February 02, 2010

Fashion Conversations with Dork-Mom

Ringo: Mom, do I have to wear dark socks with my tux?

Me: Yes. Tell me you weren't thinking of wearing white...



Ringo: Just asking.

Me: Dark socks.

Ringo: Do they have to be long?



Me: I'm not going to argue about socks. Ask your Dad.

Ringo: Crap.

Me: He'll give you the straight scoop.

(In reality I know he'll believe his Dad. If I say 'dark long socks', I'm going to take crap for it because I never have to wear a tux.)

Five minutes later...

Ringo: I knew it. I shouldn't have asked.

Me: He gave you long dark socks.

Ringo: Yes.

Me: Whatever. I told you.

Ringo: You who wears your purple sweatshirt, black shorts, and fuzzy blue slippers?

Me: Hey, that's my around the house attire. I'm not being asked to play Jazz at some ritzy house on Palm Beach. YOU have to look the part. *I* however can wear whatever I want.

Ringo: You're a disaster.

Me: I'm not playing on Palm Beach. I'm allowed to be.

I love my purple sweatshirt from high school. I love my blue dead muppet slippers. I don't care how much the kids laugh...

Posted by Boudicca at February 2, 2010 10:51 PM

Does he have the black patent leather shoes, too, or does he get the black patent dancing pumps with the grosgrain bow?

To invert the saying, "Looking good has nothing to do with fashion."

Posted by: Versatek6 at February 3, 2010 11:58 AM

Versatek6- He is wearing his Dad's black shoes. No black patent leather. I was doing a quiet thank you last night when I realized he can wear his Dad's shoes.

They had pictures today for Jazz at school, and one of the Mom's called me (she had been helping) to tell me that my kid definitely had it going on. She said half the boys walked in all rumpled,looking dazed.

Posted by: bou at February 3, 2010 12:47 PM

I used to have crocodile slippers. Wore them to work one day too.

Posted by: _Jon at February 3, 2010 08:38 PM

With engineers, bad fashion is mostly about not wanting to spend time and money on something that doesn't matter.

They make me wear nice shoe at work now, so I bought a really nice pair of brown leather shoes at Goodwill for $1.29. They had hardly any wear and they fit perfectly.

And how about an update on the singing audition?

Posted by: Carl Brannen at February 4, 2010 05:12 PM