Okay… It’s time to chime in about this dance my daughter is going to tonight and what’s written on her ticket.
Alyssa, my 15-year-old, who is GORGEOUS, is going to Homecoming tonight with a nice young man from church. I’m not worried, but I probably should be, because when I was 15, some people probably thought I was “a nice young man from church.” And I wasn’t! (Well, I was kind, and courteous. But, looking back, I was not respectful to the girls I dated at all!)
So I have to share with you the warnings that this “ticket” has written on it from the school. Hilarious… yet revealing about today’s culture. (I’m laughing because I’m going to be chaperoning my son’s school dance next weekend, and I know I’ll be seeing some of this.)
Here’s a glimpse of what’s written on the ticket:
Students:· Are expected to face their partner at all times (no back to front motion)· Must maintain a 4 – 6 inch space from their partner· May not engage in ‘leg wrapping’· With the exception of feet, may not place body parts on floor· May not engage in grinding, moshing, or body surfing· May slow dance as long as it does not extend beyond hugging· May break dance as long as there is adequate space and prior approval has been obtained.Students who fail to adhere to the dance policy will be given their one and only warning (wristband or I.D. Card). Any additional violations will result in the student being removed from the dance.
How would you have liked to be on the committee that had to come up with these guidelines? lol … I love their wording. I can imagine the meeting. “So how do we get them to stop humping each other on the dance floor? Can we say ‘no humping’ on the ticket?” “I know, let’s just call it, ‘no back to front motion.'”
Alyssa and I talked about it. The guy she’s going with is a friend, not a boyfriend. He’s a great guy and I think he’ll be really respectful. They’re going as a group, six kids from church, none of them are actually “boyfriend and girlfriend” … all just buddies. They should have a blast.
I’m sooooooo bummed that I’m missing it. I’ll be in San Diego teaching at the YS Convention. Sniff! Sniff!
Alyssa said she might text me and keep me posted. I’ll probably tweet a little about it if I hear from her.
(Please text me Alyssa!) 🙂
Lyssy texted me and told me she’s having a good time.
Also… her date’s li’l sis texted me a pic she took of the two of them. Awe… don’t they look sweet! (Sniff… my little girl is growing up!)