Homecoming 2010, Part I

Did you hear that sonic boom? Did you notice the pieces of the sky falling the last time you looked out your window? If you saw or heard these phenomena, then you have witnessed my ninth grader’s social life exploding and falling to pieces.

No, he did not accidentally go to school without his pants. He did not blow milk through his nose from laughing too hard. No, the only thing that caused his entire social life to fail was the mere threat that his dad and I would participate in his first homecoming dance and date. The mere mention that his parents would want to show up at the young lady’s house to take pictures and do other traditional (if embarrassing) parental homecoming duties sent him into apoplectic fits.

When I reminded him that he would need a ride to the girl’s house, he did have to concede that I would have to participate to at least that extent. I will have to go into guerilla mode, but I WILL be taking pictures, even if it kills him.

The dance is in five more days. Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion of Homecoming 2010.

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~ by Angie Albright on October 4, 2010.

5 Responses to “Homecoming 2010, Part I”

  1. this made me giggle…and cringe. My Mr 14 announced to me about eight months ago that we can’t possibly walk together in town, go out to the beach together, in fact pretty much do anything outside the house together anymore because

    “mum it’ll be the end of me socially”. Sigh :)…cheers Leesa

  2. Angie,

    This is hilarious! Can’t wait to read Part II 😉

  3. Gracie is also going as Sarah’s “date.”. We can stalk them together!

  4. When my son went to the homecoming dance a few years ago, he had his student license, so drove to the school and rode with older friends that night to pick up his date. They then went to one of their houses for photo’s. Afterward, he asked me why I didn’t go. It would have been nice to have been told about it!!! Junior Prom rolls around, and I am all over the photo ops. I kept asking where they would be, because I was going to be there! He did keep me informed after that first year fiasco.

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