Friday, April 25, 2008

I've Learned a Valuable Lesson

Ashley decided yesterday to go to Prom tonight with a bunch of friends. They all went shopping last night for Prom dresses. I don't know what I was thinking letting her do this with friends. I guess I was a little relieved I didn't have to take her because I already had plans and frequently I let her social life change my plans and I didn't want to have that happen again. So I let her go.When I picked her up last night and saw the dress I wasn't too thrilled, but the receipt said in big bold letters NO RETURNS! Vaughn was less thrilled and put his foot down and said she couldn't wear it without some modifications. Needless to say that didn't go over too well. We had a very unhappy daughter last night and this morning. I spent the morning modifying the dress. Fortunately my neighbor, Lisa Ivie, who is talented at sewing was able to tell me what to do. I actually think it looks great now! It even got Ashley's approval when I took it to her after school. What a relief! So the moral of the story is : Don't let your daughter go shopping without you for her prom dress. I am sorry I had to learn the hard way with Ashley but hopefully it will save me from future anquish with Cami, Noelle, Rachel, and Rebekah.

4 comments:

Teresa Freeman said...

I wonder if it depends on the kid? I can only imagine what Akasha would come home with. Spagetti straps, sparkles, low back...less is more is her motto!

Ty, Jen, and Madelyn said...

Good for you to put your foot down. Now she'll know in the future what to expect.

Warner Fam said...

You should have asked mom about this one. I did the exact same thing when I was in High School!! Oh the beauty of being a teenager and being a parent with a teenager!!

Krazy Kearls said...

You can tell your old when your dad gets social security and your daughter goes to prom. Just how old are you? sincerely your youngest brother Rich!