Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cassie - I Will Never Forget You

This weeks assignment over at Mommy's Piggy Tales is to share some memories of our Pre-School/Kindergarten years.

Let's see. Pre-School. I do remember my very first day of preschool. I remember being SCARED to death to go. I was not excited in any way, shape or form. I remember standing in the doorway crying as I was begging my mom not to leave me. My mom walked me over to a little table where a little girl sat doing a puzzle.

My mom asked the little girl her name and she answered "Cassie".

My mom said to me -"Melissa, this is Cassie. She will be your friend and you guys can do this puzzle together."

And I remember relief taking over.

Until Cassie said " NO, I'm not sharing."

Oh yes she did!! That little brat LOL.

And from that day forward I harbor bad feelings toward anyone named Cassie.

The only other thing I remember from pre-school is the calendar on the back of the door. Not sure why.

And let's see now.....Kindergarten. I remember picture day. My mom had set my hair in those pink spongy curlers the night before. Oh how I hated when she did that. I hated the way my hair looked that day. As our class walked thru the school to the gym to get our pictures taken I felt like all the kids that passed me were laughing at my hair. Wait. I just didn't feel it, I KNEW they were laughing at my afro hair. But I survived I guess.

I also remember the night my dad woke me up from sleeping in the middle of the night. He took me to the upstairs window where we had a good view of my school a couple of blocks over. And in the night sky we could see my school burning up in flames. I will never forget thinking how cool it was that I didn't have to go to school the next day!

I was transferred to a different school to finish out the year. And for the life of me I have absolutely no memories of the new school.

I am taking part in a 15 week series hosted by Mommy's Piggy Tales to record memories from our youth. To see more or join in yourself- click on over!


Anonymous said...

I had forgotten about those damn pink curlers!! I had them in my hair for every special occasion until I was old enough to run :-) I enjoyed reading your story!

Sela said...

Great stories ;)
Love the part about the pink curlers because I always wished that my mom would, but she had zero interest in making me that girly :)

Eos Mom said...

Great stories! I can relate to so much of them. According to my mom, I cried the first day of school every year thru 5th grade! And speaking of picture day, I don't know if it was kindergarten or first grade, but my mom forgot it was pitcure day, so instead of wearing something cute, I'm wearing a hideous '70s plaid outfit. Oh the polyester! LOL So funny about the un-sharing Cassie!

Lindsay said...

One of my first friends from Kindergarten was Cassie- I have good memories of her though!

My mom also put my hair in sponge rollers for kindergarten picture day!