Barely two weeks into the new school year, and the buzz is all about who's going with whom to Homecoming. This high school tradition is over two months away! But my boys, who never had interest in going to a middle school dance, are eager to find dates to Homecoming. "Got to ask early, the good ones are going fast!" Both Eric and Andrew have asked several girls each. Either these girls are already going with someone else, or they just say no, for whatever reason. Eric and his friend Billy asked a couple of best friends, who said yes one day, but reneged the next. And supposedly, while it's accepted and common for groups of girls to go together without dates, boys don't do that. This is all so new to us, figuring out party protocol. Thank goodness for our Ms. DeFelice, who spent a good chunk of her Saturday morning on the phone with me, explaining all the little details like proper attire, who pays for what, possible modes of transportation, where flowers are ordered and what type are expected, pre-dance dinner details, etc. Whew! And we're so glad Sam Houston High doesn't have that crazy "mum" tradition!
Now if my boys could only find dates. If any readers know of any high school girls who want to go to Homecoming and don't have a date, please leave a comment.