Friday night I went to a Wayzata football game. You don't really watch the game, it's just an excuse to hang out. I went with Jennifer who rides my bus and her friend, Amy. I had a pretty good time. We also walked to McDonalds. A dance was on that night but we didn't go. I don't really like dances, probably cause I don't dance very well.
I think this entry shows the dangers of perfectionism. Jennifer analyzed every inch of her body and focused on what wasn't perfect. She performed minor surgery with her Swiss army knife! That's a little extreme. What are kids doing in the privacy of their bedrooms? Would any parent guess that they were removing moles with a knife? You may think you know your kid, but do you?
Jennifer just found out last year what the bumps on the back of some people's arms are. It's called Keratosis Pilaris. The body produces too much keratin. Keratin builds up in the hair follicles on the back of the arms and sometimes the thighs. There is no cure for this condition. It tends to be worse in the winter. Her bumps may have cleared up in Minnesota due to the humidity. Anyway, Jennifer now exfoliates with KP Duty scrub and she uses Amlactin lotion--this treats the problem very well! Her skin is better than ever!
I think Jennifer has the same kind of perfectionism that leads so many girls down the road to anorexia, suicide and depression. Jennifer hated being "skinny" so she did not try to control her eating. She controlled her grades.
Not a lot of tourists go there, but Jen and her family went! Jennifer doesn't remember Pipestone, but she remembers Walnut Grove. She grew up watching The Little House on the Prairie. The journey there was more of a pilgrimage than a camping trip! Jennifer did look a little like Melissa Gilbert who played Laura Ingalls in The Little House on the Prairie!