In June 2016, my mom, my sister and I went dress shopping for her matric farewell. We took a tour in my little car all the way to Pretoria. We got there, went to our first boutique, she didn’t find anything she liked. We then went to our second boutique, she fitted two or three dresses but nothing “stood out” for her.
We got in the car to drive to the little apartment we stayed at and while on route, my battery died and my phone went off. No more GPS. My mom freaked out while my sister and I stayed chill. I recognized a small ice cream shop my bestie once took me to when I visited her. We went inside, bought ice cream and waited for my phone to charge in the corner.
After I put on my GPS again, we found the apartment we stayed at. We had banana bread for dinner, we took a shower then my sister and I watched Trevor Noah on the TV while my mom complained about comedians not being comedic. After our show, we went to bed to get our needed rest for intense dress shopping the next day.
The following day we had Wimpy for breakfast and started our search for her matric farewell dress. We went into a little boutique that had nice dresses on display outside. My sister and I went through all the racks and yet didn’t find anything appealing to her. We were just about to give up this boutique until I found a dress hanging really high behind the clothing racks. I picked it up, it was heavy, and I asked her: “what about what about this one? It is real pretty!” So she turned around and said: “YES!” then I went with her into the fitting room to put it on, I helped her squeeze into and out of the tight dress. When she put it on, we went outside to show my mom and she said: “it looks like a wedding dress” so we joked and said we should buy it so that she can wear it at her matric farewell and I’ll wear it on my wedding.
Mom bought the dress, she looked gorgeous in it. On the day of her matric farewell, I lend her the earrings I wore to my matric farewell and it suited her, and the dress, nicely! So I played a role in her matric farewell slash wedding. I’m thankful we shared that moment.