Monday, November 28, 2005

Mother's Revenge

Well, we had a very nice thanksgiving. It was quite a whirlwind. Thursday morning was 'The BIG Game' where the huge local football rivalry was played out. Since our team won, the band and the football team marched the trophy home through the streets for 3 miles. After Diana thawed out from that we headed to my mother's for dinner. Friday we visited my father. Saturday we hit a local arts festival and then came home for a birthday party for the children of some dear friends. It was a great time but by yesterday I was ready to spend the day vegging out. Today Diana is hitting the woods with Dad for opening day of buch season. We shall see if that crazy luck of hers holds out and she brings home another buck for the freezer.

Now that my kids are old enough to really harass me, my mother seems to delight in sharing all sorts of juicy tidbits about my growing up years. Having put the mother's curse (I hope you have one just like you) on me and seen it realized she seems discontent with the amount of pain that has caused. Now she likes to tell my girls about the various guys I brought home as boyfriends/dates, list my various shortcomings as a teenager, and entertain my children with tales of my misdeeds.

This weekend was she brought out a couple of pictures to show my kids. My son wears glasses and has this habit of scaling walls around the house. Mom wanted to show him my lovely first pair of glasses and how I used to climb walls. These pictures really didn't bother me. In fact, they brought back some fun memories. Calypso however, saw them and declared that I was some sort of serious dork in those glasses and the weird shirt. She couldn't comment on the poncho since my mom saved it and both Diana AND Calypso wore it a lot when they were smaller.

For your giggles, here I am in all my dorky glory as a kid.
bus
age 6 The purple plastic frames set off the brown in my eyes, no? Check out the stylish Charlie Brown lunchbox. Can I accessorize or what?

wallclimb
age 8 Any doorway or narrow enough hallway I would crawl up or down in this manner. My son does the same thing.

16 comments:

barefoot_mistress said...

LOL cute! Very cute!

Ariella said...

Awww, what a precious lil lime!
That is some serious dorkiness going on, but you totally rocked the dorkiness!

snavy said...

OMG!!! So adorable!!! When you were 6 and 8, your mom dressed you - it's not your fault!! LOL!!

Cricketina said...

Too cute!! I used to climb like that, too!!! I also prided myself on doing handstands and opening doors with my feet.

bsoholic said...

LOL! Too cute! Just be sure to save all the pictures of your kids so you can show their kids them as little ones.

Breazy said...

LOL! I love the pics of you . My mmom does the same to me with my kids !

Melody said...

I've worn glasses since the 4th grade. The used to cover my ENTIRE face...with bit thick plastic frames...Can you say DORK?

Spinning Girl said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Happy ME SO CUTE MONDAY!!!

Blither said...

Mothers .. Hehehehehehe. I'm sure your kids loved it!

The Village Idiot said...

why is it that parents love to do that

I say things like..Dad, was i like this...to which i just get a smile

Sheri said...

omg! How adorable! The lunch box really does pull that whole outfit together.

Mothers do enjoy that sweet revenge don't they? Tell your children... they can laugh now but in the end... it is YOU will will have the last laugh on them when it's their turn! lol

The Village Idiot said...

those are the best pictures. I especially like the bus stop.

awwww,
the idiot

ps- here comes try #2 with your &%$#@* word verification

The Village Idiot said...

Yay! I did it!

Chickadee said...

Cool! The climbing the doorframes must be a genetic thing.

I liked your little pullover jacket thingie in your picture by the schoolbus.

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Brian said...

You so cute!

My daughter does that doorway thing all the time. I keep thinking she is going to fall and break a leg.

The Zombieslayer said...

Those pictures are really cute. You were a cute kid. :)

I don't think I was ever able to do that wall thing though.