We have survived another rite of teen passage> Prom. Emily had a nice time and she looked great. But this is not her story.
We have known Emily’s date’s parents for a few years now, but never really connected in any real or meaningful way. We were on committees together, saw each other at events, never exchanged more than the basic pleasantries. After all, we were there to support the kids’ activities, not really socialize, right?
After taking the requisite pre-Prom photos, the kids headed out in the rented Towncar, and the parents shared dinner at a nearby restaurant. What a great idea! Free of our kids, we talked about current events and shared long-ago stories. We laughed alot, and found out that we have much in common. I found myself feeling a bit sad that we hadn’t made this connection earlier. These are fun people I’d love to spend more time with!
Empty Nest 101> make new adult friends, check…