The title of my post is not the beginning of a joke. It’s actually what will happen at GN’s high school homecoming game tonight. I’m taking GN to her homecoming game and staying until she gets into the school for the dance after the game. One mother called me to tell me she couldn’t get her daughter to the game, but the grandmother was going. I’ve already met the grandmother, so I promised to keep an eye out for her and sit with her if she wanted the company.
I do not make GN sit with me. She’s a fledgling now and has to swoop and soar and then circle back once in a while. I find that if I sit between the youngsters and the concession stand, I get to see her pass by coming and going for food. :-) I just want to be there to watch her have fun. She’s as much my entertainment as the football game will be.
It’s been a busy week here for homecoming week already, but what I’ve learned from it is: families care about their children and still network to make plans on who’s picking up this one or that one and how long they are going to stay out. I love it.
One mother called me to offer to take GN to and from the game and dance. Her daughter said, ”No! Her grandmother is going to be at the game and stay for the game!” The mother said, Come one! The grandmother is gonna stay for the whole game?”
I am indeed, but if I need a football watching/attending reference, y’all can vouch for me, right?
Another mother spoke with me to ask how late I was letting GN stay at the dance. I told her my time limit because GN is only 14. She was on the same page as I was and appreciated my input. GN hit the ground running and has a pack of friends to be with at the game. I it the ground running too and have found a group of parents (even in a HUGE school) who want to make sure their children are not alone at their first high school dance and have a safe way of getting to and from their events. Parenting and grandparenting for those who are legal and physical guardians isn’t much different . . . except for the nap I’ll be needing later.