|The Teen in his marching band uniform|
Okay, mayyyyyybe it's not alllllllll his fault. Me going back to work a couple weeks ago might have something to do with it too! But the reason I haven't had much in the way of interesting DIY projects lately is that my weekends have been hijacked since the beginning of September by The Teen and his high school marching band.
Friday nights were often filled with football games (the marching band performs at halftime), and every Saturday was occupied with a band competition (or sometimes even two!). For parents like us, who volunteer with the band, that means by Sunday we're whooped and unable to function normally, since many competition days we didn't get home until after 2am.
Some Saturdays you could find me shining the shoes of teenagers. Yep, we're serious about looking good in our band, so parent volunteers shine the students' patent leather shoes before competitions.
For those of you not from Indiana or Texas, you may not understand the world of marching bands, but it's serious stuff around here. I am proud to say that The Teen and his marching band won 6th place at our state competition this past weekend! Here they are marching on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, and the location of the upcoming Super Bowl.
As happy as I am to get my weekends back, we will definitely miss marching band around here. It has been a wonderful growing experience for The Teen, and a great way for The Mr. and me to get involved.
And now ... without further ado ... I guess I better get to planning my next DIY. I'm feeling the pressure!!!!