School dance

Kristi Elaine - posted on 09/04/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son graduated high school last year but

He has a girlfriend that is still in school. They

Want to go to the homecoming dance. Which

He can, he's only 18. I was wondering if I should

Tell him that he has to buy his own pants, shirt,

Tie, and flowers for his girlfriend. Then theres the

Pics. Should he pay for all that? He does have

A job. :)

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Shirley - posted on 10/06/2012

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MY son is 19 and his GF is 17, they are going to her Homecomming. He just went out today and bought pants, shirt and tie, with his own money. and he's going to buy flowers with his own money too...

Now if he was still in school, then I would buy them for him, and the flowers for her too.



ITs letting the boy take responsibility...

Jitka - posted on 09/29/2012

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My boys arent there yet but I would never ask them to finance their homecoming dance attire! He might have a job, but considering he's so young, i can't see him making a huge amount of money.

Ronda - posted on 09/16/2012

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I would definitely tell him to pay for it himself. That you've done your time as the responsible parent and that since he has a job if he really wants to do this that he has to pay for it. However, sucker that I am, I would end up buying at least one thing. That's just how I am. Guys don't understand flowers it seems. So perhaps it wouldn't hurt if you bought the corsage. :)

Kristi Elaine - posted on 09/05/2012

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Thanks Bobbie It sounds like u have children that have been to a dance or two. :)

Bobbie - posted on 09/05/2012

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You betcha. This is a "date" Her parents might want the pictures for her school experience but your son won't wanted pictures, I am assuming.

I would have the talk with him prior to him coming to you for money. Let him know how you feel and why. Talk with him to see what his expectations are from you. Maybe you two can come to an understanding about costs that you are both pleased with. I mean, he can always use a good pair of dress pants right? But the girl will be requesting a special color or fabric for his shirt and tie so help him see how those items are the price he pays for this special date.

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