Friday, November 10, 2006

Awkward Days

Remember those awkward years? How can I forget mine? I believe this was my 5th grade school photo. This is one of those photos the family likes to hold over your head. You know, like publish it in the local newspaper on your birthday kind of picture? My sister calls this my "Tom Petty" picture. I remember being so proud of myself for rolling my hair with sponge rollers (the reason for the dent just above the curls). My hair was always so straight and I just wanted to look different. On top of that, look at that chipped tooth! That day is vividly implanted in my brain - read #15 for short recap.

I remember rolling my hair the night before and being so happy about how I was going to look. I had a beautiful image of how pretty my curls were going to be. Wow, was my mind playing tricks on me!

It's funny to look at this picture and see how pretty the color of my hair was. Was is the key word here since it's turned more of a dirty dishwater color frosted with gray.

This was one of my favorite shirts. I liked it because my lunch ticket would fit just perfectly in the front pocket. I hated when I grew out of it.

So, how about you? I'm proposing a challenge. I dare you all to post your awkward childhood picture. Come on! Do it!

Leave me a comment when you're done.

13 comments:

Badoozie said...

huh? i'll have to do some diggin...this aint going to be purty.

Anonymous said...

TOM PETTY! That's too funny! I see the resemblance (I adore Tom so it's a huge compliment). I will see if I can dig one out too. I can see it in my mind's eye...ick. Just have to find it!!

Darn sponger rollers! I had the same dents!

Barbara

Anonymous said...

LOVE the roller dents! What a challenge! Let me do some digging... *LOL*

Aunt Jo said...

i had already been working on an old picture post...not awkward but one of my faves with my friend...come and see!

R said...

I could not put up a picture of myself in the fifth grade even if I was technically able to. Well, I guess I could plug the scanner into the mac dealy, but I really am too lazy and I am also not that technologically advanced. I was very ugly when I was in the fifth grade and it would reveal way too much about me. I was a sort of late bloomer. Even Dear Sir says I look NOTHING like I did when I was a kid. Also, you guys hardly know what I look like anyway! Ha ha!

You look so cute, and your hair IS so pretty and yellow!

uncle joe said...

Well all of my early pics were perfect as I was an adorable kid...I've got a cool one somewhere taken in college when I had beer spilled all over my pants and I looked like Grizzly Adams...

Foo said...

Shee-oot. I think you were muy adorable, chipped tooth and all.

Never one to miss an opportunity for personal humiliation, I've answered your challenge here.

Anonymous said...

Okay! I'm done! Go ahead and laugh... I did! *Grin*

RANDI said...

Love the picture! I don't have very many pics of my childhood but I will take a look!

Gwynne said...

What a great idea! And your 5th grade pic looks a lot like me at that age, complete with curl dents. I never could figure those things out! I've put my own version of the awkward years up.

Badoozie said...

ok, when i went downstairs yesterday to find the picture not only was there a flood to clean up, but in order to get to that box, i had to clean...and i'm still not there yet, stay tuned.

Kish said...

I would, but I don't have a scanner. I suppose i could take a picture of a picture with my digital. well maybe I will sometime ;)

truth said...

Yeah, I had a 5th grade photo and was growing out bangs. So my mom glued them back with water and hair spray. I hated how the picture came out. My 7th grade, on the other hand, was the first year I had "long" hair. That is posted on my blog from a few days ago. So I DID post one of those awful photos: http://live4truth13.blogspot.com/2006/11/silver-teeth-mary-over-at-owlhaven.html