I Remember: Cavemen

I remember in the fourth grade, at Perkins Elementary, if you didn’t turn everything in completely correct, you would get what was effectively detention for Friday afternoon while the other kids got to watch videos or play games. And you wouldn’t find out if you were perfect until Friday at lunch, when you got either a Caveman (meaning “detention”) or a “21 Crayon Salute” (how cheesy is that). One week, I got a Caveman and I was convinced that I turned everything in and someone was “out to get me” or something. I literally stormed out of the classroom (with a very large fuss) and marched down to the office and cried. It still gets me all rilled up inside to this day.

10/19 Update: I’m going to cut back on the “I Remeber” and only post one a week, on Monday’s.