I come out in hives and a cold sweat at the very idea of 'proms'. So glad DD didn't go to one; I assume DS1 will want to and I hope to be out of the country when he does, although I agree that it is probably the easier option having a boy. As far as I am concerned any girl going out with a son of mine can buy him
something as well if she wants flowers, or else she can have some from the garden- why do the girls get sole rights on stuff when they are probably draped in expensive finery anyway? It is meant to be an age of gender equality so bring on the LGBT couples too and shake the whole party up I say!
DAO that dress business sounds terrible! How unkind and horrid - you are right to advise you daughters against that kind of 'ranking'.
terrible social exclusion and the worst sort of catty behaviour.
Indeed. Usually from the 'butter wouldn't melt' ones who have gone through school as teachers' pets while quietly terrorising 'lesser' girls. Shudder.
All that said OP, like scary mum I hope your son has a memorable night for all the best reasons.