Thursday, September 25, 2014

Homecoming Mum



I did not grow up doing mums in high school.

Honestly, it must be a Texas thing.

And as the saying goes, "Everything in Texas is always bigger!"


Mums . . .

honestly, I don't get it!



I'm not sure what the fascination with it is!

I'm learning with my boy cherub.

This is the second year that I have made a mum for his homecoming date.

Now, for the record, I want to do it for him

and for her.

But that doesn't mean that I understand what it is all about!

For those of you who don't do mums at your high school,

just google "images of homecoming mums"

Seriously!  Go do it!  Open another tab on your computer and look!

You will d.r.o.p. y.o.u.r j.a.w!!! 

Last year, a friend of mine taught me how to make the mum.

I am thankful that she is working with me again.

She has made several over the years and, while it isn't hard, I just want to make sure that I remember.

Mums require lots of stuff.

Ribbon.

Mum.

Ribbon.

 and pizazz!


By the time the mum is done, it is kind of heavy.

But it's all in the name of high school fun.

The tradition is that the couple exchange the mum and garter on Thursday and then they wear their decor to school on Friday for the homecoming parade and then to the homecoming game that night.

You might ask what do they do with it after Friday night?

Great question!

It's a memento that hangs in your room collecting dust.

Yep!

That's the life of a homecoming mum.




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