First day of High School = Most Embarrassing Moment #2

It’s back to school time!  And I’m watching all my mommy and daddy friends post pictures and status updates… feeling reminiscent and proud of their kids, and a little weirded out about how quiet the house is.  Well, here’s a laugh for you.

Let me paint the picture for you… it’s my first day of freshman year of high school.  It’s also my first day of public school in a long time.  It’s my first day with new students, as I was transferring between school districts.  I was nervous.  I was a little afraid.

Mom had taken me to campus the week before so I could check out where my locker was and try the combination on the lock.

We walked the campus so I would have a better idea of where each of my classes were located.  I was ready.

And then the first day of school came.

It rained the night before.

And I’m a clutz.

And rain and clutzes don’t mix well together.

I was slightly late to school.  You see, I wasn’t in a hurry to get there (since I already knew where I was going).

So, I was slightly jogging through campus – but at least I knew where I was going.

In the middle of campus, I rounded the corner to head to my locker… and I missed the sidewalk by a step… and my foot hit a mud puddle… and I SLID.  And then I kept sliding… until I was no longer sliding.

I was now SITTING… in a mud puddle… in the middle of campus… on the first day of my freshman year of high school… in a skirt.

Thankfully I had a change of clothes with me.  But that meant that I wore my P.E. clothes the entire first day of school.

But at least I knew where I was going.


7 thoughts on “First day of High School = Most Embarrassing Moment #2

  1. Oh, I thought this was going to be the story about your 1st day at the bus stop, behind our house on Mulberry. Let me set this up … you were somewhat reticent about going to the public high school (because you had gone to Christian schools in your earlier years), as you mentioned, when you walked up to the bus stop there was another student there also waiting, you noticed her bumper sticker on her notebook that said ‘I love Jesus!’ you thought, ‘all right, another Christian’ – you broached the subject and said something like, ‘ … so you’re a Christian too?’ She looked puzzled as she said, ‘No, Jesus is my boyfriend!’.

    I remember that story quite often at this time of year as kids go back to school … love you Lor!


  2. I think we all share this in common – embarrassing moments. My most embarrassing moment was not at high school though! Was 7 months pregnant with my first daughter and on my way to work at a mall in San Fernando Valley. As I was parking the car I sneezed. I guess I had to pee and didn’t know it. As I sneezed she stepped on my bladder and I couldn’t stop myself. Gotta laugh about it now.


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