One Hitch in the Preparation

In anticipation of the mad dash of parents trying to make their children’s night a perfect one, I prepared for my daughter’s prom early. I helped her pick out a dress, rent a limo, and even booked a hair salon appointment months in advance. Everything was set, until one thing happened that threw the entire plan out of place. The limo company had been shut down by the government because of illegal business practices. This happened days before the prom, so I scrambled to find a replacement limo, and stumbled upon, where I rented a new limo.

I guess no matter how much you prepare for something, there is still a chance that something can go wrong, so it’s best to have a backup plan. If push came to shove, I would have taken my daughter and her date to the prom in my SUV. That probably would have been embarrassing for her, but it’s better than having to take public transportation to the prom. When I was a teenager, one couple did this and they were mugged on the way to the prom. The mugger made the male student strip down to his underwear in front of everyone on the train.

I took pictures of my daughter in her prom dress before the limo came to take her away. She looked like an angel that had fallen from heaven. It was one of those moments that every parent just has to keep on film, along with the birth of their child, and the day their child gets married. It seemed like just yesterday that my daughter was walking around the house in her tiny toddler clothes, and now she’s close to being an adult. Before I know it, she’ll be graduating from college, getting married, and having her own kids.