So, several months ago, Clinton's girlfriend decided that she didn't want to go to prom this year and thought they should wait until next year. This was fine with Clinton, as he isn't a huge fan of dancing. Well, last week, she came over to tell me she had changed her mind and she really did want to go. This wasn't a huge surprise to me, but it was to Clinton. We had just a week to get things together.
As we are trying to save money for Clinton's trip to Europe, we weren't thrilled with the idea of having to rent a tux. Even he thought it was a waste. We decided to just have him wear black pants, a black dress shirt and black tie. It would be very dressy and look fine.
This morning, I was out and about looking for flowers to make the corsage, etc. (I couldn't find anything I liked.) On my way home I had this strong prompting to go to Goodwill. I have been there a couple of times...it's fun to dig around there. I thought I might be able to find some black dress pants for him, and I did. As I was walking away with them, I felt the nudge to look on a different rack in the sizes that were way too big. There, on the end of the rack were a pair of black tuxedo pants, just his size, in PERFECT condition. WOO HOO! I was so excited! We still have his tuxedo shirt, bow tie and cummerbund from band last year, it would work out great!
As I walked by the suit coats, I decided to see what they had. Sitting there was the MATCHING TUXEDO COAT! I think it will be the perfect size! And if it's not, my new step mother-in-law has offered to do the alterations! A second blessing!
A Happy Mom....Priceless!
I'm so glad I listened and went to Goodwill! I am totally stoked! There isn't a snag, flaw or spot on it!