April 15, 2012

Prom 2012

My son attended his first Prom on Saturday night. Threats of staking out the home that was hosting the gathering of the teenagers, pre-Prom, whilst wearing a ghillie suit were not needed.

As my husband and I pulled up, someone was in the cul de sac directing traffic, so many cars with parents were in attendance. Surprise!

We walked in and I saw my son across the room, a mass of teenagers between us but our still able to see each other, my raising an eyebrow to him and his mouthing back, "I didn't know!"

A private photographer had been hired, so pictures of each kid individual, with their date, in groups, with parents, with pretend parents (my husband and I sat in for my son's best friend's parents... that was funny as he motioned us over telling the photographer, "They're my fake parents..."), and as one massive group.

My husband had his camera so he had pictures of nearly every five minutes that transpired. It's not right to show pictures of the other kids. But I will show one of my son...
Ringo Prom.jpg

And one of my favorite pix with his buddy... but I blacked out his face because.
Ringo and friend.jpg

The 40 kids took the 'party bus'. I stepped on with trepidation because someone told me that their friend got on a 'party bus' last year and when he stepped out he said to his wife, "Hunh. The Party Bus comes with a stripper pole...". I took a picture to show my co-worker, not all come with strip pole. Quite frankly, knowing the fathers of my son's female friends, I think they would have single handedly ripped out the stripper pole if it had come with one.

party bus.jpg

As I was standing in the front yard, the Dad of the hosting house said that he told the bus driver, 'You are to drive them to Prom and then drive them directly back to my home..." and the 'hostess' and bus driver said, "But what if one of them wants to have me drop them off somewhere else?" and the dad replied, "You are to drive them to Prom and then drive them directly back to my home. You do not make any stops..."

I told him ,"I love it when someone else is a parent too..."

The deal with the bus... there was no drinking (the bus company wasn't going to get themselves in trouble with that) and with 40 kids, there was no sex. I just didn't see anything that could be wrong with it.

They had a blast...

Posted by Boudicca at April 15, 2012 07:34 PM

what a handsome young man!

as for party bus... wow I had a sheltered high school experience!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 15, 2012 09:26 PM

That's what they call this, the party bus. For me, it's a safety bus. I'm all about the kids not being out on prom night driving. My cousin died in a drunk driving accident on prom night, so I gladly forked over the $60 for my son to be on the bus. BTW, my cousin wasn't the one drinking. He was sober as a judge.

Posted by: Bou at April 16, 2012 05:36 AM

Looks like fun. We had a limo my senior year, but then we had a fight over who got to actually ride in it. This would have solved that problem.

Good on the Dad for insisting on no stops.

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 16, 2012 12:41 PM

GOOD LORD! Your son is good looking!!!

Glad they had a blast...

Posted by: Mrs. Who at April 16, 2012 08:55 PM

What a fantastic photo of your son! He looks so handsome. And I love the bus idea. So much better than individual kids driving all over on prom night.

Posted by: Teresa at April 17, 2012 09:54 PM