Monday, November 12, 2007

Another one bites the dust....

Jack lost the other top tooth and now he looks a bit like I must have for several years. I knocked them both out by the time I was four. Yes, I am still clumsy although those would be my most serious injuries.

And we have been singing the song, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" every chance we get. I had to suffer, why shouldn't he?

I went searching for a picture of myself with no front teeth but came up without one. I can't imagine how that is possible when I had no front teeth for years. Literally.

What I did find? Well, I laughed, I cried (from laughing so hard) and I laughed some more. I thought I would share because well, who doesn't love to share the fashion blunders of their youth?


This one isn't so bad. I was kinda cute in a holy cow there's a strange man trying to make me smile sort of way. Apparently didn't like to show off my toothless grin.

Oh no.

I waited until I HAD teeth.

Grade 2

And what pretty teeth they were. The better to eat you with my pretty! Moohoohahaha!

Right, so don't show off cute toothless grin but make sure to display hideous buck teeth.

Got it.

Or wait, maybe I did learn from my mistakes....

Grade 4
Yup, now we'll try dorky no teeth smile. Much better don't you think?

Fast forward through more bad hair and tacky outfits to this.


Grade 8

Yes, SOMEONE made me laugh so that my braces would be visible. I don't remember who but I am pretty sure they should be egged for that

Although, would it really matter, my pretty peach and green ensemble coupled with my mullet isn't really helping either. I can't even say, well at least I had good hair

Oh and yes those are bows on my earrings and the necklace was a bow too. I think the golf shirt under the sweater with a necklace was a hot look, no?

Grade 9

I didn't have my school picture from Grade 9 but I did have my skating photo from that year. In my search I found a report I did in Grade nine about myself. Here's an little bit of it:

I have brown hair, brown eyes and medium skin. My eyes are too small, my face and nose are too long and my skin is too dry. Oh sorry, I forgot to tell you that my lips are too pale. Well that pretty well describes me doesn’t it?! Now I will tell you what I like about appearance (this shouldn’t take too long!). I like my hair because it is naturally curly although at times I can get quite annoyed at it. You see it tends to have a mind of its own. Now I will tell you what I dislike about my appearance (um, didn’t I already do that?). I dislike my legs because they are too muscular.”

Boy it really sucked to be me, didn’t it? My lips were too pale and I had muscular legs. WOW. The troubles I had. I think the picture shows my bulging muscles quite well don't you? Arnold had nothing on me!

Thankfully by Grade 10 I was coming into my own.

Grade 10

We lost the mullet, can I get an HALLELUAH?

And just to show you how fast my locks replenish, this is one year later:

Grade 11

And actually I kinda still have the same 'do, minus the youthful face

That was fun... and I also found some seriously funny pictures of a couple of friends... in one hair simply defies gravity, it amazing really. I won't subject her to this but you can bet your bottom dollar I'm scanning that baby in and emailing it to her

Tell me, what was your most famous fashion or hair blunder? If you blogged it, go ahead and link it.


Alex Elliot said...

Love the pictures! I've always had long hair. A few years ago I decided to go for the layer look. I didn't really like it, but I figured that every few months I would just get an inch taken off of the bottom and then it would eventually even out. Except that the hairdresser I went to the next time didn't understand my plan due to a language barrier and all she heard me say was "no more layers". She cut my hair straight across my chin. I looked like I was right out of the movie "Men in Tights".

teeni said...

Oh my goodness, Kami you are so cute. Jack is adorable without his teeth. Fortunately for him, corn on the cob season is now over. LOL. I just knew you were a skater! What a great idea to share all those pics. I don't know if I have all those organized by year, but I may try and do something similar sometime. And fashion blunders? One word - Garanimals from Sears. That was me in grade school. LOL.

teeni said...

oops - that was three words.

familymclean said...

Wow, you are too funny, you crack me up, and you were--are so cute!Here is the link to my hair post, not including my present hair, and I think the worst blunder of them all is the third one on the top row, just bad.

What a great idea doing the history post though!
And Jacks toothless grin, totally cute!

Hannah said...

OH Kami, I have just loved this little trip down "your" memory lane! You were so cute, and you are still beautiful! LOL at hating your pale lips and muscular legs. Wouldn't you kill for muscular legs now?! And pale lips - that's what lipstick is for!!

Jack looks adorable with his gappy smile. I lost my top 2 front teeth when I was 3 years (they were knocked out) and I had a gappy smile for 3 years. But not TOO many photos of me showing it off, either. I'll have to dig around and perhaps post some childhood pics of me too!

Kellan said...

So cute - all the picutres of you. "Minus the youthful face" - so cute. Fun to look back through the years - isn't it. Thanks.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi Kami,

Thanks for your "updated comments". I'm just cracking up thinking of Candace reading my comments and wondering who in the hell is she?? Have a good one!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Oh,...I forgot! I really like your blog, you're very funny! Your little guy is cute (I actually really love when they go through that stage! I also love the bad fake smile they all do at that age, looks like it hurts!) and your photos aren't so horrible either! C'mon, you know you want that peach and teal number back, that was HOT back then! :)

R Family of 4 said...

OMG Kami I laughed until I cried looking at your pictures. The clothes were the best and the mullet....well lets just say it is a good thing you dont have one now ;-)

Jack looks adorable with his toothless grin.

Stacie said...

Love this blog, I played along...check me out.

Angella said...

Awe. Some.


You crack me up :)

LVGurl said...

I LOVE old pictures!! They are so fun!

You have chicklet teeth like me! Both my girls have huge gaps between their baby teeth, which means I possibly passed along the chicklet gene to them. Big spaces = big adult teeth!

And Jack losing teeth? Oh my, as I log every baby tooth that comes in, I rarely think about how they will start falling out someday... and how excited the girls will be!

My biggest hair blunder was ages 4 - 14. It was an entire decade of unfortunate hair.

The Foulds said...

Wow, look at how blond your hair used to be. Loved all the pics thanks for the chuckle this morning.
Growing up in the 80's is bad enough, but I think what would be worse would be getting married in the 80's, the dresses and the hair... hideous!
No offense to anyone who did, at this point though you know I am right.

Anonymous said...

You have the exact same facial expression in those last 2 pics. How much practice must that have taken to duplicate it.

The latter teen years were OH SO GOOD to you. And you just keep getting better.


Tracey said...

Love the pics. I haven't done a grouping of old pics, but I will someday. Isn't it sad how a 13 year old views themself? Too pale, too muscular, too etc. I think you looked great in that shot!

Karen said...

Hi. I just happened across your blog, but had to comment. I have several school pictures that compare!! The golf shirt with the sweater...I have one of those. Even the hair is similar. Thanks for sharing the pics!

KAYLEE said...

ADORABLE! How are u?

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your pictures and updates, but just had to comment on the adorable pictures of your "youth".

Biggest hair blunder....every Monday morning as I rush out the door :)


Lizzy in the Burbs said...


Thanks for the info on changing the date on the blog, I didn't know that! Terribly tech challanged, but I'm learnin'!

Be Inspired Always said...

Love the pictures :)

new to your blog.

Kellan said...

Hey Kami - thanks for coming over and leaving the nice anniversary wish - have a great weekend and see you soon. Kellan

kaylee said...

hows u?