May 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM ET
Cassidy's prom was this week, and Kathie Lee lamented not only the expense of today's hair, gowns, and makeup, but also the unexpected emotional toll.
Cassidy, who was a vision in buttery yellow, wore a vintage Ralph Lauren dress that belonged to Kathie Lee back in the day, who noted that she weighed a pound less than her daughter when she was in that very gown — 103 to Cassidy's 104. She showed a before-and-after of the prom pics and a family wedding photo, and noted how much time flies.
"What happened to me?" she said. "Two Caesareans and menopause."
Thankfully, Spanx were also invented in the intervening years.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She has trauma-blocked her prom weight from memory.