Things Every Kid Who Went To Catholic School Knows All Too Well
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Things Every Kid Who Went To Catholic School Knows All Too Well

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Things Every Kid Who Went To Catholic School Knows All Too Well

Growing up, going to catholic school was a different experience in and of itself. From wearing the same school uniform for years to saying a morning prayer along with the pledge of allegiance every morning, you knew you weren't your average kid next door. You might share stories with friends only to find yourself receiving odd looks or look back to reminisce and realize your experience was nothing short of normal. Nevertheless, you probably wouldn't trade in your years of catholic school for anything else because let's face it, you loved it.

1. You wore the same uniform from K-8 only to learn your high school uniform was exactly the same apart from the color of plaid on your skirt.

Regardless, that was enough excitement for a lifetime.

2. The pledge of allegiance was always followed my a prayer over the loudspeaker every morning.

Wait, I thought everyone did that... right?

3. You not only attended weekly mass with your family at your local parish, but you also attended mass at school with your fellow classmates.

It's okay, at least school mass was always entertaining because of that one kid.

4. No doubt, the best part about mass were the songs.

Which stayed stuck in your head for at least a week.

5. You knew everyones name in your class on the first day of school because there were only about twenty of you and you most likely started school together back in kindergarten.

And your best friend's last name probably starts with the same letter as yours because you've lined up in alphabetical order for almost everything.

6. No matter how hard you tried to keep it on the down low, your business was everyone's business.

There's no such thing as secrets in catholic school.

7. Ash Wednesday was by far the day you received the most stares after leaving school.

Not only were you the crazy kid in the plaid skirt, button down, and high kneed socks, but now you had black stuff smeared all over your forehead.

8. You did everything to get around the dress code. From rolling skirts to hemming shorts and untucking your shirt after homeroom.

You seemed like you were carefree on the outside, but really you were afraid you might get sent to the dean's office for the fourth time that week.

9. You were unphased anytime someone mentioned eternal damnation.

Didn't scare you then, doesn't scare you now.

10. Going to confession was dreadful and you were too nervous to tell the priest your real sins in fear he would judge you told him something generic like you "don't always listen to your parents."

You knew if he heard your real sins, you had no shot to go to heaven.

11. Sex education was simply not a part of health class.

You had the wildest assumptions of where babies came from at one point in time.

12. Writing in cursive is second nature to you.

You can't help laugh at those kids who don't know how to write a 'Z' in cursive.

13. You got jealous of public school kids for getting Jewish holidays off.

But hey, at least you got Good Friday off.

14. You were required to take religion class every year.

Where you basically learned the same things over and over again.

15. No matter how many people think they understand catholic school problems, they don't.

But good try!

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