If anyone asks me what I could do over, I automatically think about my middle school years. Well I usually just try to forget those years all together. Let’s face it, those early teen years are just awkward regardless if you had braces, glasses, acne, or just didn’t really fit in your body yet. I was in the bathroom after a movie a few months ago and heard some girls chatting. They were talking about something so dramatic to them and I just cringed! But I remember, I was just like that! But the worst part for me in my early teen years was…my hair.
If I could do it over…
I have naturally curly hair. Not the pretty ringlets, but the in between really curly and really straight. The type where if it air dries, it’s just fluffy and frizzy. The type where you have to do something to it no matter what. If you have this hair, you know what I mean.
I didn’t really know how to do my hair at that age. I had a perm from the time I was in second to sixth grade. Yeah, A PERM! And then there weren’t straighteners yet. Well they were starting to come out, but were no where near where they are now. So all I had was pretty much a curling iron which I used to semi straighten and curl all at the same time. Not the best idea…
My husband looks at those pictures from middle school – the man who tells me I’m beautiful and would never change me – and even comments that it was probably better he didn’t know me in middle school…thanks. But it does help me better appreciate how I look now and the great blessing that straighteners are. Amazing!
So here are some pictures from those years so you can see for yourself. It’s been enough time where I can laugh at it too. 🙂
My family and I. As you can see, my sisters have the same predicament as me.
Oh man…8th grade. I think I have blue shiny eye shadow on too…
My 14th birthday. Bangs aren’t a good idea for me.
And this is my daughter when she was 6 months old. She’s doomed! Both her parents have curly hair! Actually her curls are really cute and now she has a mom who knows how to tame the mane. Plus she has access to better hair tools. Lucky girl…
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