While I was working a few days ago, I received a phone call from my 16 year old daughter, Avery. As I answer the phone, I can tell she is crying. What is happening? Why has she called me crying? Is everyone okay????
I ask her what is going on and why she is crying. She says, that all the other girls she has talked to about prom are going to wear flats and she now doesn’t want to wear the heels we bought for prom. She said she was going to tower over everyone and feel out of place. Also, her date/boyfriend (about an inch shorter than her on a normal day) really didn’t want her to wear heels.
Okay – a couple of problems here:
- You call me hysterically crying while I am working and have me thinking something is terribly wrong!
- These are the shoes that YOU said YOU wanted while in the store and asked me to buy for you. I, being a mother trying to get the outfit that my child wants for prom, buy the shoes – $65.00.
- We have already had the prom dress altered, according to the height of these shoes. Alterations cost $60, so I am now $125 invested in these shoes – which are lovely by the way. If I had an event to wear them to, I would buy them in my size!
- I am truly sorry your boyfriend is shorter than you. That is not the issue here. We discussed this in the store when talking about buying the shoes and YOU decided to still buy the shoes, knowing that you would be much taller than him on prom night.
- You already threw the box away, so there is no chance of taking them back or exchanging them.
- DRAMA!!!! Why is my house filled with so much drama??? Oh yeah – maybe two teenage daughters has something to do with it…..
I explained all these point to Avery – although probably not as coherently as I have put it here, and with a lot less emotion! I told her if she found a way to reimburse me $125 and buy her own replacement shoes and pay for re-altering her dress, she was welcome to do all that. However, being that she does not work and has no source of income other than her parents, I don’t see this happening.
For all these reasons, Avery earns my “least favorite” status today. I think we give her too much!
Avery +1/-2, Brooke +3/0, Kate +6/-2, Me +1/-2, My Husband +1/0
Photo credit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Rhinestone-Platform-Wedge-Heel-Wedding-Bridal-Prom-Evening-Sandal-Shoe-5-10-/331359309909