Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You - I've Got Spirit, Yes I Do!

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It's fall in Texas, ya'll, and you know what that means - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL! I'm so excited because this year Daughter is a freshman at my alma mater! I still know the school song - the fight song - the cheers - it's like I just graduated last year! OK, it's been a few 22 years since I was attending football games as a senior. But I've still got that Falcon Spirit!

Last week the whole fam-damily decided to go to the game; Ike kinda messed up the football schedule, but we're back on track and we were pumped! Even Bubba's Mom and Dad came along. As we were talking about it at Bubba's Mom's house that afternoon, I jokingly said that I should wear my old drillteam uniform to the game! How funny would that be? (For the record, Daughter didn't think it would be funny. At. All.) Then Bubba's Mom threw down the gauntlet.

"You couldn't squeeze yourself into that thing if you tried!"

I sprinted to the hall closet and pulled out the red, white, and blue satin uniform - the white hat with a red band, the white, fringed gauntlets, the white boots. And I flashed back to the 80's, to dancing half-time shows on humid Friday nights, to cheering our team on to victory, to dating that cute guy on the football team.......

I was SO getting in that uniform.

Now I have never been a large person. In fact, I have never weighed much over 100 pounds (except when I was pregnant). I'm not bragging - it's just the way I am. But something about childbearing changes a woman. Changes her body. It's a mystery, really. I had to really work to get that sucker on, and then....I couldn't get it zipped.

Bubba's Mom had to help. It was a bit like Mammy trying to lace Scarlett into her corset. "Hold onter sumpin' an' suck in your breaf" she said. If only I had a bedpost to grab onto.....

But we did it! We got it zipped! All the way up, thankyouverymuch. It was a little hard to breathe, but I was IN MY 20-SOMETHING YEAR-OLD DRILLTEAM UNIFORM! Boo ya.


For some reason the hat was a little small for my head (Big head? I don't think so.). And the boots looked like they'd fall apart if I tried to stick my feet in them, so I set them aside. There used to be a belt - a big, wide, white leather belt that laced up in the front. I don't know where that is. But I was feeling proud! I was feeling the school spirit! I was feeling 17 again! I was feeling.......a little lightheaded. Much to Daughter's relief, I took it off. Back to my jeans and school T-shirt - much more comfortable for the game!

Go Team!

23 comments:

jen said...

Too funny! Boy did I need a good laugh...thanks!

Vintage Mommy said...

oops...that comment from "Jen" was from me.

That's my family blog

heidi said...

I am seriously impressed!!!

Crayl said...

Wow, impressive.

Miri said...

You look good!

forgetfulone said...

You were a Flair? I was a Wildcatdet (Humble High School) But there is NO WAY I could still fit into my uniform! No way, no how. Are you going to the game tonight? I'm not sure yet.

Patois said...

Quite impressive, but the uniform itself? Let's just say I hope it's been updated for the current crop of drill teamers!

Look at you, though! Wow!

We are THAT Family said...

I so impressed.

And I'm not eating lunch today.

Or dinner.

Thanks a lot.

Katie Lady said...

You make me sick. I tried to squeeze into a formal I wore in high school a few years back, and it was NOT coming over my hips. Let alone zipping up the back! And I hadn't even had kids yet! The hips and thighs are what kills me, man. But I was a pencil-thin scrawny gal in HS. Not so much anymore.

Bubba's Sis said...

Yeah, it's the hips. And I reckon for some, the boobs, however I don't have that problem.

Valarie said...

That is awesome that you got into that thing. My highschool mascot was a falcon and we were red white and blue also. :)

LifeAtTheCircus said...

I am truly impressed. Nicely done!!

Jerralea said...

I'm impressed, too. Depressed with me, impressed with you ...

jennyonthespot said...

Rawk it girl!!! You look GREAT! Oh how I wish you could come to my party and not breathe all night in that outfit!

I have pulled out my old cheer uniform and am going to wear it for a little while - though my belly makes it a bit snug. Who cares!

The only part of this post I am disappointed in is this - you totally didn't post a video of you doing one of those cheers you remember - next post, maybe :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

I think I would literally squeeze the life out of my body if I attempted something like that. Very impressed over here!

D... said...

It's still crazy to me that our girls wore your Flair outfits for Halloween last year.

What IS up with the hat tho? Strange.

I tried to get into my prom dress a few years ago. It was the boobs that did me in.

Dawn said...

How fun--you are such a little tiny person! Isn't it fun to horrify your daughter, string her along, then give in that you won't really humiliate her on purpose (It happens enough on accident!) I do it to my daughters all the time--lots of eye rolling!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Holy crappers! That's awesome! I've contemplated trying on my wedding dress but I just can't handle being that depressed!

Tales From the Eurovan said...

Wow! Pretty great! Thanks for the smile! I am not sure I could fit into too much of anything I wore in high school! You go girl!
Take care,
Julie

AMPlifier said...

Congratulations! Coincidentally, 1) my high school mascot is also the Falcon; 2) my high school colors are also red, white & blue; and 3) I was a flag girl in marching band (we didn't have a "drill team," but the flag corps was as close as you could get to one).

Misty Dawn said...

You ROCK!!! WhoooHoooo look at you!

I hate to say it - but I'm still wearing some stuff that I've had since like 8th grade... shhhhh. As you know, I'm much like you (tiny) and I never had kids, so I'm... ummmm... tiny.

Jennie said...

That is some serious hotness right there. You should consider doing a calendar.

kris said...

mind if I go puke?? LOL! I could never!