Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Now she won't stop."

I was a little weirdo when I was a kid. Now I'm a big weirdo, but I've sort of come to terms with my weirdo-hood. Sort of. (I still have moments where I wonder if I'm the hugest weirdo ever and no one is telling me and I don't know it. Everyone does that, right? Right?!)

I didn't really talk all that much and was nervous about everything all the time. I was always afraid of doing something wrong socially or academically. One time my mom's car doors froze shut and my homework was in there and I FREAKED OUT! I could not go to school! Oh no way. My mom called and explained things and all was fine. Whew. That was a close one.

The quote in the header is from when I was shamed about my inability to stop laughing. I didn't even know it was a problem! Just one more thing for weirdo little me to worry about.

The teacher put a box up front for us to put our homework into. (It's weird I can't remember the dates of anything, but I can remember things like this like it was yesterday. I can see myself sitting there. All of it. 2nd grade shame is still taking up brain space!) She was going around the room for some reason and taking a tally of who turned in their homework. "Kasey?" "It's in there." Then she said something in response that I found endlessly hilarious. "Prego. It's in there." I couldn't help but start laughing. Right there in class. Then I heard an annoyed voice say, "Oh great. Now she won't stop." Oh gosh. This is something I was KNOWN for? The horror! I was very mindful of laugh length after that. Try to keep it under control.

I've gotten over all of that now though. The world can just wait for me to stop.

7 comments:

Becky Jo said...

Isn't it nice how now that we're adults, we can be as weird as we want to be and not worry about it anymore? Be one with the weirdness! :)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

gosh, you sound totally normal to me, maybe it is THEM!

Fran said...

You're not a weirdo! All of that makes you great.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Kasey you really are not a weirdo, you are just a talented, creative thinker who ponders the same things we all do.
George and I are always classified as "real weirdos", but look who is classifying us! lol lol lol :)
As you know with my Bohemian ways, I truly have met some certified weirdos, and I mean WEIRDOS to the point your hairs on the back of your neck stand up!
We are fun loving weirdos (the best kind)...YOUR AWESOME! Hope your wedding is the best, and wish you and Scott total joy and happiness forever! :)

k.a. barnes said...

That totally would've set me off too.

Heather said...

Ha! I used to have a laughing problem when I was younger too!

George and Maureen Johnson said...

I adore weird...the good weirder the better! hahha! :)

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