What do I SAY?
First of all, this kid is one of my better friends (not really my best friend but not an acquaintance) and so I didn't want to disappoint him. I've known him for a pretty long time and he gives great hugs, but the relationship is purely platonic. I figure that if I did go with him, nothing awful would happen and I would most likely have a good time. But to be honest, the whole idea of prom with him ... it intimidates me. I keep thinking about the what ifs, and they make me want to curl up in a ball and never leave my room. My parents keep telling me that the idea they've instilled into my mind of devilish dancing and music is not really true.
Boy, am I having a hard time believing that.
Also, I told this guy that he had to find 5 couples to go with us to the pre-prom stuff so that I would feel comfortable. Is this unreasonable? I didn't think so, but he does ... And so I've been informed that if he doesn't find the couples, he's going to go with someone else. It makes me feel a lot better that he wouldn't try to make me go for one less couple or even two (as far as I know, he has three couples). He respects my guidelines (or my dad's) and that makes me respect him that much more. What a nice kid!
If he doesn't find the couples, than I guess its no big deal. I don't have to find a modest prom dress -- phew -- and I don't have to worry about feeling uncomfortable the whole time. I'm not wishfully dreaming about this lovely state of mind, but I hope that everything works out ... That's what is supposed to happen ... right?