Monday, October 15, 2007

Who Says You Can't Go Home?

You all know where I was on Saturday Night, right? Parked in front of my TV set watching the superluscious Jon Bon Jovi host Saturday Night Live.

I can’t say that I’m a big SNL fan. I was at one time, but it seems to have lost it’s oomph for me. Whatever Bon Jovi is on, though, I will watch. I think he did ok. The best part was Richie Sambora forgetting his lines in the monologue. Looked like a big case of stage fright there, which kind of surprised me!

The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was Bon Jovi’s hair. It looked like this.

Bon Jovi, if you’re reading this...this is your best hairdo. Just something to keep in mind :)

It was actually perfect timing that JBJ was on SNL because I was staying awake very late on Saturday night waiting for my daughters to get back from the Homecoming Dance.

My daughters go to the same high school that the hubby and I went to many moons ago and I loved high school. It was a time of so many firsts...first dances, first dates, kisses, jobs, solos, cars..the list and the memories go on. Sometimes it all does seem a million miles away, but I carry it with me all the time.

It was a time of little responsibility and huge dreams. It was a time of dramas and traumas that at the time seemed enormous, but now make me giggle a little bit, if they don’t turn me into my mother, that is.

This week was Homecoming week at the high school. I’m at the school frequently because of the kids activities, but homecoming holds special meaning to me as an alumna. I am not just a mom there watching my kids, I am teenage Jessica again, shivering while cheering on an always losing football team (some things never change) and feeling a strong compulsion to paint a glittery blue and white “ME” on my face and swing some pompons. I can’t help it. Now I may be a wife and a mom, but I am also a Demon, through and through.

We started on Wednesday night with my Oldest Daughter playing for the Juniors in the Powder Puff football game. It’s a charity event and the seniors always win, but she had a great time and she looked so cute with those little black marks under her eyes.

Thursday night was the firelight rally and that was always my favorite homecoming event in high school. Class games, Homecoming Kings and Queens and marching bands. At the end of the rally, they light up a big ME while the marching band plays the school pep song and the crowd goes wild. It's very school spirity. I’ve seen it many times and to me, it’s still just as cool as it was back then.

Friday night we had the football games. I’m really not a big football fan and I might just be a little biased, but this school has two of the cutest cheerleaders I’ve ever seen!

Saturday was spent “getting beautiful” for the Homecoming Dance. After finding some very shiny silver flats, Oldest Daughter didn’t even wear flip flops! As you can see, I’m pretty sure I had the most gorgeous girls at the dance.

Cousin K and the dates showed up and I made them take some of the standard dance pics, like this one, you know, to appease the mom in me...

And then I let them take the mandatory silly poses that always end up being the best pictures. These aren’t Charlie’s Angels, people, they are mine!

The girls (and me!) had a great time this week! Who says you can’t go home? Whoever it is..they are wrong. Once I park my butt on those cold bleachers, it feels like I never left. That’s how my story goes.


carrie said...

Beautiful!!! Love the candy necklace ;)

carrie said...

ohh and I now must rush over to Youtube to see if JBJ is on there from SNL seeing as I failed to watch it...

Pen and the Sword said...

LOL Bon jovi's hair :o) What is with these 'blown in the wind' meshed with 'fell out of bed fully clothed' hair dos men sport these days??

You girls are so beautiful. You are so lucky to have girls. But I am sure my boys will look mighty nice in tuxedos and/or suits when those days come :o)

mom huebert said...

Your girls are beautiful! The candy necklace looks great! And I'm glad for your sake she found regular shoes instead of flip flops-- nothing to disturb the picture!

BTW, the dresses are cute!

Secret Agent Mama said...

You most certainly did have the prettiest girl at the dance. Simply stunning. However, it made me contemplate that some day my 8 year old daughter will be getting glammed up like that. Oy! It hurts my brain to think about it. LOL

I hopped over from Riley's place! Great blog you got here. :)

Damien Riley said...

Your daughters are all-american hotties. Does your husband own a gun?

The Rock Chick said...

carrie: yes, the necklace was cuter than I initially thought. And yes! There's some JBJ on YouTube :)

pen: I don't know, but Bon JOvi's hair looked terrible :( I have 3 girls and 1 boy...girls are much more expensive, I'll tell you that! LOL

mom: I can't tell you how relieved I was that she picked those shoes :)

secret: It not only hurts your brain, it hurts your wallet, too. Between the dresses, shoes, tickets, dinner, purses, nails, etc...homecoming only ran me about $500 this year!! yikes!

damien: thank you and of course he does. He's a cop :)

Shannon said...

I love these photos-what beautiful daughters you have. Every age is more fun with girls it seems!!!

Kendra said...

my how things have changed... homecoming dresses are short again! i just realized i'm approaching my ten year high school reunion (1999)... eek!!!

you have two very beautiful daughters BTW! :)

Vixen said...

You have the loveliest daughters at the dance for sure. And correct you are about JBJ hair, wish he would go back.