Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Writer's Workshop Wednesday:Write a letter to your 10 year old self

Dear 10 year old version of myself:

I want to start off by saying that as bad as you think your life is, it really is not that bad. Your parents are still together and they will be for the next 18 years. They may argue and throw things but they make it through the rough patch.

Just so you know you are the first person in your class to get braces. I know 5th grade is a little young, but you have some screwed up teeth!!!! Oh and if you think showing off your new braces for the school picture is cool. Its not!! I wish you would have worn your retainer also, but that's for the 13 year old version on yourself.

This year you get your first boyfriend. He may look a little dorky with big glasses, but just so you know he turns into a total California Hottie past puberty. Its really too bad he moves away to California when you are 12. But that's OK because you break up about a month after you start dating. BIG MISTAKE!! Not really!

This is your last year in elementary school, and you actually have lots of friends. That's because nobody is really not in any cliques in elementary school. Those start later when you are more awkward with your appearance, and everybody cares what you look like.

You hate school, and that does not end. You never become the honor roll kid, you don't finish college, and don't make six figures.

But here is the good news. After high school you get your heart broke a couple times before you find the love of your life. You get some pretty great friends that last a lifetime. You get the marriage and the wedding you have always dreamed about!!!

The best part....You finally get boobs!!!!! It may not happen for another 8 years, but it happens! You finally fill out those shirts.

So here are some things to remember as you grow on your way:

1. Don't worry about what people think, because you will never see any of those people after high school.

2. You will stop wetting the bed. (I was a late bloomer!)

3. Your parents love you even when they spank you. (You still got a couple years left of that. Sorry!!)

4. Beverly Hills 90210 is a great show but don't worry if you miss it the first time, it comes on again in 2008 in a new way.

5. Give your Papa hugs and tell them how much you love him as much as you can. He may not be around for much longer.

So here's to you 10 year old self. You should be playing with your dolls for as long as you can. But time does not stop for you!! You will be a well rounded, beautiful, and loving woman!! You may think that life is unfair, but it all works out in the end!!

Your 28 year old version of yourself

P.S.: Start reading about tractors because your husband really digs them!

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Solei said...

Well, I'm not Ms. Mommakat, just a fellow classmate that has not yet finished her assignment (shhh, don't tell i'm out playing before finishing schoolwork) but I'm pretty sure Ms. Mommakat will be placing your 28 year old self on honor roll for this assignment.
Great writing!

Mrs.D said...

I hear you on the bed wetting-that really sucked, didn't it? I should've told my 10 year old self that, too. lol. All in all, great advice. :-)

Kayla said...

I love this letter, and love how you talk about 90210!

Diane said...

I laughed out loud at the tractor comment... bet your 10-year-old self would have said, "Tractors? Huh? You're kidding, right?" ;)

Great post and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Mama's Losin' It said...

Yeah the tractor comment was hilarious. Great letter. I showed off my braces too...what were we thinking??