First of all, thank you for correcting my spelling errors - English is not my native language, should have done spell check.. :-)
I would like to let you know that I will not "base my life on doing the minimum that you can get away with" - when it comes to my family, my work, etc.
In this particular case we are talking about cruise attire, really.. :-)
Regarding my mom's advise - I disagreed with her on numerous occasions - only to find that she never failed to see things just the way they are..
I will certainly get back to you post cruise to give an update.
In any case, I assure you, there will be no need to eat your keyboard.. ;-)