Our three kids were very activity in high school while we lived in New Jersey. Ball games, plays, music performances and cheer leading. Oh yes cheer leading. Both of our girls multiple times were high school cheer leaders.
Oh those hot gyms, and cold out door football bleachers. Sometimes it took "flesh and blood" to be among those in attendance. Also, how about those Saturday cheer leading competitions. If you think the NCAA's March Madness is competitive you should get with about fifty cheer leading groups and a wealth of mothers in a gym and see competitive. I know such cause I experienced it first hand many Saturday mornings.
Often we would get up on a Saturday morning after a Friday night competition of some sorts and find girlfriend cheer leaders of our daughters sleeping on the floor, couches, etc at our house. Which was fine.
Often I said my kids, especially our two girls, their four favorite words were: "My Dad will drive." Often now when sitting at one of many high school games I attend I will watch the cheerleaders.
As I watch them doing their thing I think back to those days. You know what? Today I wouldn't mind at all once again hearing those four words: "My Dad will drive."
And I gladly would.
November 15, 2017