My daughter, Niki, is dating a guy from one of the other three Lee's Summit schools, but not that third one because she's not allowed to even glance at another guy from that school now! This new boyy had a date to his school's homecoming lined up pre-Niki. They were good friends, and as most guys do, he missed the signal from her that she liked him a bit more. So you can imagine this girl was angry and hurt when he told her about his girlfriend. She decided a few days ago she didn't want to go with him anymore, leaving him without a date.
My daughter's homecoming is next weekend. I told her I wasn't up for buying another dress--I still have one in my closet with tags on it ($150.00-choke!) that she didn't wear because the guy broke up with her the night before. That weekend--we don't talk about it! She tried it on, it didn't fit anymore (imagine!).
I had a 50% off coupon for out favorite consignment shop, so today we went on a hunt, hoping to find something affordable she'd like. Oh gosh did we EVER hit paydirt!--this dress cost (she'll kill me for announcing it) $20.00 before my coupon, so $10.00. The beautiful silver satin strappy shoes with bling were on sale for $6.00. With tax, the whole outfit was under an Andrew Jackson (that's $20 so if you didn't know, not saying you didn't, then tell your hubby you learn stuff blogging)!
She called her b/f and told him to get ready they were going to his homecoming too. Even without an up-do, she was going. He perked up for a minute, then realized that no, they couldn't go because she wasn't signed up at that school to go (you have to go through the process). We just happen to live across the street from the principal of that school and she looks out the window and he just happens to be working in his yard. Ten seconds later, she had permission and called him back. John and I are not connections people, but tonight, we looked at each other all smug-like. We finally had a connection we could use!
She ran up to get a broken nail re-done, they both came back here and dined on take-out Chinese on my new Halloween paper plates (sorry about the eyes, guys). We lit a candle to make it more....rediculous! Off they went to meet up with the group (they'd already made dinner reservations without them, so they met at the dance). And now, I just pray she has fun. She definitely deserves fun this year.
That's our princess, her finger all stuck up her nose for me and stuff. She does us real proud.