Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We Got The Blues

Last week was spring break. Since Middlest 'grew up', shopping has become more sedate around here and Littlest and I did what moms and teenagers do. We went shopping for summer clothes and Prom!  As a group we have all always felt that a long dress is most appropriate for prom. The first dress she chose was a  short, form fitting sheath and it looked amazing on her.  Very simple and elegant. But she thought she should go fancier. Well. Littlest tried on long, full, puffy, hitched up, jacked down, sleek, ruffled, bejeweled, glittered, and sequined. With each dress her frustration grew.  Lit is short and compact. She has an excellent figure and she is tight and muscular. She has phenomenal legs. There is nothing frail or ethereal about her.  She would stomp out of the dressing room with comments such as, "this looks ridiculous, this is hideous, this is skanky", and my favorite, "I look like a freakin cupcake." I stood outside the dressing room chuckling to myself because recently my friend Nicole at Help Mama Remote wrote a post that mentioned the possibility of Promzilla's. To which I blithely commented something along the lines of, I was glad that would never happen with my girls. *snicker*...feel free to snicker at me here { *******} : ) But thankfully, when I borrowed the phrase, 'Promzilla', things quieted down considerable. After the 4th store Littlest realized that long, full, puffy, hitched up, jacked down, sleek, ruffled, bejeweled, glittered, and sequined were just not for her and we returned to the first store for the very first dress she tried on. It was perfect. As Middlest said when Lit modeled it for her,
"God Lit, You're a knockout!" Yes, she is.

Not long ago I mentioned that Littlests' doctor suspected she had a stress fracture in her arm and Littlest was very upset because there was a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament coming up. Well. She had a recheck and they still saw no sign of a fracture. By last week it seemed to be fine and so she said:

 "Nothing is going to stop me!"

And nothing did.




 This plaque was placed on her trophy.
A very Awesome Samurai Sword sheathed in Royal Blue.


But the best part?


It matches her prom dress perfectly ; )






Littlest took down two tough competitors without any points scored against her. They were both older than her and one outweighed her by at least 20 pounds. She was phenomenal. Especially when you consider she has been doing this less than a year. Her instructor calls her a natural. During her fights the guys she trains with, all men including 4 giant bald men covered in tattoo's, were cheering her on and taking pictures. Which just tickled me : ) She's like their little sister. Her instructor had been stuck in Brazil because of a canceled flight and when the guys sent him a text telling him Lit won her division, he replied asking them to tell her that when he gets back, she gets her Blue Belt. She deserved it. Hmm, wonder how it will look with the dress...


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15 comments:

  1. It will all make a lovely ensemble! I need to do the prom dress shopping bit soon and am really not looking forward to it!

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    1. I got off pretty easy because the oldest didn't go to prom and a couple years ago Lit walked into a store and picked out the perfect dress for Mid within 5 minutes too!

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  2. Well congratulations on all counts... the shopping and the win! Guess blue is the "IN" color, at least for Lit!

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  3. Oh - your pride in this girl of yours is immense. So chicken or egg? Did the dress come before or after the samurai sword was won?

    Gorgeous dress though, no Promzilla in my household - ever!

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    1. The dress came first, so it cracked me up when I saw that sword ; ) before she bought it she had been joking that she was going to bedazzle her Gi and wear it for prom ; )

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  4. She has two very cool sides to her! And wow, that dress is beautiful!

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    1. I think it's weirder for her to see herself looking cute in heels and a fancy dress than it is to see herself in a stinky old Gi ; )!

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  5. What a beautiful, beautiful dress, I bet she'll look gorgeous!!

    I was so much of a promzilla about the dress that I decided not to go when I couldn't find 'the one'.. luckily its not a big deal in England like it is in the US haha xxx

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    1. She has sworn for years that she didn't care about prom and would never go! What made me imagine she'd be easy to shop with? : )

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  6. Darling dress! You must be so proud of her. Petite girls look great in short simple styles. Otherwise, the dress wears her! And that's so wonderful about her win!

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    1. I agree! I'm short too and the simple sheath dress has always been my mainstay. And yes. We might have won a trophy for loudest family...or could have got kicked out..; )

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  7. LOL at Promzilla and her dress is gorgeous!!!!!Oh my I bet it's fascinating watching your daughter compete. Oh my gosh!!!!!You would have to have extreme skill and talent to do that!!!!Congrats to her!!!!!!!!

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    1. Nicole, I just cracked myself up in that dressing room. But when I told her I was ready to go if she didn't get over herself she straightened right up : ) It's fun watching her. She really amazes me!

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