Now I know better than to be surprised that teens are doing things that circumvent the law. Just because our state law says you have to be 18 to get a piercing or tattoo, doesn't mean I'm surprised that 15 and 16 year olds are getting them anyway. That's not what caught me off guard. I mean it is the very nature of high school to rebel against authority. What caught me off guard was the sheer number of beautiful young ladies (and men) who had pierced their lips, eyebrows, tongues and noses. Ewww. Really? This is still considered a popular trend?
Kind of made me re-evaluate my to do list this weekend. See, my stepson has a date for the prom next weekend. So this weekend, I was planning to help him get the corsage ordered, coordinated with her dress color of course, and his tux all set. But now I'm thinking maybe all this traditional tux, corsage, prom stuff that I'm familiar with is completely passe. I mean if pretty 15-year-old honor students are piercing their lips and eyebrows, perhaps the whole notion of promwear and tradition has been turned upside down as well.
Do young men give their dates corsages for prom anymore? I haven't met this girl yet. Geez, I hope she doesn't show up wearing a lip ring.