After my summer sabbatical I thought it appropriate to return to my blog on a Throwback Thursday as schools begin here in AZ- and include this extra special picture of me on the first day of school.
Bangs cut by my mother at an awkwardly lopsided angle? Check! Polyester polka-dotted overalls? Check! Forced and uncomfortable smile? Check!
I have that smile that only a 5 year old has. The “I just thought of a new excuse for why my highly over-picked nose is bleeding again!
‘I ran into a wall’! sounds convincing enough.
Was I a nose picker? Oh, I could have won a medal in the sport.
Nail biter? Briefly.
Pool jet leaner? Definitely!
Never a thumb sucker- but with my Dumb and Dumber overbite- I sure looked like one!
So- note to parents: if you keep your kids socially awkward long enough you decrease their chances of being approached by the popular kids with drugs; you keep them from getting pregnant by the hot football captain (or even getting a date with the water boy); and you keep them from all that pressure that comes with being accepted, revered (or even liked) by too many people.
So to my tween daughter on the eve of middle school I say this… “Pick on! Bite on! Lean on”!