Friday, August 29, 2008

Girl trauma or drama...whatever!

On the second day of middle school, Mikaela gets her first love note from a secret admirer. (He has another kid give her the note.) On the third day of middle school, Mikaela gets asked out on a date! (But the boy doesn't ask for himself, he has another kid ask for him.) On the fourth day of middle school, Mikaela is traumatized because aforementioned boy likes her and looks at her all the time and he doesn't even know her! We have tears and fears and all of that drama...and she's only 12! I think the kid didn't mean go out on an actual date. (That's what happens when you send a messenger to get you girlfriends!) I think he meant that he wanted to "go out with" which only means "go with." Does anyone remember that from our day? You know the meaningless relationship that lasted a couple weeks and everybody gossiped about so and so going with each other. I really don't know what actually happens in a "go with" type of relationship as I was NEVER asked! I just can't believe I wasn't asked. I mean I had already gotten rid of the glasses, headgears (ya, it was plural) and braces by then. I'm pretty sure I am the only kid in the world that didn't get asked to "go with" someone. So, does anyone have any advice for this poor traumatized girl? Her mother is still needing therapy 26 years later for NOT getting asked and she is going to need it because she WAS asked! Girls! (We won't even talk about the fact that no one took me to my Junior Prom - that's for another post!)

What are your memories of "going with" people?

Circa 1982-ish (mom, Summer, me) - this is with the braces on.

Can you believe no one asked that girl to "go with" them? She's hot!

8 comments:

Hillary said...

Going with someone is so overrated. Tell her to stay single and enjoy being admired from afar. there is pleanty of time for boy drama in high school.

Larissa said...

I agree. But, she doesn't enjoyed being admired at all. I felt lucky not to have a girl that is so boy crazy so early but this is just as bad! Ugh!

Summer said...

That's my girl. It's not so traumatic. All you do is talk on the phone and maybe hold hands at school. If you're lucky, you may get a smooch after he walks you to class. If she's not into it then it doesn't matter anyway. Hey, this is better than thinking she's the class weirdo by farting all the time and saying weird things. Right?

Eric said...

I never asked anyone to go with me, but I remember a heavy set, skanky, girl asking me. I told her no, and she offered candy. I held my ground pretty well, for as long as I could. Anyway, we're married now. No, Laura wasn't that heavy set.

Alicia said...

Dont feel bad. Remember the story of Willy Watterson and me in 5th grade? Yeah, well I received a note that said "will you go with me? Check yes or no". I was so happy and circled YES super quick and signed my name all fancy in cursive and passed it back. When Willy got the note back, he opened it and said "No, not Alicia...I meant this for Jeana!".
I was devastated. Damn Jeana...always stealing my men.

Larissa said...

Love, Alicia...

We will never forget that!

Hee, hee, hee, Willy Watterson.

Caroline said...

I think it was called "going around" when I was a kid. And, no, I was never asked to "go around" either. I think it might have had something to do with the fact that even until high school people remembered me as being the girl who beat up on the boys. Oh well.

The Raybould Family said...

Hi! I saw your blog off Mormon Mommy Blogs and decided to check it out.

I'm from the "go out with" era and I "went out with" a boy in 5th grade. We were considered boyfriend and girlfriend and we held hands at a baseball game. Then the next day he decided he was going to go out with Erin instead.

I've always resented her for that...