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Closing in on 8th Grade graduation and after having a few conversations, I think I can confidently say that I am not the only mom in our area walking around shaking their heads over the “needs” of their daughters in “order” to graduate. This text shows you what my daughter and her friends are expecting and hoping for. I usually only have one screenshot for this series, but I couldn’t stop at one this time…
To fill you in, what was being requested was this:
- Go to Monkee’s (high-end boutique in our area) for a pair of Jack Roger sandals (ARV – $110)
- Go to the store our friend works at for a Lillie Pulitizer dress (ARV – $200 but this was consigned, so probably $40)
- Go to the hair salon for cut and hi-lights (Average cost – $130)
- Pedicure – $35 after tip
- Make-up done – $50 (making her come to our house at the buttcrack of dawn? Additional $25)
That, my friends, comes up to a grand total of $365 and that’s with the used Lillie. For 8th grade graduation. I’m not even sure we dressed up for my 8th grade graduation. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure we HAD a graduation as much as it was an awards ceremony. I know there was no pomp and circumstance like these guys are getting and I’m not even sure my parents (or any others) even came. Pretty much we got our awards and a slap on the back with a “good luck in high school” thrown in for safe measure.
While I am confident there are plenty of girls whose parents buckled to their insane demands, rest assured I did not. She did get her Jack Rogers that I found on eBay for $60 and they were her graduation gift from us. Instead of a used Lillie, she got a new dress that was the same $40 and, in my opinion, a lot cuter (a burnt potato sack is cuter than a Lillie Pulitizer in my opinion, but that’s a different post) and a pedicure because I needed one.
How is 8th grade “graduation” in your area? Big hullabaloo or just another day? Love to hear if we’re unique or everyone is going thru it.