I'm a Band mom today...first football game of the season. I emailed two pages to my teacher last night just under the midnight deadline, then woke a few hours later before dawn to move the laundry around, pay some bills, and be ready to chaperone a bus full of high-schoolers to a sun-kissed stadium where I will sweat in the stands just to watch the half-time performance.
It will be too hot for their uniforms, so they are required to wear their band T-shirts, black kneelength shorts, black socks and black marching shoes. There will be no photographs. I wouldn't do that to any kid.