TRUE STORIES OF A HOUSEWIFE & MOM IN THE BURBS OF CHICAGO. I have very bad luck/ Lucy Ricardo bad luck (which often is the reason for these stories). But we are a happy family through it all, and try to laugh everyday. DISCLAIMER: SOME of the pictures & videos I found on Google-Images & YouTube, they're not mine. BUT THE STORIES ARE ALL TRUE, FROM MY LIFE, AND WRITTEN BY ME, Bev Benyamin
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
PROM... I could do it all for a buck fifty.
THIS YEAR, PROM IS GOING TO BE AT THE
JOHN G. SHEDD AQUARIUM IN CHICAGO.
So, my kids told me they each need $250 per couple for Prom tickets. Two hundred and fifty dollars, EACH. JUST FOR THE TICKETS. I, NATURALLY, assumed that meant it came with a Beluga Whale.
But NO, thats just to get INTO high school prom. I said, "Do you get to take a Beluga whale home? No? Then this is outrageous!"
Now I'm the bad guy.
THEY TRIED TO GIVE ME REASONS WHY THIS TICKET PRICE IS REASONABLE. I heard things like:
"WE'LL BE DANCING ON THE BIG MARBLE FLOOR
WITH THE FISH TANKS ALL AROUND US."
(I could put crushed marbles on the gym floor, with goldfish bowls all around instead, WA LAA!)
"WE'LL BE OVERLOOKING LAKE SHORE DRIVE FOR PROM!"
(I could make a deadly S curve in the school parking lot &
splash the kids as they drive by, WA LAA!)
"WE'LL BE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO,
WITH ALL THE SKYSCRAPERS AND SHINING LIGHTS!"
(I would be happy to go up in the rafters of the gym
and shine flashlights in all their faces to save $250, WA LAA!)
I don't see the problem. I think I could do it all for about a buck fifty.
UPDATE:Well, I guess I couldn't have done it for a buck fifty after all. It included transportation there & back, dinner, an all night after party back at the school, and then a pancake breakfast the next morning. The kids said it was a great night and well worth the price in the end (because they didn't have to pay it).