Monday, November 19, 2007

Fun Monday #41: the childhood memory edition


Karisma is our hostess for this week and here is her challenge:

"I want you to take a trip down memory lane, and keep right on going, right back to your childhood. And I want to hear "THAT STORY". You remember the one? Yes, you do! The one your parents, siblings, extended family or friends, would never let you forget, live down or get over!"

Oh I really struggled with this one. I have lots of interesting childhood memories, but none of them are the kind that other people torment me about.

Must be because I was so perfect in every way as a child. (Yes, I'm gagging on my spoonful of sugar here.)

So here is a gratuitous and adorable 1-year-old me:


Truth be told, though, I was a geeky child. Glasses at age 8, braces (more than three years' worth) starting at age 9. Yes, I had glasses and braces at the same time -- starting in the fourth grade. Oh, the trauma. There are no pictures of this travesty because:

1) I NEVER took a photo with my glasses on.

2) I NEVER would have smiled with the braces either.

One of the things that makes me laugh hysterically today is that I had these cat-eye glasses in the third grade that, as I grew into adulthood, I remembered as the worst things EVER. They were oval shaped that swept up into little points on the sides, similar to these

but only in the shape, not in the coolio little decorations. They also weren't red. I had a pair in pink and a pair in blue, both with little sparkles inside the plastic. Hideous really.

So, imagine my hysterical laughter (internal, never out loud) when the Roo-girl picked these out on her last eye doctor appointment:


Ah. What goes around comes around.

28 comments:

kitten said...

I love the pictures! Those glasses are pretty! Well, the one on your little one.

melodyann said...

She can totally pull it off, cause she's so ADORABLE...

Kaycie said...

I always loved those cat's eye glasses.

And that is one beautiful little girl.

Gattina said...

They are in fashion again, lol ! you should have kept them. I remember that wearing glasses was a nightmare for me too, fortunately it was only at school, I was slightly shortsighted and couldn't read the blackboard.

thefoodsnob said...

Love the pictures, and I was just thinking those are in style again when I scrolled down to your daughter!
Happy Fun Monday.

Lisa

Sauntering Soul said...

You were just in fashion before your time! I've been in glasses since I was 15. I once picked out a pair that were thick, eggplant colored frames and HUGE. Your cat eye glasses sound so much more diva like.

Alix said...

You were suck a cute baby and your daughter looks great in the glasses - there are no new fashions!

nikki said...

I love cat eye glasses...wearing a pair right now.

I had braces, glasses and I was the chubby kid in the class. What fun!

Robinella said...

Some styles should never be recycled, but those glasses are a winner. Your daughter is so cute in those.

Bren said...

I agree. That style is so cute! And they look great on your daughter.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Come on Mom! They are now called RETRO. Get with it. Too funny!

Pamela said...

both cute as a bug... in specs, of course!!

Karmyn R said...

I always loved those glasses!

Tiggerlane said...

My daughter has some glasses like hers - only in black. She usually wears contacts, but she thinks she looks "alternative and cool" in those kinds of specs!

I like that yours is "throwin' the deuce" - I see that ALL the time!

Sandy said...

I tried to find some cat eyes last time I needed new frames! I remember my mom wearing them.

Blue Momma said...

Like mother like daughter. I bet you looked much cuter than you thought you did!

mjd said...

Many students nowadays tend not to wear their glasses. Instead, they squint, which is not that attractive.

Phoenix said...

I love both of those pictures.

Alta said...

I remember when my sister got her first pair of glasses, they made her look like a bug with big bug eyes. LOL
I picked on her some kinda bad.

Peter said...

She looks cute as a button, glad you didn't laugh.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhhh you're both so cute. and I love the glasses. I had pink kind of hexagonal shaped ones at aged 14. Now they were bad.

Robin said...

The thing is, when styles come back around, they're always cuter the second (or third...) time around...new and improved, I guess. Roogirl looks great :).

And, yes, I, too, was one of those who had both glasses and braces at the same time. And for goodness sakes, I HAD TO WEAR HEADGEAR 23 HOURS/DAY for a while. I'd kill for a picture of me in it now, but back then, I would've killed if you tried to take my picture!

Your baby pic is adorable, anytime is a good time to post one of those :).

alisonwonderland said...

my Sugar Plum has a blue pair of glasses much like Roogirl's!

Debbie said...

She looks great in those glasses!

I had simlilar ones. Funny how these styles keep coming back.

dawn said...

What is amazing, and I am speculating, is how much you too look alike. I was thinking that was you in the lower photo. (I was born with black hair, and grew up with blond hair). It is amazing how styles change, and I cringe at the photos of me in my huge glasses from the '80s. I actually have an acquaintance that still wears those glasses from the '80's and they are oversize by those standards. She really has not concern for fashion. Great post, and I understand the whole choking on a spoon of sugar, really I do.

Junebug said...

Oh, Janet, I had to start wearing glasses in the fourth grade too. I hated it, I was pratically the only girl wearing glasses anywhere I went. Mine were picked out by my doctor who thought they looked pretty. They blue cat-eye glasses. I still have them so I will post a picture of them to show you. :D

Debs said...

I have frames picked out. I want the old black pair of cat eye glasses.

I think they are too cute. :D But I like to be different. :D

Canadian flake said...

totally cute and cool pic...thanks for sharing...and for the giggles...

 
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