2/21/11

Sydney buys a dress

This Friday night is the school's Spring Dance. Yes, Rob and I are chaperoning again and yes, I am terrified...read why here. Our own little Syglets decided she wants to wear a dress this year. First garment that she's worn voluntarily other than jeans and a t-shirt since she's been with us.

So, the two old men took her on a full day of shopping. We went to our favorite store where we always have lots of success and the prices are right. The first dress she tried on was too "Easter Sunday". Second dress didn't fit. Third dress was covered with ruffles...all over...everywhere. Hated it. But, she liked it and Rob liked it. I hated it so much that I touched each and every other dress in the store and held most of them up so she could turn her nose or roll her eyes at them. But, I kept hunting and eventually, I found this dress. Not much bettter, but some better. A little too "Suzy goes to a spring wedding" for me.






I don't think she understands quite how uncomfortable she's going to be on Friday night in this dress and we're going to take jeans in the truck...just in case. We've already decided that she has to wear a pair of her spandex volleyball shorts underneath it. Who knows, maybe she'll take to dresses like RuPaul did and we won't be able to get her out of them after this.


Rob is thinking of getting a tattoo that says Cell Block D to scare boys away with.


After the dress, there were shoes. She wanted purple and we couldn't find them, and after two stores ended with this pair of black flats. And, while we were buying the dress, we forgot to get a slip, so we had to stop at yet another store for that. By the time we ate lunch and got home, Rob and I both needed a nap.
As, did the cats.

I can't quite believe that our little tomboy wants to wear a dress.

Take care and have a great Monday.

Lane

18 comments:

Auntie Em said...

She looks absolutely radiant! I think its perfect.

Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely dress... the color and style are perfect for Sydney! She looks beautiful!!!

Freda said...

Sydney looks great in the dress. Have fun Sydney!

Tammy said...

Your little tomboy is growing up into a lovely young woman. She looks absolutely gorgeous in her new dress. I hope all three of you have a good time at the dance.

Hazel said...

WOW she looks stunning ,beautiful dress and Sydney is gorgeous .

sewmeow said...

She looks beautiful....nice shopping!

P. said...

That is such a pretty dress, and she is adorable in it!

Cindy N. said...

Ah she looks stunning. Young tomboys become beautiful young women! My oldest who is now 22 went through the same thing.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could have picked a better dress. Good job!! Have fun Sydney!!!!

Lee Ann said...

That is a beautiful dress.

I grew up a tomboy. I still prefer my jeans and t-shirts; however, I do like to wear dresses too.

vivian said...

That color looks great on her-I agree with the others -great dress! Hope you ALL have a grand time!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful young lady! That dress is so very flattering. And I love the color on her.

In a totally unrelated and inappropriate note, Rob has really nice hands.

xo -El

Coloradolady said...

I told you she would out grow that look you hated so very much!! Should I warn you...in a couple of years it is the "sexy" school girl look.....but it does get better after a few years!!! She looks beautiful!

Cynthia L. said...

Sydney looks so pretty! She looks so grown up too! My daughter always thought the only items of clothing she needed were jeans and t-shirts - you should see her closet now!

You and Rob should start reading Elle magazine and learn what is hot - right now, ruffles are hot!

Hope you all have fun at the dance.

Andra Gayle said...

I am currently in pursuit of a dress for my 12 year old and she wrinkles her nose and shakes her head and says "ick" to everything! So, you are way ahead of me!

Tennye said...

It is gonna be okay daddy, the voice of experience. I have three girls and one tomboy in the bunch. She stayed that way, but has on occasion decided to wear a dress. Trust that you have done a good job.

lw said...

Sydney looks great, love the color on her!

Irene Onderweegs said...

What a safe dress this is ;^}
The boys will certainly remember you, and be very cautious about giving Sydney a hard time, LOL, because of your reputation. They know, and she knows.
Have a great time!
Irene from a sunny Amsterdam.