I'm not kidding.
This is a little reenactment of the Prom Drama thus far
just for your viewing pleasure.
Yes, there really is Prom Drama even when they
are Special Kids (adults).
Cast of Characters
Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Bob: The once token male in Special Olympics
Three years ago, he escorted two of the Special Olympic girls.
Last year, he escorted one of the Special Olympic girls.
This year, he is planning on escorting my daughter and their mutual friend.
Becky: My daughter
Sally: Mutual friend referenced above.
Tina: Another Special Olympics friend.
Andrew: A new Special Olympic Friend.
Cindy: A friend that attends the same high school but participates in another section of Special Olympics.
Act 1: Scene 1:
The plan for 3 years has been that Bob would be escorting Becky and Sally to Prom 2012.
Act 1: Scene 2: During a week of school days, Cindy asked, begged and demanded that Becky and I take her to Prom. She reported to Becky that I didn't like her. WHAT? I adore the girl and am always nice to her. Becky came home every day for 5 straight days near tears or in tears because of Cindy. Both girls have high anxiety so this is not too unusual yet still very upsetting as I want everyone happy!
Act 1: Scene 3: Cindy's grandma called and left a message asking if we could all go to Prom together. Oh dear. Usually I'd be all over this but we had a prior commitment and there just isn't going to be room for everyone in one vehicle. I called and spoke to grandma ( a very nice lady). I explained that it's just the getting there that is the problem but once all arrived, the kids would dine and dance the night away together, as a group. She understood perfectly. Yet, in the background, was Cindy crying and screaming that she doesn't have a boyfriend. *sigh* I'm trying here people, I really am.
I settled this the best way I could.
Act 1: Scene 4: Cindy asked to speak to Becky when we were done speaking. Becky HATES talking on the phone. I did something I never do...honest...I told her Becky was in bed.
Act 1: Scene 5: I hung up and went to explain to a crying Becky that everything was resolved and OK. I also told Becky I expected her to dance with Cindy, Sally, Andrew and Tina. I explained I expected that NO ONE would be left out! She calmed down and agreed. Then she tells me she should call Cindy. HUH? What? I just told her you were in bed cause you hate to talk on the phone! Becky "But I'm not in bed!" Me: "But I just lied and told her you were!" Becky "But I'm not! I'll call her." Me: "No! You won't! It's time for bed!"
Act 1: Final Scene:
"Dear Lord, please give me the wisdom and PATIENCE to get through this prom with a smile and goodwill to all. PLEASE let them love each other and have a great time!"
Come back for Act II...if you dare.
More drama to come, if you can believe it.