easy child had her prom yesterday. She was goiing to get difficult child a ticket, so difficult child could attend a prom, but, difficult child was not happy with where prom was going to be. It was at Medievil Times. easy child loves going there, but difficult child did not think it sounded like a nice choice for prom. For one thing-you eat with your hands...... PCs friends mom died last year after prom, it was expected, so last year th ekids all went to that home for a mini pre prom party, and a family friend of that mom donated a limo for the kids. That girl went stag, easy child had her long time boyfriend....and there were a few others there. Last year easy child bought her own gown, I chipped in a little for her birthday that was just before prom, and their prom was ON Mothers Day. yuk. This year easy child had not said much about prom, but she did decide not to buy a new dress, she wore a dress she had gotten herself for something else 2 years prior. It was NOT a full length gown. They did meet at same girls house again this year and the family friend still provided them a limo. Some of those girls gowns were well over $500!! They had their nails done to match their gowns, and they had garters to completely match, as well. and of course corsages. I mean the corsages and garters and nails even had the exact same sequins etc ! 3 weeks ago they had a tattoo party so all the girls except easy child had new tatoos....(it was the day before PCs 18th birthday, she asked me to sign, and I wouldn't, a tatoo party sounded weird to me) So easy child was "unedrdressed" compared to her friends, but she seemed comfortable with herself (I was glad) Parentes were also invited to this pre prom gathering. SO I got to see all the kids and their dresses etc. A few mins after they left in limo, she texted me. They got to school, were taking school busses to prom place- and found out they had assigned seats on the bus. None of the kids were very happy about that. They got to prom and found out they also had assigned seating AT prom. They were even more unhappy about that. They had been told if they requested eating utensils, they would be provided. easy child had said she was going to take a fork in her purse, but I told her maybe she better not with the recent high security concerns....so, the kids requested forks and were denied. ?? easy child texted me and said mom, I cannot believe we are all eating with our hands while dressed SO nice. They had a schedule of events for prom, and that said they would have danceing......after the show at MT. Nope, come time to dance, I got another text from easy child, no danceing. The school had arranged for them to stay at MT until 2 am.....I guess to avoid a post prom party on their own? Supposedly there would be the danceing and snacks? Nope, did not happen. SO by 2 am the kids were pretty hungry, again, with nothing they could do about it. They boarded school busses back to school at 2 am, and at 230 easy child texted me to tell me one of the busses caught fire? En route, so both busses had to stop- and wait for a replacement bus? They turned the busses off while they waited. Now yesterday was rather nice outside, in the 60s and sunny, but we were supposed to get storms last nite. THankfully it did not storm, but temp dropped to 40s. So, the girls were quite chilly. I did not see easy child yet after prom becuz the girls house where they had their pre prom party was haveing the girls all sleep there after. I dunno, but I am wondering if the kids are going to have some strong memories of this event, LOL- cuz it sure seemed like very little went quite right, LOL. I feel bad for the girls with the very outrageously expensive gowns. I am proud of easy child for "recycling" her formal wear and feeling comfortable with herself when doing so. She had just paid for her trip to ireland with school, which was a big factor in her wearing the other dress for prom this year. I am curious what her and her boyfriend will have to say re prom once she comes home today. difficult child is very happy to have decided not to go after all.