If you were to guess that this week was Homecoming Week...
you would be correct!
Yep, it's high school Homecoming Week here in our town and the Junior-Senior Wars are officially on! We arrived home Sunday night from a weekend trip to Franklin, Tennessee (Delaney's travel softball team won a tournament there!) to find our yard "decorated" in the latest toilet paper fashions.
It's one of those times when you want to be mad at least a little bit, but then in your mind you transport yourself back to 1985. You were just 16-years-old yourself and full of school spirit. You dressed up for Spirit Week (I still remember the sprayed-on pink hair for Punk Day), cheered at the pep rally, and participated in the school parade (and as the school newspaper editor, my big job of the week was to get the homecoming edition--complete with the queen's picture on the front page--out by Friday afternoon).
So, yeah, you get a little mad when you realize how much clean-up it will take...but then realize that, as long as your 16-year-old has clean-up skills...those kids can roll you all they want! LOL
McKenna had to come home from school yesterday and clean up the yard best she could. And then she got a warning from Gary that he didn't want to "officially" find out if she had rolled anyone else's yard, but said that "it might be okay if somehow you got back the group that did it to our yard."
She came home with a list of five conspirators in on the "warfare" and we learned later in the evening about all the various "activities" between juniors and seniors going on around town. (Our town is actually pretty good during the week. Policeman and other officials set a curfew at 10 pm for the teenagers, which gives them license to have fun until that time. But if they're caught after that time, the parents are ticketed $50.)
Also for Homecoming Week, McKenna is dressing up in the daily theme all week long. Yesterday was Camo Day, and today was School Spirit Day (she left the house in an Alabama jersey and holding a big, foam, Bama finger!). Tomorrow is Twin Day and Thursday is Tacky Day. On Friday, everyone wears as much purple and gold as they can manage.
And tonight...tonight is Powder Puff Football! The junior and senior girls have a Powder Puff football game between them, and of course McKenna is participating! (When she showed up for practice last week, she told the baseball player "coaches" that she would be a good wide receiver. When she promptly let a ball pop off her chest, they promptly put her at offensive lineman!) I'm looking for all sorts of photo opportunities at the game tonight! LOL
It's fun to be young, isn't it? (And to remember what it's like to be young?)