Throwback Thursday: 8th Grade Love According to Princess Mommy in Y2K

by Heather Campbell, Princess Mommy

8th Grade Me with Some of my Closest Friends

I’ve been quite amused reading Mommy-in-training’s journal excepts from years ago. I wish I could show you my amazing handwriting as well but at some point a few years back I decided to type up all of my old diaries and toss out the originals. I can’t for the life of me remember what possessed me to do such a thing but nonetheless, I DO still have what I was thinking and said and that’s the fun part anyway. So, inspired by all the intimate things already shared, I decided to give you a little peak into the 8th grade version of Princess Mommy. Enjoy.

June 9, 2000

I am so over Eric. He turned out to be a total jerk. He never called or talked to me. I am now going out with Kyle. I like him a lot. He is so sweet and I can totally tell he likes me a lot too. I sort of made him upset today because I took something his friend said a little too seriously. I made him cry and I felt so bad. I wish he knew how I feel. Every time I talked to him, Stacey was there because we were at her house. I don’t know. I think she doesn’t like me dating him since she broke up with him then like 15 seconds later he asked me out. It was her idea too. I just feel bad, that’s all.

I do actually remember this so called relationship. And yes, my “best” friend at the time decided it would be fun for her to break up with her boyfriend and set him up with me instead because she decided she liked someone else.

June 25, 2000

It has been two weeks now. I really didn’t think we would come this far, but neither did anyone else. I want this to last though. I want him to kiss me already. I know he wants to, but he never does. He is at his grandma’s again so I won’t be able to talk to him for a while. I miss him so much. I wish he knew how I felt. I think I love him, not like LOVE like fallen in love, but love like a best friend and I think that’s what I need right now.

Hold on? I loved him like a best friend but wanted to kiss him? And I loved him after only 2 weeks? Please pray for me in 10 years when I am raising three teenage girls.

July 2, 2000

I would just like to say that the person saying all of the “I love Kyle” crap was hypnotized. I can’t believe I actually wrote all that. I am really glad I never said it to him. God, he is an asshole. I wish I could break up with him without having to say anything or even be apart of it. I hate the way he talks about my friends and the way they talk about him. I hate the way he treats Stacey as if she doesn’t exist. I hate the way he lied to her and now can’t give me a straight answer about it. I trust Stacey over him. I hate the way he’s obsessed with me. Most of all I hate the way he doesn’t fit into a guy stereotype. Basically everything I’ve said just now is sooooo why this is over.

Dramatic much?

July 11, 2000

I did it [Broke up with Kyle]. It was really weird. Stacey was here and told him for me. I felt really bad, but I’m better now. He was crying and really upset, but I’m glad I got it over with. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I didn’t get the chance to do it before he left [for camp]. Stacey talked to [her boyfriend] Steve who is going to ask Eric if he actually likes me or not. I really hope he does, but I would rather wait awhile before another relationship.

Oh dear… In just one month’s time I managed to go from being “over” one guy to dating and falling in “love” with another right back to having a crush on the first one again? Yep, prayers. I’m going to need lots of those… LOL.

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Heather Campbell, Princess Mommy

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Heather Campbell (aka, Princess Mommy) is a red-headed work-at-home mom of three under 4 who lives in the St. Louis metro area. She also blogs at Magical Chaos and Mumbling Mommy. Meet the whole team on our About page.

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1 Damaria Senne January 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm

LOL Stacy was an interesting friend. Finds arranged a boyfriend for you and dumps him for you. I’m curious about whether you remained friends into adulthood.
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