Childhood Journals: Part Two

June 16, 2008

In honor of Gracie's safe return home, I'd like to post another childhood journal entry.

In sifting through my stack of old notebooks, I quickly realized that my penchant for inappropriateness extended far beyond my kindergarten year and well into the second grade. You'll notice that my captions, illustrations, and--um--understanding of the human anatomy had progressed a great deal in a three year span.

In 1985, my repertoire consisted mainly of boobies, nude animals, and bikinis. By '88 I had moved on to the almighty set o' schnuts.

Even I'm a bit thrown off by this illustration. I honestly don't recall learning anything about the family jewels until 'Puberty Movie Day' in fifth grade. I do, however, have a vague memory of my classmate Antonio helping me draw the accessories.

CAPTION: April fools day is when people play jokes on other people. Last year I said there was a mouse in the cellar. Then my dad ran down stairs in his underwear. Then I said April Fools Day!

11 comments:

akshaye said...

Haha! Um.. lets say you had an eye for detail!

Brad and Rebecca said...

oh amy...your poor parents! They must have just LOVED parent teacher conferences!

Xenia said...

Comedy gold! Why wasn't I this funny as a kid?

P.O.M. said...

You're too funny. I think the best one I ever wrote was "money is good" in one of my childhood journals.

KA said...

I've not visited your blog once without laughing. Thanks for that.
Jarod's cousin,
KeriAnn
(ok, that's a weird sign-off.)

Cheryl said...

That's hilarious! I recall being grounded in about the fourth grade for a similar detailed drawing. My parents were mortified and did NOT save it! :-)

Grandma said...

It was just a matter of time before you posted this one. I am sure the teachers shared this one after school.

Joy Through Cooking said...

omg!!! LOL!
This reminds me...
I know there was a wildly inappropriate illustration of my dad from when I was little. He was naked. Yep. Anatomically correct.

Mortified me by keeping it hung up in the 'running room' (aka clothes and changing) all up through HS.

le sigh.

Our Little World said...

Oh my gosh Amy, are you for real? That is hilarious! Where did you get that from?

Amy said...

I found it in a journal in my parents attic.
Fear not...there are more.

Grandma said...

oh I am sure Dad is thrilled about the (over)exposure!