In my previous article, A Mom's Adventure During Prom Season, I began sharing my experience with my daughter as we shop through prom season. We started with the dress because, well…it’s everything. Now that we have the perfect dress, it’s time to buy the perfect shoes. But since we’re still searching for those, let’s discuss the prom date instead.
Yes, it’s the dreaded moment that strikes fear into the heart of every dad with a daughter. The “Who will be taking my little girl to the prom?” moment. Let’s be honest, moms generally handle this a lot better than dads. But I’m a divorced single mom and as a result, it is all on me to make sure her prom date understands the rules. And I definitely had a plan, so let’s meet the prom date.
Two days ago, at my request, my daughter brought her prom date home to meet me. Naturally, I would prefer her to bring home a young man who is respectful, has no body piercings, has a nice haircut and of course, pants hanging somewhere near his waist and not around his ankles. As I waited for them to come in I said a little prayer:
Please let this young man have his pants up around his waist where they belong. Let him be respectful and have no body piercings. And, please Lord, do not let him be wearing goth makeup or have huge holes in his ear lobes.”
United States congressional candidate Alex Sink certainly knows how to put her foot in her mouth. In a recent debate between her and the other candidates running for Florida Congressional District 13’s vacated seat, she had this to say about illegal immigrants and immigration reform.
“Immigration reform is important in our country ... because we have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers, and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean out hotel rooms or do our landscaping?”
Oh the joys of being a mom during prom season.
As many of my friends and colleagues know, more often than not I can be found in a comfy pair of jeans and a sweatshirt with my hair pulled back in a ponytail and working. But they will also tell you that when the occasion calls for it I will be dressed nicely and I enjoy wearing stilettos. I mean, really…we all want to look good while at a conference or meeting with our peers.
Teenagers are no different, and when it comes to prom…one MUST have the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, the perfect manicure/pedicure and, of course, the perfect hair. So please indulge me as I take you on this conservative mother’s journey into PROM SEASON.
We still have five weeks before prom night but already my daughter is stressing about every little detail. Every evening I get bombarded with, “We need to go ahead and get my dress so we have time to have it altered”, OR “What about my hair? Can we do my color now?” Trust me when I tell you that approximately halfway through your daughter’s junior year you will begin to dread prom and especially when you reach that critical mark of it being only a few weeks away.
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