She was alway my favorite character in the Little Sister books. I wish she had to chance to tell her own story. I think Karen was a little snobby in her description of Natalie. She just seems the most interesting of the who lot.
Post by sparklymouse on Oct 20, 2008 18:38:34 GMT -5
She was like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. Nothing ever seemed to go her way. And why were her socks so droopy every day? Buy the poor girl some new, proper fitting, non-stretched out socks, Springer parents!
Post by sweetvalleygirl99 on Oct 21, 2008 15:38:23 GMT -5
I liked Natalie too; she was one of my favorite characters in LS. I always felt bad for her because of her droopy socks (agree with sparklymouse about her parents needing to buy her new socks) and that she seemed to be the girl nobody really liked. I felt so sad when she got the least amount of valentines in Karen's in Love .
Post by booboobrewer on Oct 21, 2008 20:22:53 GMT -5
Me too! I remember Karen saying that she thought not having to give cards to everyone in the class was a good idea, since she could think of several people she would not want to give them to. Pamela and co., of course. But what about the shyer, less popular kids in the class who may not get very many cards if it's not required? My classes were always required to give cards to everyone so no one had any hurt feelings. I remember during my third grade V-day party, this one boy that I had never liked couldn't find his card from me, and I know I addressed one to him. He told the teacher that he didn't have a card from me -- not that it might have been misplaced or lost, just that there wasn't one from me, implying that I must have not given him one on purpose. Even though my teacher wasn't upset with me, it annoyed me that he made this big deal in front of her, trying to make it seem like I was being snooty and withholding a card.
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
Post by sparklymouse on Oct 22, 2008 16:40:06 GMT -5
Re: the Valentine cards. My school was the same as booboobrewers. You either gave cards to everyone (INCLUDING the Jehovah's Witness girl who either sat in the library during the class party or went home early. Seriously. It was against the girl's religion and she was still given cards.) or no one. You could do special cards for your friends and generic ones for other people, but everyone had to get one.
^Interesting! I don't know that anyone ever did that in my school. We also didn't do Valentines as a class thing after 4th grade. (Of course, if you wanted to give people Valentines yourself, that was your own business. And long about 9th grade, it became okay for girls to give the same little in-a-box Valentines that we had given when we were little.)
Post by nothingtolose18 on Oct 23, 2008 11:34:05 GMT -5
Aww, I just want to tell you all a Valentines Day story now. lol.
Well, first of all, we didn't really have a class rule declaring that everyone had to get a Valentine, but basically everyone (in our class, that is) who gave out valentines gave one to everyone, anyway; whether if it was if they wanted to or their parents made them, I don't know. We always used to have our Valentine's Day boxes up a few days before the occasion, just in case someone wanted to bring some in early (most people brought them in on the actual day if it was on a school day, but some brought them in a couple days in advance).
Anyway, there was this one time (I wouldn't be able to tell you what grade I was in) when everyone had a Valentine in their box but me. (It was still a couple days before the actual day). They were mostly from their friends in other grades, but I wasn't the most popular kid and didn't really have many friends.
Well, I ended up crying to our classroom helper, a very kind lady who is one of my mom's casual friends.
She told my mother later, "Well, I thought then, she'll have a valentine tomorrow morning!"
The next day, imagine my excitement when I had a Valentine in my box! It was signed 'Miss Sharon'. What a sweet woman : )
I just thought that was really nice of her and wanted to share. hehe.