We’re back to dance season around here.  Everyone started asking to Homecoming shortly after school started and Grace got asked by the greatest guy.  
That girl finally did her “answering” last weekend:
She is so excited…and we are having fun looking for the perfect homecoming dress amidst her two jobs, homework, and trying to figure out ACT prep and which colleges she needs applications for and senior social life.  Yikes.  I cannot believe she’s a senior!!


  1. Ok, I have a question… I’m not in the US so I’m not sure how it works. If a boy asks you to a dance do you reply pretty much right away? What happens if you get asked but we’re hoping to be asked by someone else?

    1. I think the common etiquette is to go with the first person who asks, but I don't think "double asking" happens too much in this day and age since everyone posts that they were just asked and word travels quickly. There was one time when Elle did get asked at the front door and the back door at the very same time on accident, and that one was a little tricky! She just went with the first one she saw and it all worked out ok! I think kids text the person who asked them right away so they know they're excited, that way the timing with the answer isn't that important…more of a fun formality 🙂

    1. This made me giggle BECAUSE our good friend, who is a grown man, has the BEST and PRETTIEST handwriting ever. We have him letter stuff for us sometimes! It’s such a funny skill he has. 😂😂 Maybe the boy’s mom or sis helped him. 😊

      Have fun Grace!!!

    2. I would bet that wasn't the boy who wrote the poster, but maybe he's very artistic, who knows? 🙂 Moms and sisters, as Courtney said, are pretty good helpers! Elle or friends always helped with Max's dance asking and answering.

    3. I just thInk it’d be sweeter if the kid doing the asking does more of the creativity. Doesn’t need to be perfect hand-lettering, just a cute message. I just think there’s so much pressure on these kids when asking someone to a dance and having to create a perfect looking sign just adds to it.

    4. Just because he didn't *write* it himself doesn't mean he wasn't the creative designer behind it. My boys come up with wonderful ideas, but sometimes need help with the execution.

    5. It certainly could’ve been his wording and idea but if I was getting a poster like that I’d immediately feel like his mom/sister did the work even if it was his ideas. I’ve seen many posters like this on Instagram and I just think it’s way more heartfelt when the boy writes it out himself, bad handwriting and all.

    6. The way my son and his friends saw it, they were formally asking someone to an event, a formal invitation if you will, and so they insisted that their posters had to be “perfect.” They always came up with the ideas and then we (the moms) would help out with their posters. Their dates always appreciated the fact that they made sure their “invitations” (the posters) were nice because it made them feel like a lot of thought and consideration went into it.

    7. Kind of my point…if a boy’s mom/sister/etc. has to write out the sign so it looks good enough there’s something wrong with the way hoco/promposals are being executed. Why can’t a boy just ask (with his voice) or if there has to be a sign, write it himself? I get that dances are formal, but these are teenage males! Is a girl really going to judge the hand-lettering quality when accepting the invitation? Or is the real issue how instagram/fb/blog-worthy it is? If there were no social media photos of these signs, would the moms still be doing this for their sons?

    8. I suppose it’s about independence. Do parents have to help ask their kids potential date to a dance? Or answer it?

      The boy could also have taken a graphic design class or marketing class and just have the skill.

    9. They’re teenage boys, they’re trying to impress girls; that’s what they do. And if it means asking Mom or Sis for help making a poster look nice, that’s what’s going to happen. In no way does that mean that there’s something “wrong with how promposals are executed.” It’s fun and the kids enjoy it. Lighten up!

    10. Yes, I have a teen-age boy (18)…both times he asked a girl to prom, he did all the work, including the writing, with no help from mom/sister. I'm not saying her date didn't come up with the idea, but around here (Michigan), the posters are MUCH less "perfect hand-lettering", and more just cute and what one would expect from a teenage guy. I know my 15 year old daughter would totally think it was odd if her date's mom/sister did the actual writing on a poster asking her to Hoco. But if that's the norm in Gilbert, carry on!

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