One of the many quintessential High School Events is Prom. Around here, the issue of whether anyone in our house would be going prom has long been an open question. For a while, it looked like no one would be going. And then, as things are wont to do, things changeed.
Bookworm was sure she didn't want to go, but her friends wanted her to go. The nudged, and pushed, and nagged, until she caved.
And we went into high gear.
Golf Pro took her to an event to get prom dresses without spending a small fortune.
We conspired to give her a useful birthday present ---
A BLUE FACE!
no? (okay, a facial) and....
French Manicure from the Dark Side? nahhhh
Very cool manicure that matches her dress.....
a charming date and some laughter.
We made it through the various challenges, missed timing, and hair disasters (luckily not Bookworm's, but the friend who was supposed to come to our house for pre-prom photos and then drive to prom had one that meant she was too late to come by at all). They went to the Prom, came back to change clothes, and at midnight, I dropped them off at the Y for post prom swimming (they declined to climb the rocks).
Best of all, they arrived home safely after having a good time.
(Made me wish I had a dancy party to go to where _I_ could get all dressed up and wear a wrist corsage).