Most teenagers experience drama around the homecoming dance, but the conflict is usually with a friend or a date—not a parent.
A dad forbid his daughter from going to her freshman homecoming because she didn't ask for permission before buying a dress or a ticket. The daughter was understandably angry for weeks, and the dad now wants to know whether or not he did the right thing.
He posted on "Am I The A**hole?" explaining the situation, which reads like a PSA about the challenges of divorced co-parenting:
My daughter is 14 and a freshman in high school. She came home one day after being at her mother’s for a week (we split custody) and wrote “homecoming” on our calendar and starts talking about all the plans she’s made with her best friend to go to homecoming together. Homecoming week happened to fall on a week she was with me. She starts raving to my wife and I about the dress her mom took her to buy and that she’s matching with her friend. She had even bought a ticket already.