Need advice about DD going to a prom!

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Need advice about DD going to a prom!
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 1:05am

Hello , I need some advice regarding my

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Registered: 05-08-2011
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 12:16am

DO NOT HOLD HER BACK! Let her go, you only have four years of high school, its only a dance you just got to keep telling yourself that. Don't let any of the tales of prom make you think she shouldn't go. It will be fun for both of you. Things like this help your daughter express her self to you more too. The less you let her

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:29am
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It's always OK to look out for your DDs best interests--that's what parents are for.
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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:26am

I would meet the guy.

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 10:32am

Where there's a will, there's a way, as these duct tape dresses and tuxes prove.

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 1:56am

I sewed all of my own prom gowns too, back in the 70s... only in my case it WAS for lack of money, and I got lucky that I was a pretty decent seamstress even at 15 and 16 y/o.

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:46pm

My son has a teacher names Ms. Montgomery and the kids all call her Monty.

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:41pm

I used to sew my prom gowns myself--and not for lack of money.

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 9:32pm
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 8:58pm

(small world - a guy who went to UIC(C) with me teaches at Sandburg!)

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 7:48pm

We're in between you and sabr. Last prom we were involved with was 2008. Justin's tux was $75, the corsage was probably $15-20. Don't have a clue as to how much Sarah's dress was but she was a twin and one of 6 kids; I think they got it at a resale shop. To be honest - I don't remember where they ate beforehand. But most kids in this area go to a Chili's/Applebee's type place, which is considered pretty upscale for them. So it was probably $30 or so for the 2 of them. Sarah was only a freshman - her folks let her come over here for an hour or so afterwards; they extened her curfew til midnight that night. No expense there.

And to the OP - I definitely think you need to meet the boy before you let him just come and take your 'baby' away. It is awfully last minute but as someone else said - maybe he got 'dumped' at the last minute. And I do agree with sabr in asking around about the boy. But if they're going out with a group to the dance and he's bringing your dd home right afterwards and you have a good feeling about it - I'd let her go. Although I sure wouldn't break your pocketbook trying to buy a dress and accessories at the last minute.

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