Our son went to his first high school prom last night. Tux, corsage, limo ... the whole works. He even spent the night at his date's house (along with several other couples, all under the watchful eye of her parents.) But we had to explain a few things to him before he went.
First, tinting the windows of his mother's minivan doesn't make it a limo.
Second, we live in the country, so there are a few rednecks in his school. Consequently, the prom has child care facilities.
Finally, when he told me how much he was spending on renting his tux, hiring a limo, and buying his date's corsage, I was flabbergasted. I told him "That's more than I spent on the wedding when your mother and I got married."
His reply: "Yeah, but you've been married three times. A prom is a once in a lifetime experience."