Tonight was homecoming for our little geeky school of overachievers. This year the homecoming game was dodge ball. My son played and their team was 2nd in the finals.
Before the tournament officially began though, they announced the homecoming “court” for every grade in highschool. Basically a king and queen for each high school grade. Which of course is interesting for a small K-12 school that maxes out at around 375 kids.
Well, dear son was voted homecoming king for his junior class. And it was obvious that he was surprised! But that wasn’t the cutest thing.
The cutest thing was the grin on his face as he stood between pretty girls while they took photos of the whole “court” of homecoming winners for each grade in high school.
After all the years of early school strife for him as a dysgraphic kid who couldn’t really see well, and who struggled in sports, because no one realized he couldn’t really see well…. Yeah. It did this momma’s heart good!
After the tournament, dear hubby and I took off to enjoy some snacks and drinks at a new favorite restaurant in Round Rock called Verde. Our kids are spending the night with friends, which left us some time together for a quick date. I’ll have to tell you more about it another time, but rest assured – Verde is tasty!
After our drinks and lite “meal” we headed over to Barnes ‘N Noble. We’ve had a tradition for years that when we do go out, we often like to head to a book store after dinner. It’s a great top off to a pleasant evening for us. In fact, most of our early dates (geeze we’re at 20 years ago) were to used bookstores. But then, we realized it was getting kind of expensive to keep up with – because we are both book geeks and neither of us can say no to each others’ book purchases!
Anyway, so though we don’t go all the time these days, when we do get to go out, we often still enjoy stopping by the book store. I usually grab a coffee and peruse what’s new.
Tonight, I stopped by the information desk to check out the 3-D printer they had sitting there. Last weekend was the (inter?)national Barnes ‘N Noble Mini Maker Faire, but we missed it thanks to our weather.
While I was looking over the 3D printer, though, I suddenly became aware of a request from little curly-headed boy approaching the information desk.
“Hey there! What can I do for you?” said a tattooed information specialist as he greeted the approaching boy.
“Um, yeah…” the boy (about 10?) responded. “Where can I find a book about how to get a date?”
I watched the cool, confident, tattooed guy go from confident to quite unsure in an instant.
“Um, what do you mean?” the specialist asked?
“Well,” the boy went on. “I’m pretty popular in school and everyone knows me. So how do I get a date?”
I about lost it right there. I gotta hand it to the information specialist, because while he was obviously stumped about how to respond to this request for information, he remained professional and even carefully respectful as he responded to the request. “Well, I honestly don’t know what I could find for you that would be in your age group…” he started. I chuckled and moved on, before I could get caught rolling on the floor busting a gut. That was darling! What a hoot!
The third cute thing tonight was getting to try my Christmas Elf Hat design out on a real live little kid. Because, you know – I don’t have little ones at home anymore, nor do I generally have easy access to anyone else’s. I’ve been aiming for a size 18 months to 2 year old toddler range. But the sizing seems to be coming out more preschool age.
Still, I’m pleased with how the shaping is working out and the ability to pose the hat. It sure looks cute on her. Don’t ya think?