Yesterday, I shared some old pictures of when I went to Washington D.C. in the 8th grade with my students. Among the images of famous landmarks and monuments, were a couple pictures of me. I was not prepared for their responses to my awkward 13-year-old self. I mean, I knew I had some serious Mom jean action going on, but damn, kids can be brutally…honest.
Some of their responses/reactions:
1. Open-mouthed shock
2. “Why are your jeans so tight at the bottom, but baggy?”
4. Why is your hair so pouffy?
5. Which one is you?
6. “Your face isn’t red like that anymore. Good job, Ms. P.!”
7. Why are you matching?
9. “Why do your eyebrows look so different?”
10. “Are you missing teeth?”
Jerks. Wow. Payback will be in the form of zit-covered-too-big-for-their-face-teeth-adolescence. Don’t say you weren’t warned, little darlings.