I WAS A WEIRD KID... HERE'S A LIST OF THE EVIDENCE
Sometimes I wonder how I had friends...
- •At gatherings with multiple families I preferred to hang out with the adults.Choice between kid games and adult conversation? Adult conversation basically every time.
- •I refused to talk badly about my friends' parents.I thought kids should be respectful of their parents and me talking poorly about friends' parents wasn't helping them be respectful.
- •I never tried to sneak out of the house.The idea that that would be fun was totally foreign to me.
- •I played handbells for the school.I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We wore green bow ties and vests. I beamed with pride any time we played in public.
- •I loved crocs.This is among my most shameful confessions. I owned several pairs, including two pair of fur lined sets for winter. I wore then basically every day.
- •I did not want to date in high school.Once upon a time I was only willing to date with the intention of marriage which wasn't an option in high school. Maybe this is why I flirt like an awkward teenager as an adult.
- •I went to debate camp.I was really serious about it and I loved it. It's also where I learned how to do the infamous debate pen flip. It was an important moment for me.
- •I loved schoolOne year I threw an actual school-is-starting-again celebration party. It was amazing.
- •I didn't drink as a teenager and legitimately used the words, "drunk on life" on more than a few occasions.I used to get really overly excited and goofy at big group functions. People would legitimately ask if I was drunk and I would respond with the only response any true weirdo would give... "Drunk on life!" Side note: I may or may not still get really over excited at big group things. #extrovertproblems
- •In middle school superlatives I won the title of "biggest whiner."And I was proud of it...
- •I was obsessed with grammar. I would correct everyone around me all the time. I particularly honed in on the use of good vs. well.Friends actually had to bribe me to get me to stop. I was the worst.