I went to my parents' house on Sunday afternoon to clean out my bedroom. Even though I have been living on my own for two years, there were several things in my old bedroom including but not limited to my American Girl dolls, my high school and college graduation gowns, and my award winning Mary Poppins Halloween costume.
(The costume didn't actually win any official awards. But it was probably my best costume ever. I even had a carpet bag just like Mary and a hat with a daisy in it.)
In addition to those items, I left A LOT of books. I went through them all on Sunday afternoon and it was like taking a stroll down memory lane.
It appears that I had quite the dramatic taste in literature during my middle school years.
Because really, if you're already dealing with love AND betrayal, the last thing you need to be worried about is mayo.
Another favorite was this gem.
In addition to your mother never being a kid, Victoria Martin, she was also evidently never completely honest with you because if she was, she would have let you know that having one side of your hair straight and one crimped is not a good look.
(I tried to crimp my hair one time. Actually, my best friend Bridget did it in preparation for the big seventh/eighth grade dance in the St. Luke's church basement. )
(And let's just say there's a reason it was only crimped one time. Even when both sides of your part are crimped, it's really not flattering.)
And then I entered eighth grade and my Victoria Martin books were tossed to the wayside because I discovered Lurlene McDaniel. I have vivid memories of lying in bed WAY AFTER lights out, with a flashlight, under the covers, just reading and reading and waiting to see if Katie's heart transplant would take successfully, or if Michael would be able to participate in the Special Olympics despite his juvenile diabetes and pesky case of hemophilia.
TALK ABOUT DRAMATIC.
I was practically the subject of one of these dramatic medical books myself earlier tonight after an unfortunate run in with an electrical socket.
I was plugging my my hair crimper.
That has been retired.
And I hope Victoria Martin's has too.