Monday, May 14, 2007

Wow, I was hot!

I was looking at old photos because my mother's school is putting together a scrapbook for her retirement and has like 3 photos of her teaching from the 21 years she's been there. I'm not surprised, my Mom's not really into that. In fact, I think she wishes they would just let her go quietly without hoopla, but this chick at her school is just not letting it go. First she called last Thursday, then she emailed me this morning to check in. Chill, woman, I've got a one-year-old and a house I'm trying to put on the market, plus yesterday was Mother's Day! But anyway, I found like no pictures, but I did find some pictures of me from high school, particularly my senior year. Dude, I was a stone cold fox! I mean, I realize this is incredibly conceited of me to say, but I was! I sure wish I could have realized and appreciated that fact at the time. I wish I could go back in time to my high school self and tell her, "you are quite the little hottie, even if no guys ask you out, enjoy it, because next year you're going to college and you'll gain the freshman fifteen and you will never, ever, look this good again. And in college, you will get some male attention, so don't fret so hard." Ah, youth.


Kelli in the Mirror said...

What, and you're not posting the pictures? :)

I know what you mean. I think back to complaining about how "fat" I was in high school and I would KILL to be that size now. It worries me that later I might look back on pictures of me now and wish for this body again, and then I feel the need to go running or something to make sure that doesn't happen!

Jooley Ann said...

I've had the same experience. :) It's not vain! I thought I was fat and ugly, but I see photos of myself and I'm like, "Dude! I was skinny and pretty damn cute!" Feh.

My hope is that it'll help me be a better mama to my little girl, b/c goodness knows I was WAY too hard on myself back then, and I'd do anything to help her not be the same way! If that's even remotely possible....

Sarah said...

Your mom's retiring! That's awesome! I can't believe no one told's not like you don't have anything better to do. :oP Just kidding!

If you need help on the pictures end, I can go through my stuff and see what I can find. Just let me know if you're looking for something specific.


Mindy said...

You're still pretty to me! And your little girl will grow up thinking you're most beautiful woman in the world.

I idolized my mom growing up. I always thought she was prettier than an angel. That's way better that the misdirected attention of immature and clueless high school kids.