How on earth did October get here without my knowledge? I thought school just started!
There is one thing in life you can count on. If you don’t pay attention, it will pass you right by. We are getting ready for Homecoming around here. This will be my oldest daughter’s first time to go with a date. In the past, they’ve gone as a group. Just a bunch of friends hanging out and having fun. Not sure how I feel about this one on one stuff. He’s a great kid and all, I just don’t like the idea of her being old enough to date. Gulp. Again, when did this happen?
I sort of remember my first Homecoming dance. I liked the football game more than the dance, but there are still vague memories of buying a pretty dress and wearing that mum that in no form or fashion matched my pretty dress. My date was a friend. Well, he actually wanted to be more than friends and before the night was done I’d had enough of his trying to get closer. Poor guy didn’t even get a good-night kiss when he dropped me off at home. Boy, I feel really bad about that now. Why is it the unpleasant moments seem to stick around longer? Ugh…
In the past two years, I’ve seen girls come out of the high school on game day with these things so huge you have to wonder how on earth they are even walking upright. Not one flower, but three. Not normal length ribbons and gadgets, but to the floor ribbons and gadgets. And most of the time there is some kind of stuffed animal attached right in the bid middle. Oh, and even those feather boas are a popular addtion. Geesh.. And don’t get me started on what one of these gaudy things costs. My mouth is still sore from hitting the floor. Let’s just say we made ours and even that wasn’t cheap. (Pictures are only examples. Not the mums we made. LOL)
But it will be a special night of first for my daughter and hopefully the memories will last a lifetime. Well, at least I hope the good ones last longer for her than they did me. LOL
Any great Homecoming memories? Have you ever gone back to your high school to watch a game?