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Thursday Thirteen #105: Being 7 is not that fun

August 8th, 2007

Dear Thursday Thirteeners and all the Usual Suspects,

Do you remember being 7 years old? I do. It was fun. I learned to ride my bike — my Dad taught me. I played Red Rover, Red Rover and hide and seek with all the neighbor kids. I loved going to ballet class, and to the lake and river. I loved my second-grade teacher because she thought everything I did was perfect. I had fun playing beauty shop with my 4-year-old sister. We had a Halloween carnival, just the two of us.

For my daughter, however, 7 has not been that fun. She’s the guest poster this week. Presenting… Wacky Girl, in living color:

A lot of people of people think it’s fun being 7. Sometimes it is, but sometimes it’s not.

1. You’re in the middle, right in the middle, of all the kid ages, up to 10.

2. There’s no good movies cuz they’re all either baby movies or grown-up movies.

3. It seems like all the people are older than you.

4. If they’re not, then it’s good.

5. When they’re babies I like to play with them.

6. If you have a younger sibling then they get, like… Well. If you do something, like it’s the first time, and then the sibling feels jealous of you. And then they get to do the same thing for the first time, even though they’re younger, which is not fair. Like seeing PG movies.

7. Also, if you have a younger person in your family, they usually get to go first.

8. Sometimes when you’re the oldest it’s fun. Sometimes your brother or sister don’t get jealous, and you get to take the first turn.

9. You’re almost 8, and you’re almost 9, when you’re 7.

10. Seven is a lucky number.

11. You get to eat hard candy.

12. You can swim better. I’m in Seals in swim lessons.

13. You get to stay up later and watch more grown-up TV!

I love everyone!

Wacky Girl


  1. damozel says

    Ha! Love it that she started out with the disadvantages of being 7 (I feel her pain; I remember finding it hard myself) but then sort of shifts into counting her blessings (hard candy! lucky number! swimming better! better TV!) That’s a good sign for her future happiness.

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  2. J. Lynne says

    What a cutie!

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  3. Jessica says

    OH I LOVE this!! What a great idea having your 7 year old do TT. She did an EXCELLENT job! And this is the most creative TT yet!!

    Happy TT!!

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  4. Vixen says

    Good job Wacky Girl! You summed up being 7 quite well! I see a great blogging future ahead for you.

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  5. Mallory says

    Great job, Wacky Girl! I don’t remember what it was like to be “lucky 7” so this was good information. That is awesome that you are such a good swimmer.

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  6. Jenny says

    Well Wacky girl, you really hit the low and high points of being seven. Can I add that if you get any money as a gift, at least you are young enough that you’re not being told to save for college. Plus, you don’t have to pay taxes. Enjoy seven, b/c rumor has it that eight ain’t so great either…..
    Good idea to get it out there for the rest of us to remember being seven!

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  7. Sarah says

    My TT is up, too.
    I love this TT! :) You should have your kids do these more often chick!

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  8. Jenny says

    I don’t remember being seven. Actually I don’t even remember being 23 and that was last year. I’m getting senile.

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  9. Ash says

    aww, so cute. G-D I hated being a kid.

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  10. wacky cousin says

    Hey! I think it’s fun being 7. Sometimes, though, it can be hard. Great thirteen, Wacky Girl!

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