The Honesty of Children

When you write a blog, some days it’s easy to come up with a topic. Other days it’s really tough!

Since nothing is rolling off my keyboard at the moment . . .

How about a little story?

This falls under the heading of “Life’s Embarrassing Moments”. 😉

I was about twelve years old . . .
Gosh, when you think about it, isn’t that the peak time for embarrassment? Everything is changing physically and emotionally. All of the drama, peer pressure, and general angst of the teenage years is on the horizon – if not already on the doorstep.

So as I was saying, I’m 12 yrs old and one day after school the doorbell rings.

I am upstairs in my bedroom and I hear my 5-yr old brother yell: “I’ll get it!”

From the front door, he calls up to me that two of my friends are waiting.

I wasn’t expecting anyone, so I call back down to him,

“Really? Which friends?”

He yells back (with my friends right beside him),

“I don’t know their names, but it’s the fat one and the one with pimples all over her face.”

Well, if I could have flown away, I surely would have! Instead, I had to go downstairs and face the music.

My friends were amazingly good-natured about it, but I wanted to die.

I learned a lesson that day. . .

If somebody says that your friends are waiting, the correct reply is, “I’ll be right there!” 😉

I’ll bet you shudder to think of an embarrassing moment. Care to share one with us?