Our high school has a Formal Ball in late December right before break. It’s different from our prom in that all students are invited and no one has to pay. (Kudos to the fund-raisers!)
Another great thing is no one needs a date. Therefore—no one is left out, no one is a tag-along, and no one stands alone on the side-lines praying someone will look their way.
Part of my job right now is to ooh and ahh when my students whip out their phones at the end of the day and show me the dresses they plan to wear, the hairstyles they hope will work, and the shoes they’ve already ordered.
And so we enter the time of fairy tale dreams, and I’m privileged to be part of it.
Tell me, did you ever go to a ball? What was it like?
I’d love to hear your stories. And as always, thanks for stopping by!