Once or twice a year, I get a message from a young lady's mama that will go something like this, "I want to get my daughter a mum, but what if she is asked to homecoming?" There are several answers to this question:
Don't buy a mum and wait and then hope that you can get a last minute mum if no boy asks your daughter to homecoming.
Buy your daughter a mum and tell the boy that you already bought one and he can either pay you or just get a "pass" on making the purchase himself. (I have had mamas split the cost of a mum in the case as well.)
Your daughter gets two mums! Lucky girl!
I'd like to offer answer number Four. What I have really wanted to say each and every time is, Buy your own d@m^ mum! Excuse my French, but in the 21st Century shouldn't we be teaching our young women that if they want something they shouldn't be relying on a dumb boy (I can say this, I had three of 'em) to get the mum of her dreams?!
Mums are a time honored tradition in Texas. They are unique to our state. Little girls dream about their senior mum. Get the mum she wants! Buy your daughter a GREAT mum! Don't rely on some boy's mama to grudgingly buy your sweet girl the smallest, cheapest mum.
And if a boy does ask her to homecoming and wants to buy her a mum, refer to my stock answers above.
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