Monday, September 22, 2008

It's Game Day, But Not For Me.

**First, an update on the Sunday morning church nursery drama....
Camille passed out TWICE within 5 minutes of entering the nursery. Needless to say, we made it through points 1 & 2 of the sermon before we were called out.
Try again next week.
Kudos for these teachers allowing her to pass out twice and not freaking out after the 1st time.**

Today is game day.

Now, for those of you who know me/read this blog, you would think I'm talking about my Auburn Tigers.

Who, by the way, played an awesome game Saturday against LSU, and was 1 first down and 1 good punt away from winning the dang game. And why, in such a close game, did LSU climb one notch in the polls while we dropped 5 spots? Unfair? Uh, yeah. AND, I'm really hoping the Georgia Bulldogs kick butt and take names this coming Saturday against a certain rival school who thinks they're on track to win a national championship just because they've beat 3 lesser teams....

Anyway, this is not about Auburn Game Day. This is about the PeeWee football team that Mary Emma cheers for. For them, it's game day, baby. The guys wear their jerseys to school. The cheerleaders wear their game day shirts to school. Their uniforms are modeled after the high school's uniforms. They have a practice shirt, a game day shirt, a hairbow (this is the South - hairbows are mandatory), a cheerleader uniform, a monogrammed fleece pullover, a turtleneck for cold games, monogrammed head wrap for cold games, leggins, koozie for their waterbottles, pom poms, megaphone, and a monogrammed duffle bag.

Oh yeah, they're in the 2nd Grade.

Don't underestimate the power of pee wee football in the South, my friends. It's serious business.

Here was the main problem this morning.

The game day shirt, that is worn to school on game days, was no where to be found this morning when Mary Emma started to get dressed.

I found it.

In the washing machine. Niiiiice.

So needless to say, to escape the shame and humiliation of going to school on game day wearing something other than the appropriate game day attire, I put it in the dryer. And Mary Emma was late for school. It's a trade off that we had to make. You know, to uphold her responsibilities as a cheerleader. For the "80 pound and under" football team.

And next week is homecoming. The festivities are already being planned. You know, for the 2nd graders. The older girls will be escorted during halftime by a football player. Because we don't want to promote boyfriends/girlfriends in the 2nd Grade (or for the next 20 years, in my mind), our girls will be escorted by their dads. It will be a proud moment for Spencer and a tear filled, picture taking, video taking, chill bump covering moment for me.

Here's my girl, all ready for school, in her game day shirt, smiling just as I asked her to do.


And here's her version of the same picture. She is definitely our First Born drama queen. Agree?




8 comments:

3GirlsDaddy said...

My dear wife....

We've actually beaten 4 lesser teams, not 3. And we are on track for another National Championship...it may not be this year, but we are moving in the right direction. Admitedly, we have to beat your cow college first. A couple of more #1 recruiting classes (btw, our true freshmen that are playing are LEGIT!!!) and UA will be back in the top 5 nationally every year.

As for church and the kiddos.....AGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

Hard to teach them that Jesus loves them when all you want to do is squeeze their little heads off after mornings like yesterday. Oh well, like you said, we'll try again next week.

Love you, but hate your team!

SED

lea said...

you gotta love the south....

unless you tried out for the cheerleading team for 5 years in a row NEVER to make it and then the FIRST year your sister tries out she makes it...

then you are just bitter towards cheerleaders...

for the rest of your life....

Leslie said...

What happened to the "Riverboat Gambler?" Srsly, there were a couple of times I thought What has happened to Tubberville?! And I'm a Bammerfan.

Tracye said...

She's so cute!!!

Love 3 girls daddy's comments!

Ya'll have a good thing going!

Phyllis said...

I'll just comment on the church drama part. We made it through the first sermon!!! That's the first time in months. The rest of the time was a little wild, but I was thrilled.

I don't understand football stuff...but this was a really cute post. :-)

THE ROOST said...

So cute..I "raised 3 cheerleaders" and it was sad the day they realized it was not a long term occupation! :)

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Oh ho HO!! Now it all seems so clear...it's HIS team against yours. I get it now. LOL!!

I would've totally done the same thing by making her late to school. We girls have our priorities. And I can't believe how much she favors you!!

Jackie Sue said...

Robyn, What a fun post, but I was so sorry about Auburn...that was just sad. Loved your hubby's comment! Just fun stuff. Hope your gal's team wins!