We all know what it’s like to have a school-aged crush. To be so aware of someone as they move about the room that you can barely focus. Or remember busying yourself in the hall when they walked by so you were doing anything but staring at them and acting all stalk-ish like? Yeah. And we weren’t sure whether they liked us back or not and we weren’t sure if we’d ever know because having our friend ask their friend was (an option – I’m not gonna lie) but scary. So we put that part off and pine after them in silence (except all the times we gush about it to our friends, of course) and we’re just left with this giant ache in the center of our chest. Something that feels quite literally like we’re being crushed.
Well… we thought it would be fun, Aimee and I, to talk about our FIRST CRUSHES! And not just our first crushes in real life. But our first crushes in movies and TV too. But this here goes both ways, because we want to hear about YOURS too! It’s what that little comment box is for.
Here we go. I’ll start:
My first crush was a kid named Cory Vandenburg. I was in the first grade. I have a distinct memory of chasing this blond-haired boy fiercely about the grassy playground. Did I catch him, you ask? Of course. I’m a very fast runner. Always have been, to poor little Cory’s dismay. What did I do with him once he was caught? He-he. I tackled him to the ground, held back his hands, had a friend steady his head for me, and then I kissed him on the forehead. And on both, rosy-from-trying-to-outrun-me cheeks.
Sorry if this is frightening to any young children out there.
So uh, onto Aimee’s first crush story…
Okay, well, my first crush was Bill Norlander and it’s funny because I was also in the first grade. Bill must have been some sort of first grader stud because all the girls wanted to sit by him during reading time and during films. Including me. Once he even held my hand. We used to play a game on the playground called King of the Mountain. I only played when Bill was playing because if I knocked him off the half buried tire, he had to give me a kiss on the cheek. And that, my friends, was worth playing for!
I have a list of TV crushes that dates all the way back to… well… a long time ago. To simplify things, I’ll just, ya know, list them off. Like so:
Zack from Saved by the Bell – blond, preppy, need I say more?
Ricky Schroder from Silver Spoons – blond, adorable. Loved.
Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties – good looking, cocky beyond reason, and hilarious. This crush lasted the longest for me. I have always just loved Michael J. Fox.
Seriously? If those date back to a long time ago, then I am ancient. Haha Here are mine:
Bo Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard. Every Friday night in 4th grade. I was even a member of their fan club!
Kirk Cameron- he was plastered on my bedroom wall in Jr. High and I watched him faithfully every week on TV.
Oh… My… Goodness! How did I forget about Bo? I was quite in love with him too! Now, onto movie crushes. I know I had tons but I’ll keep the list short and sweet:
Karate Kid – yep. Loved.
The Coreys. You know, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman. Was crazy about both.
Ferris Bueller? Yes, please. Big Crush.
I loved the Karate Kid too. He made a splash on my crush wall at one point.
Luke Skywalkerfrom Star Wars- I think I have a thing for the good guys…
Captain America- okay, that might be a recent and up to date one, but it’s still a movie crush!!
So there you have it. You know all our wildest secrets (not really), and now we want to know yours! (Really.) Who were you crushing on back in the day? Do we have overlap happening here, because that would be fun. As long as you remember one important thing: I saw him first…
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