I didn't go to my senior prom. I can hear all the gasps from every parent and their mumbles of "the best night of your life". I get it, I really do, but I didn't want to go to prom. Why would I go to a place and watch people I knew twerk and get overly drunk? So I didn't. Hear me out on this, because I did have a prom, just not the one everyone was expecting.
My boyfriend and I decided to make our own version of prom. I bought a prom dress and he got a nice suit, I got my nails done, get ready, and we went and took a bunch of cute photos and some with a couple that we were both friends with. As a group we went and ate in Chattanooga. the food was delicious. But I didn't go to prom. we decided to go to Super Fly, a trampoline park for two hours. We laughed, we talked, we jumped. Then my boyfriend and I went back to his house and we had our slow dance, even though we were half-asleep. It was the best night I have ever had.
Some of my friends called it "fake-prom" and that's okay. My dream prom wasn't to be squished into a room full of people I hardly spoke to. All I wanted was to have a slow dance with the person I cared most about. And so I did.
I'm not saying this to tell you that prom is dumb and that I was "too cool" to go to it. But I believe that prom is what you make of it, what you choose it to be. So no, I didn't go to YOUR prom, but I went to mine. And was the best experience I have ever had in the four years I've been in high school.