My mother wants to have a family portrait taken on her 50th birthday, which is I think is a fine idea, but she wants all of us to dress alike in colors that I do not like and don’t look good in.
Queenie, how can I get her to let me dress well for the picture?—Reluctant daughter
It is your mother’s landmark birthday. Why not go along with what she wants as your gift to her? Perhaps you can find some small accessory that will make you feel better about how you look in the picture.