Who remembers last fall when Bossy caught her son flirting with the cute girl standing behind him? Well, Bossy and her family have known this girl for a dozen years, but it wasn’t until sixth grade that she really caught the family’s attention:
Sixth grade was the year she was cast in the lead role of the Middle School’s production of Annie. She wasn’t just good, and she wasn’t just terrific. Other adjectives that don’t measure up: fantastic and superior. She was engaging, hilarious, and sweet, and when she performed, the audience was rapt:
Especially if that audience contained Bossy’s daughter, who took one look at this girl performing Annie and decided she wanted to be just like her, right down to the microphone and stage:
But this post isn’t about Bossy’s daughter, it’s about Bossy’s son and his senior prom date who played Annie a half dozen years ago:
Bossy’s son and his date met a pack of their friends before the prom in order to snap the usual pre-prom photos:
And this is when Bossy’s son dipped his date:
And this is when Bossy’s son… actually Bossy doesn’t know what Bossy’s son is up to, and it’s probably a lucky thing:
And this is the part of the prom where Bossy’s son and his date got married and had two children:
And then Bossy’s son and his date disappeared into the night:
And speaking of proms and high school graduates, this is Bossy when she graduated from high school:
Bossy was all about the eyeliner. Other things Bossy was all about: her thirty-year-old musician boyfriend. And so Bossy didn’t go to her senior prom because she thought it was silly—and also because her thirty-year-old boyfriend had a gig that night.
So instead, Bossy went to her best friend Tracy’s house and helped her get ready for the prom. This is Tracy:
Bossy lived the senior prom vicariously through Tracy. She was there when Tracy applied her makeup, and she was there when Tracy stood in the front yard of her row house while a million relatives snapped photos.
Today Bossy would like to live the senior prom vicariously through you. In exactly ten words, can you describe the essence of your prom night?
Liana saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:49 am
Went stag, hung out with friends, sister’s friend did hair.
Mrs saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:51 am
Stayed out late, married my date, now I wash clothes.
Madness saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:52 am
labor delivery no epidural because youre only 17 NO PROM
Kirsten saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:55 am
Tall hair and sex in the back seat by moonlight.
g saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:58 am
Aw, you son looks so sweet with his date! It reminde me of Our Son’s prom – his wild shaggy group of pals managed to pair off gender-wise so they could go, and they all rode a stretch limo together. Our Son’s tux was baby blue! He bought his girlfriend’s wrist corsage at the supermarket, because he forgot until the last minute (fortunately they had them – smart manager!) There was the obligatory kid wearing a T-shirt printed like a tux. It was sweet!
I went with Forgettable Boyfriend, changed my mind about Going All The Way (I decided not to, after all – I just wasn’t into him) and he broke up with me about a week later.
TLB saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:59 am
Wore blue, Brando’s hair was spiked, now we laugh at pictures.
MamaMo saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:01 am
magical, breakin-all-the-rules, romantic dream with ex-boyfriend, my gorgeous latin lover
MamaMo saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:04 am
p.s. Bossy and I had the SAME haircut senior year http://www.liveandlearnstuff.org/JHS/profiles/leeth.JPG
Dana V. saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:04 am
Left early, prom dress fell off, whoops… there goes virginity!
Dara saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:06 am
Last minute date. Borrowed dress. Red hightops. Home by eleven.*
*I actually had a lovely time.
Real Live Woman saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:07 am
Big white Scarlett O’Hara hoop dress & big 80s hair.
martha saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:14 am
…lady in red, is dancing with me…cheek to cheek.
Mindy saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:14 am
Girls that look like me don’t get asked to prom.
Connie saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:14 am
Mom setup, 28 yo truck driver, he wore toupee, humiliated!
Kait saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:15 am
ignored date, laughed, cried, moved three states away next day
vuboq saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:15 am
I kissed a girl. How weird is that?
Jules saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:16 am
bad dress, bad hair, bad dinner, hotel party, alcohol imbibed
All Adither saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:16 am
Stupid. Disappointing. Ditched date to run around with best friend.
blackbird saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:17 am
Went to the beach. Love at first sight. Married him.
Hallie saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:17 am
went with now hubby, our second prom together, happy ending
When you get bored with Bossy’s Ten Word challenge, come over to my blog and enter the contest!
heart shaped hedges saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:18 am
skipped the prom to see a boy in a band
(even 25 years ago, I was trying to be just like you 🙂 )
jp saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:18 am
Gorgeous Guy, Gorgeous Dress, No Panties, ,Beach,FUN, Married Him!!!
Amy saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:18 am
I didn’t go. Hubby took someone else. I forgave him.
BOSSY saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:21 am
For maybe the first time, wondered why Boyfriend was thirty.
ilinap saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:21 am
My first love. Dance fever. Back of his BMW. YOWZA!
bitter8girl saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:22 am
Had two dates, both cancelled, over-dosed on magic mushrooms.
Barbara saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:22 am
skipped dance for the party. almost got arrested, but didn’t.
junebug saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:22 am
First I must tell you that my husband played with his band at my Junior year prom. Then:
I went to the senior prom with my future husband.
Jess saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:24 am
Jello shots with no water. Can you say hung over?
Not June Cleaver saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:25 am
Only girl to bring a guy in Air Force uniform.
corrie saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:27 am
nothing special, usual, and not memorable…
P.S. Thank you Bossy for the gorgeous pics of your son & the backstory (&pics!) of his date!!! I loved it loved it loved it!! What a treat…. And (and not an add-on and, but a BIG AND) your high school pic & story was fun to read too. Amazing how we know everything by seventeen!
MommyTime saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:28 am
Asked three boys who all said no — I danced anyway.
That was my first prom. The other two have even better stories. And, serendipity? There’s a prom story carnival on Mommy’s Martini today — so if you want to see pictures of me all 1987 and Senior Prom-ish, come on by!
wrh saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:29 am
Everybody gets it on prom night.
(**except Bossy’s son and friends and all, of course.)
William saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:29 am
Did not get lucky. I blame Dionne Warwick and friends.
martha in mobile saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:31 am
Frizzy perm. Headlamp zit. Braces. Photos burned. Still friends, though.
mread saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:31 am
thought prom was stupid also, went to Kiss concert but got in car accident on the way.
Sue saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:33 am
Don’t need ten words. No prom for me.
Cristin saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:39 am
Boyfriend dumped. Went with uncle*. Had an “eh” time.
*(my uncle is only 3 1/2 yrs older, btw. Mom’s youngest bro)
Julianne saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:40 am
Went with nice boy who was bad kisser. No sex.
cagey saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:40 am
Totally skipped my Senior Prom and I have NO regrets.
Dharmamama saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:44 am
Two geeky nerds (math and computer), beautiful for one night.
Jacquie saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:44 am
blew it off because I was too cool for school
suzy saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:47 am
Prom queen married prom king living happily ever after.
dcfullest saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:47 am
Lost it to a good guy. No regrets. Still friends.
Sugared Harpy saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:48 am
I was seven months pregnant and a queen candidate! Huzzah!
Jen saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:48 am
Three dollar Grand Slam breakfast at Denny’s with my friends.
Phoenix saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:48 am
Friend crying in bathroom and a parking ticket. Still fun.
Lori saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:49 am
High school sweetheart, fine time, can’t remember details… excessive alcohol?
Ariel saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:50 am
Decided instead to get married. Mistake. Really wish I’d Gone:(
Patti in NJ saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:50 am
Booze hidden in the centerpiece though we were legal drinkers.
The Mom Bomb saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:51 am
My strapless dress kept falling down. Curse you, flat chest!
Amy [Taste Like Crazy] saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:51 am
black limo, dorky boyfriend, lots of booze, lots of sex
Dakota saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:52 am
Tragically disappointing: she previously had no idea I was gay.
Lindsay saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:52 am
Dinner, movie with 30-ish boyfriend. No regrets – high school sucked.
P.S.- Does Bossy’ gorgeous son have anything but gorgeous friends? Wow!
Lauren saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:52 am
Sewed my own dress, wore Converses, saw Spiderman movie instead.
Tammie saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:52 am
“Blew off prom and went to Mexico with college friends.”
And now I regret it! Love the stories about your family. It makes me flash ahead with my own three little boys and what adventures we have in store.
Paula saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:57 am
Just brokeup with funeral. Sat home and cried.
Laura saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:57 am
Big hair, purple bridesmade dress, nice date but horrible dancer.
Your son and Annie are adorable! The grounds are gorgeous-Swartmore College I presume?
Buf saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:57 am
Didn’t go…no way I was wearing a frilly dress!!
Aimee saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:58 am
Just posted the story on my own blog so there.
(Ha got to ten!)
Paula saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:59 am
Just brokeup with BOYFRIEND. Sat home and cried.
That’s what happens when you post while talking on the phone and not previewing your entry!
Kristin saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:01 am
strapless bubble dress and prom princess.
prom queen coked up.
andrea saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:02 am
Date good friend; he spent night following my best friend like a puppydog.
(I had to use 13 words but the excellent part was I hung out with the hot swimmer whose date ditched him!)
And your son and his date look adorable! I am awaiting my sister to send her daughter’s senior prom pictures. Can’t wait!
The Mom saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:03 am
Went all four years, last was worst, date broke up.
mom2werogers saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:04 am
black velvet dress with rhinestones, big poofy hair, no love.
The Mom saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:04 am
*i have to do another*
First prom went with best friend’s boyfriend, she was grounded.
RuthWells saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:07 am
Fire at our high school — left prom to watch it burn.
(Dang it, that’s 11.)
(P.S. — One of your nieces is on G’s school bus, and she always waves to me and Theo through the bus window. What a sweetie.)
Jenny saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:08 am
Danced, then left prom, got drunk, and then got laid!
chocolatechic saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:10 am
Preacher dad, moved around alot, knew no one. No Prom.
Susan saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:12 am
Pre-prom was best: Ditching classes with BFF attaining perfect tan.
Cathy Dee saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:13 am
So young, so dumb, so beautiful, then I didn’t know.
Bellamomma saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:15 am
Two dates, great fun, drunk-off-ass, still kept virginity!
Betsey saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:17 am
everything matched – dress, corsage, shoes, eyeliner, cummerbund, boutonniere – all teal.
Susan saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:18 am
moo saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:20 am
wow, your son TOTALLY looks like he’s marrying that girl. That must alternately scare and thrill you all at once. I can’t understand how these kids grow up so fast!
I refuse to answer the prom question; painful memories abound.
srah saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:22 am
Bad food, dance was lame, afterparty was okay.
Emily saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:22 am
Dress didn’t fit. Sick from dinner. Dead deer. The end.
~Monkey saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:25 am
Date wore Mickey Mouse bowtie unironically, no sex…obviously.
Ree (the Other one) saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:25 am
Ugly, recycled bridesmaid dress, cute boy to make out with.
Ellie saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:26 am
Got drunk. Danced like mad. Loved my date. Didn’t fall.
Jill saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:27 am
Saw a crappy movie with a friend starring Ellen Barkin.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:34 am
Promiscuous prom dates waltz to the tune of promised passion.
Nichol saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:35 am
No date, danced with gay boyfriend, got drunk in parking lot.
Okay, I know that’s eleven! 😐
Mama DB saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:36 am
horrible homemade gold dress, ended night watching star wars. geek.
Average Jane saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:36 am
Skinnier girl wearing my same dress. Dinner: Hamburgers at Winstead’s.
Heather saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:36 am
Arrived late, got baked – with another guy, not my date.
Maren saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:37 am
Made our own prom at a local swing dancing club.
Tasha saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:38 am
Did NOT wear a scandalous dress like these girls.
(Also, prom was not that long ago for me. How and when did I get so crotchety?!)
Fairly Odd Mother saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:40 am
Skipped prom, went to beach with loads of smart seniors.
merrymishaps saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:40 am
Not memorable, but afterward we went camping on the beach.
alana saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:41 am
new school, last minute date, bad dress, bad hair…regret!
Rosie saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:41 am
Had an 11 pm curfew. That about sums it up.
Debby saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:42 am
Errr, ahhh, didn’t go either
Parents moved me far away instead
chantel saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:43 am
Pregnant, morning sickness, post-rehab boyfriend, too sober, nice dress.
Terri saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:43 am
Principal told the band no Led Zeppelin, so very disappointing…
paola saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:43 am
Don’t have proms in Italy. But I must say these two are HOT. Ciao.
carrie saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:49 am
Teal dress made by mom, future husband at my side.
The Modern Gal saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:49 am
Questionable oyster dinner; boyfriend spent the evening in the restroom.
Eliza saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:51 am
Zit-faced ex-boyfriend, vintage dress before fashionable, home early with “headache.”
Bridget saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:51 am
An existential love story
Audubon Ron saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:57 am
Srsly, I went to an all boys public high school.
Dan saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:58 am
I was hoping to have sex that night ! Prom night that is. Well that doesn’t make it much difference from any other night. But at least I was dressed up and feeling like I was dressed appropriately for sex.
islaygirl saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:03 pm
just a pre-10-word note. amazing photos of bossy’s son and gorgeous annie-girifriend. and where is SHE going to college, hm?
ok 10 words:
hotel in copley square live band dress too tight laughing.
feener saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm
ok date, danced with other boys should have gone with
Katie saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:10 pm
“No Matt, you are not getting lucky tonight, you idiot.”
Nancy saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm
Too cool for school, dated musicians at that time too.
Stupid, I know. I strongly encouraged my kids to play sports, go to dances, get into theater, have the whole HS experience, because I so regret not doing that. I lived HS vicariously through them. =)
Emily R saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm
black dress, pretty flowers, funny date, nothing spectacular. Sorry, Allen.
jodi saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:15 pm
senior prom date looked like a penguin in his tux
Jackie saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm
Date wore a red leisure suit his mom sewed.
Wish I had pics.
Lisa saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm
True love didnt last it was a magical evening W/friends
David saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm
Faked it with a girl, wished it was a boy.
David saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:21 pm
Is it wrong that all these pictures of happy young people makes me a bit sad?
Von saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Chubby Von Big Hair White Dress: what was I thinking?!
Badger saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Had a much older boyfriend, so skipped prom like Bossy.
Melanie at Beanpaste saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Wore navy velveteen, went with best friend (he’s gay now).
Jami saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:27 pm
Who remembers that far back? Oh – I married my date.
NellyFrittata saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Hand sewn dress. Long hippie hair. Smoked pot. California 1968.
Tara saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm
First date with first love, no kiss, no drinking- magical.
Liz saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm
Never had chest like girls in Bossy’s picture: depressed, inadequate.
Angie saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Worked at a hotel. Got suite cheap. Partied all night.
Stephanie saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:44 pm
Wasn’t asked, took lab partner who refused to dance. Snoozefest.
Kristin saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:46 pm
date had fever, restaurant lost reservations, dress broke, fell off.
Courtney saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:48 pm
I skipped out on the prom, didn’t have a date.
Ali B. saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Sloppy drunk. Slurred. Wept. Date left with another – don’t blame him.
kristina saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:52 pm
White dress. Younger date. Passed out in back seat car!
dgm saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Date showed up while I was still shaving my legs.
DolphynGyrl saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Should have gone with my first choice for a date.
The Domestic Goddess saysJune 3, 2008 at 12:56 pm
Size Zero off-white dress and OH NO! HUGE ZIT!
MamaMo saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:02 pm
vicarious details for you:
anne marie in philly saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm
never went, didn’t have a date, didn’t care, life sucks.
Meg saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm
Strapless Gunne Sax dress, dyed matching shoes… aaaaah, the ’80s.
Noelle saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Went with the twin brother of the boy I liked.
clare saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm
weird boy later convicted of paedophilia confesses love for me
1smileygirl saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm
Boyfriend away, friend accompanied, home early, sick with strep throat.
Catherine saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:10 pm
big hair. bright lipstick. rain. unbelievably handsome date was younger!
elembee saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm
Gay friend asked. Mom stated “I’ll Drive.” I said NO.
golden saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm
busted dress straps dancing, borrowed car newspaper ink all over seat, covered with sheet!
golden saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm
busted dress straps dancing, borrowed car newspaper ink all over seat, covered with sheet!
Jamie saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:19 pm
enormous unflattering dress. boyfriend loved another. dumped him day after.*
*and deliberately left him without a ride home from the afterparty cabin in Wisconsin, but that’s another story altogether
alanaransley saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm
white dress, first love, dinner, dance, breakfast, sunrise; no alcohol
Angel Smith saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Had a baby so I danced with him at home!
Asthmagirl saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:32 pm
In the top ten of embarrassing nights of my life.
Asthmagirl saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Kit saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm
rode in date’s monster truck. black and white polka-dot dress.
*it was awesome!!!
Jamie AZ saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm
Yellow satin dress made by mom – unique – loved it! Fun.
(almost 20 years ago…)
Lela saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Ten words eh?
I stayed home too.
Mrs. Chicken saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:47 pm
Too much Champagne equals boyfriend’s vomit all over my shoes.
Heather saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm
I didn’t go to prom either, but had to comment to say that your son is very handsome.
Allison saysJune 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Lots of naughty things, hope my children never find out!
Pioneer Woman saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Came home late. Got in trouble. Grounded for a month.
(Your son is…too much for me to take.)
I wanted to be Annie, too! Except I couldn’t sing.
Belle saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm
who ever knew a pink dress would look so horrible.
kj saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm
uggg. not fun. groping. ripped nylons. remained a virgin. phew.
notjustbarbra saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm
My boyfriend’s Sr. Prom or mine? ‘cuz here’s mine:
Boyfriend at college, ignored the freshman friends made me bring
Sewmouse saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm
Girls who look like me also do not get prom invites.
psychophant saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm
Stick-on strip of eyeliner with rhinestones on it. Yes ma’am, I was Smokin’!
Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Prom was boring. Then we got drunk.
maresi saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm
dream dress, perfect dream date – except, he had a girlfriend
Cathy saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Skipped prom. Went downtown to see Rocky Horror Picture Show.
mr.lootiatto saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm
New Jersey yukkiness.
On to a different world
Jana saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm
boyfriend in the army
so far away
stole friend’s boyfriend
Moi saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm
whiny soon to be ex ruined it all for me
fran saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm
First lovah takes another. Manhattan the movie instead. Still stings.
Avitable saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm
He who comes too early has mess on his pants.
Actually, not only is that a Confucius saying, but describes my after prom party very well.
Robin Marie saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Grotesquely wealthy teens.
Belly Dancers with snakes.
Surcie saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm
Red taffeta strapless gown, HOOP SKIRT, dyed-to-match pumps.
(Note: It’s not so easy to wear a hoop skirt while dancing to Maurice Day & The Time’s “Jungle Love.”)
mr.lootiatto saysJune 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm
And did I move on
right straight into the arms of
(you’re all too young!)
Sass E-mum saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Brits don’t prom. Relief. It was the eighties – BAD hair.
Adorable Girlfriend saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm
Ugh times 10.
HeyJoe saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm
Took Ex out of sympathy. Got sick. It kinda blew.
Now about that house and yard of yours. Where do you live and how can I live the Bossy lifestyle? Can I be your neighbor?
AnnP saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm
too much expectation. date cried over his ex. i split.
Ashley saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm
I went with my gay best friend – best date ever.
(PS son & date are super cute!)
snarkalicious saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm
Broke up with bastard boyfriend; went with geeky friend instead.
Traci saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm
Hot weather, Mercedes, dancing, drama, ditched by date at after party.
APeetsMom saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm
1983 dress from Judy’s date was my awesome friend Jason.
Where are you now Jason Peck?!?!?!
Tempered Woman saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Spent more time with best friend than boyfriend/ prom date.
And he’s still one of my best friends while the boyfriend is long gone. Says a lot me thinks.
And now TW is wondering if ANYBODY in Bossy’s family or neighborhood is less than adorable and talented. Sheesh.
Caroline saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm
Mega-storm, Prom-us Interruptus, flash flood, accident. Dress: Gunne Sax. Hair: @@@@@@:o)
Mandy saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Was on a boat. I was late. Missed the boat.
PS. Are those girls the Stepford Prom Dates? I don’t remember me and my friends ever looking that perfect. Geesh.
Deb on the Rocks saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm
Strip poker and Jack, older boyfriend too cool for prom.
mary saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm
good thing few pictures exist: I had (unwanted) hillbilly hairstyle!
Ben saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm
First girl asked said no. Took her sister. Great time!
Di saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm
Baby blue tux. Slinky emerald green dress. Borrowed orange Mercedes.
mary saysJune 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm
and my date? tux jacket like blue brocade flock wallpaper…
Suebob saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm
“I’m Not Going to the Prom” party with 10 guy friends.
S saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm
Most over-hyped night ever. Should have rented a movie instead.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm
Blue dress. Top hat and tails. Date is now husband.
Sheryl saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Seventh picture bossy’s son is looking down dates dress, giggle.
Sheryl saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Who remembers I was too wasted on stawberry daquaris- barrrrfff.
rachael saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:33 pm
After the photo’s, he left with my best friend’s date.
JoeInVegas saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm
What – Bossy is a grandmother already – what?
mommypie saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm
Crowned prom queen. Dad so proud. Me so embarrassed. Truly.
Jennifer saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm
Didn’t go. Boyfriend was punk rock drummer. way too cool
Jennifer saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm
Didn’t go. Boyfriend was punk rock drummer. way too cool
Jeanette from Texas saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm
First date, new guy in town, stayed out all night!
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJune 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm
First date with best friend; married him, still in love.
biddy saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm
girl “date,” awesome dress, perfect hair, terrible decorations, left early
and biddy is seriously jealous that her husband took someone else to the prom. he is SO sleeping on the couch
Shamelessly Sassy saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:37 pm
Too much vodka makes it hard to walk in stilettos.
Kimberly C saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:39 pm
Go with a friend: No worries about HIS good time.
Stacy (mama-om) saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:42 pm
fondue dinner, black velvet dress, dancing, walk in the woods.
Janet saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm
Talking to crush, friend pukes at our feet, mood killer.
Janet saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm
Also, I can’t count: that was 11.
karla ~ looking towards heaven saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:51 pm
hated each and every prom.
dates had eyes for others.
Cactus Petunia saysJune 3, 2008 at 5:59 pm
Never made it. Met 27 year old future husband instead.
Is that oddly similar, or what?
Congratulations, Son of Bossy!
Barbara saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm
Girls wore homespun-looking dresses, boys in baby blue tuxes. 1976.
Mrs. Who saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:13 pm
Scarlett O’Hara dress my mom made, big, big hair, 1971.
Jadielady saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm
My junior prom was a much more fun story, we watched Mallrats, ate chips & salsa, and then went to prom. We were just friends, and barely danced.
My Senior prom, my boyfriend was only 14 (yep, I’ve always been a cradle robber).
We danced the night away, “fell asleep” in the moon bouncy thing at after prom, and next thing I remember is waking up with my knickers around my knees at 6 am and thinking HOLY CRAP I GOTTA GET HOME!
Urm… maybe I shouldn’t have told you that last part.
Jenny saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:21 pm
Nonexistant. My senior boy friends were lame losers. Boo hoo!
Krista saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm
No one believed I could get such a hot date!
Pat saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm
Senior prom, no go. Jerky boyfriend dating others. Didn’t know.
Beth saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:32 pm
Boy with straw hat. Whitman’s sampler. Potluck dinner with friends.
Of the 4 I went to that one was my favorite.
living vicariously saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:49 pm
buddy date, torn dress, lost shoes, lake, sunrise, still virgin
Jeri saysJune 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm
70’s, harvey wall-bangers, big coed sleep over, true love
margalit saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm
Boyfriend busted, I’m in hospital, can’t stop crying. Nervous breakdown.
Have the T-Shirt saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:07 pm
Like Bossy I didn’t go to my prom, no biggie.
Swistle saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:19 pm
Fought before; didn’t have much fun; broke up shortly after.
ms ellie saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:29 pm
went with good friend brian but wanted to be with 25yo BF but glad i went with brian:)
Lisa I saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:36 pm
Drove to Baton Rouge for wild party instead. VERY wild.
Kerri Anne saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm
My dress was too poofy, though I boasted nice cleavage.
Karen (miscmum) saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:46 pm
The teachers crashed my after party. My English teacher smashed champagne-bottle all over my front porch.
Robin saysJune 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm
Sneak preview showing of Tom Cruise in Top Gun (instead).
Evolving saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:07 pm
Second prom with college boyfriend. Hotel room at the Laquinta.
(Oh yeah, we totally did it!)
Mrs. G. saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:18 pm
1985 Gunnie Sax, feathered hair, fruitless date with gay guy.
Samantha saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:21 pm
Psychadelic mushrooms and good friends make one memorable prom night. =)
rockle saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:23 pm
Female. Went with best friend, also female. Virgin until 20.
Deb saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:25 pm
white eyelet dress, cute boyfriend-hot sex in hotel!
Now- your son and date could not be any cuter!
Judy saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:37 pm
beth and I had well attended after-party. Loved all.
arbeth43 saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:41 pm
Boyfriend’s house, beer, MTV, love of life, married 20 years
Amy saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:44 pm
White Gunne Sax dress – I looked like a Victorian bride!
sonrie saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm
Nobody asked; I boycotted; Played mini golf; Ate ice cream.
Coast Rat saysJune 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Nice images! Better be watchin’ son and prom date, goodness!
Molly saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:12 pm
Junior Prom: Date from Finland, no speak English. Double dated, no kissing.
(wishing I still fit that dress!)
Boyfriend had other girlfriend, in attendance. Left with him anyway.
(he is dead now, car accident 8 years ago-still cared for him much)
Other Sr Prom: Accompanied friend’s ex-boyfriend. Should have switched dates, hers WANTED me.
(BAD, she wouldn’t give him my phone number-with good reason I might add).
elise saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:17 pm
at a friend’s.
(that is eleven.)
Victoria saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:17 pm
Went with friend, ignored him at dinner, got really drunk.
dlyn saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:29 pm
Wasn’t cool enough for
the coolness that
Kathy from NJ saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm
Jersey shore next day
Full blown mumps arrived
MichelleSG saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm
Let’s see, I was engaged to a guy in the military who was not in town so I invited a junior to my senior prom. We danced, said hi to people we could care less about and then went to some after party and fell asleep. I really should have slept around more in HS, it would sound much more adventurous in these comments sections.
Blueturtle saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:42 pm
1989 Electric blue + crinolin
with best friend
now my husband
Katie saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Amazing dress + crappy boyfriend + didn’t actually end up going = Lame
Sharon saysJune 3, 2008 at 9:55 pm
First love, Gunne Sax… later, champagne and sex on beach.
(That was a GREAT time!)
seven saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:05 pm
Homeschooled, never had a boyfriend. Prom was not a thing.
tj saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:10 pm
…not popular no invitation alone with cheetos and mountain dew… :o/
…Am I the only one who thinks Bossy’s son looks like “Jim” on the tv show “The Office”? Cute couple – makes for cute grandchildren for Grandma Bossy… ;o)
…Me thinks Bossy’s daughter is gonna be famous… :o)
christina saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm
I can’t think about my prom, because I can’t stop swooning over your gorgeous son.
Carole saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:17 pm
I’ve thought and thought and I just can’t do it in 10 – I need 13…
Driver left lights on, battery died, got jump from another limo, totally embarrassing!
Andrea @ Sweet Life saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:19 pm
Prom committee = much work, boyfriend drooled over best-friend, the jerk.
operagal saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:26 pm
never was asked, have the dress pattern, still cry sometimes
Heidi saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm
Open liquor cabinet, and STILL everyone was gone by 11:30.
just juli saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm
purple sequined dress. hung out with friends. pancakes for breakfast.
Hula Hank saysJune 3, 2008 at 10:41 pm
Paisley Ascot, Smoking Cigarettes, Dancing Salad Waiters, Home By Eleven.
Amy saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm
So much prep, over so fast, remember little. 25th reunion (next summer!)
Jodi saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm
Date went to the house next door, downhill from there.
Amy saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:08 pm
Your son’s date is divine. And I am pretty sure she is wearing a thong. Oy! Son is 15, can I handle the next 3 years?!?
Clair saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm
Can’t do it in 10 –
Went with friend. He defied mother, snuck out of house, borrowed teacher’s tux. Photos, dinner, not enough cake, D.J. didn’t have prom song, sunrise on the beach, breakfast picnic at dawn.
jamie saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm
jamie didn’t go to prom…cause jamie was a dork!!!
Pamela saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:35 pm
Great dress, bad hair. His hand in my shorts later.
Michelle saysJune 3, 2008 at 11:46 pm
Way too much alcohol only at prom for pictures
Mother Chaos saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:02 am
Dancing is Satanic, let’s have a nice formal dinner instead.
Latte Mommy saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:05 am
Posted my prom story today. Drama with a capital D.
Swirl Girl saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:05 am
have I got a girl for him!!
Your son is quite the handsome young man.
Swirl Girl saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:07 am
bad hair, tiered chiffon floral dress, snuck in the booze
Lauren saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:08 am
Dead beat date, bad chicken dinner, gorgeous purple silk gown.
Kat saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:11 am
I’m like Bossy…dated old guys, didn’t go to prom.
Claire in CA, USA saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:17 am
One week. Two proms. Two nights. Two dates. Too fun.
KellyS saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:37 am
Didn’t even know which night it was on. No regrets.
jenica saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:41 am
actually called beautiful, not cute. we cheated on his girlfriend.
erica Toenies saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:53 am
setup date, paid for everything, had a blast but never danced.
phd in yogurtry saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:57 am
cocktail party–> friend barfed –> whole prom in car –> I worried
Kit saysJune 4, 2008 at 1:24 am
Laughed at prom with MY 30 year old musician boyfriend!
(I thought I was the only crazy chick who did that?? Except mine was a keeper- still in love 14 years and three kids later.)
Reese saysJune 4, 2008 at 1:28 am
Boarding school does not have Prom. We had Banquets. Dumb.
CharmingDriver saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:02 am
Took pictures Ditched Prom Lots of drankin Serious hangover Awesome
Hacksaw saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:18 am
Her? She used to be my wife. Not anymore, though.
Tootsie Farklepants saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:29 am
Boyfriend made the prom court. I did not. The end.
Kate saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:40 am
Crush on his friend. Date got drunk, drooled on me.
The actual experience deserves more words (says wordy me). I had a crush on this guy in my history class, a growing flirtation, and I felt pretty sure that he would ask me to prom. Two weeks before the big event another girl slept with him at a party, sealing the deal on her prom plans. Out of some odd act of chivalry, he arranged for his friend, who I barely knew, to ask me. On the big night, my date got promptly drunk. Obnoxious, slurry, smelly drunk. He passed out and drooled on my shoulder during the last dance. I had to drive us back to my house in his dad’s car and then my older brother had to wrestle him to the ground to keep him from driving himself home. In the weeks to come it would be revealed that my date would have/should have taken his “secret” girlfriend – a fellow Mormon – who he had gotten pregnant, to the prom instead of me. Her dad strictly opposed them being together (obviously not effective). Her dad was the prom photographer (practically an undercover prom chaperone and no doubt the bane of the prom for his 13 children over the years). It ends happy – the two rebel Mormon’s got married had a little baby boy, and were still together at our ten year reunion, although I bet she still gets pissed when she hears, “Forever Young.” As for me, I went to college and fell in love with my honey who was such a badass punker in high school he never bothered with prom. He’s that cool.
Fold My Laundry Please saysJune 4, 2008 at 4:47 am
Friendly date, dinner, dancing, party, watched movies til morn.
Tracee saysJune 4, 2008 at 5:31 am
He managed to cheat on me AGAIN at our prom.
janny226 saysJune 4, 2008 at 7:37 am
Omigosh, reading so many posts of people who married their dates, I was not even into guys yet, let alone marry my prom date!
Hmm, 10 words… Odd couple, went with friends, more fun than I expected.
Or maybe this: Relieved to be asked, he fixed his car, chaste kiss.
meanie saysJune 4, 2008 at 7:40 am
First drinks after three years of sobriety (I started young!)
Liz in Virginia saysJune 4, 2008 at 8:10 am
My date came out to me, and then we danced.
hulagirlatheart saysJune 4, 2008 at 8:28 am
1982-Blue hoop skirt and date with a best friend. The band played “Cocaine” six times. I drank a bottle of champagne and wore my garter around my upswept hair…home. Oops!
Carmen saysJune 4, 2008 at 8:33 am
Got stood up. Shiny pink taffeta dress went to waste.
Surcie saysJune 4, 2008 at 9:05 am
You people are HI-larious.
mp saysJune 4, 2008 at 9:21 am
Bossy’s son’s friends all look so sharp!!
MP’s Senior Prom
Big Hair, Big Dress, Little Date, Sunburnt, Too Much Booze
elizabeth saysJune 4, 2008 at 9:40 am
1972 – unairconditioned gym – yellow satin hot pants – wedge heels – FUN!
courtneyryan369 saysJune 4, 2008 at 9:48 am
went with my best friend
had a blast and no sex!
meleah rebeccah saysJune 4, 2008 at 9:55 am
Bossy’s son is totally adorable.
Shellster saysJune 4, 2008 at 10:21 am
Long-term breakup. New date setup. Mandatory swing lessons. Thank God for champagne.
Emily saysJune 4, 2008 at 10:32 am
Date wanted sex, I said not in a million years.
(not part of the 10 words, but he actually bought me a sexy Victoria’s Secret nightie to boot. I kept the nightie but not the boy).
Nina saysJune 4, 2008 at 10:52 am
They’re both gawjus. We cancelled our prom. It was 1970 and Kent State had erupted. We were protesting. What’d we know.
Barbara saysJune 4, 2008 at 11:31 am
on road, champagne exploded in the car, ruining our dresses.
Jenni D saysJune 4, 2008 at 11:32 am
Working hard to appeal to boyfriend yet remain a virgin. (Succeeded!)
Alison saysJune 4, 2008 at 11:41 am
He took drugs
I did not
Night ended very early
Meg saysJune 4, 2008 at 11:54 am
Didn’t go … it wasn’t that important to me–no regrets!
Jo saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Two male best friends as my dates, embarrassed my sister!
Senior prom was so much fun. Way better than the Junior Prom with the serious boyfriend the year before.
meg saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm
Like Bossy, I thought proms were silly and didn’t go.
Tara R saysJune 4, 2008 at 12:45 pm
I took a friend and was disappointed in the end.
Lisa G saysJune 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm
Senior prom: Itchy lace stockings, burgundy velvet dress, what was I thinking?
Junior prom: He wore I tux, I wore a regrettable trampy dress.
Heather saysJune 4, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Japanese Foreign Exchange student, Miami vice tux, Princess Di dress
rsmdianne saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm
Last minute date who got food poisoning…enough said.
marn saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm
ivory lacy tea-length gown, freshman boyfriend dove-grey tux, way overrated.
Jeanette saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:41 pm
It was cancelled because no one would buy $50 tickets!
TamiW saysJune 4, 2008 at 2:59 pm
too much champagne on the way to the prom.
Jen saysJune 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm
Boyfriend “couldn’t afford it.” But spent $120 on Air Jordans.
Amy saysJune 4, 2008 at 3:47 pm
Guy was gay – he had Lucille Ball collection – Clueless Me
Keeper of the Catnip saysJune 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm
“Pretty in Pink” Cinderella dress, future ex- husband, oh the memories!
jen s. saysJune 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm
Fought with mom. Snuck to prom. She still doesn’t know.
Foolery saysJune 4, 2008 at 6:01 pm
No booze, no nookie, best guy friend, no spark, uncomfortable.
Stacey Ball saysJune 4, 2008 at 7:29 pm
Went with a friend, liked him alot, got no kiss.
Mommybrain saysJune 4, 2008 at 7:54 pm
Samaritan date saved drunk driver, I looked beautiful on roadside.
*pixie* saysJune 4, 2008 at 8:50 pm
Went with future brother-in-law. As friends. Worst prom night ever.
Amyinbc saysJune 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm
We never had Prom’s in Canada. We had dances but not the hyped up “Prom’s”.
I guess the only thing similar was the dinner & dance the night before high school graduation. Then the next night we had the official graduation ceremony and the big after party. No limo’s or requisite cherry popping 🙂
Ivy saysJune 4, 2008 at 10:47 pm
Bored but looking DAMN fabulous, please see url for proof.
qt saysJune 4, 2008 at 11:37 pm
Lobster dinner, clove cigarettes, kissing on the beach, curfew broken.
supertiff saysJune 5, 2008 at 12:50 am
boyfriend dances all night with other girl, supertiff feels un-super.
Casa Wasabi saysJune 5, 2008 at 7:54 am
Went with a friend. Lusted after History teacher all night.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJune 5, 2008 at 8:54 am
I wore a gown my mother wore to her prom.
phenom saysJune 5, 2008 at 8:59 am
Denny’s and a Ford Escort. The End.
Tigpuppy saysJune 5, 2008 at 10:16 am
Eloped beginning senior year, took 30 year old hubby – FUN!
kate saysJune 5, 2008 at 11:14 am
purple taffeta, black velvet polka dots, crimped hair, 80s duh.
Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You saysJune 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Which one? I went to 4 proms with same guy.
What I want to know, though, is why bossy’s son’s date was only wearing her slip to the prom?
Kate saysJune 5, 2008 at 12:49 pm
Big hair, strapless dress, long satin gloves, sigh, was thin.
stella saysJune 5, 2008 at 2:06 pm
bossy – your growing popularity is overwhelming me. to be the 8 hundred and 30th commenter…BLOWS!
additionally i don’t have the money to drive cross country to meet my 12 internet friends. sux to be me.
but thats Stella’s issue. not yours.
G. Bossy’s son looks DASHING. and the lady friend – is a doll!
hope they had a blast!
becky saysJune 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm
should have skipped it and gone to visit Grandma. Sigh.
Laroux saysJune 5, 2008 at 4:22 pm
way too cool for prom, went to U2 concert instead.
Kady saysJune 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm
High school crush, followed to college, then dumped – Felicity much?
thematically fickle saysJune 6, 2008 at 12:22 am
Sexxxxx! and red wine splashed over white hotel room carpet.
The Cube Monkey saysJune 6, 2008 at 6:36 am
Delsey saysJune 6, 2008 at 8:08 am
Coral Courts Motel. First time for him. Not for her.
Karen saysJune 6, 2008 at 9:55 am
It sucked. Date was a jerk. I came home early.
Karen saysJune 6, 2008 at 9:56 am
It sucked. Date was a jerk. I came home early.
Kelly saysJune 6, 2008 at 11:20 am
Only one contact in, screwed by screwdrivers, no eggs thanks.
Melissa from Pittsburgh saysJune 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm
Bossy’s son is very handsome with his date.
What a great looking bunch of friends as well. I love to see trendy prom pictures.
Sparx saysJune 6, 2008 at 5:22 pm
First big drunk. First cute boyfriend. Got very, very sick.
c saysJune 6, 2008 at 5:38 pm
Why pick one?!
2 turndowns, Mother bought corsage, drove friends, one dance, depressed.
Skipped Senior, not on purpose, but mucho fun with friends
erin saysJune 6, 2008 at 7:47 pm
Big-ass hair, tight-ass dress, date had mullet and Australian accent
Leah saysJune 6, 2008 at 8:39 pm
Didn’t go. Thought I was too mature for such nonsense! … I was wrong!
Christine saysJune 8, 2008 at 12:08 am
My boyfriend was 22, and I? Too cool to go.
Elizabeth saysJune 8, 2008 at 1:02 am
I can’t do this in ten words, sorry. My husband and I met when I was a Junior at one H.S. and he was a Sophomore at the H.S. one city over. Were friends only, for my Senior Prom, now-husband set me up with his best friend (who is still his best friend!). So I went to prom with my now-husband’s then-and-still best friend. We had an okay time, just okay. I really need to find the photos of me with my HUGE 1985 hair and my tea-length teal blue dress!
Jen saysJune 8, 2008 at 10:21 am
Date and brother got mugged afterward. Delivered his paper route.
Katy saysJune 12, 2008 at 12:48 am
Red dress, tailed tux, Micheal Jackson impersonator, got pregnant. Really.
tina saysJune 16, 2008 at 1:20 am
didn’t know they were having sex in h.s.
Kiki saysJune 23, 2008 at 2:20 am
My date wouldn’t dance but he did feel me up.