A recap of the conversation as a father and daughter negotiates money for accessories to go with the prom dress.
Father: How much money do you need?
Daughter: Yeah. If I don’t spend it all, I bring you back the change.
Father: Let me tell you something. The more money you give a kid, the more money they will spend.
Daughter: I’ll bring you back change.
Father: It that it for the prom?
Daughter: What do you mean is that it?
Father: I don’t have to give you any more money after this?
Daughter: I have to get my nails done on Thursday and my hair done on Friday.
Note: The father and daughter are in the next room, so I can’t see the father’s face at this time, but I am sure my husband’s eyebrows have arched up at this point, meaning “you have got to be joking.”
Father: What kind of accessories do you need?
Daughter: Earrings, a bracelet, a ring and a purse.
Father: Let’s go ask your mother.
Mother (calling out before they enter her sewing room): Is this your red carpet moment?
Mother: She needs earrings, a bracelet, a ring and a purse.
Father (with exasperation): Here!
Daughter (taking $100): Thanks.
I try to make my husband feel better by telling him in two years when L goes to the senior prom we will have it much easier. All we will have to do is rent a tux and chip in for the limo. The haircut is free; my oldest son is a barber.
He feels a little better.
Meanwhile, I am working on prom dresses. One is an apricot-color organza and charmeuse gown. It has a floor length full circle skirt. Just marking the hem took a while, so imagine how long it took to finish the organza layer with a narrow machine hem. I still have to hem the charmeuse layer and the lining.
I am also beading the back bodice. After three hours of beading, I am taking a break!