Joe was my brother’s best friend and for some reason the boy I had a crush on for most of my childhood. He had recently walked in on me peeing. Needless to say he ruined the experience, but now he has a special place in my heart every time I pee. Since peeing is mandatory activity, I cannot go a day without thinking about him.
I really did not want to be there. I even went upstairs and sat with the adults. The angel that is Sara LeDuc found me. She didn’t like that I wasn’t having fun. Her pity led her to sacrifice her evening to play board games with me. As we played, I hoped upon hope that someone would walk in on Joe peeing.
That evening, I realized I was not like the others. How could loud music, tight spaces, and lots of people be fun? Why could I not thrive in that environment? Did I hate people? Sadly, loud music, tight spaces, and lots of people were and still are people’s recipe for fun.
There you have it, my ghoulish good times as an awkward Halloweener! Those times are over but the memories of those nights live on in my nervous heart and red cheeks. When will I ever get to be like the other kids?