Young Crushes–Throwback Thursday

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Time for another round of Throwback Thrusdays, hosted by Bonnie!

Today’s topic is Elementary school crush.
Well, I can honestly say I had a crush every single school year up until I started dating at 14. However, with years gone by, names escape me, but I do remember each boy!
Kindergarten: His name was Entoy. I remember because isn’t that a weird name? I think he was Asian? Again, I was 5, that is super long ago. But, I do remember we had the same birthday: February 10th. So, that day, we had a party in my class to celebrate our birthdays! It was great!
1st Grade: I believe his name was Jonathon. I can’t really remember. But, he was in my class and I loved to do group work with him and read with him. One day during recess, I fell off the playground and hurt my knee badly. So, he helped me to the nurse’s office and stayed there with me as the nurse fixed me up. What a great boy! A few years ago, I found this random anime picture and it has always reminded me of that instance.
2nd grade: We’ll call him “Ted.” Ted and I actually had a group of friends. He and his guy friends were all big into Sonic the Hedgehog the cartoon, so we would all play it during recess. Ted was Sonic which meant of course I was to be Princess Sally Acorn. All they told was this was the princess Sonic fought for. I thought, how romantic. We would also play Mortal Kombat in the sandboxes, try to be in each other’s play groups, and shared our lunches a lot.
3rd grade: Honestly, I don’t remember a crush for 3rd grade. But, I hung with all boys, except for Sarah. During recess, we came up with a game called “Chase.” The boys would chase Sarah and I around and we’d have to be sneaky like ninjas, hiding behind bushes, going behind the trailer classrooms, to escape from them. But, we loved our boys and didn’t play with anyone else. 
4th grade: Let’s call him “David.” He was hispanic, and boy was he a looker. Tall for a 4th grader, with a smile to die for. He was also very athletic and very smart. I wished to sit by him in class and was always excited when we were on the same team during P.E.
Through out middle school (and 5th grade) there was a series of 3 boys whom I crushed on. This was a hard time for me as kids started dating and becoming couples. My church has a very smart standard (to avoid pre-marital sexual relationships) that suggests not dating until 16 (and then trying not to single yourselves out).  So, in middle school, I wasn’t allowed to date. But boy did I talk about boys just as much as everyone else!
There was this one boy I liked, as well as every girl. Everyone wished to be his girlfriend. We had been in the same 5th grade class, and had many of the same periods in 6th and 7th grade. One day, (April Fool’s Day), Brandon comes up to me during Health Class and said, “Tayler, we’ve known each other for a long time now. We’re good friends. I was wondering if you’d like to go out with me?” I was speechless! This was the first time any boy was asking me out! But….But….BUT I couldn’t date!!! I was only 12! I started to explain that to him, with a big smile on my red, red face. Then, a smile appeared on his– “April Fool’s!!” he shouted. Boy was I embarrassed.
 I even had this blue, furry journal called “My Secret Crush Book.” In it, you would write down the boy’s name, as well as some of their personal information. Then, you would rate: their car, their house, their looks, their brains, their brawn, their talent, etc. It would then rate them if they were good enough to keep. I filled out pages of this. 
Only a few weeks ago, my family found it in a box in their storage closet. They called me up, read some of it out loud, and we all cracked up. The funniest thing was that we still knew quite a few of these boys, and if I had had a chance with them before I married Justin, I would have laughed at the thought! 
Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Oh man, the "Secret Crush Journal" cracks me up. I always kept a journal growing up, but I remember from my very youngest years deciding that I would never, ever write anything down about a boy that could someday be embarrassing or incriminating evidence. 😛 I was a serious child, I guess. 😛
    The April Fool's Day thing was so cruel!!

    • I just wish I had a picture of it, but it's at my mother's home, and she as well as my siblings are all out for the day… =(
      I felt terrible about the April Fool's joke then, but I think it's kind of funny that it was my crush that did it!
      Please follow! I've already checked out your blog and am following!

  • The Secret Crush Book – hahaha! Love it!

    • It was great! I used it all throughout high school…wasn't really serious about it then, but I wanted to see how I compared my boys at 16 to how I compared them at 12.