Thursday, April 9, 2009
"No! I am not going!"
"It is too expensive and dumb!"
All in response to me asking my daughter if she is planning on going to her Senior Prom.
Her far west suburban Chicago high school has decided that prom this year, for the first time ever, will be held at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
With a price tag of $125 per person and a round trip total of 3 hours on a bus.
My gut instinct was to argue against her decision and I did...
”This is your SENIOR year!” “Your SENIOR prom!” “How can you NOT go?”
I implored...several times over.
And then I stopped...mid-sentence...wait a minute...
She DOES NOT want to go....this is going to save me a TON of money!
No expensive-will-only-wear-once dress;
No have-to-have accessory jewelry, purse and shoes;
No “up-do” hairstyle, that unless Auntie Cindiloo volunteers to do again, would cost me $60+.
No acrylic nails;
No florist bill;
If she doesn’t want to go, what do I do...insist?
on behalf of my meager savings i will resist