Glass Half Full has challenged all of us 'beautiful swans' which of course we all are, to post our 'ugly duckling' photos. Now I seriously have way worse photos of me as a child than this one, but this one has a story.
First, my dad told me once that this is the photo that he thinks captures 'me' and that this is how he'll remember me as a child. Along with my prom photo, THIS is the photo he carries around of me in his wallet. (along with the photo of me and N, and a few of Elliot, of course)
Secondly, this is my 2nd grade class photo. Recently, I joined myspace and I had so much fun finding people I knew from highschool, that I didn't stop there. I pulled out details of the kids I went to middle school (I went to three different middle schools) and elementary school. Would you believe I found my best friend in second grade? The girl I only knew for one short year (when we were 7!) and then moved away and I never heard from her again? And we remembered each other. Even when I emailed her THIS photo, she chose not to deny the friendship! How cool is that?
The dress I'm wearing was seriously my favourite article of clothing in the world, and I wore it for all occasions. It looks hideous, doesn't it? Don't get me started on those massive glasses. Or the hair. Go ahead and laugh, I am too.
That expression is priceless!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for being so brave.
ohhh but it's so cute! we all have pictures like that, fortunately none of mine are in my possession and i am not quite as brave as you but i can tell you the haircut and the outfit were pretty similar. :)ReplyDelete
you're so brave! i will have to dig up something now...ReplyDelete
I am so glad you played along!! You are awesome. This photo actually is endearing... especially since your dad still carries it around in his wallet. Priceless!ReplyDelete
I think its so precious that your dad still carries this picture...how sweet.ReplyDelete
Yet another brave soul!ReplyDelete
I also think that's sweet, your dad carrying that picture in his wallet.
LOL, we all look like that as kids! Our bodies were so awkward. I love looking back, the clothes always get me to laughing! And hairstyles!ReplyDelete
Oh my! Those glasses are huge!!! I can't say too much since I had an equally hideous dress that I loved to pieces. I also had long scraggly hair and thick bangs. It was not attractive and maybe some day I will get up the nerve to embarrass myself.ReplyDelete
One of my goals is to hopefully help my kids to avoid awful pictures like that. I can always hope.
I think the colors on your dress are very bright and pretty. The glasses, though, I'm gonna have to agree with you on. But, you were a kid, what choice did you have?ReplyDelete