Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Weekend in the Life of a High School Senior

My older son isn't particularly social -- doesn't run around with friends a lot or put a lot of miles on his car -- but his weekend schedule would make me check into a hospital for fatigue! He's in marching band, which means the fall semester is a pretty hectic time for him. He plays percussion -- tenors -- those five drums that weigh about 40 lb. Coolest thing in the band in my opinion, but how those kids carry them around is beyond me. There are 3 tenors in the band this year, and two of them are girls. If I were wearing a hat, I'd take it off to all of them.

This weekend was typical. Not heavy, not light... typical.

Friday: school all day. Away game in the evening. Somehow they lost his drums in the course of the evening, so Bradley got home around 1:30am (an hour later than anyone else).

Saturday: marching contest. He had to be at school at 7:30am, and the contest was out of town. He wasn't home until after midnight.

Sunday: work from 2 - 6:30pm. At 7:30, he had an info session with Rice University, where he went with his dad. Hopefully he'll be home by 9pm so he can unwind a little.

And this is his break from school. Yay.


Mommy said...

Poor Bradley. I still can see him in that froggy outfit he wore that time you came to visit mom's house and I still lived at home. How did he get so big so fast?!

On the jewels - I won't post on that entry b/c it wouldn't be right if I were to happen to win, but I LOVE those earrings!!!

Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said...

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Try 4. Or 6. Or 12. Yeah: fascinating and overwhelming at the same time. I found the book highly encouraging. The post where I explain it a bit more is here.

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Blessings on your day!