Thursday, July 17, 2014
throwback diaries: young love
Relationships were a major deal in middle school. Testing out the dating waters. Working on your flirting techniques. My sixth grade class was very small, about twenty-some kids with an awful boy to girl ratio so us girls were always cycling through the boys...
There were three 'heartthrobs' of the class; Nick, John, and Greg. Seemingly, every week they had a new lady like it was no big deal. A two week relationship was considered long term in those days. I was a sporty girl so I believe my feelings toward boys were mostly due to sports like 'hocky' rather than just being cute and cool. Also, slim pickings.
My only boyfriend of the bunch turned out to be Greg, a scrawny, blonde child who could pass as my brother. Every time he called my house I had no fear that my parents would find out it was a boy because he had a girl voice. It lasted a week. He left in the eighth grade, and no one really heard from him again, except me...in college...on myspace. Greg found me and asked me to go ice skating, just like old times.
I kindly said no.