Saturday, June 2, 2012

Prom Night

Last night was Prom Night at school.  I don't talk about work very often on this blog because this is supposed to help me focus on my life OUTside of work, but Prom is just too good to pass up.

I work at a special needs school, so our prom is one of a kind.  I always say to husband, who as yet will not agree to attend with me, that you have to see it to believe it.  My main duty is to help my photographer friend do professional photos for the kids.  She works her butt off to get some great pictures of these kids and it's not easy.

I stayed late after school to help with finishing touches on the decorations, dashed home to try a new hairstyle a la pinterest...

and put on a dress that's not too fussy and easy to move around in.  I'll tell you right now that the heels didn't last long.

And then it was back to school to pose, dance around with stuffed animals to get eye contact with the camera, be crazy to coax out some smiles, straighten ties, hair, and tired faces, ooh and aah over my smartly-dressed students, and watch the balloon drop over the final song of the night.

Then back home through torrential downpours with glow sticks, mardi gras beads, and the sorest feet I've had in a while.  Another year down.  Success.


  1. Very cute Rach...sounds like a lot of fun and who doesn't love to get dressed up? I can imagine it was hard work working with special needs. I use to work in the education department with students who were getting their degrees with special needs I understand and how rewarding. Good for you. Hope you had a good time. Nice pics too.


  2. Great pictures!! Just came across your blog! I hope you will visit mine too! Let me know if you want to follow each other!!


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