Thursday, February 7, 2008
Last week in Seminary I taught about when the Israelites wanted a king in 1 Samuel because "everyone else was doing it." As an introduction to it we discussed fads and fashions over the past twenty years or so. I talked about things that were cool when I was in elementary-high school: peg jeans, SIKE, LYLAS, and big glasses. I let down my pride and showed some HIDEOUS pictures of myself. When I told S. my lesson plan the night before I told him I needed some pictures of him, but then I remembered...he didn't have an ugly stage. How is that fair? How could I have married someone who went through such an easy adolescent period where even girls 5+ years older than him thought he was so attractive (I'm talking he was 12, and they were 17). So, just know that while the rest of the world (or maybe just me) was struggling with big bangs, pegged jeans, huge glasses, and terrible clothes, there was S, just looking cute.
In honor of his recent birthday, I will show you some pictures from his youth. But seriously, I couldn't find a single embarrassing one. What child of the 80s doesn't have an ugly stage? And is it just me or do kids not even go through an ugly stage these days?
Happy Birthday, Funny Man. Thanks for working so hard, making me laugh, playing with the kids, and being so dang handsome.
Posted by Jules at Thursday, February 07, 2008