I’ve been sitting her for almost 15 minutes trying to think of the perfect word to describe last night and I just can’t put my nose on it. Last night was the first home football game at the high school I used to go to. (I’m still having such a hard time getting used to not going there) Not much to report about the game. We won. whoopidie doo.
After the all the home games, my youth group always has a bonfire, pizza, music, and a quick lesson at the church. I love these things. Honestly the only reason I ever go to the games is so I can go to 5th quarter afterwards. My youth group leader’s daughter Mady is the coolest, and most energetic kid I know of. She was holding a green blanket and I decided to go all Practice-for-being-a-face-character-mode. (aka pretty much act like a little kid myself) I told her that all green blankets were magical and that if she tied it around her like a cape, got some pixie dust, and thought happy thoughts she would be able to fly. Her eyes got real big and she said, “REALLY?!” I said “yep!”
We tied her blanket like a cape, picked some flowers and squished them up for the pixie dust. Then I picked her up and said “Are you thinking of happy thoughts?” she’d nod and then I’d spin her in circles. She’d giggle and then beg me to do it again. Then we decided that she was Tinkerbell and that another boy from our youth group was a lost boy since his name was John Michael and those were the names of Wendy’s brothers. Then we went to Neverland where Mady told me there were giants and that she was so brave that she could growl and it would scare them away. Anthony ended up being the giant. But don’t worry. Mady fought him off cause she was the bravest fairy in Neverland, after all.
Playing with Mady was fun for me because it made me feel like if my dream of working for Disney ever came true, I’d be okay at my job and I’d get paid for playing make believe all day long. How cool would that be?!
Anthony should be on his way to UT Knoxville as we speak and so having to say goodbye to him put a bit of a damper on the night. Other than that it was a fun night having a mini class reunion at the game, fighting giants and flying all over Neverland, having a lesson that really spoke to me at 5th quarter, and spending one last night with my best friend before he left for college.
Ay carumba. growing up is not fun.