Alicia (from Sweeping Up Joy) was recklessly generous and invited me to join a link up she’s part of called “Just Enough Info”. If I understand correctly, its kind of a “get to know you” type link up, to help build some community on the internet. And I love building community on the internet, because the people I “talk to” can’t hear my children disobeying my every command in the background. So, if you don’t want to know anything about me, this would be a good time to throw your technological device and run screaming.
Each week there will be three questions to answer. The three questions for this week are:
1~ What is your best school memory from your childhood?
2~ Do you have any back to school family traditions?
3~ Markers or Colored pencils?
1~ What’s your best school memory from your childhood?
I will title this story: THE Best Memory.
I went to the SAME *small* Catholic school for 9 years. NINE YEARS!!! (kindergarten through 8th grade). On the day of my 8th grade “graduation” everyone was called up to receive their “diploma” (or sentimental milestone paper). I waited with great anticipation. I was so excited to “graduate”. I had been at this school for NINE years! My dad went here as a child, my grandmother went here as a child. When it was finally my turn the Principal called my name, “Mary ANN MEL–NICK”. I paused, confused……my name was “Mary ELLEN MALENK”. NINE YEARS! SAME SCHOOL! They didn’t even get my name right.
So many years building to that anticlimactic moment. It was deeply amusing. Such an entertaining memory.
But I can’t really blame them. When I looked back in my 8th grade year book I didn’t exactly do *them* any favors with *my* sentiments.
2~ Do you have any back to school traditions?
No. We are so. boring. The closest we have come to a tradition is “being on time”. We have never been late on the first day of school. So I guess you could say “not late” is our tradition.
3~ Markers or colored pencils?
If we are talking about me; I prefer colored pencils. Its so much easier to control the color (not that I do all that much coloring these days….I do none, to be exact).
If we are talking about my children; neither. The danger of finding graffiti from a rouge colored pencil or marker is too high. But if I have to pick one or the other, colored pencils would win.
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Well, I have to go and pick up my older children from school now. Oh the superficial memories they are probably making right now as we speak.