Turns out (perhaps this has been going on across the country for centuries and is just hitting MN...we're a little late to most trends) that the guy has to get very creative when asking out his date to prom.
Um, huh? Isn't that for, like, ENGAGEMENTS? Like, "Will you marry me and bear my children and vow to spend the rest of your life with me?"?? I'm so confused. 'Course, when I was in high school approximately 87.3 years ago, the guys just tried to get a second alone with the girl (which is kinda creepy, really) and stood there shuffling his feet, and wringing his hands, and stuttering, and probably getting even more sweaty than a teenage boy usually is and then muttered, "Wanna go to prom?"?
Now? It's all videos and sidewalk chalk and balloon popping and drump truck giving.
As if the poor guy wasn't under enough pressure the way it was...now he's gotta be all creative about it?!
Anyway, my boy has had the same girlfriend for almost two years (GAH, two years?!), so he didn't have the "is she gonna say no" anxiety, but he had no clue how to get creative.
Dudes are like that for the most part.
But have no fear...MOM TO THE RESCUE!!!
Tossing all care for Mother Nature aside, we decided to buy a tank of helium (did you know you could do that?! $39.99 at Party City...you're welcome.) and a pack of balloons and cram them all into her car.
We had devised the ultimate plan...Pal was gonna "borrow" her car because his has expired tabs (that he just got pulled over for...no ticket, phew!), then fill it up with the helium filled balloons and when they all escaped into the night air (sorry Mother Nature...it's all in the name of a creative Prom asking out) there he would be, sitting in her car holding a sign that said, "Prom?".
It went perfectly, according to him! Wish I coulda been there to see it...and now we get to rent a tux.
Oh yay. Mother's of sweet young babies...you think that kiddo is expensive now?
Just wait until high school. I feel like I'm an ATM machine.
Thought: I wonder if this whole "creative" way to ask a girl to prom was a way to get out of the face to face, shuffling feet, sweaty, awkward "will you go to prom" but not look like a jerk for not asking her out face to face? Huh. Kids these days. Clever.