Thursday, August 30, 2007

We Are The Aggies; The Aggies Are We

Here in Suburbia, we're ready for some football. Tomorrow as soon as Soccer Boy's school is out, the rest of the family will be waiting in the parking lot, Suburban (appropriate, isn't it?) loaded, prepared to make the pilgrimage to College Station, Texas, home of Texas A & M University. Aggieland. Adventure Guy and I both graduated from A & M as did both of our fathers. While we do not quite rise to the rabid level of fandom that leads some Aggies to refuse to pay for their children to attend college elsewhere, we do view it as our duty to sufficiently brainwash the children into "choosing" to attend there on their own. This is more of a challenge now that we live out-of-state rather than 90 minutes away in Houston. But, we do typically manage to get to at least one game in Texas and one away game each season.

Tonight we were well into our preparations (The t-shirts were chosen, the bags packed, the pile of movies for the car trip prepared) when Adventure Guy arrived home from a meeting intent on making his own preparations. Those preparations involved the following:

One incredibly ugly shirt, vetoed by LSM.

One highly annoyed black Labrador refusing to cooperate for cute photo op.

Once we had selected a lovely polo shirt with a discreet A & M logo for Adventure Guy and given up on torturing the dog, we quickly finished up the travel preparations. Barring any unexpected developments, we'll be on the road by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. We may even make it into town in time for Midnight Yell Practice.

Several of our friends will be in town with their kids, and Adventure Guy's dad and his wife will be there as well. We're looking forward to a weekend of eating our favorite college-era foods (I've been saving WW points all week!), hanging out with old friends, and then taking the kids to the George W. Bush presidential library* on Sunday before making our way back leisurely on Monday.

I'm always amazed at how much I need a long weekend by Labor Day. I'm even looking forward to the long drive. Adventure Guy and I get some of our best chats in while we don't have the distractions of work and home. I may or may not have time to post while I'm gone, so I'll catch up when we return. Have a great weekend!

*Disclaimer: One of the things I pride myself upon is that I never, ever voted for anyone named George Bush in any election. Not for governor, not for president. However, this is history, people. It seems like a shame not to take the kids to see some history while we have a chance!

1 comment:

Rambling Mom said...

HEY you're a teacher and your taking your kids on a field trip. Leastways that's the way I read it (and I can say I never voted for anyone by the name of George Bush either).