When I was just a wee lass I made a number of embarrassing mistakes. But, I did learn from them! So hopefully by sharing this story, you too can learn, and maybe not make the same blunder.
I believe it was coming up on the first day of fourth grade, and my mom had taken my sister Maegan and I school shopping. I was looking at clothes, you know, for my first day outfit, and I found these super duper, amazingly cute, bell-bottom jeans. They even had pink glitter on the back pockets! It was love at first sight! I knew those jeans were just calling my name. They were two sizes too small, but I figured, “Heck, I AM going to make it work!”.
The first day rolled around, and I’m just stoked to put on my outfit, jeans and all. My only thought was, if my jeans end up suffocating me, at least I’ll go down in style!
I can’t remember exactly when, but somewhere throughout the day, I seemed to forget my pants being so incredibly tight! And believe me, if you’ve ever had the feeling of your leg circulation being cut off, you wouldn’t forget that feeling as well. But the day commenced on and everybody seemed to be staring at me. I think it was just because they were “toats jelly” over my fab pants!
After school, my friend and I walked over to her house. We loved to play supermodel, so we were just working it in front of the mirror. I turned around so I could see the cute detailing on the back of my jeans, and that’s when my heart sank to my toes. My jeans had a giant rip in the butt! From the waistband all the way to the crotch! I was mortally embarrassed, to say the least! Turned out everybody had been gawking at my bright pink Strawberry Shortcake underpanties the entire time! I was so embarrassed, I nearly cried!
Long story short, always make sure you get the right size pants! I’d much rather have butt-saggy jeans than jeans with a rip in the booty! If I could go back now, I would slap the silly grin off my face when I first saw the jeans, and just tell my younger self that it won’t be worth it in the end!
Elayna Kiehne is a student at Fillmore Central High School. She is one of eight area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its eighteenth year.