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I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Tux Time

The senior prom is next month. The senior year is the busiest year, and the most expensive. I'm beginning to wonder how my parents were able to do it. I never, until now, appreciated all they did for me my senior year. There are the senior pictures, the announcements, the college application fee's, the proms (I went to two my senior year, and somehow I must've talked them into two dresses because I've still got the pictures), senior day, graduation and the graduation party.

Casey had his senior pictures taken this past summer before school started. That could've been the day from hell, only I was there with Casey and he kept me laughing. He kept everyone there laughing. When the photographers couldn't get a student to smile, Casey would be in the sidelines posing like Zoolander, and he'd get the students to smile easily.

The announcements were ordered a few months ago, along with the cap and gown. I'm very excited to get these, they should be getting here soon. I'll post them...yeah, like that wasn't a given.

A couple of Saturdays ago, we were at Men's Warehouse getting Casey fitted for his tux. Kasey, the girl he is taking to the prom (yeah, I know), came with Casey and met Charlie and I there. I had told Casey that he and Kasey could go do it on their own, but he asked for me to meet them there. How many guys Casey's age would want their mom there, but Casey knows how much I love him and he tries so hard to include me. I hope he knows how much I appreciate it. Anyway, watching them measure Casey, and Casey trying on the clothes...well, it made me realize that the only other time I'll probably be around for this to happen again is when he gets married. All the other men in there getting measured were much older and were probably there for just that reason. Casey asked me a couple of times if everything was okay when I was looking at him, he had no idea what was going through my mind.

Kasey brought me a picture of her dress and I'm going to post it. She's such a sweet girl. She's also a good friend of the girl, Betsy, that he took to the football banquet. The dress is beautiful. Here's the picture, it's the pink one;

I was hoping Casey would pick out one of the tux with long tails or the guru type collars, and I may have tried to influence...a little, but no, he wanted traditional. He's so tall, I think he'd look great in the long coat, but he's a traditional and conservative kind of guy. The vest is a dark pink with black design over it. Can't wait to see them.
They've got the limo booked to pick them up, take them to dinner and then to the prom. They are going with another couple. We didn't do limos when I was a kid, I guarantee you I'd had too much fun in a limo. Casey doesn't take after me. Thank God.

As much fun, and it IS fun, going through all of this with him, it is so bittersweet. Every event brings him that much closer to walking out the front door into manhood. I know Casey will always come home, he'll always be one of my two best friends and he'll always make me laugh as he gives me one of those big ole' hugs telling me he loves me more than I love him (family joke), but still...trust me, it's all bittersweet.


Blogger ~Deb said...

I can totally see why you would feel it's bittersweet. He's growing up right before your eyes, and especially at that age... The dresses are beautiful- especially that violet-colored one. Very nice. I'm sure your son is going to look absolutely adorable dressed up in his tux! Can't wait to see the photos of that!


8:50 AM  
Anonymous Tommy Muchyoungerthanyouandhappyforit said...

Bittersweet. Yes, your boys are getting older and are ready for the world. Yes, you are getting older and ready for a diaper. Look at it this way, in a few years Alzheimer's will have kicked in and you won't remember any of it. Just playing kathi, just playing...lol.

9:46 AM  
Blogger The Real Kidd said...

Girl you really are blessed. What a great kid. Both of your boys are GREAT! I hope that I am that lucky with my girls.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I don't know why I expected you to say you had a good cry after the tux fitting.

12:32 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

deb ~ yup, he is. Can't wait to show the pics, lol, I'm such a proud mama!

tom ~ depends?? You're such a jerk, good thing you're my buddy.

kidd ~ they will, look at their example. :)


1:33 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

That dress it beautiful..Im sure they will be an adorable couple.

The pics that we REALLY want though are YOUR prom pics. Puh-lease? (I dont ask for much do I?)

11:01 PM  
Anonymous katy said...

Now thats something I would pay to see, your prom pictures! Get on that!
I remember the same thing with Andrew's Sr. year. Lots of emotion, lots of memories.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

Both dresses are beautiful. Wow, around this time last year I was going through the same thing with my daughter. I can't believe that she will be a college sopomore in the fall. This time goes by so fast. Enjoy! He is going to look so great in his tux too.

10:06 PM  
Blogger DaBich said...

Ahh..you bring back memories for me too. Taking both my daughters for their prom dresses ::sigh:: it WAS tons of fun. Now one is living two hours away. The other is still here with me, and prolly will be for 3 more years of college. Then it will be wedding dress fittings!

4:28 AM  
Blogger DaBich said...

Anonymous ~ go play in traffic...preferrably heavy truck traffic!


4:50 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

anon ~ I've deleted your comment because it was offensive to me and this is, after all, my blog.

dabich ~ thank you sweetie.

10:27 AM  

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