I’m a week and a half late to this link-up party but Nadine did this “Back to School” tag and introduced me to Andrea’s monthly questions. Since the link-up is still open I decided to play along.
Did you love school or hate it?
I loved school. I enjoyed seeing my friends, I loved having a routine, and I’m one of those weirdos that likes learning.
Start school before or after Labor Day?
I think we usually started the week before Labor Day. I never understood that.
Wake up: Eager Beaver or Slow Poke?
Mornings have never ever ever been my thing.
My mom would make us Cream of Wheat on wintery weekend mornings (or snow days) and I loved it!
Life. (Sorry for even mentioning it, Rebecca Jo!!)
School uniform or no school uniform?
No, thank God. I was so into my style in high school.
New outfit for the first day of school or no?
Of course! Although, by high school I pretty much only wore band t-shirts, ripped jeans, vans, and a sideways belt. #emoForever
Walk to school or ride the bus?
I rode the bus until I got my license/car. Then I drove my brother and self every day.
Backpack, tote or messenger bag?
Messenger bag (in the pic). I had one from PacSun that was brown with pink embroidering and I LOVED it. I still have the bag even though it’s beat to crap…
Eat school lunch or pack lunch?
I think it was 50/50 in elementary and middle school- it depended on the lunch menu. I remember my brother bought more often than I did. In high school you could leave the school and get your lunch which I did 99% of the time.
Remember the little milk cartons? White or chocolate?
I don’t like white milk so chances are I was a chocolate drinker. #healthy
Paper bag or lunch box?
Didn’t we all pride ourselves on our lunch boxes? Especially if they had a matching thermos? (No? Just me?) I think I might have occasionally brown-bagged it in hs.
Favorite thing to do at recess?
We played American Girls and Disney Princesses in elementary school. Also, ‘big toy tag’ on the equipment. In middle school it was 4-Square.
Favorite back to school supply item?
Chalkboard or dry erase board?
In 2nd grade I told my teacher I was allergic to chalk and asked to use the mini-dry erase boards when we were practicing our letters. I actually just hated how my hands felt covered in chalk. Hahaha. Other than that, I think all my classrooms had chalkboards.
Regular or mechanical pencil?
Homework as soon as you get home or after dinner?
I used to do it on the bus ride home… Nerd alert.
Favorite after school snack?
Ramon noodles or a sandwich.
Favorite after school show?
General Hospital. Hahahahahaha!
Favorite subject in school?
Least favorite school subject?
Math; specifically algebra.
Name of your best friend in high school.
SAT or ACT?
I never took the SAT. I got a 27 on my ACT the first time & told my mom I was done. Lol.
Favorite year in school.
I don’t know… Third grade was a fun year. Second grade I had my favorite teacher. High school had its highs and lows but it was fun. Probably my junior year was the best. I started dating K, I was so carefree, and I made a million reckless decisions but survived. I switched up my friends toward the end of hs because mine weren’t so nice, and I think I really figured out who I wanted to be at that point in my life.
I get anxious thinking about all the drama and emotions and trouble I went through in high school. Thank Jesus (and, honestly, Kyle) that I made it out alive. I hope I remember my teenage years when our kids go through them- I’d like to be an empathetic parent.
Class ring or no class ring?
I had a gorgeous one with a purple stone. I don’t know what happened to it…
Funny class ring story… One day I was wearing a male friend’s ring and we went to Burger King for lunch. I took the ring off because it was big and I didn’t want to get it messy or lose it. Well… I left it on the tray and threw it away. Later, when I realized it was gone, I called my grandma from the hs bathroom bawling because I’d lost my friend’s ring. She and my aunt went to BK, dug through the dumpster, and found the ring under a pickle. Best. relatives. ever.
Attend or not attend high school reunions?
My class didn’t have a 5-year and I doubt I’ll attend the 10-year in 2019. Maybe I’ll go to one later on in life. Who knows…
*sigh* I miss school. That said, I’d never go back or reverse time. Ha!
*Linking up with TBB for TBB Asks