I need to find out what the protocol these days are for boys and girls and school dances.
My son will be graduating 8th grade this June. His school is having a formal for all the students that will be moving on to High School. I just found out he will be attending with a female friend. He finally acknowledged that she is his girlfriend. She is a nice girl and all they do is talk on the phone, instant message and text message.
I have a close relationship with my son and I know this dance will be highly supervised. I trust him and his judgement. I am not encouraging this "date" yet I am not talking against it either. I know it is harmless at this point. What I am wondering is if he should buy her a corsage. He did not say "No way" but I don't know if they do that nowadays and if they do, is she expecting one?
Will I be taking it too far if he does get her one? Are they too young? I would just assume not to get one, but I would hate for him to do something improper. I'd like him to be a gentleman and treat her nicely. But is this too old fashioned or even too mature?