Monday, March 05, 2007
Today was a big day in the whole scheme of raising a child. It was RENT THE TUX FOR PROM DAY.
After Shaun came to work with me, because I can do that with the job I have, we went to Black and Lee and he picked out a tux. Nothing flashy, although all the tuxes are flashy when you think about it. Satin stripes down the legs and satin on the lapel and shiny shoes. He did say No Pinstripes(too gansta), No Cumberbund(too groom), Not A White Tux(too lame), and No Pink. Well, his date's dress is fushia so the last one got nixed and he ended up with a striped fushia tie and fushia pocket square.
So the guy measures him and hands him all the trimmings and off he goes for what seems like an eternity to try the stuff on. And it must have been a freakin' long time because out of the change room dressed in a snappy white shirt, flashy satin striped black pants and super shiny shoes came a MAN!!! Not my kid, not my boy! OMG Who snuck in and stole my kid? Even thinking about it now I get all weepy. I did good though, I didn't cry in the store, but I wanted to.
So now he has the tux rented, the date lined up, and has been accepted to the Culinary Arts program at OC.
And just yesterday he was wearing a bunny suit!