Anyway, now that most of the boxes are out of the way, I am having fun reminiscing about my youth and uncovering embarrassing pictures of Allison and myself, which I assure you will be shared in the near future.
For now, I would just like to showcase a couple of hidden treasures from 2nd grade:
This came from a fill-in-the-blank book I completed entitled "All About Me." Please take note of the first sentence:
The best age to be is 30 because I would get to be away from my twin sister.
(a) Wow, a little harsh, huh?
(b) Funny that I thought I would be "trapped" with her until I was 30.
(c) Good news, young Amanda, you were able to accomplish that goal early at age 23 when your sister ditched you to get married and move to Utah. Bad news- you actually weren't thrilled about it then and you still aren't at 29!
This also came from the "All About Me" book:
At home I would like to try harder to:
1. clean up
2. making my bed (atrocious grammar, I know)
3. beat up my sister
I mean, geez, I remember that we weren't BFFs growing up, but I didn't realize that my contempt for her was so strong that I actually wanted to work at abusing her like I would a household chore. Thankfully, I excelled above and beyond at #1 and #2 but never ended up having much success with #3 (well... except that one time that I tripped her down the stairs...).
And last, but certainly not least, an acrostic using the letters of my name that presumably was supposed to be about things I hoped to accomplish in the future:
A trip to Parris, France (you know, like the double 'rr' sound in Spanish?)
Meet many different people (good thing I live in Houston)
A very good teacher (guess that dream died)
No one will control me*
Do many things (wow, that was specific)
Always help people (except my twin sister, whom I was busy trying to beat up)
*Um. What 2nd grader says that? And why was I not sent to therapy after my teacher read this? I suppose it shouldn't have surprised my mom 3 years later when I told her my life ambition was to be a dictator.
So there you have it: a glimpse into the inner workings of the mind of 7-year-old Amanda. Stay tuned for more childhood treasures soon!