I was invited (I invited myself) to join a blogging challenge from a couple of my real life friends who are both FANTASTIC bloggers. Sherilee, over at Sweet Tea & Sunshine, and Jen, over at Stuff Jen Says both write amazing blogs that lift my spirit and fill my soul. They are writing every day in September to get back in the swing of things, so, like any annoying person who wants to hang with the cool kids, I totally invited myself along for the ride. Thanks, ladies!!
With all these children heading off to school this week, and my own child beginning high school this year, the topic of today's post was supposed to be, "Stuff School Didn't Teach Me"...but THAT post would be the length of a Bible, so I'm going to tweak the topic a little to: Stuff I Learned in High School that I Probably Shouldn't Have Learned, But Did Anyway.
Here are a few things I learned in high school that I probably shouldn't have, but I did anyway:
1. I learned how to forge my mother's signature.
I skipped class a lot. (Like so much, I'm not really sure how I actually graduated.) I did this with a complicit father who was a chronic school skipper in his day, and with a signature EXACTLY like my mother's. You may think that at 39 that there would be no need to sign my mom's name, but you'd be gravely mistaken. Now I benefit from running to the store with her credit card when I'm visiting home and signing her name to perfection.
Don't ask to see my I.D. though, we don't look anything alike.
2. I learned how to sneak out.
Ok, I'm going to be honest, I didn't really sneak out in high school--but that's not for lack of trying. There was just no need. I also didn't have a curfew. None. Nada. Our only rule growing up was to, "Watch out for cars" and "Check in when you get home." This never got us into trouble. My parents trusted us implicitly and, well, we were perfect angels.
3. I learned how to lie.
"We were perfect angels." See?
And yes, my pants are on fire.
What did you learn in high school that you really shouldn't have?