In the Navy

Sooooooo, I may have gone a little overboard with the whole “Duncan’s going to prom” thing.

Believe it or not (and you better believe it), I bought a SHIT TON of navy blue gifts for his date.

Because all I know about her is her name, that she is an equestrian, and that her dress is navy blue.

I told my son he’s giving her a “PROM PRESENT” and he just rolled his eyes at me and said, “Why Mom?”


Because I didn’t get the pleasure of watching you go to prom when YOU were in high school.

Because you’re going to be attending prom at my alma mater.

Because it seems like a nice thing to do.

Truthfully, if his date knows him well enough then she will know that his mother arranged for the gift, and that it wasn’t his idea.

My son is ultimately not the world’s most thoughtful person at this time.

But he’s growing into quite a lovely young man and I’m working on his thoughtfulness.

Meanwhile for your viewing pleasure, all the CRAP I bought for the PROM PRESENT:

All that’s left is for me to find more candy in navy blue packaging!

Now. . . let’s hope that my son actually GIVES his date the present.

That’s the only part of this equation I have no control over.

Mother of girls

My oldest son is going to the prom.

Not his prom, mind you.

He SKIPPED all of those when he was in high school.

It’s only now that he’s graduated, with a girlfriend still in high school that he’s decided to attend one.

Personally, I think she HOUNDED him to get him to go.

My son isn’t really into dancing or dressing up, two things that feature heavily at proms.

I feel like I should make him watch Pretty in Pink or something to prepare him for what proms are like.

Did I mention that this is a prom at my old high school?

Yes, so I know EXACTLY what’s in store for him.

Twinkle lights, tinfoil and tissue paper decorations, a tired DJ, the prom king and queen ceremony, all that stuff.

It’s making me nostalgic just thinking of it.

I kinda wish I could be a fly on the wall and go watch him.

The funny part of this is that I was contacted by his girlfriend, to tell me exactly what he needs to be prepared for the prom:

  • A navy bow tie
  • A navy cummerbund
  • And, of course, a CORSAGE

I went a little crazy ordering the corsage.

Something unique, I said. With a special wristband, not just the plain white elastic.

It MUST compliment the navy dress, I instructed the florist.

I went crazy to the tune of $45.

And we haven’t even shopped for his tuxedo yet!

I’m EXTRAORDINARILY happy he’s finally going to a prom.

It’s something that’s right up my alley and I think given my experience pulling together outfits, that he will be THE BEST LOOKING YOUNG MAN AT THE PROM.

It’s times like this that I realize I should have had a girl in addition to my boys.

I would have made an EXCELLENT mother of girls!