The COVID-19 pandemic is something that will certainly go down in history as a memorable life event. It’s something that will not soon be forgotten. Stories from the quarantine and events of 2020 will be passed down from generation to generation. It’s this generation’s “I had to walk three miles in a snowstorm to get to school” story that our grandparents used to tell us.
Young people should be focusing on happier life events, such as graduation and prom. It’s a shame that such an important life event can’t go as originally planned.
I vaguely remember my prom. I had such a great time, even if one of the school’s bully’s was out to get me.
Long story short, I didn’t go to my junior prom. My best friend’s and I had an “anti-prom” party that night. It was more so because none of us were invited (but we all secretly wanted to go). I vowed not to miss my senior prom.
When it was time for my senior prom, no one asked me (again). One of my best friends REALLY wanted me to go, except she had a boyfriend so it was a given they were going together. In fact, all the people who wanted me to go with them were a part of a couple.
Thankfully my older cousin stepped in to take me to my prom so that I could have a memorable night. No one knew who he was, so that would make things less awkward.
My senior prom was a wonderful night. I thought I looked pretty too. In fact, my prom gown looked nearly identical to my biological mother’s prom gown. I never knew my biological mother (that’s a story for another day), so the fact that our gowns looked nearly identical – the same color too – is pretty weird.
Above in my father and biological mother’s prom picture. My gown was pretty much the same gown, except mine had short sleeves and I didn’t wear gloves.
I couldn’t find my prom picture to share. I looked for it, but it’s probably in one of the photo albums in the basement.
I was so excited when my daughter went to prom. She also skipped her junior prom and only went to her senior prom.
She opted to buy her own dress on her own terms. It was a total surprise to me. Even more surprisingly is that she chose a very simple dress. The only “sparkle” was in her shoes. Then again, my daughter was never into frilly girly things.
To be honest, we never thought our son would go to his prom. First of all, it’s not his “thing.” And secondly, he is an overly shy person, so we never thought he’d have a date. To our surprise he had a date for prom (another long story for another day).
Our son even went to prom two years later with his long time girlfriend (2+ years). They made such a beautiful couple. Too bad they broke up a year later.
The last prom we’ve had to look forward to was our son’s ex-girlfriend’s senior prom (he’s pictured from that prom above). That was over two years ago. Sigh… But that is about to change.
This coming Wednesday (May 13, 2020), three of ABC’s beloved comedies – The Goldbergs, Schooled, and American Housewife, are taking us all to the prom. So grab your “plus one” and settle in for a night of laughs and reliving old memories from when you were going to your prom (or had thought about going). It’s part of #ABCPromNight.
It is also the season finales of The Goldbergs, Schooled and American Housewife.
ABC wanted to bring some of the magic and fun of prom into your home. Check out the #ABCPromNight promo.
I know that I’ll be tuning in with my husband. Sadly both of our kids have to work that night. They are both “essential workers” (our son works in a grocery store, and our daughter works at a restaurant).
I met one of the stars from The Goldbergs a few years ago – Wendi McLendon-Covey. I loved the show before meeting her. After meeting her, I loved the show even MORE. Wendi was such a sweetheart. I was suppose to be asking her questions, but instead, she was asking me about myself, my family, and our cats (we both love cats).
I’ve lost about 60 pounds since this picture was taken. I’m not a fan of seeing ME in a photo, but I love that I have a little something to remember my wonderful talk with Wendi.
Here is a brief explanation of each prom-tastic episode;
The Goldbergs – “Pretty in Pink”
Adam and Brea decide to go to prom together, but when Adam worries he won’t be Prom King, Beverly’s actions jeopardize the event. Meanwhile, Barry teaches Erica how to be compassionate and caring when Geoff’s dad is in the hospital. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)
Schooled – “Clueless”
Lainey has a difficult choice regarding her relationship with Barry and her friendship with CB. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor is put in a tough parenting position when Toby is invited to prom as a freshman by a senior. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
American Housewife – “Prom” –
Katie confronts a classmate’s mom when she suspects Anna-Kat is being bullied at school. Meanwhile, Taylor sets out to complete the final item on her life skills checklist – teaching Greg to shoot a three-pointer – so that she can attend her senior prom. At the same time, Oliver is sympathetic when a caller at the Teen Help Line confides that no one asked her to prom. (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
I can’t wait! I already have the episodes set up on our DVR so that our kids can watch them when they get home from work. Maybe we’ll have to have a second prom just for them.
ABC was kind enough to send some prom goodies to help us enjoy the magical night. We received some snacks (a tin of popcorn and some Hawaiian Punch). We could “spike” the punch, but we won’t because our son is not yet 21, and I can’t drink alcohol using the medication I’m currently on.
In addition to snacks, I also received a super cool instant camera to take photos that night, a crown (who’ll be crowned the prom king or queen of our prom?), and a sash for the prom king and queen to wear.
I want to dig out one of my dresses from the closet, but, my closet looks like a hoarder situation. Actually, we’re doing things around our home and we have no place to temporarily store things, so stuff (and a lot of it) ended up in the closet. It’s not staying there (thankfully!), but sadly, right now all of my fancy dresses are in the back.
My husband is planning on wearing his suit. He said he’d feel more comfy in sweat pants and a tee shirt, but he’ll do anything for me.
I can’t wait!
I hope that you will accept ABC’s “prom-posal” and tune into The Goldbergs, Schooled and American Housewife so that you can laugh and dance the night away, and relive memories from your prom.
Be sure to follow ABC and the shows on social media.
The official hashtag for all social media is #ABCPromNight.
Do you plan on tuning in on Wednesday night?
Did you go to your own prom? If you have any funny or touching prom stories to share, I’d love to hear them. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me.
*I received free goodies in exchange for this post. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.