Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm Amongst Them

Dear Blog Readers,

   As you are reading this message, I will be hip-deep in high schoolers. Part of my program is performing "service learning," or community service. This semester I'll be helping a local high school nurse take part in a nationwide incentive to combat childhood obesity by measuring BMI's of students.

I'll admit, I'm a little dubious. Most high schoolers are taller than me, and I've been told I look 16 (though I really don't think that's true. Maybe 20, but not 16. I didn't have these boobs at 16, but I digress...).

It's been a long time since I've been around so many teenagers. Like, um, 2004, when I graduated high school? Yeah.

Should be interesting!

17 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That sounds like a great program. Just be careful with the step ladder. ;)

Shain Brown said...

That is too funny. Have fun.

Hannah Kincade said...

Great writing fodder. Just keep that in mind. I hated teenagers when I was a teenager, so you can imagine how I feel now. Lol!

Old Kitty said...

Yikes!!!! Teenagers!!

Good luck and enjoy the challenge!! Take care
x

Linda G. said...

Have fun! :)

Zinn said...

Best of luck! Teenagers aren't all bad, aha :). I'm 20 ... okay heck even I was annoyed by many of the teens :p Have fun :)

Lola Sharp said...

OMG!!!!...how are we such good friends?!
You graduated HIGH SCHOOL in 2004?! Sheesh...now I feel SOOOO OLD. I mean, 2004 was like, yesterday and um we've had our Beta fish since 2004 and he's still alive! Dude.

But, yeah, you're an old soul and I'm still 21 in my head, so it all works out.

You'll have fun...those kids'll love you. :)
Huggleberries,
me

Talli Roland said...

Have fun. Remember, show no fear, ha!

Matthew MacNish said...

Too bad you don't write YA. Wait. You don't write YA, right?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It will be interesting. And I'm sure you'll be shocked by all the kids with high BMI's.

Meredith said...

You're going to have the best stories, I'm sure! Have fun!

Jon Paul said...

When I was 20, everyone said I looked like I was 12. "That's fine", I said. "When I'm 40, I'll look like I'm only 32."

Too bad it didn't work out that way! :D

Have fun!

Portia said...

Oh, lord, I hope you survived! I always thought the hardest job in the whole wide world would be to work with high schoolers :-)

DL Hammons said...

Remember not to show any fear! They can smell it...and will pounce without provocation!! :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

2204?! jebus you're young. I mean, not like super younger than me, actually, it just sounds like it compared to my 1999.

James Garcia Jr said...

Well, Summer, did you survive the experience? Did they think you were a Narq? *laughs*

-Jimmy

The Tame Lion said...

Have fun, enjoy to the fullest! :D