Since we're all getting ready for back-to-school time, I thought a good flashback would be from grade school. This is my kindergarten picture and it's such a hoot because look at the curls on the side of my head. These were the pre-curling iron days and so I remember curlers being in my hair - but only in the front! It's stick straight in the back. And that was my favorite dress back then - tiny hearts and daisies. From JCPenney, I'm sure. What wasn't?!
Then for a splash of fun, I scanned one page from my third grade report card. You'll probably have to click on it to enlarge it and read it. The reports cards went through various forms - from a fold-out card to five or six pages of reports, then finally just the half sheet of paper in high school. This is the page for "other areas".
I think I could've scanned any page from any year because they all basically said the same thing - she talks too much, she talks too loudly, etc. - but the grades were always good, so that counts for something right? I love how she put "I'm trying to impress on her that a young lady should speak in softer tones." (I think she and my husband would agree on that one). And come on, seriously - a grade for art?
Finally, and this isn't a flashback, but with so many starting school this week, I wanted to share my favorite back-to-school book. I didn't discover it until after my son started school so I bought it for each of my girls when they went into kindergarten. It's called "The Kissing Hand". Basically the long and short of it is that the little raccoon is afraid of starting school so his mom kisses his hand and then whenever he's at school and misses home, he can put his hand to his cheek and feel the warmth and coziness of mom and home. Then he gives her hand a kiss also for when she misses him. It's ADORABLE.
I hope everyone has a great school year and if you'd like to join in more pre-digital photo fun, pop on over to Alicia's at More Than Words and join in!