Dear Younger Me,

I haven’t seen you in a long time. We need to get together sometime, but I know you’re very busy with etiquette classes. I don’t have much time, but remember, in the third grade you will get a dog. He will be a Rottweiler with a scar on his left ear. Make sure you never wear a hat and ride on his back while pretending that he’s a horse. I’m warning you: doing this will cause serious back pain; you’ll end up wearing a cast with ugly Barbie dolls on it on your arm. Oh, and one more thing: no matter how mad you get, don’t pour black coffee into the washer with your brother’s football uniform. That’s a very, very bad idea.

Sincerely,
Older You

By Fariha, 5th grade
[photo by bublynski via flickr]

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