Aren’t they beautiful?

I know we have some others of Chicken, with her camo-punk olive green dress, and, she looks spectacular. (All her doing. We had a classic mother/daughter poutfest because she asked me to do her hair, and, well, my hair was brushed, and that’s not really much of a qualification.)

Anyway, my dad took them both shopping on Thursday night and it was really a blessing. Mate doesn’t do dress up– he’s owned two suits, both of them worn a couple of times and fed to the moths. He also doesn’t do Big & Tall, and my own dad is 6′ 4″, much like Big T, so he’s got sort of an idea of what looks good, and how it should fit, and T looks, if I say so myself, ravishing. (You can’t even see his new black Converse–the ultimately perfect finishing touch:-)

Squish was much disappointed not to be going to a dance on her own. I was asked to do her hair and to put on her ‘dancing dress’ from the tickle trunk, and generally, I’m fearing the moment she needs me to be a girl, because we’ve already seen how badly that turns out.

I felt sort of bad last night, because I went to lay down with the little kids, and, as so often happens, ended up fast asleep myself. Chicken got home and I didn’t have a chance to talk to her, but Mate said she was REALLY tired. Well, she took the PSAts, played a soccer game, and went to a dance. I don’t expect to see her until noon, really. Or, well, I wouldn’t, but she’s got another soccer game at 8:55. Oi! She’s happy they’ve been losing HUGE, because otherwise, she’d have four, and since her team has NO SUBS, that’s just a little too much soccer, even for the faithful.

And other than that, I’m picking up my Alexa (mom) to take her to my grandmother’s for sort of a belated birthday ‘thing’ today. It’s exhausting–but worth it, in a way.

Anyway, take it easy… I’ll keep you all posted on storm updates when I can.


0 thoughts on “Aren’t they beautiful?”

  1. roxie says:

    Chicken and your dad really pulled that ensemble together. I love that the hose and gloves match! What a brave, elegant woman she is!

    And big T – wottahunk! I'd like to see both eyes at the same time, but I know that's asking a lot of a teen.

    Do not feel bad about falling asleep. There are lots of mom's in your place who would have gotten drunk or stoned. Collapsing in exhaustion is much the lesser weevil.

    (Verification word – crove. I no longer crave peanuts but once I crove them to distraction.)

  2. Chris says:

    They look fabulous!! Hope they had a great time. 🙂

  3. Galad says:

    Big T looks very handsome and Chicken very chic! Hope they both had a wonderful time.

    Sleep is a good thing. I know you sometimes forget that 🙂

  4. Louiz says:

    They look gorgeous:)

    Hope they both had brilliant times

  5. DecRainK says:

    They both look great!

  6. Donna Lee says:

    They are gorgeous. I'm totally behind the converse sneakers. I think comfort cannot be overrated. It was so much more fun helping my kids get ready for formals than it was getting myself ready.

    And I'd like half of Chicken's energy.

  7. Buckets of awesomeness.

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