|Making Mom Happy
“Try pulling that side up,” Kathy said.
“Like this?” Lisa asked.
“Yes... no... that doesn’t help. Maybe pull that piece over to this side a bit...”
“No, no stop. You’re making it worse.”
“What am I going to do!”
“You can’t just talk to her?”
“It would break her heart. I can’t break her heart.”
“Ok, let me think... we can’t take anything away, but maybe we can add something.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, if we add some lace here and maybe some ribbons there.... help me...”
An hour later: “I think we have it.”
Just then Mom walked in, “Oh Jenny! I knew you’d look lovely in my wedding dress! And I just love what you’ve done with it too, updated it just enough to make it your own! Let me get my camera!” She ran downstairs.
“See, you made your mom happy and made it your own, and it looks great on you too. It will be perfect!”
“Thanks Kathy. Now I hope I get the part!”
“You practically have it already! But why was it so important to your mother that you wear her wedding dress? It’s only the fifth-grade play after all.”
“I’m not sure. As soon as she found out I was trying out for the bride, in The Bride of Frankenstein, she insisted. It has something to do with Daddy...”