Throwback Thursday: Because I Was An Ugly Kid

I understand that everyone went through an awkward phase; but mine was especially cruel. For the past few Throwback Thursdays, I have shared pictures of myself on social media.

Figured…why not share it on Properly Ridiculous?

I wonder what I would do if I was a cute kid back then – would I still share the pictures? Would that be like bragging? Am I still bragging when I share the ugly ones…seeing that I ended up looking at least normal?

No matter what… I think it’s funny [and maybe I can give some hope to ugly kids].

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And for good measure… I’ll grace ya with a few more.

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I loved that color changing windbreaker more than anything.

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There’s a good chance I matched the puffy headband with my flannel.

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At this point, I’m just happy I grew into my teeth.

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Yep, again with the teeth. I believe the huge pink hair piece was supposed to distract from my chompers.

There were many more of these pictures during my wedding slideshow…

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So there you have it ugly kids…

You still have a chance to turn out looking normal.

TLC – Waterfalls [I was 10]

I was 10 when this song came out.

My son will be 10 in 2 years.

I jammed to this.

A lonely mother gazing out of her window
Staring at a son that she just can’t touch
If at any time he’s in a jam she’ll be by his side
But he doesn’t realize he hurts her so much

But all the praying just ain’t helping at all
‘Cause he can’t seem to keep his self out of trouble
So he goes out and he makes his money the best way he knows how
Another body laying cold in the gutter
Listen to me

Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast

Little precious has a natural obsession
For temptation but he just can’t see
She gives him loving that his body can’t handle
But all he can say is “Baby, it’s good to me.”

One day he goes and takes a glimpse in the mirror
But he doesn’t recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn’t know why
Three letters took him to his final resting place
Y’all don’t hear me

Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast

Come on

I seen a rainbow yesterday
But too many storms have come and gone
Leavin’ a trace of not one God-given ray
Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise Him for the sunny days

And like His promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear blue and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries

My only bleedin’ hope
Is for the folk who can’t cope
With such an endurin’ pain
That it keeps ’em in the pourin’ rain
Who’s to blame
For tootin’ ‘caine into your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim for someone else’s brain
You claim the insane
And name this day in time
For fallin’ prey to crime
I say the system got you victim to your own mind
Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin’ true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you

Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast

And now I’m a grown up… & I don’t want my kid to listen to music anymore.