Already digging the outfit.
I actually remember the dress I am wearing in this depiction! Ah, the days before the tyranny of blue jeans.
Forget Henry, let's get right to the good stuff!
Excellent differentiation of the double-definite article, there. I took pride in choosing awkward syntactical structures whose usage demonstrated that I was willing to service any grammatical rule I knew to exist.
It's worth noting that this was in fact my second Little Mermaid doll, so that first "the" can only be read as an intentional diss on the first Little Mermaid doll. Move aside: here comes the The Little Mermaid doll.
In my house, that's what we called it - sitting in front of the TV.
Fairness is critical. I remember the first time I went to a sleepover wherein the hosting friend slept in her bed and I slept on the floor, and I was like "YOU CAN DO THAT?"
Let me make one thing clear: I was not a child who forgot such details as what I had for breakfast. I don't know why I insist in this depiction of me upon "not remembering" what we had...
...and the only conclusion I can draw is that I felt it necessary to establish a certain cool, detached posture in my remembering of these events. Oh, breakfast? I don't remember, but at least it was good, right dahhhling?
There's that Luehrman nose. I have seen pictures of this birthday party, and I actually think I am getting the hairstyles right on all four counts: ponytail for Beth, bows for me and Megan, and Mari unadorned.
Didn't make the invite list for the party (neither did you, the Leah in our class). I don't actually remember which Leah this could be (possibly from gymnastics class?) but I sure do remember that tea set - it was dope.
You hear that, Mom and Dad? You have eleven months to finish toilet-training my brother so we can start the process over again.
Some years later, I would learn about a parenting practice known as "good cop bad cop."
My mother was an editor-at-large at Harvard Business Review, and she definitely knew what she was doing in using that word "probably."