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Here's the issue: Homecoming for our school is set for Oct. 19th. Soccer tournament schedule is out & there is a game scheduled for that NIGHT at 7pm. The athletic department is trying to see if it can get changed to an earlier time- like 3pm. IF they can then DS & his GF will miss dinner with their group of friends. If they can not then DS misses the entire thing. And I think his GF will probably stay at home.

DS doesn't want GF to miss out on a special night. Especially since her parents already bought her dress. So he's looking for ideas. He was thinking of taking her out the weekend before or after. But my thing is there would be no reason for her to wear the dress other than to say she wore it. IDK what he is going to do. They were going to go to The Olive Garden for dinner with several friends then go to the dance.

DS wanted to know if anyone on here had suggestions for him?

ETA I guess I should have asked for creative ideas for him to treat her & make up for it if he has to miss the dance. He hates knowing her parents spent money on a dress for Homecoming. She is not one to go to dances to begin with (she's shy) & this was a huge step for her. It's her senior year as well. DS & GF have been best friends since they were 4yo. 

Update: Found out 3 days ago that the tournament game is against another school having their homecoming the same night! Chances that the time would get changed were even better for us. AND... just got the email confirming it HAS been changed to a Noon game time! Praise Him! Now we can move forward!! Have to order a corsage for him now so we have that "secure". Taking him shopping Sunday (possibly with ex's GF since she has a better fashion sense & also works retail so maybe she can hook us up with a discount?).

by on Sep. 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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bexsmum
by Bronze Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Can he not shower then go to homecoming after the game, his girlfriend could go with the friends then they meet up later.  When DD was in her senior yr and prom rolled around ,it landed on the regional provincial meet for track and field. those that placed would go tp provincials. Now the senior boys 4x4 relay was scedualed for late in the day as was the 100meter and the hurdles. A number of the boys showered at the track changed into tux's drove for pictures,then went back for thier race. One of the racers actually had a speed suit on under his tux as it would be cutting it close to change.

If the game time can't be changed I'm sure they can be inventive and come up with a compromise

CampClan
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Yeah because I'm sure he isn't the only player who would skip the game if they didn't have any sense of team spirit & commitment! It's not like DS is the only player on the team who made plans to go to homecoming! LOL 

Quoting sahlady:

The young girl should go to the dance with her friends.

As for those who say skip the soccer game, I fervently but respectfully disagree. What kind of life lesson are we teaching our children by allowing them to skip a commitment for a party? Your son sounds like he understands that he is part of a team, that the team would have to
forfeit without enough players, he has a Commitment to the team And the only moral choice is to uphold his commitments. But it sounds like you and your son already understand that


atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM
They do dinner Friday? Our dinner is Saturday before the dance.


Quoting CampClan:

The football game is Friday- DS plays soccer. Homecoming was set by the school before the league set the dates for the tourny.

Quoting atlmom2:

Our parade and game is Friday. Saturday is the dance and dinner. Why do it all Friday???



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CampClan
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM

No- dinner is before the dance. ONLY the football game is Friday (we have never had a parade). So 7pm is when the game is schedule on Saturday. Normal games are 90 minutes (so ending about 8:30ish if it started on time) & then drive time back (depending on where it is- not sure, don't have the email up at the moment). He could possibly get back about 9:30 & then after a quick shower & walk across the street to the school (we live right across from it) let's say 10 at the latest? And the bus would be leaving about 5pm at the earliest. So exchanging flowers & taking pictures wouldn't be feasible unless they did it before 3pm so there was enough time.

Quoting atlmom2:

They do dinner Friday? Our dinner is Saturday before the dance.


Quoting CampClan:

The football game is Friday- DS plays soccer. Homecoming was set by the school before the league set the dates for the tourny.

Quoting atlmom2:

Our parade and game is Friday. Saturday is the dance and dinner. Why do it all Friday???




atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Still confused. Are we talking about Friday or Saturday???


Quoting CampClan:

No- dinner is before the dance. ONLY the football game is Friday (we have never had a parade). So 7pm is when the game is schedule on Saturday. Normal games are 90 minutes (so ending about 8:30ish if it started on time) & then drive time back (depending on where it is- not sure, don't have the email up at the moment). He could possibly get back about 9:30 & then after a quick shower & walk across the street to the school (we live right across from it) let's say 10 at the latest? And the bus would be leaving about 5pm at the earliest. So exchanging flowers & taking pictures wouldn't be feasible unless they did it before 3pm so there was enough time.

Quoting atlmom2:

They do dinner Friday? Our dinner is Saturday before the dance.





Quoting CampClan:

The football game is Friday- DS plays soccer. Homecoming was set by the school before the league set the dates for the tourny.

Quoting atlmom2:

Our parade and game is Friday. Saturday is the dance and dinner. Why do it all Friday???






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atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM
This is worse. Been to graduations where kids have walked in to graduation, been given their diploma and has to run 2 min into graduation to a game. That is worse really having to miss your graduation.
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sahlady
by Gold Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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how many kids will miss?  perhaps they can all go out to eat, a parent can host a dance, and they can have their own party.


Or maybe she would like to get dressed up, go to dinner, and then to a ball room dancing class.

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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Quoting sahlady:

how many kids will miss?  perhaps they can all go out to eat, a parent can host a dance, and they can have their own party.


Or maybe she would like to get dressed up, go to dinner, and then to a ball room dancing class.

I had a similar idea.   The whole soccer team will miss homecoming....so maybe they can plan a special dinner out to celebrate with the whole soccer team.




CampClan
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Friday night is football game. DS plays soccer, tourny game is scheduled for Saturday. Dance is scheduled for Saturday as well.


Quoting atlmom2:

Still confused. Are we talking about Friday or Saturday???


Quoting CampClan:

No- dinner is before the dance. ONLY the football game is Friday (we have never had a parade). So 7pm is when the game is schedule on Saturday. Normal games are 90 minutes (so ending about 8:30ish if it started on time) & then drive time back (depending on where it is- not sure, don't have the email up at the moment). He could possibly get back about 9:30 & then after a quick shower & walk across the street to the school (we live right across from it) let's say 10 at the latest? And the bus would be leaving about 5pm at the earliest. So exchanging flowers & taking pictures wouldn't be feasible unless they did it before 3pm so there was enough time.

Quoting atlmom2:

They do dinner Friday? Our dinner is Saturday before the dance.





Quoting CampClan:

The football game is Friday- DS plays soccer. Homecoming was set by the school before the league set the dates for the tourny.

Quoting atlmom2:

Our parade and game is Friday. Saturday is the dance and dinner. Why do it all Friday???







CampClan
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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THAT is an excellent idea!

Quoting boys2men2soon:


Quoting sahlady:

how many kids will miss?  perhaps they can all go out to eat, a parent can host a dance, and they can have their own party.


Or maybe she would like to get dressed up, go to dinner, and then to a ball room dancing class.

I had a similar idea.   The whole soccer team will miss homecoming....so maybe they can plan a special dinner out to celebrate with the whole soccer team.


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