In lieu of a long update (since I STILL haven't gotten around to doing one), have this note that I wrote to my mother as a (very annoyed) 4th grader:
I love you a WHOLE LOT! You are a really cool and pretty person. Just ask Benjamin, Kerry, and all your other boys! I want to tell you what Granny said this morning. She said,
"Isn't it amazing that you got sick right before you left for school?"
I said, "What, don't you beleive (sic) me?"
"I never said that," she replied.
"Don't you?" I asked.
"I'm not going to answer that question," she said.
She kissed me in the middle of Albertsons!!!!!!!!!!
In front of everybody! She said,
"I need to tell you something."
She lied!!! She bent down and got lipstick all over my face! Then she said there wasn't any! I wiped my hand on my face. There was a big huge glob of purplish brown lipstick! GROSS!!!!!!!!!!
I really want you to do something about it!
Your loving daughter, Katie
I also found the first note I ever wrote to my mom.
Yes, I was a weird little nerd from an early age.