Do those sentences get progressively scarier? Or is that just me?
I think I have a fairly decent grasp on fashion. Therefore, when it’s time to take my teenagers shopping I don’t worry too much. In fact, I almost look forward to it.
Until. Until it came time for dress shopping for semi-formal. Semi-formal. Who made that action up? Truly it’s the ‘go-spend-money-on-a-dress-even-though-it’s-not-prom’. Seems hallmark gimmicky ..but what do I know? As a mom who homeschooled for 1 million years this is a very new thing. Hold me?
So I prepared myself. I mean, other than wanting them to wear burlap sacks from neck to toe, how hard could this be. Ok, I knew I had to be somewhat reasonable, and open my mind…a little.
Off we went. Isabel – freshman age 14. Anneke – junior age 16.
My girls are very different. Physically and emotionally. Isabel is tall and lanky – even things that aren’t short for most people end up being short on her long legged body. Anneke has a beautiful athletic build. This was not going to be easy.
First store. Macy’s. Does everything have be so short? Or tight? Or low? Jumpers? Aren’t jumpers trendy?
Isabel found a dress I loved. She wasn’t sold. My thoughts, covered on top and I thought a “high-low” would be perfect for her. Or in my mind a “win-win”. Short in the front…teenager happy. Longer in the back…aka bend over safe…mama happy. We put it on hold.