Ten-Year-Old Boy Confused as to Why There is No Evidence of His Childhood Anywhere

October 17, 2024 – Eau Claire, WI

Peeta Cullen Rosenbaum, a ten-year-old boy from just outside Altoona, has recently made it public that he’s on a mission to find any pictures or videos of himself as an infant after claiming that he’s never seen a single one. “I always found it weird that, not even on my mom’s computer, there are no signs of me,” Peeta said, holding back tears. “All of the other kids at school have flash drives of pictures and videos of themselves when they were babies and I don’t. I just don’t understand why.”

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Pictured: Peeta Rosenbaum desperately scours the cloud in search of any records of his infancy.

Peeta’s mother, Stacy Carter, who separated from the boy’s father in 2016 after they graduated from Memorial High School, has avoided the discussion for some time. When asked why there seems to be no record that her son was ever younger than ten, she sorrowfully confessed, “There was an iPhone app that was popular when he was born called Snapchat. Remember that? Every picture and video I took was on that. All of my friends have seen videos of his first steps and birthday parties, but those went away after five seconds!” Stacy then broke down sobbing, calling herself a “terrible person.”

Snapchat's logo was a ghost, an appropriate image since sent messages seemed to disappear into thin air.

Snapchat’s logo was a ghost, an appropriate image since sent messages seemed to disappear into thin air.

Snapchat — a private photo and video messaging app — was released in 2011 as a way for people, predominantly teenagers, to share quick snapshots and brief videos with one another. Reggie Brown and Josh Meyers, the original developers of the application, have released several statements about the usage of Snapchat, including, “Aside from the nude picture here and the duck face there, our app was often used as a way for people to share countless images and videos of their ‘cute’ kids. We have never promoted Snapchat as an alternative to traditional cameras.” Snapchat was removed from app stores in 2017 after several civil lawsuits involving concerned parents of “sexting” teens.

Most individuals who grew up with the application knew it wasn’t meant to be a camera replacement. With the many other apps available at the time — apps like Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, etc — having no photographic evidence of a child’s first steps seems absurd. For Stacy Carter and countless others, however, this is not the case, and poor children like Peeta Rosenbaum have to live with the fact that their childhood disappeared five seconds at a time.

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51 Things I’ve Done to Pass the Time While Waiting to Return to School

As some of you may know, I’ve had to postpone my trip back to good old Ann Arbor due to some unforeseen obstacles. Fret not, friends and hipsters, I will be back this January! Save me a beer.

Many people have asked what I’ve been doing these past few months to prepare myself for my junior year at college. To help explain I have compiled a list of several things I’ve done to pass the time in case you’re one of the nosy bastards who feels the need to keep tabs on me at all times, Jessica.

1. Hanging out with my niece and nephew.

2. Writing prompts.

3. Independently studying the Dutch language.

4. Getting heartburn.

5. Trying to make a Dark Souls character look exactly like Darth Maul.

6. Perfecting my Estuary English dialect.

7. Air drumming.

8. Looking up cute pictures of Slow Lorises.

Aww.

Aww.

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Um…aww?

9. Visiting petting zoos.

10. Writing bits and pieces of my three screenplays.

11. Studying serial killers.

12. Dodging bill collectors.

14. Being superstitious.

15. Being clever.

16. Writing this:

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17. Reading all the books on my shelf.

18. Wishing I never sold my custom computer.

19. Wishing I never sold my DSLR.

20. Trying to overcome my fear of birds.

21. Failing to overcome my fear of birds.

22. Going on a Criminal Minds binge.

23. Missing Breaking Bad.

24. Trying to memorize all the words to “Rap God.”

25. Annoying people on Snapchat.

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26. Sweating.

27. Tweeting.

28. Changing my phone number.

29. Listening to this song:

30. Winning caption contests.

31. Talking to women on Tinder.

32. Feeling inadequate.

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33. Wondering who would win in a fight between Warwick Davis and Peter Dinklage.

34. Putting money on Dinklage.

35. Being a curmudgeonly young adult.

36. Researching how to be an intern for Conan O’Brien.

37. Laughing at Nathan For You.

38. Having a sweet idea for a restaurant:

Blood drives every weekend for 35% off your meal!

Blood drives every weekend for 35% off your meal!

39. Hitting the online dating scene:

Worked like a charm.

Worked like a charm.

40. Wondering what I’d look like if I were skinny.

41. Trying to stay sane.

42. Finding this absolutely hilarious:

43. Re-learning Spanish.

44. Being nostalgic.

45. Teaching myself how to cook.

46. Burning food.

47. Teaching kids how to properly swear.

48. Definitely not stalking my high school crush.

49. Poking fun at Apple products.

50. Being attacked by people offended by Apple jokes.

51. Trying way too hard to come up with a list of 51 random things.

OK, that’s all for now. Take care. Or don’t. S’up to you.