Comments: Prepping for Prom

Oh this is great.....and I've been waiting for an update. Pretty, tiny, smart.....you have GOT to find a way to be at that bus, or else get a really REALLY good camera......

Posted by Tammi at April 1, 2012 11:38 AM

I need to sneak to the house and dress in camo and as a bush or something. A ghillie suit. And plant myself in their yard with a camera...

Posted by Bou at April 1, 2012 12:13 PM

My thoughts exactly! And you're tiny enough you can hide almost ANYWHERE! :-)

Posted by Tammi at April 1, 2012 07:37 PM

Well, funny you should say ANYWHERE. I said to my son today at dinner, "So, where do I hide in my ghillie suit, at 'Cate's' house or at the Marriot?" He looked absolutely aghast...

Posted by Bou at April 1, 2012 07:54 PM

You know Bou, the parents of boys should receive some sort of medal...at least thats what my mother said.

Posted by Yabu at April 1, 2012 08:25 PM

Yabu- Ah, he's good. I just know my station in life. As the mom of a boy, I'll always be relegated to the back. Should my boys marry, if they have kids, I'm not the one that will be called. It'll be HER Mom. This trend just starts with... Prom. Heh!

Posted by Bou at April 1, 2012 08:29 PM

I'm pretty sure Eric can hook you up with a ghillie suit...

Posted by K-Nine at April 1, 2012 09:44 PM

Next time we're at Eric's I should try on his ghillie suit. I'd look like a schlumpy bush. His 6'2" long frame vs. my 5'2" and shrinking mommish body.

Posted by Bou at April 2, 2012 06:14 AM

Its too bad you dont live in MD, I usually shoot several proms a year. The kids usually complain alot less about pictures if you bring an outside person in. I have used the line "come on man, your parents are paying me to get these shots of you, can you atleast smile, I'll do the rest" Usually works.

Posted by Web at April 2, 2012 06:35 AM

Just went through the prom drill on Saturday with my daughter. We were able to take pictures before (though one rabid mom also showed up after midnight when they returned to get 'returning from prom' shots as they exited the limos they had rented). Don't know about your school, but ours had several photogs and chaperones with cameras that will post the pictures for parents. And stalking the kids on Facebook always yields results...

Posted by Harper at April 2, 2012 07:57 AM

my "step-daughter" (in quotes as I never intend to marry again)is named Grace. She is part Celt, and part Mohawk Indian - with blonde hair and blue eyes... kinda like my boy 1/4 Korean and blonde and blue-eyed. ;)

Can't wait to see prom pics!!

Posted by Oddybobo at April 2, 2012 11:36 AM

fwiw, with my daughter we got shots of her and her date since he picked her up at our place. :) With my son we got pics of him in his tux (looking like James Bond, just amazing). Just him. :(

It sounds like you have a similar relationship with and between you and your children that we have (had back then). So, we would talk with one, explain what we were trying to do and he/she would end up discussing it with the other. Frequently worked out well. In the same vein, we were also able to get information some times the same way. We'd explain that we'd like to know something as we are the 'Rents and sometimes we'd get some info that way. We were always up front with the kids when we did this as we did not want them to think that we were playing them against each other. When you have discussions with one about what you're trying to do with the other, and asking their input, they eventually mention to the other the discussions that they have had with you and it frequently works out at least partially.

Wow! Prom dresses are expensive! But, I'll remember how my daughter looked that evening for the rest of my life. :)

mark

Posted by marcus erroneous at April 2, 2012 02:09 PM

Ah - well you'll get pics even if you have to scan them. Please ... share them.

Grace the Mandarin Celt - gotta be awesome.

Posted by Kris, in New England at April 3, 2012 05:08 PM

... I do indeed have a ghillie suit..... two, in fact..... and one of them is stretchy enough that it will fit most anyone.... next time you are here, we'll definitely have a ghillie suit photo op!...

Posted by Eric at April 5, 2012 10:06 AM