As fate would have it, when my husband went to Charlie's home to pick up the prom paperwork (since he came from another school district), both he and my daughter were surprised to learn that Charlie's mom, Dawn, had actually been friends with my husband, Michael, back in their high school days! Seven Degrees of Separation of What? She still attends the same church my husband used to when they were teens and heads up the women's ministry there.
So the night of the prom, we double-dated with Charlie's parents and ate at the same restaurant as our kids before driving them to the prom venue. The restaurant was filled with other prom goers who filed past our table in an endless display of bling, glitter and glam but the funniest sight was watching all the girls literally hobble in obvious excruciating agony down the corridor. It just amazed me that they would wear 4-5" inch heels that were killing their feet! At least my daughter was sensible and wore sparkly gold flats with socks and a modest dress with clear straps that didn't have to be pulled up all night or that she couldn't bend over in. What were those other girl's moms thinking? I sure don't have the money to waste on a pair of pumps that will only be worn for 10 minutes and then flung off. What's the point?
I never got to go to my own prom even though I slaved for months on a dress I had designed and sewn myself. Neither had my husband attended his (too bad we didn't know each other in high school) so we got to live vicariously through our daughter this night. Since I got a job, I was able to buy her a fairy-tale beautiful dress and splurge on a hair and make-up treatment. No limo though; I do have my limits!
We took photos at a historical site near our home and they are below for your viewing pleasure.
So tell me, what was your prom experience like? Any funny stories? Any sad stories? Any magical stories? PLEASE SHARE!
|I just couldn't resist!|
|This is now my phone wall paper|
|This is my daughter's favorite|
|Andrea, Karina and Charlie|
|A foretaste of things to come....in at least 8 MORE YEARS!|