Last week, my mom found a bunch of pictures and emailed some of them to me. Most were of nothing in particular, just my brother and I playing at different stages in our lives.
As I scanned through the massive file she sent, this one stood out to me. Why, you ask? Well, for no obvious reason, other than the 10 minute flashback that made my stomach turn, and face turn fuchsia.
Instantly, I was 6 years old again trick-or-treating with my cousins down the street that they lived on. Their street was on a hill and we were walking down the hill to get to the houses that gave out the BIG candy bars. Now, what may not be completely obvious at first glimpse of this photo, is that my pants were stuffed with QUEEN SIZED SHEETS, and other miscellaneous items of clothing; anything my mom could fit in there (it was a VERY last minute costume). As I tried to keep up with my cousins and their friends going down the hill, my 2ton pants crashed down around my ankles, not only making me waddle even worse, but also forcing me to lose my balance. The worst part of the whole experience was the fact that once my pants dropped, I couldn't reach to pull them back up! So there I was, in the middle of the sidewalk amongst 50,000 kids with Rainbow Bright grinning at the passerby's... from my underwear.
Most 6-year-old's would probably have just laughed and got their pants back up while yelling to the rest of the crowd, "Did you see that?!", but NOT ME! I was the type of child that waited by the dryer when my mom did laundry so that I could rescue my skivvy's before they could see the light of day, or worse... my mom could see them!!! THE TERROR!!! Actually, I'm pretty amazed I didn't pass out from the overwhelming panic and humiliation that instantly grasped me when gravity decided to pants me. Hmmm, now that I think of it, perhaps this was a turning point for me...
So there you have it. One of my most embarrassing moments EVER! And I say that as a 27-year-old woman. I know, I'm pathetic.
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