Thursday, March 06, 2008

One of "those" talks

Shanna's dance recital is coming up in April. When they present the girls at the beginning, the dads escort their daughters onto the stage, both wearing formal clothes. It is a fun tradition of taking her to find a fancy dress. We were talking about what kind of dress she wanted last night, and she described a strapless gown. I told her that she needed to have straps so that it didn't accidentally fall down when she was on the stage.

She said that teenagers wear that type of dress all the time to prom and she would be ok. I told her that teenagers sometimes had something to help them hold up the dress. She looked puzzled. I said "when you get older, your body will go through some changes." She turned bright red, put both of her hands over her face, and said "MOOOMMMMM..... that is in the future. We don't need to talk about that right now, ok?" Then she said that a dress with straps is what she wanted.

One point for Mom, one less fight in the dress shop!

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