It's prom season, one of the greatest times in the life of high school students. I can also be a time of great anxiety for parents.
WHY? First of all, we worry about our kids safety. How will they get there, who are they going with, what are they doing afterwards?
Second of all, THE COST! It's much more expensive if you have a daughter. My nearly 17 year old just went to her junior prom. Her dress was $200, but it easily could have been $500. The shoes were on sale for $40. The mani-pedi was $55, the hair and makeup $90, the eyebrow wax was $15, the cluth was $20, and the tickets were $160. We got off easy with the limo. A friend's uncle provided it free, but would have cost $300-$400. We gave the driver a $20 tip. I also spent $100 on pizza and wings ...
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