Do you remember your high school Homecoming? How BIG OF A DEAL it was? How crazy everyone got during that time? How everyone either loved to love or loved to hate the Queen? How ultimately it was about the football game, but the girls only cared if the game was lost because it meant the boys would be sour grapes at the dance?
Oh, Homecoming, how full of angst and excitement and craziness you are for a teenager.
This week has been homecoming week. Which equals crazy dress up days, and daily pep assemblies, and float building, and spirit award-earning, and parade watching, and dance preparing, and hair fixing, and dress buying, and loud cheering. Loud. Loud. Loud. Cheering. At all times. All week.
Our dress up days were a big success this week including nerd day, cartoon day, and cross-gender day. The latter was a bit disturbing, but hysterical. It is fun to see the kids come together and be creative and get noisy for our school. It is fun to see the community get behind our students.
I remember homecoming week vividly. I especially remember my sophomore year. I was selected to be on the court, which in my town mean 3 outfits, a bonfire coronation, a parade, and a fancy formal attire at the game and dance. This was in my "I'd rather be wearing sweatpants" phase of life, so it took gentle reminding that I probably should shave my legs for the events. The part I remember the most though was not that I was on the court, but that I was on the court with my sister. Kali was a Senior candidate. Which meant she could actually be voted queen. Which meant the night of coronation I got to be on the field with her when they crowned her. It was a lot of fun to share that experience with her. And since the dads escort the girls the night of the game, we got to ask our Grandpa to be one of our escorts. Beautiful.
What about you? What do you remember about YOUR homecoming? Was it a big deal at your school? Did people get CRAZY?! Did your town get involved?
GO WOLVERINES!!!!! :-)