Today is our final marching competition and it's hard to believe it's over already. The kids are exhausted from back-to-back football games and marching contests and it is starting to show. Nerves are a little frazzled, the kids are ready to get some rest, and everyone is getting a tad grumpy. Add in that the nighttime temps are really dropping and we are all but frozen sitting out there in the cold.
Being that our competition is held at the University of Illinois, 2 hours away from here, Colorguard Breakfast is being served at the wee small hour of 6 a.m. which is gonna be brutal. The only consolation is that I've got that 2 hour drive to check out the back of my eyelids, so I've got that going for me.
In the mix of today's events, I'm finally meeting up with our dear pally, A.Marie. I can't wait to finally meet in person one of Hobbes' biggest fans. And while she is gonna be sorely disappointed that I didn't drag his stripey butt with me, I think it will still be nice to share a laugh or two. Heck, I may even bring my camera to record the moment.
So, while I'm excited for the contest today, I'm going to be really sad to see it end. As usual, it's been a blast and the band parents have been incredibly fun. It's just this wonderful time of year when we all come together in the name of music, marching, and some great kids. I'm not sure I've ever had so much fun in anything my kids have belonged to.
And so, we begin the end....