Thursday night, the band practiced after school and then went straight to the stadium for the football game. It was senior band appreciation night, and I was hesitant to attend, given Ross’s less-than-enthusiastic reaction to our decision to join other parents on the band bus to St. Louis next week.
“Do I have to stay in the same hotel room as you?”
“Do I have to ride on the same bus as you?”
“No. In fact, we can arrange not to talk to you all weekend if you like.”
In the end, we endured the cold and the rain
and decided to participate.
I think Ross was pleased.