Monday, February 4, 2013


Monday, February 4, 2013
Tell us about your first crush.

Hmmm...I believe this would be a boy I grew up with named JP.  Ok, those are actually his initials, but in the interest of keeping his anonymity, I'll just use his initials.  I was so helplessly in love with him for basically my entire childhood.  It started in kindergarten, and continued all the way through high school.  He was a super athlete, which made him even more attractive.  He came from a family of wrestlers, so he was already doing it in kindergarten.  When I look back on some of the things he had to do, it was borderline child abuse.  (I'm mostly talking about the workouts, and the having to "make weight" at such a young age.)

My sister's favorite embarrassing story she like to tell people about me is how she found my diary (yes, I was one of THOSE girls) and found an entry that said something to the effect of "I hope one day to be Mrs. JP!"  There were a few more, but I'll save myself the shame of sharing.

Now the best part of this love story is that when I went to my 10 year reunion, JP was there, and man, he did not age well.  I spent the evening wondering, "What the hell was I thinking?!"  I also found out that night that HE had a major crush on my MOTHER all those years!!  How funny is that?  He told me that he LOVED that my mom was always the chaperone on our field trips, and how he used to purposely act up so he'd have to sit with her on the bus.  How hilarious is that!?  It made my mother's day when I told her.

I've heard from other friends I've kept in touch with from high school that these days, JP is fat and bald  now.  We ARE middle aged now, so it's not like this is headline worthy news.  I've never been one to really care about a guy's physical appearance, anyway.  But, there's just something about that that makes me chuckle.  I think it's because for so long, I put him up on a pedestal, and viewed him as some sort of Adonis, and it turns out he's just a regular, average guy.  Does that make sense?  Well, it does to me!

There are going to be LOTS of boys who have a crush on this little cutie patootie, I'm sure!  You know I'll use any excuse to share pictures and videos of her, right?

I'll warn you now, this is a seriously boring video, and I'm sure I'M the only one who thinks it's worth watching.  But, just to give you a little info about it, she's watching a video on YouTube that she absolutely ADORES.  It's a song about 3 Little Fishes that her mommy has been singing to her almost since she was born.  She does the cutest little thing with her hands, making a fishy, which you can almost see here.  What cracks me up about this video is that based on how excited she is, you'd think it was the first time that day that I put it on for her.  In actuality, she has probably watched this damn video about 30 freakin' times at this point.  (you can tell by how dark my kitchen is in this video that the sun was already setting.)  She was still so excited every time I hit "play" that I had to try and capture it. 

My poor baby is getting some molars in, so she's been chewing on her fingers all week.  Thank God she's such a happy baby, and even teething can't make her crabby.  Oooo, I just want to eat her up with a spoon!!


Funny in My Mind said...

Wow, that is cute. I love how she puts her little hand on her face as she watches. I remember that song from when I was a kid!

Stacia Ho said...

Haha, I think the prompt is just a trigger for us to recall of those moments and think, "What the heck was I thinking?!" Mrs. JP? :p Keep the cute pictures of your baby coming! (She's got hugeee adorable eyes!)

Cyndy Newsome said...

Hee hee, I remember my first crush was in Kindergarten. He must have moved after Kindergarten though because I don't remember ever seeing him after and I went to school with the same people all the way till graduation.
I totally get your pleasure in knowing he ended up fat and bald!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think a good amount of guys end up fat and bald. Thank goodness most women only end up fat. :)
The fact that he was crushing on your mom is creepy and you dodged a bullet with that one.
Oh my Monkey love....that kid is yummy!