Friday, October 02, 2009

I love a parade!

Today is homecoming at the high school I graduated from. The festivities kick off with a fun parade in the afternoon to get everyone pumped about the game later tonight. I used to have a blast marching in my dorky band uniform playing my clarinet all four years of high school. My high school days are WAY behind me so I have a different role these days. My job now is to keep the little kids from running under a fire truck for a Tootsie Roll. It's actually harder than it sounds.

I love seeing the adorable king and queen drive by on their convertible waving awkwardly at everyone. The energy of the football players riding on the fire truck is contagious and I always make a little wish that they will win their game. I hope (with just a tinge of jealousy) that they all have a blast tomorrow night at their dance.

If I was given a do-over for high school, I'd definitely pick homecoming. I'd dress up in my dorky band uniform and march in the parade, cheer for the football team at the game, then put on my new outfit and dance the night away with a cute guy. But since that isn't going to happen, I guess I'll have to be content dancing the night away with my two little guys! How about you, what high school event would you relive?



Jax said...

I think if I was to relive I would do everything different, so I can't pick just one thing.

Me said...

You know, homecoming never felt like that huge a deal at my high school. Homecoming queen? Yes, of course. But the game? Not so much. I don't even know that we *had* a parade. (This may be because I was in a town with five high schools.)

If I could live over an event in high school it would be Project Graduation. It was a school sponsored party at one of the local colleges, in the pool/gym building. Everyone was there and we all just had tons of fun.

Marley Gibson said...

Me too, in the dorky band uniform! Except the one year I was a cheerleader, but then again, I was bald that year. LOL! I always loved homecoming with the bonfire and building lawn displays and choosing a queen and her court. Great memory!

Christina said...

I would go with the musical we did my freshman year. It was The Music Man and I had a blast and became friends with a ton of amazing people.

TinaFerraro said...

Hmmm...if I could live one high school event over, it might be the SAT. I'd prepare and try harder. LOL.