Childhood pictures

So I decided that in honor of my 4,000th blog hit since switching from Blogger to WordPress, I would reward my faithful readers by releasing some of my elementary school photos.

Actually, I’m really not sure if it’s entirely accurate to call this a “reward.”

In spirit of the usual self-deprecating tone of,  I was actually going to ruthlessly make fun of each of these pictures. But doing so, for some reason, made me feel guilty.

Like, how sad would Past Alexa be if, while struggling for acceptance, she knew that even Future Alexa was making fun of her. Pretty pathetic.

So, I decided to just present the pictures here and allow you all to make your own comments while I will keep mine to a minimum.

And now…A peep hole into my childhood:






 Future Alexa says:  Why would a girl with naturally very curly hair think it’s a good idea to get a perm from a local salon called: “The Bigger Your Hair, The Closer You Are to God.”   This is just an unfortunate result of being a product of 1980’s residue and living in a small southern town.



Future Alexa:  I like to call this picture: “A Celebration of Southwestern Glory”

God himself designed that shirt.

 What’s scary is the above picture is actually a retake because I didn’t like the first one. I don’t know where that original picture is. It’s probably floating around the world through a bunch of forwarded emails. Like this:



Future Alexa says: Boys don’t like you.

I never realized, until just now, how truly lezbonic this pic looks. I don’t really know what was going on.

I don’t know if those spots on the wall are decorative splatter paint (which btw should be an oxymoron). Or if it’s stains from the suns atomic nucleus exploding  from my shirt.

Ok so I guess Future Alexa did get out of hand and chastise poor Past Alexa. But that’s what this blog is all about. I don’t have any of my older–5th grade on–photos with me. But if you like these and I hear you want more, maybe I could dig those out. And, not to tease your curiosity, but I have to tell you that I was a big  fan of  multicolored silk shirts and vests back then.

Thanks for being a faithful reader.



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12 responses to “Childhood pictures

  1. Cyndi

    Nobody does this stuff better than you! Of course we want to see 5th grade and up! You are a little twisted and a bit brave to show old pics and I admire your spunk!!

  2. Vanessa Carr

    Love this! It’s crazy how much you look like your dad. Please bring out the awkward 5th grade+ pictures 🙂

  3. Kristi Simone

    The 4th grade background … I remember it well… That was the year I moved to Clyde… and soon after my mom cut my hair into a Mullet UGH… I get chills just remembering that LMAO… My Mom thought it was sooo cute… and I just wanted to hide somewhere until it all grew back lol… My grandmother still keeps that pic up on the wall in her living room… its horrible but kinda funny now that I am older and mature (or immature) enough to be able to laugh at my childhood dreads and stresses!

  4. Brenton Kennedy

    You stated you were all about the silk shirts and vests…. well that does make sense if you look at the infulences of soceity… We had Blossom and Punky Bruster and Madonna, Jackson and others guiding us what to wear!
    Movie stars like Foset who guided hair styles.
    oh the past was super fun!

  5. Erin Marzouki

    OMG I love this ! You should see mine LOL

  6. Becka

    Words cannot express how grateful I am that you posted those pictures. ‘4th Grade Alexa’ made my day!

  7. Mom

    I sewed that western shirt!

  8. Sarah Smith

    Just tell past Alexa that future Alexa turns out HOT and marries a professional hockey player. I bet that would have made all the difference! ;-)~ XOXO I miss you doll!

  9. Mr. Fred

    That third grade photo is EXACTLY the kind of thing that brought Ryan to the yard. Past Alexa knew it would too. 🙂
    Cute as a bug.

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