Monday, June 16, 2008

This makes me feel old

Why? Why would this make me feel old? Well, you have to realize that this kid was an infant, not even a year old, when we moved to NC. And, wasn't that just about 5 years ago? Right? RIGHT? Kind of like my saying that I had just graduated in '04. Well, there was a 4 in it, but it was '94, not '04!

I still remember being told that we were moving to NC. We were at a BYU football game, playing the Air Force. I was 13, almost 14. Can you think of a worse time to move? During a recent conversation with Mom about PM and JS, she reminded me that there was a boy before we left Utah. Oh, and I REALLY liked him. Can't quite remember how we met . . . I'm thinking that it was during Pear season, and I called to see if they wanted to buy any, but, we met once at the roller skating rink and it was wonderful. I got these cool plastic sunglasses that I just knew were perfect! Those were the days of the 2 t-shirts with the sleeves rolled up to show the other color, and the 2 pairs of socks, same deal. Oh, and the pegged jeans! Yeah, we were styling.

At some point, I wanted to go see said boy. Mom said no, so resourceful me decided to take the bus to Layton. As I recall, this was about 30 minutes from my house. I can't remember how I got caught, but wowza. Talk about being in trouble! I was banned from ever seeing said boy again!

When we moved to NC, my parents allowed me to see him one last time. I vaguely remember him coming by the house. When I went back out West to go to college, I looked him up. Him? What was I thinking? Whoa. Not at all the boy that I remembered! He took me to see his cousin, who literally fell over when he said, "You remember Sheri, right?" I "dated" said cousin that summer (letters, mostly) but realized we could have no future when he put "I think you are defiantly the one for me." I'm sorry, but if you don't know the difference between defiantly and definitely, then you are not the one for me! Ricks was going to have bigger and better things for me, I was sure of it!


Stephanie said...

Oh... trying going to the wedding of a child that you babysat!!! THAT will make you feel old!

BTW, you've been tagged! Check out my blog :)

JuliaS said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I completely agree with you, the Scarlett miniseries was a horrendous disappointment. I didn't even bother to watch the last night. The book was hardly better - though I was so excited to have the Gone With the Wind storyline continued I grabbed it as soon as it hit the shelves. Thanks for your great comment.

Your father's day post was wonderful. I just received a graduation announcement for a little 4 year old I use to babysit when I was a newlywed. Yes - she is graduating from High School! Where does the time go? :0)

I have a brother who graduated from USAFA (as well as a few of my prom dates!) and my hubby graduated from BYU. :0)

Debbie said...

94 represent!

Rph Mommy said...

C/O 96 here. I hear you though. I totally feel old. I was celebrating a friends 30th a few weeks ago and I remembered celebrating her 21st. 9 years ago.