Prom is off!!

United States
March 20, 2018 9:27am CST
Ugh, gotta love my daughter... She is a sophomore.. prom is for Juniors and their dates. She was asked to prom by an older boy, and she said yes... but now she may be changing her mind, and I feel kind of bad for the boy who asked her. My daughter is not interested in relationships, and she's always felt this way. She has crushes and has had a couple boyfriends but they don't last long. Recently she dated a boy for a few months and then broke up with him because she just didn't feel like having a boyfriend anymore.. it's too hard to constantly worry about how someone else feels about things, etc... So, that's fine, she's 15 and a smart girl. She has good friends and is happy with her life the way it is. The boy that asked her to prom is quite the opposite. He wants a serious relationship. My daughter told him she just wants to be friends, and he seemed okay with that.. But my daughter is getting annoyed because he is acting like they're dating, and he's treating her like they're dating, and she doesn't want to date. So now she's going to break his little heart and not go to prom with him... And I already bought the dress!! Ugh! But I am proud that I have such a smart, independent daughter who knows what she wants and doesn't find her self worth in the eyes of a boy! I must have done something right!
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Mar
It's definitely good that she knows what she wants. She's smart and independent. Those are definitely things that may be to her advantage later on.
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• United States
22 Mar
Absolutely.. I'm quite proud of her!
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Mar
@katsmeow1213 and you should be! I would be too.
@Starmaiden (6680)
• Canada
20 Mar
Good for your daughter. She probably feels uncomfortable with him telling all his friends that she is dating him, especially when she told him she doesnt want a relationship, only a friendship. I've dumped a number of guys for this reason also. :-)
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• United States
22 Mar
She says he's very clingy, and someone I know who's daughter also dated him said the same thing.. he's clingy.
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• Canada
22 Mar
@katsmeow1213 No woman needs a clingon in her life. That could easily turn to abuse. You have a smart daughter. :-)
@GardenGerty (100502)
• United States
20 Mar
Yes, you have an independent and smart daughter. Save the dress, if it is like here there will be various formal occasions to wear it to.
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• United States
22 Mar
Absolutely! I'm sure she'll get use out of it, and thankfully I only spent $70 on it!
@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
Shame about the dress and the poor boy but bravo for your daughter and for you. As you said, you've surely done something very right as regards bringing up your daughter.
• United States
22 Mar
For sure! I was not like that when I was her age.. I was boy crazy, but wouldn't stay with one guy for very long!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar
@katsmeow1213 You're lucky she is like this. I hope she stays that way for a few more years.
• United States
23 Mar
@JudyEv Me too.. but at the same time I still want her to eventually get married and have kids..
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@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Mar
Maybe you can save the dress and use it when she can go to the prom iwht her age group. Glad she is not hung up on boys, there is a lot of time for that later on
• United States
26 Mar
Actually she changed her mind and will be going to prom after all. We're going to get the dress hemmed a little today.
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@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Mar
@katsmeow1213 wooohoo. Those will be some great memories and pictures too.
• United States
22 Mar
Ahh but she can still attend the prom solo and wear the dress cause it is fun to dress up ! Good for her NOT wanting any sort of relationship yet, she is young but quite smart already , keep being proud of her you have done a great job
• United States
23 Mar
She can't though.. it's only for juniors and she's a sophomore.
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• United States
23 Mar
@katsmeow1213 oh yeah read that, shoot !
@Corbin5 (109784)
• United States
20 Mar
Oh, my. I am sure that neither would have had a pleasant time at the prom, so it is best not to go.
• United States
22 Mar
Yeah.. it's just kind of sad, I was looking forward to sending her off to prom a year early! But that's okay.. it will save me money if she doesn't go!
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@Corbin5 (109784)
• United States
22 Mar
@DianneN (79947)
• United States
22 Mar
She is wise to know what she wants and doesn't want. Can you return the dress?
• United States
23 Mar
Probably, but since I paid so little for it, I might as well keep it for the next time she will need it.
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@shaggin (37049)
• United States
20 Mar
Oh boy well maybe it will fit her next year if she finds someone she wants to go with then but I think it’s great she’s not boy crazy and is independent!
• United States
22 Mar
I do too! It should still fit her.. if not I can probably sell it for what I paid for it.
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