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18. Prom Night
Callie noticed that her son Jesus, a high
senior, was acting very strangely. He seemed to
hoarding his allowance and having many whispery conversations
his friends. When Callie asked Jesus about it,
admitted that he was nervous about prom, a
held at the end of senior year of
school for those graduating. Jesus was feeling a
of pressure to ask a girl to be
date for the prom. Girls, like Lexi, were
feeling pressure about a guy they liked asking
the prom. A photographer would be on hand
capture on film forever who said yes.
was the matter of the clothes. Young men
Jesus didn't have to worry so much. Most
them would just rent tuxedos. Young women, like
, however, had to make sure that whatever dress
wore would be unique. There is nothing more
than going to the prom and having another
wearing the same dress.
For the parents, like
, one of the biggest stressor was money. Tickets
the prom cost $120 per student. Renting tuxedos
a lot of money. Not to mention the
that traditionally he had to buy his date
corsage. Most students split the cost of a
Callie had more than money on
mind, though. She had heard stories about wild
happening on prom night. She worried about Jesus
alcohol, even though he was underage.
son not to worry so much about finding
date. Maybe he could go to prom with
group of friends. That was what Jesus ended
doing. It was fine until it was time
be photographed. All of Jesus's friends split up
couples. Jesus posed alone.