Boy I just have to vent...my teenage girls are driving me crazy! They have been to EVERY Homecoming, Prom, and formal dance, that the schools have had, since 8th grade! And for every dance, they MUST have a new dress! For a while, I talked them into exchanging dresses with friends, wearing an old dress, taking the once used dresses to the second hand store to sell, using ebay (my olderst hated that one once she got it, even though when she saw it she declared it the dress she MUST have)... and on and on. But the arguing about this is endless. No way will they wear one of their own once-worn-before dresses, or exchange with each other. This time, my youngest daughter found a dress for $35.00. Whoopee, she started out telling me she could find one for 12.00 - 15.00. The time before, she had to have a dress that I paid 125.00 for, and another 25.00 to have it altered. My oldest daughter decided she didn't want to go the winter Homecoming. Then, she broke up with her old boyfriend, got a new one, and NOW she wants to go to Homecoming, and get a new dress!!!! No way will any of her old dresses do, even though her new boyfriend has not seen them, and even if he had, probably wouldn't remember. They are both going to the Jr-Sr prom, as well. It used to be that going to Homecoming wearing an old dress, or something from your closet, was the norm. We only had one Homecoming, in the fall. Then, we had a Winter Formal, and of course the prom in the spring. WhY has it changed????Obviously, the state of the economy does not apply to dress mfgrs or retailers at certain times of the year, anyway. AND...it's like pulling teeth to get my 17 year old to look for a job! We live in a small town, so they're hard to find, anyway, but it is such a hassle to get her to go and apply for what is available! My son worked when he was 17, and, needless to say, he was a lot less expensive, though he went to all the dances, too. Last time I went to look for dresses, I ran into a woman who said she had to buy her FOUR daughters dresses! Thanks for listening!!!! Does anyone else have this problem, and what are your solutions?