1 Trying to calm down when he asks you to be his date.
"Be cool, be cool," you tell yourself a million times.
2 Spending hours and hours preparing for the night.
Because grad ball is one of the highlights of your high school education.
3 Struggling to pin the boutonniere on him.
And trying not to poke him with the pin because you're just so nervous.
4 Stressing about what you're going to talk about the whole night.
Because you've never really talked before this occasion.
5 When he insists on staying on your good angle's side for the photos.
And you need to be on the same side because girl's got to work it for the photos.
6 He keeps holding onto your waist or arm or hand or shoulders whenever you pose for a photo.
And you stiffen because you're shy like that.
7 The dance becomes even more stressful.
First of all, you're not really a good dancer and second, where are you supposed to put your hands?
8 And since we're already talking about dancing, where are you supposed to look or what are you supposed to do while you're at it? Do you need to talk?
The sweet songs become extra stressful, TBH.
9 Halfway through the night, you already feel so cold. AC is killing your vibe.
He doesn't seem to notice that the cold bothers you. And when he finally does, you're almost dead. Huhu, this is supposed to be a sweet moment, riiight?
10 How do you even say good night when he brings you home?
If you had your way, you'd just run away. Maybe a high five will do or a quick "thank you"?
Need helpful tips on your special night? Here's something you should watch. Don't forget to have fun on your grad ball, Candy Girls! You're supposed to enjoy it.