It is that time again and several newspapers have reported that the cost of attending the senior prom has soared. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that the average cost of attending a prom this year is $1250.00. Others report that the cost is nearing the $2,000.00 mark.
I do think it is a shame that this one night is so costly. But I will not rant about it. My daughter who is 17 and a senior attended two proms. I promise you the cost is real for prom. People who sell products for proms have jacked up everything from dresses, shoes, purses, and even the prom tickets. My daughters' tickets were 110.00 per couple. Back in my day I think they were free or less than $ 10.00 a person.
This is one of the reasons that I have been missing from the blogging world. We had to prepare for the two proms, the upcoming graduation and debutante ball. The costs to do these things are ridiculous. Happily they were not interested in renting a limo. My daughter wanted to drive my car which my husband quickly approved and her date rented an SUV for his prom. I was very patient and trusting when she pulled off in my car. She is a great teen; she has done well in school and for the most part has really been obedient.
This August she will be leaving for college so that is a hard thing for us too. Our house will be quiet and since my husband and I have spent 17 years nurturing our daughter, I fear we will be lonely. What are we going to do now? I hope that we will create some fun things for us to enjoy. She attended the prom with Rhory a young man that she started talking to on the phone when she was 13. He is a member of our church and I have known his family since I was 14. They started off as good friends who lived about 45 miles away. So movies were parent supervised and church activities monitored.
The first prom they attended was her school.
My daughters' friend Ashley, Rhory and my daughter Adeesha.