Monday, December 16, 2013

Six Years Ago Today

It was December 16, 2007, when Daughter Number Three was born. 2,343 posts later, I'm still working away in the blog salt mines.

In keeping with tradition, here's what I looked like when I was newly 6:


This was in first grade.

My main school memories at this age are of the book my near-retirement-age teacher kept with each student's name, accompanied by a grid where she would put either a dark pencil mark or a gold star each day, depending on your appearance. I was perplexed by what it meant to have dirty fingernails, since mine were so short there wasn't anywhere for dirt to accumulate.

I wanted those gold stars so badly. And so began my initiation to our system of extrinsic motivation.

I missed 19.5 days of school, but managed to finish the year reading at a first-grade level. I was a solid B student with a few S-minuses (for superior) in reading and arithmetic. One of the solid Bs was in Citizenship Education. Hah.

Past anniversary posts, each with age-appropriate photographic evidence:

6 comments:

Michael Leddy said...

All best wishes on your blog’s birthday. Do you realize what ”six” in blog years must be equivalent to?

Daughter Number Three said...

Umm... no, what is it equivalent to?

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Wow, that's a lot of blog posts! Love your photo and the memory of your teacher, too.

Unemployed Dragon said...

Thank you for continuing to enlighten me and make me think!

Michael Leddy said...

A three-month lifespan is one common estimate for blogs. I’d say that six years must be equivalent to many, many years.

Gina said...

Congratulations! I love that you post a photo of yourself at the same age. Here's to many more!