First, you wake her up 10 minutes earlier than she wanted to.
(Hey, it's the last day of school. At 11:30am, she will officially be a Senior in High School. I'm just a tad bit excited)
Then, you remain cheery and in a great mood as she is getting up and ready for the day. Don't forget to ask questions she believes you should already know the answer to. You've GOT to do that.
Me - "What are you looking for?"
Christen - "The STRAIGHTENER! Gah!!"
THEN, and this is key, you follow her outside, with camera in hand, in your P.J's and WET hair, and make her pose for a "last day of school" picture. Or two... or three....
And finally, for good measure, you keep snapping pictures as she's driving away...
and when she's out of sight, you try to hold back the tears.