Inside, there were some old photos and notes from friends, but the highlights were definitely a two page handwritten letter to a member of *NSYNC and some pages of a diary I kept between the ages of 7-8. The letter to *NSYNC will be under tight security until I am dead and gone because the embarrassment is actually too much for me to bear. But I thought I would share some of the things that apparently were important enough for me to document as a child.
Now I am going to put on a play. Nobody knows what part they want to be. The hard part is Karyl can't read and she wants to be in the play. How are we going to teach her how to read? She better know how to read before the play. - 12/26/94, Age 7
I was eating dinner. Then Karyl (my sister) gurgled. Then I asked for seconds on milk. My mom said No because she knew I was going to gurgle. We laughed so hard when I was going to drink my milk. So I threw up my milk. Now I am up in a timeout. - 12/26/94, Age 7
Today I don't know what to do. Today is the most boring day in my life. I don't know if it will get better. I hope it gets better. Also Karyl blames everything on me. Please make this a better day. - 12/27/94, Age 7
Right now I'm not doing so good this morning. This is why: My shoe is not cooperating, my hair is not cooperating. And that's about it. - 6/1/95, Age 8
Dear Diary, this morning is not going good. First of all we had to clean up my whole toy room and I tell ya it was a mess. The worst part is we have to clean up the other half of the toy room tomorrow since we only did one half this morning. And Karyl is going to be a pain today! I know it! - 8/3/95, Age 8
I literally was crying as I read these because I was laughing so hard. I also wrote some entries about getting into fights with friends and feeling left out because a boy wasn't paying attention to me! Apparently I wasn't always the biggest fan of my sister, my hair problems started earlier than I thought, and at eight I was already acting like a moody teenager. I was such a weird, dramatic kid and I wouldn't have it any other way because these diary entries make for some very entertaining reading material!
ps - my sister is not as bad as my 8-year-old self makes her sound...well, not any more :)
a blast from the past -- it's a beautiful thing