Children and Saran Wrap

I have three children and they couldn’t be more awesome!  Unless of course, they were someone else’s kids!  They jump on every nerve I have and they seem to enjoy every second of it!  Why else would they keep pushing me to the brink of insanity?

So my oldest child is 16…and a girl…and impossible to communicate with in a pleasant manner.  I’m told by so many other parents of teenagers that someday I’ll look back on all of this and we’ll all love each other…but that assumes that we all make it to “someday!!”

Don’t get me wrong, she’s a lovely child.  She is beautiful…talented…and even shows flashes of being smart! LOL.  But she can turn it all on and off at her whims and it drives me crazy.

The other day she was looking at dresses to buy for her homecoming weekend which will come fairly quickly once school starts this fall.  She was going from website to website looking for ideas and made the mistake of peeking over her shoulder to see what beautiful dress she was considering…when I should have known better.  This is NOT your mother’s homecoming!  And these “dresses” – if you can call them that – are little more than colored fabric that fits like Saran Wrap would if it were stretched to it’s limit and then stretched some more!  Holy crap that looked tight!

Let’s put it this way…if my wife had caught me looking at a model in that dress on the computer, I would have slept on the couch for a week.  And my daughter wants to wear this out…and to a school function???

Oh and by the way…the price of this dress was not exactly in proportion to the size of the dress. She assured me should could find a dress for under $30.  Why I listened to her, I’ll never know! She also failed to mention that matching shoes were a necessity as well.  Shoot me.



“How the heck is this appropriate for a 16 year old???”

I have a headache just thinking about it.  I said no…took my lumps…and dreamed of the day when she had kids!