Cute invitation idea + cute answer delivery = dance date.
So much cuteness! I guess it uses up all the creativity that we directed towards scoring Boone's Farm, vodka and a room at the Holiday Inn for the post-dance parties back in my day. I can't tell you how many times a day I thank God that I am not the parent of myself.
Well, winter formal has rolled around again -which is girl's choice - and Omega set her sites on going with Mr. Bigmanoncampus. Only one problem: she was summoned to the vice-principal's office where he informed her that she has been accused of running from a hall monitor. At Omega's high school students are fined $5 if they are caught in the hallways during class so sometimes they try to outrun the law.
VP: I have a report that you ran from a hall monitor.
O: Are you kidding? I never ran from a hall monitor. When?
VP: After lunch yesterday.
O: No way. Check my attendance. I have no tardies in that class.
VP: Sometimes the teachers don't report it.
O: I have Mrs. Analretentive that period. She would NOT have missed it.
VP: Well, I'd like to believe you but the hall monitor is quite positive.
O: How did he know it was me.
VP: He picked you out of the yearbook.
O: From seeing the back of me.... running away?
O: Whatever. Do you want me to just pay the $5?
VP: I'm afraid it is beyond that. I have to suspend you.
VP: It's a mandatory one-day suspension which also means you can't cheer at the playoff game tomorrow.
O: No way.
VP: How can I contact one of your parents?
O: *mumble, mumble* figure it out youself...
VP: Well, here's your suspension notice.
Omega looks at the form which has several violations checked off. One of which is 'disrespect of authority'. And in the comments section it says "Mr. Bigmanoncampus says YES to winter formal." Whereupon Mr. BMOC jumps out of the closet, video camera in hand.
As Omega is telling me the story, all I can think is 'where did this child come from?'
I asked her how it happened that she did not either cry or wet her pants because I am pretty sure that at 16, I would have done both... probably even at 50. What? Vice principals are scary!
She said that she had a feeling she was being punked but when Mr. VP said she would have to miss the football game she almost got teary.
As for her date... if I were him, I would be very afraid.