Monday, November 15, 2010

Give me a Y. Give me an A. Give me a Y!

The high school football season is over.

For us, anyway.

Praise the Lord and pass the pom-poms.

Actually, the truth is that I do enjoy my Friday nights with the cheerleaders. As the official team photographer, I have privileges that mere mortals don't have -- a field pass, which brings me up close and personal to my daughter and her teammates.

The past week -- the final game -- was a dismal display on the football field. But those of us on the sidelines enjoyed it thoroughly. Me probably more than most as the girls were funny and loose and more than willing to pose for the camera.

"Janet! Take my picture!"

"Janet! Take a picture of US!"

"Janet! Shoot us. Shoot a juniors-only picture!"

And my favorite ever:

"Mom! Take OUR picture!"

Yes, the Roo-girl was happy to have me there, with my camera clicking away, posing for photo after photo with her buddies.

The stupid smile on my face was legendary.

And then she said it.

"Mom, can you believe it? The next time I cheer at a football game, I'll be a SENIOR!"

Oh.

Oh.

Oh. My. Baby.

If you need me, I'll be over here, curled up in a ball, weeping quietly.

5 comments:

LceeL said...

You did good, Mom. She's beautiful. She has very expressive eyes.

songbird's crazy world said...

great story, Janet. I can hardly believe she'll be a senior next year.

Roger said...

Talk about reality smacking you in the face, eh? These kids really need to stop growing up! Great pic of Roo, by the way.

Burgh Baby said...

I'll start sending you alcohol now. You'll need LOTS to make it through everything.

Sarah said...

That doesn't seem possible!! How can she be that close to senior year?? Scary!! Hope you recover son...

 
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