Wednesday, April 2, 2008


This week in Junior High, we are learning about making lists. Lists are a good way to keep track of important information:

But not that kind of information, come on, this is Junior High.

This kind:

(That particular list is belongs to some random person on Flickr. They are in no way representative of any list I, or anyone affiliated with me, might make. Frankly, that list frightens me.)

Back to Junior High. Junior High kids make lists -- their Top 5 or Top 10. Whatever. And it is really cool to find out if you are one someone else's list. Let me give you an example. Here is a conversation between the Oldest Carrotstick and one of her friends:

Friend: So, who's your Number One?

Carrotstick: I'm not telling. Who's yours?

Friend: Well, I'll tell you who's in my top 5.

C.S.: Okay, but guess what! I'm Tate Olsen's number 2!

Friend: That's so cool! He's so hot!

C.S.: I know! And Max Hallstrom told me I was in his top 5!

Friend: You are so lucky! You are on everybody's top 5!

C.S.: Really!?!? Who?!!?? Mom!!! Go away!!

(whisperwhisperwhisper Squeal!!! Giggle!!! whisperwhisperwhisper)

These lists aren't restricted to just Boy/Girl Infatuations. They can be for friends also. The Oldest Carrotstick got a note from a friend that said, and I quote, "Congratulations, you have made it into Andrea's Top Ten!"

I kid you not.

And so, I just wanted to let you know that I was making up my Top 5,

And, after PB&J and the Carrotsticks, YOU are next on my list!


Kate said...

If I'm on your list, I want my congratulatory note, please! And tell oldest carrot stick that I'd better be on her list too, for best aunt ever (who also lives in an awesome location).

Nanette said...

Me?! Aw, thanks!