Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

The Formal Nightmare Is Officially Over

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

The Formal Nightmare Is Officially Over

Article excerpt

MY WIFE breathed a big sigh of relief on Saturday night after going through one of the most stressful periods of her life in the past three months.

No it wasn't a health scare, nor was it a work issue.

My wife has just survived "Year 12 formal night".

I had no idea that for any Year 12 student going to the school formal is a dress rehearsal to getting married.

It took three months with trips to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, along with plenty of tears, to find a dress.

But that was only a small part of this major operation.

I tried to offer some advice, but as soon as I opened my mouth I knew I was entering shark-infested waters.

I then handed the baton solely to the wife and like a leading orchestra conductor she managed to get the daughter playing in harmony.

I thought on the big day that the daughter would just get dressed, put on her make-up and do her hair and off we'd go. …

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