And by athletic I mean the 3-legged race, sack jumping, baton passing, etc…where your team would receive 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize ribbons? Well, I did and I remember the parents being way more competitive about these pseudo-competitions more than us kids. Damn those show-moms!
Anywho, there was always one parent in each team’s crew that would be obsessed over “Team Tees!” (as if having our own made-up crew name on a Hane’s T would give us special powers to swoop up all the 1st place awards…nevah worked show-moms!). These team tees had to be specially ordered at some cult-craft store that catered to the ubiquitous maternal arts & crafts devotee.
The issue was: these custom T’s were not cheap! And the more felt letters ironed onto the Hane’s T, the more dollar signs added onto the final price. My mom was not elated with this idea, since the shirts were only going to be used for a max of 2 hours.
MOM: “Why can’t you just use a magic marker instead?”
ME: “Because I don’t feel like having my crew mates think I’m a loser, thanks.”
She ultimately gave in and I got my personalized “Team Tee’. Yay.
How great is this idea?!?!