This school year has been just non-stop. I've been busy at work during the day, and I've also been busy doing chauffeur duty at night. I thought I'd be scaling back on evening chauffeuring when D1 switched from dance to cheerleading, but I couldn't have been more wrong. I'm a proud cheerleading parent. D1 tried out and made the Hilo High Cheerleading Squad. She is one of 10 cheerleaders for the school year. Cheerleading practice is normally 1 1/2-2 hours at least 4 times a week. This means I'm driving to Hilo High before 6 pm, going home, then repeating the whole trip in 2 hours. Whew!
Weekends are showtime: football games during the fall and basketball games during the spring. September 10 was the first football game of the regular season. Because there is only 1 cheerleading squad, the girls are expected to cheer at both the junior varsity and varsity games, making for a loooong evening (7 hours). And as a supportive parent, I was there for at least 5 of those hours, and The Rents were in attendance too. They arrived in time to watch the jv squeak by Kealakehe with a 13-12 (might have been 14-13) victory and left at the end of the 1st quarter. . . before the massacre was apparent (varsity lost 0-50+). D2, Mr. Dependable & Aunty Crystal also came. In any case, D1 did us all proud, and we will support her (and embarrass her) with our presence as often as we possibly can.
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