Wordless Wednesday – Babies Don't Go To Proms

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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You can’t think this will be wordless.
Friday night my youngest went to his first Prom. Since the children in the high school classes at his school can have a span of up to three years between them the students are able to start going to Prom in freshman year. I often don’t think of my youngest in terms of dates and what’s typical and expected. So, this year was another rude awakening for me that my son is growing up indeed. My initial reaction to finding out that he could go to Prom was “my baby’s too young to go to a prom!” Which of course was ridiculous. He’s a teenage high school student. babies don’t go to proms, young men do! Sometimes I need a little kick in the rear to remind me that while he may be “my baby” he is not a baby, he is turning into a young man.
C and me - first Prom
He looked so handsome. He had a great time. He smiled and laughed and danced. He even asked a girl to dance with him!
C - first Prom

How do/did you feel about you child going to their first prom? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment!


Elizabeth @Being MVP June 4, 2014 - 5:26 pm

how fun! i have a long way to go before my kiddos go to prom but it’ll be bittersweet but amazing!

Jenn @TheRebelChick June 4, 2014 - 5:54 pm

My daughter hasn’t gone to her real prom (her high school one) yet but she did have an eighth grade prom. I cried all the way home after dropping her off!

valmg June 4, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Yup. I cried when I saw him all dressed up before we left. I cried when I dropped him off. And I cried when I watched him have so much fun at the end.

Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 4, 2014 - 5:54 pm

He is very handsome indeed 🙂
My oldest is 9 going on 10 this summer and I DREAD this sort of thing. I know I only have a few years, but like you – in my head, he’s my baby. It’s so hard to believe he is growing up so fast especially when I feel like I was just bringing him home from the hospital last week.

Amy D June 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

I am not sure since my son is a baby, but it is gonna be hard nit bring the #1 woman in his life.

Pam June 4, 2014 - 6:50 pm

It was definitely emotional seeing my daughter go to her first prom! My son hasn’t gone to prom yet even though he had the chance, but I can imagine I would be all teary eyed over him as well.

Liz Mays June 4, 2014 - 7:33 pm

I was so nervous when my baby went to his first prom. I’m glad your young man had such a good time!

valmg June 4, 2014 - 11:46 pm

He did have a blast. I have round 2 tomorrow, when my oldest goes to his senior prom

Kelsey Apley June 4, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Aw so sweet! I don’t have any kids but I can only imagine that day. Watching them grow up so quick and to have a huge milestone like Prom! !

Amber Edwards June 4, 2014 - 8:16 pm

I don’t even want to think about PROM for my kids. Hopefully LONG time off for me. He is so handsome! I’m so glad he had a great time!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos June 4, 2014 - 8:41 pm

I can’t even fathom my girls graduating yet, I’m sure I’ll be a basket case!

janel June 4, 2014 - 8:45 pm

I am SO not ready for the next chapter. Luckily I have a few years! My oldest is 8.

Jen Temcio @dapperhouse June 4, 2014 - 9:04 pm

He looks so happy and handsome!! I have 2 adult children 23 and 19 so we have done the prom thing, but when my youngest who is 11 finally goes to prom I will have a really hard time! And I will remember this story and tell him, “Uh, no. . . babies dont go to Prom!” 🙂

Mama to 5 BLessings June 4, 2014 - 9:07 pm

My kids are not old enough for this yet but I will dread that day, time flies. 🙁

Uplifting Families June 4, 2014 - 10:04 pm

My daughter has gone to several different dances since she has been in high school. I agree babies don’t go to prom’s, dances, or military balls. I am quickly reminded that my oldest baby is almost an adult. ahhh They grow up way too fast.

Ann Bacciaglia June 4, 2014 - 10:37 pm

My son went to his senior prom last year and I was weepy. I can just imagine what I will be like next year when my daughter goes to prom.

Shauna June 4, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Well, considering mine are 3, 5, 7, I have no clue, lol… but I remember watching as my older brother went to prom (I was probably 8 or so) and I was so enthralled with it. He looked so handsome and his date (who ended up being his future wife) looked like Barbie… LOL. Your son seems so very happy and very handsome!

Amanda A June 5, 2014 - 12:30 am

oh my goodness, I can’t even begin to think about Prom, it’s going to be here before I know it!

valmg June 5, 2014 - 8:11 am

Yes it will! My oldest has his Senior prom tonight. When I saw him trying on his tux it really hit me, he’s not a little kid any more.

Christine June 5, 2014 - 2:28 am

When my oldest went to his first Homecoming Dance it felt weird. It seems like I was just going to dances, and now my guy is out there dancing with some girl! Ack, made me feel old!

Amanda West June 5, 2014 - 3:17 am

It will be a little while before I have to face this but I will have a little time to prepare. Starting now!!!!

Brett Martin June 5, 2014 - 6:50 am

Too cute! Yes, he’s growing up Mama! And looking handsome.

Sandra June 5, 2014 - 8:31 am

Oh, I know I will struggle with this when my kids are old enough, I will cry without a doubt. Bitter sweet. He looks ready to go and so handsome, hope it was amazing.

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack June 5, 2014 - 10:45 am

Awe. He looks so handsome. My son didn’t want to go to his prom so I don’t know how I will feel.

Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations June 5, 2014 - 11:49 am

He is handsome indeed! My girls are way too young for prom and in Canada, we only have one prom in Senior year. 🙂

Marci June 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm

How exciting for both of you! I am enjoying watching him grow up. He is such a handsome boy with a wonderful personality! And that smile……oh my gosh!
I was nervous when my oldest daughter was going to the prom the first time. But it was a big group of girls and they had so much fun. My oldest daughters are 30 and 27. It was fun watching them go through all the exciting high school events.
My youngest two are 11 and 8. We still have a little while, but I know what to expect and I’m sure I will still be nervous, but a lot less so.

Emily June 5, 2014 - 5:03 pm

So handsome! I’m certain I will cry when my boys go to prom!

Greta June 5, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Awww…so handsome! Glad he had such a great time, too!

pat.navymom June 6, 2014 - 7:44 am

I wanted everything perfect for all my kids but especially the first. Her Junior Prom was a milestone in her life. She was young (her youngest son’s age now). It was one of many rights of passage to follow–graduation, driver’s lisense, marriage, motherhood.


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