In college, I loved the outfits, the awkward, forced conversations and the all night hang outs with my Sisters. Nails, hair and tans were perfect. As an alum it's very different. We help out with behind the scenes stuff, typically in jeans and tees. It's just as late and just as exhausting...except you're ten years older and your family is at home annoyed that you are on a college campus until 4am. On a holiday weekend. Your husband insists you didn't tell him you'd be coming home just hours before your children wake. He's wrong. Also, we have this conversation every single year.
I think that for the most part Jeffrey doesn't mind that I'm gone most of the weekend. I imagine they enjoy the reprieve from the go-go-go that I insist upon during weekends. I picture them all sitting around the house in their underwear, eating cereal from the box and playing video games. I'm 99% sure that's what's going on when i'm gone all weekend. There's surely lots of wandering around Best Buy going on too, which I hate. See how this works out for everyone.
This year, I decided to help out on campus most of Saturday and all of Sunday. Saturday was 11-5 and totally do-able but Sunday was a beast. I was on campus at 11am on Sunday and was in my car driving back home at 4am Monday morning. I purposefully set an alarm for 8am so that I'd have all day with the boys. I was a wreck but 3 hours of sleep doesn't provide another option to being a disaster.
Here are a few pics of the active members gearing up for recruitment and during the actual recruitment weekend.
|this is what bid day looks like to a new member who just received her|
bid card and found out she's been asked to be a member of Chi Omega.
|loving the chevron letters|
|The ASU chapter's 61 brand new members!!|
|My Big Sis, Rachael and I - Recruitment and Bid Day stuff. That's my actual PNM nametag and bid card :)|
|Top: My Pledge Class - Fall 1999 (i'm bottom row, 3rd from left)|
Botton: Entire chapter photo (2nd row, smack in the middle)