Frankie says, “Out here in The Middle, fall means a lot of things. Crunchy leaves…hayrides…and most importantly, homecoming.” Since Axl made the varsity football team, Frankie gets to escort him onto the field before the big homecoming game. They haven’t had a lot of mother-son moments lately, so this one will be extra-special. She’ll be able to kiss Axl on the cheek knowing that he won’t wipe it off in front of a crowd.
Frankie spares no expense when she picks up a snazzy new dress for the big event. Actually, there really will be “no expense” since she plans to tuck in the tags and return it the next day. Now, we all know that Axl isn’t the only athlete in the Heck house these days. Sue is on the cross country team. She can’t wait for her folks to come cheer her on at her first track meet which just happens to be the same day as homecoming. Uh oh.