In true tribe fashion, we all turned out to support Allie at her first game. As a family we have filled a row of bleachers at baseball games, football games, basketball games, soccer games, dance recitals, wrestling matches, awards ceremonies, band concerts…well you get the picture.
Depending on the mood of the tribe we have brought air horns, posters and signs, milk jugs filled with pennies to rattle…heck anything to show our support for whatever member of the tribe we needed to embarrass….I mean cheer on.
We are masters of the wave, there are families in the county that actually move when we sit down…but by golly we have fun, and there is never a member of our family that does not “feel the love”.
Knowing this Allie begged and pleaded with us to behave…we were told not to howl like a wolf (the mascot), instructed not to dance(really? but we all are so good)…not to, well, be ourselves.
Knowing how important this day was we decided to cut her some slack…I mean there are 10 games this season right? I have all the time in the world to embarrass her.
Guess Nick and Noah did not get the memo…you can imagine my surprise as the girls headed out to perform at half time …and I look up and see my boys ripping off their shirts, slogans proclaiming their love of Allie written on the front and back…
No sense to put a good shirt to waste , of course I said yes, when they asked if they could run up and down the fence.
AND THIS PEOPLE IS WHAT MAKES A LARGE FAMILY THE MOSTEST FUN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WONDERFUL WORLD.
It may never be easy but it will always be worth it.