Friday, April 22, 2011

prom and why I'm the meanest mom ever

My oldest is going to prom.  A week from tomorrow.  She's 15 and a freshman.  Her date who is now also her boyfriend is 17 and a junior.  She has a dress.  We have a plan for hair and make-up and shoes.  We need to get earrings and a cute little purse.

And a curfew.  She has just barely started dating.  And so far, her "curfew" has always been directly related to what they were doing.  Be home within a reasonable time of the activity being over kind of thing.

But now we are talking about prom.  And there's an after prom party at the school from 12-4.  This is where the mean part comes in.  Her dad and I aren't letting her go to the amazingly awesome after prom party at the school.  Because she is only a freshman and we want to save something for her.  It feels like the right decision and it feels so super crappy at the same time.  I want them to experience it all.  But I want her to have something to look forward to next year too.

Being the mom sucks sometimes.

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