STAND BACK, People!! We are in full PROM MODE! (as opposed to “partial prom mode” which we have been in since February).
You know, I knew that sending a girl to the prom would be different than sending a boy I just didn’t realize how intense the whole experience would be! When my son went last year my only job was ordering the flowers for his date. Hubby took him for the tux and we took a few pictures.
Piece of cake.
This year my girl child, Miss Dee, is hitting the prom and it’s a lot different!
Flashback to February…
Intense dress shopping: We hit every store in the tricounty area looking for a dress that fit her taste and my budget. We finally buy one that’s not perfect but better than nothing. It’s returnable. Then we search the Internet. I’m a little reluctant to order online because I’d heard horror stories about poor quality and “no return” policies, but one pops up that is exactly what we had been searching and it’s 40% off! Be still my heart!
Dress arrives and it looks very nice. Now we have two. I decide to worry about the extra dress at a later date. First we need shoes!
Intense shoe shopping: We hit every shoe store in the tricounty area looking for gold tone heels that are not too high and not too expensive. I mean, how often will she wear gold shoes, right? Finally we find a pair for $24 at this out-of-the-way store that we come across totally by accident. Yay!
Now that we have the dress and the shoes we need to have the dress hemmed. Luckily, I have a dear friend who spent many years making costumes for her daughters’ school plays and she offers to alter the dress as a favor. Yay, again.
Fast forward to this past Wednesday. We hit the optometrist because “Glasses just don’t work for the Prom, Mom!” Now this is a girl who has been wearing glasses since second grade and has attempted to put in contact lenses before to no avail. Well, apparently nothing motivates a teenage girl like a formal dance! She popped those babies right in! The doctor is impressed and tells Miss Dee to practice wearing them a little longer each day just to get her eyes used to them.
That brings us to this week. Here is the plan…
Monday: Hang dress in bathroom after shower to help steam some of the wrinkles; wear contacts for 4 hours.
Tuesday: Have eyebrows waxed; wear contacts for 5 hours
Wednesday: Revisit optometrist to get final eye check and pick up supply of lenses.
Thursday: Paint nails (pink undercoat topped with a coat of glitter and a clear top coat); steam remaining wrinkles out of dress
Friday: PROM DAY!
12:30: School lets out early. Shower; touch up nails.
2:30: Hair appointment.
4:00: Do make-up and get dressed
5:30: Additional prom goers, parents of prom goers and Miss Dee’s Grandparents arrive for photos and fussing. Snacks will be served.
6:30: Rented car arrives to sweep Prom goers off to their evening of fun!!!
6:35: I kick back with a large glass of wine and wait to hear all the details!
Whew!!! Is anyone else as exhausted as I am?!