Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Some things never change

John and I cleaned out the garage this weekend. Well, not totally cleaned out, but we whittled down the pile of junk in there. I am determined to get my car in there. We made a pile of stuff to give away. I took pictures and put the stuff on craigslist. Amazing thing, craigslist. Anywho.....
As we were cleaning out boxes and stuff, I found the box with all my scrapbooking pictures. How did that get down in the garage? I don't know, but it did. In that box, was the book that my parents kept of me and my school stuff. It's just a comb-bound book with envelopes inside that you can put school pictures and report cards. It's fun to look back on how I used to look.
This is my Kindergarten picture. I was six. I am a December baby, so I started school a year later than most kids. I remember this vest, too. It was fuzzy and I loved the pin on it. I felt so grown up. So I share my kindergarten picture with you. BTW, my teacher's name was Ann Flynn and I loved her so much! I just remember her being so kind and loveable and wonderful. Many teachers have made an impact on me, but I digress.
Here is my kindergarten report card. Click to make it bigger. Interesting now to see what Mrs. Flynn reported as my strengths. I still believe those are my strengths today. Of note, check out #4 on the list: does well with art materials. Do you think I loved coloring as much then as I do now? I think I did. I've always loved coloring.
Ok, now about the major concerns. Why does it have to say MAJOR concerns? Can't it just say CONCERNS? Anyways, I've always had a tough time controlling my feelings. My dad used to say I wore my feelings on my shirt sleeve and I agree. My feelings are hurt easily even though I don't admit it, to anyone or myself. Cannot accept criticism? I have matured in this area, thank god. At least I don't cry when someone says anything critical about me or what I do.
Ok, so now you have a peek into the real me. I'm a real blonde, my eyes are blue and I still wear funky glasses. How about you? How about a peek into your kindergarten picture and maybe even share your report card?

17 comments:

Ryann said...

How darling is this! What a wonderful idea. I think my kindergarten teacher said I drummed to the beat of a different drum, LOL. I will have to see what I can find - this is such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing :)

Renu (Midnitecreations) said...

That's so cool. Loved reading Ms. Flynn's comments. I guess it does go to prove that we learn everything about life in kindergarten!

Kathi said...

Aww. Thanks for sharing!

You can still see the little girl in your current appearance!

I wonder where my parents kept all that stuff and if they still have it.

Dana Rose said...

Aww....Auntie Debbie as a little girl! I love the glasses! Especially the bling! :)

Tami B. said...

What a wonderful post! I love your glasses. I don't have any idea what my Kindergarten teacher said, but I loved Mrs. Elliott. My mom kept a school book for me similar to yours. I'll have to look at it next time I visit.

Marnie said...

I want those glasses! How wonderful you have these memories!

Jennifer said...

You were and ARE such a cutie-patootie! I just love that you shared this. What fun it must have been to take a trip down memory lane.

Paul carries a photo of me in his wallet. HA! The ONLY photo of me he has is my 1st grade photo. My mom gave it to him when we first met. Why did she do that? I do not know. Anyway, Paul keeps it in his wallet. Heaven only knows if he ever shows anyone a photo of his wife! LOL

Mary said...

Too cute! Love the glasses and yes the pin is so chic.

Flower said...

I just came upon your blog today. After checking out a bunch of your creations and posts, it seems most of your strengths are still intact and apparent here.
I had to laugh over "major" concerns - So dramatic! lol
Thanks - I gathered up quite a few smiles on your blog today and enjoyed your sharing & creations.

Becky in East Tennessee said...

This is sooooo fantastic! I looove that pic!! WOOHOO!

CONCERNS....a kind hearted loving person. Hmmm...I dont think thats a bad one! Feelings shows you are HUMAN!

Heather Grow said...

That is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to dig up my kindergarten picture. I have exactly the same hairdo right now. LOL.

Tiff said...

I think mine would say the same! My parents always told me they never needed to punish me b/c I was my worst critic... You were the cutest little girl!!!!

Cathy said...

Awww.... Debbie - thanks so much for sharing a peek into your past. I bet you were an awesome "colorer" back then too!

BTW... finally got the new blog up... http://papergardenprojects.com/blog/

justjohanna said...

ha! it looks like your glasses have bling on them too - looks like the love of sparkly things started early as well. fun post!

Dianne said...

I love your kindergarten photo...so serious..so sweet!

Pam Speidel said...

OMG! What a hoot! I love your pic and the report card. I would say that teacher had you figured out! :) I'll have to see if I can unearth mine and will post it...worth a good laugh, I'm sure!
Smiles, Pam :)

Beth Norman said...

Too funny! Funny how the teacher picked up the fact you couldn't accept criticism. I'm the same way, but I think it is because my dad was so critical of me. Thank heavens we get smarter as we age :)