December 5, 2012 § 7 Comments
Just to be fair, I guess I’ll throw in an embarrassing something about myself for this family themed week…
‘Awkward Stage’ is really just a socially acceptable synonym to say – when I was ugly/unfortunate looking/aesthetically challenged and also underage.
I am very familiar with the whole concept of an awkward stage since mine lasted from when I was born until I was 16 and 1/2. See pictures below and feel bad for me. In addition to these sad photos there are a few more things that may add to your sympathy and/or disgust.
Jamie’s Aesthetically Challenged Period
- I couldn’t say my R’s until I was in 2nd grade, some people just assumed I was ESL
- In 4th grade a door hit me in the face knocking out a baby tooth, it took almost an entire year for my adult tooth to show up. My elementary school now has half circles painted around every door to demonstrate the open door span – you’re welcome
- I attended a junior high in the Central Valley that didn’t have AC – this is where I discovered my armpits sweat unevenly
- The first half of the awkward stage was spent with fucked up teeth, the latter half with “clear” braces
- At one point in my lady developing stage my boobs were pointy, reference bras circa 1950 if you need a visual
- Freshmen year of waterpolo left me with a swim cap tan line on my forehead
- Not surprisingly I was the last person out of all my friends to ‘open mouth kiss’ a boy – he also had braces
As awful as it is, I would still highly recommend that everyone have an awkward stage. They say it’s character building. And I have psychological storage units overflowing with character, as well as a great deal of Science Olympiad ribbons and a strong empathy for fucked up looking children.
Awkward Can’t Trend Hard Enough To Make These Ok:
That’s Me, The One Who Looks Like a Perfect Candidate For Molestation - Front and Center
Father Daughter Dance – Cause That’s Not a Creepy Dance Theme*
Oh So, Now It’s Cool To Think Mustaches Are Hilarious?
*I’m not even going to try to explain my outfit.