Star light. Star bright. First star I see tonight. I wish you may. I wish you might. Be my date on Homecoming Night.
As if Teenage guys don’t have enough on their plate, they must now come up with a cheesy proposal presentation to ask a girl to Homecoming. He’d better not think of asking her to the dance without at least a decorated poster board in hand.
Why are our sons expected to put on a proposal production to ask someone to Homecoming today?
I have triplet sons. I have a husband. I have a father. I know a little something about men. I know males don’t come up with ideas like this on their own.
This means that Mom most likely is assisting son with the plan. Or maybe the high schooler is scrolling through Pinterest for HOCO Proposal ideas instead of doing his school work, which is strange. Or perhaps he’s recycling an idea from a friend who’s gone before him so that he can get the nonsense over with.
I have seen prom proposal productions in the past, but the shenanigans have now made their way into the Homecoming arena.
Do boys need to conjure up a rhyme and creatively display it on a poster to invite your daughter to a dance? Others take it to another level buying huge teddy bears, shoes, candy and the list goes on. I’m sure the bigger, the better.
That wouldn’t exactly be something my sons would authentically do. And me pushing them to participate, isn’t something I would authentically do, so sorry ladies.
What happened to just a good guy asking a sweet girl to the high school homecoming?
How come that’s no longer enough?
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