A Sudden Memory

9 May

Fifth grade.  I got in a fight.  My only fight ever.  A girl called me an egg head.  I hit her.  I narrowly avoided suspension because we had a fill-in principal that week.

What I mostly remember is my dad sitting me down to talk about it, in the basement, and him trying to take it seriously but clearly being amused by my explanation.

A child in my house keeps waking up at 6am so that he can read, which I’m guessing is the impetus behind this blast from the past.

Dear readers, most of whom are not known for their violent tendencies, have you ever hit anyone?  A girl in church volleyball slapped my sister Liz when we were young teens.  We had a special family night, complete with a disapproving mother, about how to properly through a punch, after that one.  Good times.

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3 Responses to “A Sudden Memory”

  1. jennasfriends May 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I was also in fifth grade. I hit a girl on the head with a math book. I can’t remember why. I DO remember that afterwards she almost choked me to death. I had finger marks on my neck for hours. (Hilary)

    • eliana23 May 11, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      Yucky. I don’t think I got hurt in return, though there may have been girl fighty slaps or scratches. Good times.

  2. Kristine May 12, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    I called a girl a name in 3rd or 4th grade. Snuffaluffagus. I don’t remember why. But she got angry and kicked me in the stomach. We were walking home from school, so there was little consequence. She showed up at my door later that day with her mom and a bag of “I’m sorry” candy. We became good friends in 6th grade and even keep in touch over Facebook. Good times. I did, however, bite my sister on the shoulder when I was 2 and caused her to bleed. Does that count?

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