AT 14 I was finishing 8th grade and moving to 9th. In those days we were in "junior high," and stayed in the same building for 9th grade. We were in "high school," but it didn't so much feel like it.
Now 9th grade, high school, happens in the high school building.
And 8th graders apparently need a "send off" dance, a prom, with food and dress up, make up, manicure, hair and you name it, just like we had in high school.
Some things change, and some things don't.
But with coupons and "special" shopping, we got off cheaper than you might imagine!
She is already talking about the "next" prom...
Like I said, some things change, and some things don't.
I can deal with it.