.
This is both a symbolic crossing and an actual crossing, as the pedestrian bridge connects the two school buildings in Bossy’s neighborhood.
It was an emotional graduation ceremony, with many inspirational speeches — but the words Bossy will remember most were spoken by the principal of Bossy’s daughter’s high school.
She asked the students to think about the way they would be described today — and then she asked the students to think about the way they would like to be described in the future. Her point was the disparity between those two descriptions is within each student’s power to control, because high school can act as a clean slate as long as you believe you can be anyone you want to be.
All this talk about the future made Bossy think about the past, and the very first photos Bossy put on her website of her daughter, over a handful of years ago.
Thanks for being there, council. It takes an internet to raise a family.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJune 17, 2011 at 2:02 am
The very first post I ever read was about Bossy’s daughter–and it is wonderful to see that if I HADN’T read that particular post I would be shocked to learn about it now.
Zak saysJune 17, 2011 at 2:14 am
Yay for Bossy’s daughter!
I adore the last line of this post, so very freaking true.
Lynda M O saysJune 17, 2011 at 2:21 am
Woo Hoo Bossy’s Daughter; graduations rock; bridges even cooler. Good job internets.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysJune 17, 2011 at 3:43 am
Congratulations to Bossy’s daughter! My 20 year high school reunion is in about 2 months. Please believe everyone when they say the time goes by so fast! Enjoy every moment, stop to savor those moments and always surround yourself people who want you to succeed as much as you do. You’re on your way!
jp saysJune 17, 2011 at 4:03 am
Yay Bossy’s Daughter………and Bossy & UnHusband!
You all should be so proud!
Lovelyn saysJune 17, 2011 at 5:29 am
How exciting! Congratulations to Bossy’s Daughter.
Dara saysJune 17, 2011 at 5:44 am
Congrats to little Bossy, who is not so little anymore! Here’s to you!
WebSavvyMom saysJune 17, 2011 at 6:54 am
–>When I first saw the title I thought Bossy was going to make fun of herself. Congrats to Bossy’s daughter!
runnergirl saysJune 17, 2011 at 7:13 am
Congratulations Bossy’s daughter!!!! High school is challenging and fun, and you won’t realize how much fun it was until you left. The friends you make there will come and go, but it’s the ones that are left years later that are the best friends you’ll have. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to study, haha!!! You will be awesome, because you are awesome!!!
corrie saysJune 17, 2011 at 8:03 am
Love the symbolism and the reality of the bridge crossing! Your neighborhood school children are lucky.
Congratulations to Bossy’s Sunshine! Remember: Failure is not this falling down, but the not getting back up!
*hugs* to Bossy & her girl!
heidig saysJune 17, 2011 at 8:27 am
Congratulations Bossy’s daughter! Best of luck during your high school years – not that you’ll need it. And can I just say Bossy’s daughter is a beauty!
kirida saysJune 17, 2011 at 8:40 am
Oh Georgia this is sooo beautiful. What a wonderful young woman you have raised. What spirit.
KathyB saysJune 17, 2011 at 9:00 am
Congrats to Bossy’s daughter. Love the ritual. At my high school there was a penchant for assemblies and an auditorium large enough to hold the population.
End of year assembly. Seniors stood at the front and tossed around a crying towel saying stuff. Then they left for graduation practice. Each class moved up into their designated area until the graduating eighth graders walked over from the middle school and took their places at the back of the hall. I loved that whole business. Got to be a part of it three times.
Gramps saysJune 17, 2011 at 9:35 am
carrie saysJune 17, 2011 at 10:07 am
YAY Bossy’s daughter!
Gail K. saysJune 17, 2011 at 10:10 am
Tell Bossy and Silver Fox’s daughter to stop growing up!!
BTW, are you sure she isn’t Stella’s daughter? I mean they have the same long legs and all…
zidia saysJune 17, 2011 at 10:23 am
It is with great pride that I can say what a wonderful grandaughter I have!!!
Liz in Virginia saysJune 17, 2011 at 10:27 am
Bossy’s daughter and the sunny girl — making high school a brighter place across the mid-Atlantic since 2011!
And dang, but I’m glad to be done with middle school!
PS: My introduction to the wonderful world of BOSSY was the same as Jenn @ Juggling Life . . . and I echo everything she said.
Kelly, The Glass Dragonfly saysJune 17, 2011 at 10:45 am
Yay high school! I love the bridge tradition! It’s meaningful and memorable.
Scottsdale Girl saysJune 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm
Awwwwwwwwww! I still have a vivid memory of my 8th grade graduation. Although I can’t remember what I had for dinner last night. Congrats to Bossy’s daughter, now go take over the world!!!!!
Cindy in Walla Walla saysJune 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Well done Bossy’s family — well done!
foolery saysJune 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Well, MY introduction to iambossy.com was hair sculptures from clogged shower pipes, but my introduction to BOSSY Daughter came soon thereafter, and I have been very pleased to watch her grow up from afar. What a lovely young lady with a beautiful soul.
That sounded creepy, sorry.
Sharyn saysJune 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Thank you, Bossy, for highlighting a transition from middle school to high school that’s not overloaded with gowns, speeches, mortarboards and general pomposity. My son is going into ninth grade and his school did nothing to acknowledge the transition, which was fine with me because I saw so many of his friends and cousins, end even kindergarten students (!) having full-blown graduation ceremonies, which is just not necessary. To my mind, the main achievement of any kid moving from middle to high school is simply surviving those traumatic early teenage years.
Half Assed Kitchen saysJune 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Bossy’s daughter looks like the sweetest apple. What a stunning, smart, caring girl you’re raising.
krg saysJune 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm
I so lost track of time. I thought she was already in high school. she seems so mature and talented and lovely.
I know tdo is her mentor and good friend, but is she still in the getzby sights? sorry for being intrusive, but…
Carroll saysJune 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm
Oh my goodness! Bossy’s beautiful daughter has been growing up right before our very eyes. But I too am amazed to realize she’s not actually also on the verge of leaving for college. Soon enough, soon enough! (Be still, Bossy’s heart!) Will there be time for a guest post or two over the summer? I still remember some really excellent room re-designs that were featured here a time or two ago. And the beach reports from Europe! Whatever you may be up to, enjoy yourself this fine summer, lovely daughter!.
Meh saysJune 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Gail K. saysJune 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm
I think that Bossy’s Daughter is an Internets Roll Model for my daughter who recently crossed a bridge from Brownies to Juniors in Girl Scouts. They, too, crossed a real bridge and stuff.
I can’t think of a better person for my newly ordained 4th grade daughter to look up to.
pvz saysJune 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm
A congratulations to all of you, (guard dog included)! Very cool.
Deb saysJune 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm
So fun to watch them grow. What a beautiful young woman she’s turning into…..congrats to all!
CeeCee saysJune 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Congratulations to Bossy’s daughter!! You made it through middle school, you can do anything. The world is your oyster (don’t know where that saying came from). Anyway, I hope you have a great summer. High school will be great!
Susan saysJune 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm
Somebody continues to resemble her MOM.
Michelle M. saysJune 18, 2011 at 9:15 am
Congratulations to Bossy’s daughter. Here’s hoping high school provides fun, friendships and good grades!
dgm saysJune 18, 2011 at 11:39 am
Aww, congratulations! My daughter is off to high school next year, too. I see great things ahead for both young ladies!
Kathleen saysJune 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm
My son is now in high school too. I got all teary right there in the gym when he went up to receive his cert. of completion. Pathetic.
Ann saysJune 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm
She is beautiful. Well done Bossies!
Little Miss Sunshine State saysJune 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm
I think in 4 years, Bossy’s Daughter will be even more of a bright shining star.
Cincy saysJune 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Congrats to Bossy’s daughter! Hope she enjoys high school! And yay for families where the kids aren’t 2 years apart.
Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food saysJune 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Congratulations! We went through that transition last year, except it was my oldest, not my youngest. I love that there’s a bridge – what a fun tradition. Savor these last-ever milestones with your baby – my kindergartener “graduated” the other day and I was all kinds of weepy.
Mocha saysJune 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Please tell my Internet daughter that there is some jewelry missing from her Internet Mocha Momma and that I’d like it back. I won’t even go into my missing shoes.
Congrats to all involved. I love you people.
Shannon Marie saysJune 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Congrats to Bossy’s daughter! Pretty soon we’ll be reading about her on Broadway …
Cactus Petunia saysJune 18, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Congratulations, Bossy’s Daughter! Somehow I just know you will always be a unique and talented spirit, no matter what bridges you cross!
Madelynn saysJune 19, 2011 at 7:15 am
Bossy, she is such a beautiful young lady. You and Unhusband should be so proud!
Bossy’s Daughter: High school is what you make it, so make it memorable and amazing!
Meg at the Members Lounge saysJune 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm
Gasp! I am wiping the tears of an internet Mom! You will go far BOSSY’s daughter!
Piper "Ace" Benjamin saysJune 20, 2011 at 12:17 am
Ahhhh, high school. Bossy’s daughter should keep in mind not to wear red plastic shorts with an elastic waistband to the high school. Because some dumb senior boy will sneak up behind her and pull them down to her ankles.
joeinvegas saysJune 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Congratulations Bossy’s Daughter!! Only ten more years of school to go! (until that doctorate)
linda Martin saysJune 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm
The first thing I remember about bossy’s daughter was her sweet smile. I think the girls were in the 2nd grade. When I found out her name was Daisy, I thought “what a perfect name for such a sunny smiling girl”.