My oldest son is going to the prom.
Not his prom, mind you.
He SKIPPED all of those when he was in high school.
It’s only now that he’s graduated, with a girlfriend still in high school that he’s decided to attend one.
Personally, I think she HOUNDED him to get him to go.
My son isn’t really into dancing or dressing up, two things that feature heavily at proms.
I feel like I should make him watch Pretty in Pink or something to prepare him for what proms are like.
Did I mention that this is a prom at my old high school?
Yes, so I know EXACTLY what’s in store for him.
Twinkle lights, tinfoil and tissue paper decorations, a tired DJ, the prom king and queen ceremony, all that stuff.
It’s making me nostalgic just thinking of it.
I kinda wish I could be a fly on the wall and go watch him.
The funny part of this is that I was contacted by his girlfriend, to tell me exactly what he needs to be prepared for the prom:
- A navy bow tie
- A navy cummerbund
- And, of course, a CORSAGE
I went a little crazy ordering the corsage.
Something unique, I said. With a special wristband, not just the plain white elastic.
It MUST compliment the navy dress, I instructed the florist.
I went crazy to the tune of $45.
And we haven’t even shopped for his tuxedo yet!
I’m EXTRAORDINARILY happy he’s finally going to a prom.
It’s something that’s right up my alley and I think given my experience pulling together outfits, that he will be THE BEST LOOKING YOUNG MAN AT THE PROM.
It’s times like this that I realize I should have had a girl in addition to my boys.
I would have made an EXCELLENT mother of girls!