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From: momquilts
Date: 07-28-2007, 05:30 PM (1 of 7)
OK ladies, how much trouble would I be in if I strangled my daughter given these circumstances?

My son's wedding is two weeks away. My dear daughter is a bridesmaid. She has been very emotional lately and that causes her to eat. I have kept on her about it and I think that makes matters worse. I have also been after her to try the dress on since its been a couple months since she picked it up.


She tried the dress on last night and I could barely zip it. This morning with the proper undergarments on, I couldn't get it zipped! I have a blister from the zipper pull, I tried to zip it so many times.

Luckily my DIL to be chose a dress from Davids Bridal that was purchased off the rack. I was able to go to Delaware (because the one closest to my house didn't have the size I needed) and get a different dress.

I guess I should have known better than to tell someone that all of my responsibilities were under control!

Thank you for letting me vent.
User: momquilts
Member since: 02-02-2000
Total posts: 46
From: EmaCon
Date: 07-28-2007, 06:10 PM (2 of 7)
Feel free to vent anytime you want.
Your daughter needs to learn to do something other than eat when she gets emotional. I suggest drinking water, deep breathing/meditating/yoga or a quick walk around the block (or all three). She should do this 3 or 4 times a day. It doesn't have to be for very long each time (5-10 min.) This way she can learn new habits while breaking the old one. She may also want to consider eating 5 or 6 small, healthy meals/snacks regularly spaced during the day. It will prevent her from getting too hungry and may prevent unwanted mood swings.
User: EmaCon
Member since: 07-28-2006
Total posts: 67
From: Judi
Date: 07-28-2007, 06:20 PM (3 of 7)
You might try chasing her around the yard - not that you'd ever commit mayhem upon her body, but it sure would give her some exercise -.:shock:

Sewing is almost better than Chocolate.
User: Judi
Member since: 06-22-2000
Total posts: 85
From: temom
Date: 07-28-2007, 06:29 PM (4 of 7)
Ummm...I would say it would be completely justified.

I hope the next 2 weeks are uneventful and less stressful!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: lendube
Date: 07-29-2007, 12:34 PM (5 of 7)
You could take the cost of the second dress out of her own money. I think that's justified.

Murder I believe you'd regret somewhere down the line.....:bluewink:

Lennie :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-29-2007, 06:40 PM (6 of 7)
Yeah, some days you just want to "kill" them. However, it would serve no purpose to avert the crisis. Glad that you were able to solve your daughter's problem. Guess I would have her pay at least half the cost of replacing the dress. She might also want to become involved with an Overeater's Anonymous group if she tends to gain a lot of weight when emotional. However, if this was a one time occurrence, I would let it go. Just some thoughts.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: Bama
Date: 07-29-2007, 07:22 PM (7 of 7)
I'm also glad you were able to find another dress.
At least the wedding is still two weeks away! :bg: Keep some healthy snacks in the house and throw out all the fattening ones for a couple of weeks. :bluewink: HAve her drinks LOTS of water.
When I was 15 years old, the daughter of a friend of my mother's called us crying TWO hours before her wedding. Some of her bridesmaids had got into a fight that morning and one of them had backed out of the wedding. I was the only person she knew that could fit into that bride's maid's dress. My mother helped her talk me into being in the wedding for her, even tho I never got to practice. Talk about scared to death. A half an hour later, I had showered, was at the church, standing on a chair while the bride's aunt pinned up the hem of the dress. (The other girl was 6" taller than me) My mom was blow drying my hair at the same time and another woman was telling me where I was supposed to stand at the front of the church. I remember my flowers shaking during the whole wedding, but the bride was sure relieved that they didn't have to ask one of the groomsmen to step out of the wedding. He would not have had anyone to escort.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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