Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ahhh...The Memories

I made this little guy back in the eighth grade. We had the option of PE or Home Ec. and the choice was not difficult.

I was equally incompetent at both, (The poor little squirrel's face is supposed to be facing forward. Oops.) but Home Ec. didn't involve actual physical pain and total humiliation. Basically, your peers don't care if you can't sew or cook, but if you're not good with a volleyball or basketball, you might as well be drooling on yourself.

Anyway, so our teacher decided we should make stuffed animals from these little kits. Why I chose to put my graduating year on this squirrel I will never know. I suppose it seemed so far away at that time that I wanted a reminder.

I've kept this poor little guy in storage now for about 10 years, and I finally decided he was not really necessary to my achieving a quality life, so to the garage sale he goes. I had to take a picture, though, because, well...I did sort of give him life. It was hard to banish him without leaving some mark of his existence in the world.


aftergrace said...

I think he's cute! Ren made one similiar to him in the 7th grade, his head faced forward, but he had no ears! It's all part of the learning process. Too fun.

Johanna said...

I think he's cute too. He looks like an Aspie squirrel. Doesn't want to look you in the eyes. lol

Nancy Pancy said...

He looks way cute to me. I would have had a hard time parting with him, too.

Qtpies7 said...

Lots of stuffed animals face their faces to the side, it is creative, lol.

JAM said...

You are a stronger woman than you know. I couldn't have done it.

Then again, I live in a house that looks like one of those on TV where they bring in a caring but tough person to help you de-clutter by getting rid of useless but sentimental stuff. (But I NEED three electric guitars, one electric bass, and an acoustic guitar. What do you MEAN I don't need all my notebooks from engineering school?! Those are a visible representation of many all-nighters and learning difficult things until great drops of blood formed on my brow!)