...except my school.
The latest, coolest, most hip prom accessory weighs around 10-20 pounds, can be dressed up and oogled over by teens or glared at disapprovingly by older women.
You guessed it...a baby.
After a parent voiced a concern, my school decided to overturn it's decision to allow a teenage mother to bring her newborn to prom.
My thought: it's prom. Not the most baby-friendly environment. Plus, if grandma will willing to keep the kid, why would you want to bring your baby to prom? It seems that you would spend most of the evening attending to his/her every scream. It would not be an evening to look back on with fond memories.
I am sure the teenager thinks it would be fun to dress your newborn in a cute dress/tux and parade the tyke throughout the ballroom. The baby is just that...a baby! It is not a doll or a toy.
I will now jump off of my soapbox.