Tina - posted on 04/28/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Tonight I watched my beautiful 17 year old go to prom. She has adhd and not many friends. There was no date to pick her up or a group of girl friends to go with. Her daddy bought her flowers and drove her...thank you God for him! She was invited to go to pictures with some others (our son's girlfriend made this happen), so that was nice, but I just had to choke back tears as she was the only single in the pics with 12 couples. Don't get me wrong, I do NOT feel she needs a date or boyfriend, but it just brings up so much pain from years of watching her be ostracized. No birthday parties, no sleep overs, no one to eat lunch with at school. (I am a teacher at her grade school & watched painfully as this happened.) To add to it, she is also odd, so other than paying for the night, I really didn't get to enjoy the mother-daughter aspect of her special night. Our relationship is really strained most of the time. I actually look forward to the time when she has graduated and out of our house. How horrible is that of me! We walk on eggshells so much of the time with her.
Just needed to vent. Thanks.