Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Poetic Justice (or "All in the Family")

Kayson has been looking forward to his Junior Prom for months now.

Back up 20 years: One day his teenaged dad came home and mom (Kayson's Grandma) said, "Get dressed. You are taking your cousin to prom tonight." Kayson has given his dad crap for years about that priceless gem.

So for this coming-of-age-event, Kayson asked a girl he really liked. He met with a friend every day for 2 weeks going over THE PLAN for their date. At different points in THE PLAN, they were going to rent a limo, ride around temple square in a carriage, go miniature golfing, go to the fanciest restaurant in town, get to the dance, take pictures and somehow get home by midnight (curfew). After drawing a time-line for him to visually demonstrate that it would take a miracle, they settled on the limo and dinner at LaCaille. This is my son: live in the moment, damn the cost.

Meanwhile, Kiersta is a senior and didn't have a date, but wasn't really worried about going this time...she's been blessed to attend every other dance during her High School career. However, dad stepped up and threatened to buy her a date. She said she'd rather go with him! So the daddy/daughter date was a go.

Prom was last Saturday. On Thursday night about midnight, Kayson's date goes to the E.R. for an emergency appendectomy. He misses school to stay by her side at the hospital on Friday, but gets plenty of other offers/suggestions via cell phone, now that she's out of the picture.

Luckily, Mindi is bringing the girls up to stay at our house on Saturday night while she and RBC go to the Jazz game...so guess who Kayson took to Prom?
Tux: $110. New Shoes: $65. Corsage: $18.
Taking your cousin to Prom: Priceless!

And SUCH poetic justice.

A great time was had by all, but DH doesn't like to be on the blog, so here are the girls before the dance:
We did tell Kaitlyn that she can't date (again?) until she is 16. Does it count if you fill in and go to the prom with your cousin? Especially if you stop by the home of the girl-newly-without-appendix and give her the corsage?

7 comments:

Mindi said...

i LOVE it!!! am totally referring people to your story tomorrow.

our girls look way too old. YIKES.

LacyAsher#1 said...

That is so funny!!! I am glad he got to go though. I think it is so awesome that Kiersta went with her dad. That will definetly be an awesome memory.

The Beatty Beehive said...

Thanks for the laugh! Ummm... hello? Why wasn't Presten notified about the damsel in distress?

Ali said...

I must be a mom because this totally brought tears to my eyes...I have the neatest nieces and nephews.

Vanessa said...

Loni-Remember me? Jolynn's cousin? I finally put two and two together that you are Mindi's sister.

The next time you have a crop night, please invite me. I'd love to come :)

Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

way super funny! loL! love it!

Tanya said...

How funny! :) I went with my little brother, sort of the way the Daddy-Daughter plan was.