My first “relationship” was when I was 8 years old. I put relationship in quotation marks because this was, in all honesty, one of those stupid elementary relationships where you think that you’re in love about 5 seconds after you start dating and you think the relationship is perfect. Though, there are two very important factors to this situation.
All of our conversations were made entirely from hand written notes, all of it. At the time, technology wasn’t as popular among kids as it is now and none of us had any so we just communicated through hand written notes. I remember every single piece of paper from Elementary school had a huge tear just so I could write notes and to this day, I don’t know to this day how we never got in trouble for it because I know for a fact that all of the teachers knew about this.
We were young though and for my first boyfriend, he was a complete and utter sweetheart and I know that I have heard a lot of worse relationships but of course, we were insanely young but because of such a young age, we obviously had some awkward situations.
One of my most vivid memories was after an attempt of my own to give him a gift which is entirely my fault. I don’t remember why I was so hell-bent on doing so, I think it primarily had to do with the fact that I had just been given play-doh and that I wanted to make him something but I don’t know if there was another reason on top of that or not.
But the day before, I got out my play- doh and spent hours, and I mean hours, trying to make the perfect play-doh heart. I was struggling on shaping it out to make it look like an actual heart but I eventually got it to my satisfaction so the following day, I came to school so excited to give it to him and I put it in his cubby (yes, we were THAT young!) so that I could surprise him.
The thing that I was not aware of was that play-doh dried up and started to break up so by the time that the end of the day happened, it was a complete mess that there was no way to know what it was even supposed to be and was just a mess in general. It was one of the most embarrassing moments that I had ever had because everyone knew immediately who it was.