I felt her fingers touch my hair, quickly grabbing her arm, I clawed her – hard. I drew blood.
Middle school dances -- awesome or lame?.
The year was 1990. I was 12 years old – not even a “teenager” yet when I went to my first junior high dance. It cost $2 to get into the “Skylark” – the dance club for teens in my hometown. Inside the double doors was a coat rack that led to a small eatery… Continue reading Middle school dances — awesome or lame?
Homecoming isn’t what it used to be.
Thanks to fashion trends and the invention of social media, attending homecoming in 2013 isn’t what it used to be for today’s teens.According to Facebook, here are a few postings from friends (edited for space and content):DRESS SHOPPING – “Heading to the mall now, to find a dress for the homecoming dance that starts in… Continue reading Homecoming isn’t what it used to be
Ten days ago, a local teenager changed the cover of her Facebook page.In September, the cover showcased characters from “Supernatural.”On Oct. 5, it was changed to a photo displaying the sun shining from behind clouds with the steeple from a church near the bottom.The girl who changed her Facebook page took her own life the… Continue reading A life taken too soon
‘Girls just wanna have fun’ – but fun comes with a price.
Legos vs. Polly Pocket.
One month ago, I thought Legos were the worst toys created.I cannot tell you the number of times I have stepped on; vacuumed up; or dust-busted the tiny toys. Aside from them taking over a large table in my basement, they have now made their way into my older son’s bedroom, which would be fine… Continue reading Legos vs. Polly Pocket