I need to sit down, breathe into a paper bag and get a HOLD of my inner Chi for a second.
Okay. There. I’m back.
Yes, YES(!) I would like to travel to China with a group of other bloggers!
What was the date again? Because I thought you said the last weekend in April.
Please no. Please tell me it’s Any. Other. Week. Than. THAT. Week.
I have a senior daughter. PROM?
All the drama and all the fun and all the photographing and did I mention… PROM!
That means I’m the Prom Mom and face it there are no good travel reasons you can miss Prom.
Well… maybe China is a good enough travel reason; I reasoned?
Hopeful; I reached out to my Facebook World and they came back with a collective avalanche of NO!
“China can wait, it’s not going anywhere,” said EVERYONE.
Being present for your kid’s Prom moment is not optional. There could be complications on any number of distress levels. Dress mis-fittings, boutonniere fiascos or last minute ‘where is my other shoe?’ issues have cropped up for us, all easily averted with my #PromMom-superpowers.
With Mother’s Day around the corner I find myself crossing into unknown territory with one teen moving to college soon and two more teens hot on her trail, I realize there are fewer and fewer Prom Mom opportunities.
Which is more important: Experiencing Tai Chi in Shanghai and photographing ancient water towns? Or obtaining last minute mascara while scampering around looking for umbrellas because… Who Ordered the Rain?!
It’s not a question of travel priorities.
It’s a question of Mom-Priorities.
What’s YOUR #PromMom story?