7 Things About Me: The Stupid School Years

When I saw this post, I knew I had to participate in the fun, even though I wasn’t tagged. I bring you 7 little-known facts about this fashionista’s childhood.

  1. I had my ears pierced when I was 6 months old. That’s dedication to beauty/fashion, people. Dedication.
  2. My first language was Norwegian, albeit briefly. First word: “lys” which means “light” in Norwegian. Second word? “yite” which means “light” in baby-talk English. At least I’m consistent.
  3. In seventh grade, my first ex-boyfriend said I looked like an alien. I was wounded, but buoyed by friends’ adamant insistence to the contrary. Looking at the above-right photo, I’m wondering if he was right all along.
  4. I was home-schooled during seventh and eighth grade. Best. Decision. Ever. Miss out on the awkwardly mean boy stage? Wear whatever I wanted with no dress code? Wake up at a reasonable time? Hells to the yeah!
  5. My first B was in high school biology. Crushed, I immediately decided I could never be a science person. I labeled myself as a Liberal Arts archetype and never looked back. Years later, I’m about to get my medical degree and am up to my eyeballs in science every day. Go figure.
  6. At the ripe age of 3, I was in church a few pews behind the King of Norway (King Olav). During a period of silent prayer, I, lost in deep thought, turned to my mother and said, at fully conversational volume, “Mommy, what does BOOGER start with?” His Majesty turned around and smiled. I didn’t notice. I had bigger things on my mind. Like boogers.
  7. Most mortifying experience ever came in 2nd grade, when my mom woke me up, and said we were late. It was nearly Halloween so we were to wear our costumes to school. Having a penchant for pink, I had already chosen Miss Piggy. Huffing and puffing in my plastic Miss Piggy mask and pink plastic apron, I ran down the empty halls and flung open the classroom door to find…All of my classmates in our everyday uniforms. My mother had gotten the day wrong. I was beyond mortified. I wanted the ground to swallow me up. Since then I’ve never been able to dress up to costume parties thanks to the crippling fear that it will happen again.

TAGGED: Kim, Jessica, Andrea, Vahni, Sydney, & Indiana {yes, this means you girls need to share baby pics!}

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  • At least the King of Norway understood that the spelling of Booger is a very important topic and is to be contemplated at all times until you know it by heart. Oh, and I had my ears pierced as an infant too. I'm not sure how young I was, but it was before I was a year old.

  • You are so funny! I know you'll be a great doc, but you're also a damn good writer, doll! Thanks for the tag. I normally don't do these things either, but for you…of course.

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    • Haha thanks girly you are too kind…I saw your post – so precious!! So fun and so glad you joined in!

  • So cute!

  • Lynn Z.

    Thankyouverymuch, Kristina…for starting my day off by laughing hysterically. And when I say laughing hysterically, I'm laughing WITH you, and not AT you. For I, too, have had my fair share of The Stoopid School Years.

    Lynn Z.

    • Haha, anytime Lynn…anytime. πŸ™‚

  • OMG! So cute to read and I'm going to participate too! πŸ™‚

    • Your post was so cute Andrea!! I laughed hysterically at #2.

  • This is hysterical. Your seventh-grade ex-boyfriend was an ass – I'm certain you were gorgeous, and far far from alien-looking. I love your baby photos (and I might be inspired to do a post with my own!)

  • I didn't click the link, but I know kendi did this recently and I loved it! I totally want to do one too. And omg, you poor little pink-pig costumed little girl! That broke my heart….and made my chuckle!

  • Oh my goodness the last one seems so sad. That would scar me for life. I hated getting B's it made me feel awful. When i got my first C in my life in middle school, I cried, like a baby. Now I can't even remember what it was in.
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  • ahhahah, I love these! The costume one made me cringe, that has always been a fear of mine…
    I was also home schooled in junior high and I agree, best.decision.ever.

  • So fun to read! You were adorable then as you are now.

  • Hi there, great list! That''s interesting about your being home schooled during those years.Yes school from 4th grade up is so so hard for kids, especially with the mean kids factor. Hear lots about Norway from our former architect and love her design sensibilities…

  • You were soooo lucky to be home schooled in 7th & 8th grades. Nothing but terror occurred during those years. I suffered a "OMG, my hair went curly over night and now I have an afro" trauma, as well as a, "wait, when did everyone start wearing bras?" panic attack in gym. I still shudder at the thought.

  • Such cute facts, number 6 is hilarious!

    Thanks for sharing ^_^

  • This is so cute – what a great idea for a post. I am so glad you decided to tag yourself!

    Love the Booger story. And the Miss Piggy Costume story. I was about the same age as you when I got my ears pierced – crazy Serbian parents. That is also why the holes in my ears are uneven – I wouldn't stop squirming!

  • O how adorable!! Gosh I would've totally kicked that kid's butt (your ex in the 7th grade) if i'd known you back then!! your pix beg to differ from whatever he says =)

  • Ha! These are hilarious! So jealous you were home-schooled for what were also the most AWKWARD years of my life. It's not fair to look good at that age!

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  • Hahaha…:))) You are aborable dear!.. This is so funny and nice.. cool.. :)) ~ xoxo Diamond Cat

  • I just read Vahni's 7 things and thought I would come check out yours… why do I find these types of posts so fascinating? I dunno, but, I do!
    ps I had an OMG moment when I spotted those wedges you wore in the previous post… gorgeous!!

  • What a cute lil girl! I am laughing OUT LOUD at the boogers story. Too good! πŸ™‚

  • Love this little feature. It got me thinking about my many horrible awkward moments as a child. Thank God those years are over. – Katy

  • That booger story is all kinds of awesome. I hope the King retells that at dinner parties.

    And I totally relate on the Liberal Arts thing – I was in remedial math all through middle school and high school, and was convinced I could never be a science person (despite loving it) since I couldn't handle the math. I'm going back for a second degree now in Geology and am getting As in all my math classes … funny how our brains change.

  • So funny! πŸ˜€

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  • ahhh … Now I find out why you went to Norway :-). My first language was Norwegian too! Wow, small world isn't it? Jeg var fodt i Stavanger.