When I was in 6th grade I thought I was all that and a bag of chips (that’s how we talked then, in case you didn’t know). I was approximately 4 ft 9″ and on the pudgy side. My mom wouldn’t let me shave my legs yet….and I’m Hispanic….so…..I wore pants everyday. I had some sweet red glasses, but the red part was chipping off to reveal gold underneath. Really hot stuff. And…AND…I had a bowl haircut. Just take a moment to imagine the gorgeousness. But I had some really high self esteem going on. At the end of the school year, we got to go on a field trip to the Skating Rink. There was this boy I had a huge crush on. All the girls did. We’ll call him Mr. Popular. So there I was, skating around on my cool roller skates, when a Boyz II Men song came on and they announced, “Okay, this last song is going to be a couples skate.” A couples skate! Where you hold hands!! I slowed down and tried to not look too loserish, and THEN, Mr. Popular came by and grabbed my hand!!! We were couples skating!! I was SO COOL. I was still smiling on the bus ride home. Until. One of the popular girls said, “You know they paid Mr. Popular $5 to couples skate with you, right?” Dream crushed.
Don’t worry, my swan years arrived soon after. An awesome and very studly man married me and we have 4 great kids…life is good.
You know who was NOT an ugly duckling? THIS girl. I used to see this girl at church when she was the same age I was during my bowl cut years and she was just as beautiful then as she is in these pictures. Loved taking her senior photos!