My friends will probably kill me because of the picture below…but in my defense, I probably look the worst so sorry girls. My Dr. Greene post today is about how friendships change and it is very similar to one I wrote awhile ago. The link will be at the bottom of this post for anyone who might not have read it.
And these girls below well…we have been friends since the 5th grade. I’m on the far right in the first picture. That hair, I know. I really don’t have an explanation for it other than I needed my bangs to be as curly as possible. Maybe it was to offset the huge-ness of my glasses? Michelle and I are dressed up like the Wright Brothers (obviously) and Sarah is John Glenn. As 6th graders, we were supposed to go around to the younger grades and talk about our chosen historical characters and I guess bestow some kind of knowledge upon their young minds. I think maybe the only thing we bestowed upon them was that when girls turn 12 they are weird and they can’t stop laughing when they are embarrassed, which embarrasses them even more, and then it’s a vicious cycle that just won’t stop.
We probably went into about 15 classrooms and I don’t think we ever actually made it through the entire speech. Michelle and I would do our thing and then Sarah would jump into the room and the image of her pulling off that tin-foil covered helmet got us…Every. Time. We were, I’m sure, so annoying. But the memories. I can only hope that my own children will have those same kinds of friendships.
And here we are a few weeks ago at Grayson’s birthday party. Still laughing, I might add.
I am a lucky girl to have had these two in my life for so long.
I imagine us sitting around sneaking vodka into our morning tea while living together in some unfortunate nursing home someday.