Last week Emma had a big event: the drama banquet. She wanted a fancy dress for it. Last year she just wore a church dress and she was the only one. Everyone else was in formals. That's drama kids for you.
We took Adri shopping with us because Emma is always a better shopper when she has a friend along. We found a pretty dress and Emma was happy.
Thursday afternoon she went to Adri's house, along with Vanessa and Caralyn to have Adri do their hair. Adri is magic with hair. Emma came home looking lovely.
She said that Adri called dibs to do Emma's hair for her wedding.
I don't know who would compete with Adri. Me? One of her brothers? I think Adri can have the job.
I had to run to the store and when I got home, there was a small crisis. The zipper in Emma's new dress was stuck. The fabric was maybe stuck inside, I don't know the trouble, but Adam was trying his best to fix the problem. "Don't break the zipper," I cautioned my husband with the strong hands. Within seconds he had indeed broken the zipper.
To Emma's credit, she didn't burst into tears.
We were less than half an hour before the drama banquet and her dress was in ruins. I investigated the zipper and there was nothing I could do to fix it.
"What am I going to do?" Emma asked, eyebrows raised and forehead creased.
"Put the dress back on," I said, "and I will sew it shut."
"How will I get out of it?" she asked.
"I'll cut the stitches."
So that's what we did. I was sewing furiously and the time kept ticking. "Almost done," I kept saying, trying to be reassuring. "Almost done."
I finished in the nick of time. Adam snapped a few pictures and she was off.
It was the most intense stitching I've ever done. (Maybe it was the only intense stitching I've ever done.)
When Emma got home, Adam was talking on the phone with his mom. He switched over to Facetime so he could show her Emma's dress. Adam's sister Megan was there too. They oohed and aahed over Emma then Megan said, "Who did your hair? I know it wasn't your mom."
"Hey!" I said.
But I know, we all know. There's no way I could have done it.
|this was taken after Emma got home and she was more relaxed|
And then, in case you're wondering. I snipped her right out of that dress safe and sound.