Tuesday, September 8, 2009

10 year high school reunion

The ad I received for my 10 year high school reunion, titled "Why I should attend."

I think I will re-title it, "Why I will not attend."
  • Your regular friends are sick of hearing about your kids. (um, not a problem for me)
  • You'll reminisce with some of your oldest and best friends. (I already keep in touch with the few high school friends I am close to)
  • You don't have to lie about your age. (People think I look 16 anyway!)
  • Rekindle or begin new relationships. (as in old boyfriends? happily married, thanks)
  • If you don't go, others will talk behind your back. (aren't we 28 now, not 14? Somehow this threat doesn't scare me...)
  • Roll back the years and be 18 again for the night. (I like being 28 better!)
  • Enjoy an evening without kids. (Unfortunately, not applicable...)
  • It won't be repeated for at least 10 years. (True. I probably won't go in 10 years, either :))
  • Do you really want to be remembered by your yearbook photo? (It wasn't bad!)
  • You can finally find out what happened to... (this is the only one that's a little enticing)
Aren't those funny?! Really, I'm not bitter about high school. I just wasn't that close to many people and have enjoyed my 20's a lot more. My close friends are not going...plus, it is $91 per person! I think that money will be better spent on IF treatments.

Did you or will you go to your 10 year reunion?

28 comments:

MK said...

I stayed VERY far away from my 10 year, which was a few weeks ago. All my old friends have, no exaggeration, at LEAST 3 kids by now. No way would I want to deal with all the bragging about how easy they all got knocked up. Also, I really hate when people are like "my kid said the cutest/funniest thing!" and then proceeds to tell the story and it's NOT FUNNY AT ALL but I have to give a complimentary chuckle.

Not that I'm bitter. ;)

Michelle said...

I wanted nothing to do with my 10 year reunion. I was interested in what people lookede like 10 years later, but with MySpace and Facebook, everyone posted photos and I got see everyone without actually being there.

addingtothepack said...

No way...Facebook fills my need for HS classmate stalking. I wonder if FB (and other social media) will kill the HS reunion as we used to know it at some point? Most of my friends went to a different HS anyway...I was far more interested in the updates (and dirt) that they gathered from their 10th reunion.

Find joy in every journey said...

No need to go...I really didn't like my HS anyway. I only talk to one friend! Now college would be a different story...:)

Nichole said...

I just got back from my 10 year reunion. Had I known how the weekend would have gone, I would have just stayed to hang out with my parents and not even attended the reunion. The people were the same, clicks were the same. There were only a few suprises. However, I really enjoyed my time with my parents.

Missy said...

I can't believe they said people will talk behind your back.

I did not go to my 10 year reunion. I thought about it and was sad when I learned I had to be out of town at that time, but then heard it was so expensive and none of my friends were going anyway and didn't care. There are a bunch of high school friends and acquaintances I am friends with on facebook. Most I don't care to follow and hide all their updates.

Jess said...

I like your version better! I don't plan on going. I think we had the same experience in high school. And if I honestly want to know how people are doing, I'll find them on facebook! Save the money!

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A said...

Those reasons were actually on the invite!??!?! WOW. Ha!! I didn't go to my 10-year reunion because I live 11 hours away from my hometown, and I think we had 4 weddings to attend that summer, too. Not a huge priority!!

$91 per person! There is no way in heck ;-)

strongblonde said...

my loser school didn't even have a 10 year reunion. or a 15 for that matter. very interesting. seems like we were all just too lazy or didn't care or something.

honestly? i don't think i would have gone. i don't need to see those people anymore :)

entrusted said...

I didn't go. All the friends from my year that I would have wanted to see are the ones I'm still in touch with and see every time I'm in town anyway. The friends that I've lost touch with and would be curious to see again were either in the year above or the year below me, so wouldn't have been at my reunion anyway. I'm not at all sad that I missed it!

Amanda said...

Love the list!

We already missed my husband's and I will probably have no inclination to go to my own in a couple years... they tried to do a 5 year which turned out to be about 7 people in a dive bar that never made it out of town anyhow. I don't think I missed anything.

barrenandbelieving said...

I can't believe that they put "people will talk behind your back." I agree with you--I have liked my 20's much better!

Courtney said...

Ha! All your answers for not going sound exactly like mine! My 10 year reunion is in October and I am not going either. I will be going through my second IVF cycle during that time so I won't be able to drink and I really don't care to hear about anyone's kids. Jaded, I know. But that's how I roll these days! :-)

WantWait&Pray said...

Mine was in July...I went. Unfortunately my hubby had his the same night so we each went to ours solo- well with friends instead of each other. Mine was fine..it was good to see a few faces I hadn't seen in a while- but definitely wouldn't have lost any sleep if I would have missed it. Everyone has 1-2 even 3 kids....so lots of "talking" about kids, pregnancies, etc. That part was a little tough. Good luck! Oh....mine was $25 per couple!!! It was held somewhere nice too....I think $91 is a LOT per person!

Astrid said...

I didn't go. And judging from the FB pictures of old high school 'friends,' I'm glad I didn't. Nothing has changed. I should add that I hated high school so nothing having changed would be a bad thing. I did go to DH's reunion, and it was painful. Don't go, and don't worry about not going.

Leah said...

Ha! This post totally cracked me up.

I went to my 10-year reunion, which was just last summer. I had low expectations, and ended up having a blast. :-D The best part was there were many people like me who were childless. Either by choice or circumstance. So, we didn't do to much talking about kids at all, which was good!

$91 a person is steep though! Mine was something like $10.00 a person. Much better. :-D

Melissa G said...

I did go to my reunion. It was Okay. Most of the people that I would want to see, I'm already in contact with.

Looking back I don't think I would have missed anything had I skipped it. My husband absolutely refused to go to his. So I get why you'd rather skip yours.

$91 is pricey. I think ours was like $50 ish.

Kacy said...

Hummm...I just had to go to my husband's ten year reunion and mine is next year. Even though I knew everyone in his class, I really didn't have that much fun.

And for the people who you wonder what happened too...most of them won't show up.

And besides $91 per person is ridiculous. It must be some party they are planning.

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A baby for Al? said...

I won't go to mine...esp if it costs 91 bucks!

The Wife said...

I went to mine (4 years ago!) and had lots of fun. None of my close high school friends came back to town after college so I rarely get to see them. It was great to catch up with them in person and not just on email. But until my friends confirmed they were going, I was also on the skip list. I am glad I did go though...

finding_ac said...

my hubby actually just had his 10 year reunion and it was fun...we got back in touch with someone he totally forgot he was friends with. his wife is so awesome i felt like she was the friend i had been hoping for all of my life. i plead with you to go, because i think you dont know what you could be missing out on...we didnt!

oh and she is awesome enough we are going to thier place during cmas time!

♥ ac

One Who Understands said...

Mine isn't until 2011 and I don't think I will. We went to DH's the year we got married and it was expnsive, Not as bad as yours, $70, and not very fun. I think we will skip mine.

Kelli said...

Mine is next year and I haven't really decided yet. I went to a very small private school (70 kids in my graduating class) and I only talk to one (my BFF ;) on a regular basis keep in touch with a few of the rest through Facebook. We'll see...I have a year to decide!

Liddy said...

I did NOT go and I am glad that I did not. From what I heard most people went back to their 18 year old self and all the old cliques formed again. I probably will not go to my 15, 20, or any for that matter.

I think what threw me over the edge was the questions in the what have you been up to survey.

One was, "Do you have kids? If you do, names and ages. If you don't, why not?"

My reunion was I think $160 a couple- there was no single option. So it was seriously designed for those who were married, well off, and apparently had kids.

I stayed home and enjoyed the evening with my husband who was actually home for the weekend (he travels most of the summer for work).

Rambler said...

LOL. Cute responses to their marketing advertisment.

I didn't go to mine but it had nothing to do with not having kids or the pain of IF. I was still single and I dreaded it for that reason!!

So hey, if you were going to go, at least you'd have your DH!

Melody said...

I love it! And no....I didn't go to my 10 year for the exact same reasons!

Heather said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and offering your condolences for the loss of my Madelyn.

I had to comment - this post made me smile. My own 10-year reunion is coming up next year, so I understand all too well...

AplusB said...

Great post! I decided not to attend my 10-year reunion next month for most of those reasons! My husband and I planned a weekend getaway instead so we have a great excuse :)