It’s the time of year that freshmen begin to ask Jr/Sophs to be their big sisters. It seems like every day there’s a new bunch of signs hanging somewhere. At Judson your big sister is usually in the year above you. She leads you through traditions and passes on the bonds of sisterhood. It’s all very exciting and confusing, and no one was more confused than I was my freshman year. But I ended up with a pretty neato big sis’ if you ask me.
Hey, hey, Heather, you’re reading this right? Who’s the best little sister in the world?
Two of my future grand-little-sisters (wow, a mouthful, right?) cooked up a great plan to ask Crystal (my little sister) this afternoon. We all met in front of Jewett to set up for the grand scheme around 11:00 sharp. Then I realized I had forgotten my photo card and had to run back to my room. Then I realized I needed some gloves or I might lose a finger to a tragic case of frost-bite, so I ran back again.
So, when I finally arrived, armed with camera and toasty hands, I set out to capture this auspicious event in photos – or something like that.
April and Courtney wrote out “Will You Be Our Big Sis?” in garland on the front lawn, while Heather and I supervised (One of the benefits of being a grand-big now, I suppose. Down with manual labor!). Crystal, who was supposed to be in class on third floor Jewett would then look out the window when prompted to do so by her professor, Dr. JoAnn Williams (who was in on our plan).
Unfortunately, when 12:00 rolled around, Crystal was not in her class.
Instead, she came walking up the front steps. She walked into Bean Hall without seeing any of us out on the grass and the beautifully written question. In the hopes of salvaging the plan I told Courtney and April to hide in the bushes. Heather and I would hang around in front of Bean so we could distract Crystal when she came out. If she asked what we were doing, Heather would just explain that I was being my normal, strange self, wandering around taking photos and she was just along for some fresh air.
BRILLIANCE guys – this is why I got into college.
When she then, inevitably, saw the shiny, Christmas garland lying out on the grass, we would feign innocent surprise at its presence and then go explore it with Crystal. When we reached the garland, April and Courtney would jump out of the bushes and ask. Foolproof AND brilliant! Right.
At this point Dr. Williams hurried out of Jewett towards us, apologizing, explaining that she had no idea where Crystal was. We informed her that she had walked into Bean Hall, probably to work on the Ivy Vine. She then went into Bean, got Crystal, walked her past the VERY shiny and obvious Christmas garland, around Jewett and back up to the third floor, where she could finally see the question sprawled out on the lawn. Success!
So, with plenty of creativity Courtney and April finally got to ask and I got a good photo to boot! Yay! Dandelion!
Also, no frostbitten fingers – seriously guys, wear gloves.
Wow, this was a lot longer than I thought it would be. Why is nothing simple!?