Chapter 17 A Slumber Party
"Alex, at the end of the month there will be an awards banquet for the City Police Department. There will be dinner, a short presentation of awards and following the presentation, dancing." Trent spoke nervously. "I was wondering if you'd care to attend as my guest?"
"Before you answer Alex, you should know that my parents will also be attending. My father will be receiving a plaque recognizing his 40 years of service to the Department." Trent continued.
"You must be so proud of your Dad. Of course I will attend with you!" Alex accepted
Emme stopped at the store on her way home from work and picked up popcorn, a vegetable tray, a big bag of oranges, a gallon of chocolate milk and for the ladies after the little ones go to sleep, a big bag of dark chocolates.
Finally the little children were sleepy.
"Mom" Marley asks with a grin. "Which television should we play the movie on?"
"Ladies, sometime Basil does things that we just don't understand. He bought a second TV so that he and the guys could watch two games at the same time." Emme exclaimed in exasperation.
Meanwhile up at the cabin...
We should get a picture of us on the roof, like the one of your grandfather. And add a new one every winter." Matt continued.
"Trent has invited me to go with him to a Police awards banquet. HIS PARENTS ARE GOING TO BE THERE!!"
"I found these dresses at the resale shop.""And then at the fabric shop, there were some pretty choices."
"What am I going to do?" Alex wailed.
"First Alex, let us see how you look in the dresses." Tyler comforted Alex."Oh Alex!" Esme breathed. "That style is so becoming to your pretty shoulders and your very tiny waist." "Alex." Elissa instructed. "Take off your headset. You cannot go on your first date with Trent with your phone on your head."
"I like that simple sheathe style on Alex. Don't you Emme?" Sister/Sweetheart asked her sister.
Alex is so confused. She wants to look beautiful for Trent. But she also wants to look respectable for his parents.