Dances are definitely easier with boys. I have been through several dances with Keeley, and it is a process that begins weeks, if not months, in advance. We search for the dress, the shoes and the accessories. We arrange appointments for hair, nails and makeup. Then we agonize over whether the right boy, or any boy, will ask her to be his date. The day of the dance is an all-day affair, from getting ready to getting pictures, with all-out mom involvement.