The Senior Prom is a complete aberration on our family's landscape. My daughters are not the type to go to it. They didn't want a senior picture taken or a yearbook. They could care less about the graduation ceremony.
Generally speaking, our family sees the status quo up ahead then turns right around and runs in the other direction, whether or not there is any idea of where else to go instead. I can't really say this is a good thing or a bad thing, it just the way we move through life. I can say tho, with absolute certainty, that it is not an easy way to live.
Sooooo, I was pretty shocked when our youngest daughter told us she was going to the senior prom and asked if I'd make her dress. I've posted about it already a few times. It's been a real pain in the everything but apparently worth it, now that it's just about over.
We're heading into the home stretch of the promma drama, hopefully anyway, because THE DRESS IS DONE. It's hard to believe that we actually designed and created a beautiful, comfortable prom dress without too much screaming, yelling and tears. (I did manage to restrain myself, on numerous occasions, from stabbing The Royal Highness repeatedly with the seam ripper or worse yet, the scissors).
The shoes (third pair - wrong color first time, too tight the second time), earrings, rings and the hair orchids are in her room and ready to adorn.
I'm picking her up from her job in about an hour and dropping her off to get her upper and lower nails shaped, painted, polished and buffed, while I attend a meeting at our high school about what to expect when your child goes to college. (We have two going to college and I already know what to expect - financial ruin - but there may be something else to learn so I'm going). Tomorrow afternoon is the updo appointment, and tomorrow night is the prom.
We will be gathering with her boyfriend's family to take pictures before they head out. One of my best friends, who happens to be a real photographer, is going to meet us there with her camera. So there will be some good pictures soon.