(And this brought to you at the end of a week of a 72 hour rain induced migraine and a cricket infested den…)
The kids had spirit day Friday at school. Parents had the option to dress the kids in spirit shirts that you could purchase or clothes which display our “town colors”. Since I don’t have any extra MAROON AND GRAY shirts lying around, two were purchased for the twins (because we only have about 500 other non MAROON AND GRAY shirts which say the name of our town on them).
So first off, I hate football. When I started dating my husband I really tried to get into it but it’s just not happening in this lifetime. And then I told you once how I attended a high school in the middle of nowhere in Jersey where football was the highlight of everyone’s lives (except mine). And then there’s the fact that I am not a festive person.
Every mass email from the twins’ school principal this week has closed with “Go Trojans” or something along those lines. (And really truly when I hear “Trojan” I do not think of a football team…!) I think those Trojans even came to the twins school today with the cheerleaders for a pep rally. Sigh.
I don’t even know for sure because I was one of the parent volunteers in my son’s class helping the kids construct flags.
To use to cheer marchers.
At a parade tomorrow.
Which will march to the FOOTBALL GAME!!!
(some faces blurred out to respect privacy of the other kids)
But I do truly love to volunteer in the classrooms because the kids are really so damn cute. But I was also the mom who:
1-did not bring a glue gun (I’ve never even seen one of these things and people own them…and sometimes more than one! Go figure!)
2-forgot to bring the required pair of scissors
3-brought a 6 inch ruler in lieu of the required 12 inch ruler because we have fifteen 6 inch rulers in our house and zero 12 inch rulers (and surprisingly, the ruler was insufficient)
4-came accompanied by a fiery little red-headed baby sister
One little gal sitting next to my son was staring at me today smiling. I said “Hi there, I’m his mom” pointing to my guy. She says, still smiling,
I like your hair.
And all the kids loved playing with baby sister who came with me. She was like a little pet in the class and fit right in with all the activities.
Okay so despite the fact that I am completely unenthused, I’m doing the best I can muster, for the kids.
The bus, by the way, was late coming home today, again because of the football pep rally being held at the high school! My son told me all about it when he leapt off the bus,
Mommy the bus was late because the high school had a PEPPERMINT!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!!
I’ll be at the homecoming parade , cheering with my spirit flag .