Wednesday, September 30, 2015

When I Was Younger

When I was younger, I needed glasses.  I must have been seven or eight, because I got them in third grade.  Second grade? Who knows.  I do know that I hardly ever wore them until sixth grade, when we moved to Mississippi.  I got sick of not being able to see.  Weird. Anyway, I think they definitely added to the look I was trying to pull off.

Anyway, when I was younger, I was also a bit of a tool.  I can remember going to pick out frames, skinny little seven-or-maybe-eight year old me, and finally choosing a pair, and while I was wearing them around the store, I remarked how amazing it was that I could already see better!!!

They were empty frames.  They didn't even have clear glass in them, they were LITERALLY just frames with air where the lenses would go.

And I declared, for all the world to hear, that I could already see better with them.

Bless my parents.  They didn't remark.  Either they were being graceful and not making me feel like a complete and utter asshole, or (more likely) they weren't listening.

Either way, I cringe at this memory at least once a week.  What was WRONG with me?!?! I guess I was just a dork, thru and thru, when I was younger.

And a little bit now too.

As always, linking up with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop with prompt #1: Write something that begins and ends with the words “When I was younger.”   Although I guess a cheated a tiny smidge on the end there.

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  1. OMG, I totally did this too in 2nd grade! And I totally cringe when I think about it too.

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    1. Apparently a LOT of people did this!! I had no idea! All these years I've been so mortified, I shoulda just told and then I'd have known. Sigh.

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  2. THAT is why I love kids. So entertaining without even trying. My daughter did the same thing when she put on a pair of non-lense glasses. Everything was just so...realistic and CLEAR! Totally made me laugh. You were quite the fashionista with glasses though, I must say!

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    1. I cannot believe how many people have done this. I feel so silly for feeling so bad about it all these years!!

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  3. Awesome. And those were rocking' glasses.

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  4. I'm actually impressed by your fashion choice in glasses. Mine were the plastic ones that were like twice the diameter.

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  5. hahahahaha That's awesome. I thought it would be cool to have glasses so I pretended like I needed them, and then when I got them I hated them. I drove my parents crazy, I'm sure of it.

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    1. Not me, I always hated them. NEVER wanted them. Figures.

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