Friday, October 19, 2012
Okay, one last band story.....
When Colin first started marching band, we had no idea that this world of competing even existed. I mean, who would have thought that there are stadiums all over the country chock full of marching bands competing every weekend for months? Not me, that's for sure. I had no concept of drumlines and caption awards. Nope. It was a whole new world.
After our first competition, Em and I were totally infatuated with all things marching band and colorguard. Oh, rifles being tossed high into the air! The costumes! The flags! There were sabres and other creative props used to make those bands look good. Aw, gees, it was a lovely world, this colorguard world.
And so, we'd come home and grab the mop and broom out of the garage and practice our "moves" in the driveway while Joe just shook his head and went into the house. Em and I would spin our mops like we were professionals--or so we thought.
Fast forward to Em's senior year...
Along with rifles, flags, and ghosts on a stick, Em was also assigned a mop for one of the songs in this year's show. While the band played "the Sorcerer's Apprentice", Em danced away with a mop while the other girls danced with buckets. It was adorable.
It hit me one morning when I was getting dressed for work and humming the show....we've come full circle. It all started with a mop in the driveway....and here we were, ending it all with a mop in the show.
It still makes me cry when I think about it.