Wednesday, April 15, 2009

That thing that happened on the playground....you know, that THING!?


Mama Kat is prompting again..and this week I wasn't strong enough to say No. So I chose the prompt, Tell us about that time at the playground when that thing happened. Ha! I knew exactly what I was gonna write about.


This day will live forever in my mind. It's the day of...of...well, read for yourself.

A long, long time ago in the far off kingdom of Smalltownkansasville, there was a young lady named Shawn. (Yeah, she has a boy's name, gonna make sumpin of it?)


Anyhoo, she gathered with her friends on the grounds of the old schoolhouse. It was a favorite gathering spot for them all.

In particular, one of her favorite friends was this boy. A boy her age. A boy in her grade. A boy that was cute and sweet and made her heart go pitter-pat whenever he looked her way.


They sat together on the grassy lawn under the canopies of giant old oak trees. The other friends began to gather around as they noticed the pre-teen flirting going on. The innocent young love must have been casting out ever-expanding pheromone circles because before long everyone had gathered around the young pair.

It all started with a few looks, a few grins, a playful shove here and there among the onlookers. It quickly escalated to "Just kiss her already!" Their statements burned in the ears of young Shawn and she thought to herself, "Will he? Will I?"

They glanced at each other and at the same moment leaned in quickly for the first 'real' kiss of their young lives.

Unfortunately, they both leaned in just a little too quickly and while their lips did meet, their momentum kept them going so their teeth also bonked together hard enough that each had a bit of a fat lip afterwards.

So there it is. The story of my first kiss. On a playground. Ending in a fat lip.
He DID take me to the movies later and we worked on the whole kissing thing and got much better at it...but that first kiss? It will be with me forever.




P.S. I'm such a traffic ho, I'm totally adding this to The Mom Jen's Thousand Word Thursday.

Cheaper Than Therapy

31 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

Funny.

The pre-teen 'pressure to kiss' is funny too, that happened at my first kiss in primary school. Actually, older kids were egging us on too.

Um, that sound's a bit weird really!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Love the picture! LOL!

Ahh, the first kiss. You never forget it do you?
Stopping by from MamaKats.

4 Lettre Words said...

Ahhh...too cute! And, it definitely brings back memories.

Happy ATWT to you!

Mental P Mama said...

Angelina! Seriously, cute story;)

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You had your first kiss in front of a crowd of onlookers? Sista, you do got some "ho" in you. I likey. ;)

Jenners said...

Ahhhhh...the sweet memories of a first kiss and concussion...

Andrea Frederick said...

Funny stuff I say....very cute!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Funny! Love those memories.

I am Harriet said...

Is that Lisa Renna?

Cute post.

Shawn said...

blueviolet: yep, in front of everyone that mattered in my little town. you don't EVEN want to double-dawg dare me to do something!

Bwahahaha!

Kristin said...

I think first kisses were created to be slightly awkward -- but that's OK because the practicing is the best part! ;-)

Raise Them Up said...

Lol! Great story! Funny picture! I am SO impressed with your courage! :)

Blessings

Tanielle said...

Sooo funny! Thanks for sharing! My first kiss....yuck, not nearly so exciting!

Have a great day!

Tanielle

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Wow.. a kiss and lips that looked like Angelina Jolie's, whatta deal!! LOL....

Momo-Mama said...

Just ran across your blog on Cheaper than Therapy and I must say...I enjoyed it!

tara said...

That's a great story! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

now that is a great first kiss story!

Sarah said...

That's a great story, but ouch!

otin said...

At the bottom where it said you are a traffic ho, I read "traffic as "terrific" I had to read it twice, I thought surely she didn't say "I'm a terrific ho" LMAO!

sista #2 said...

What a sweet story.

How long before he felt you up?



What?????


peace
#2

Shawn said...

otin: I like it though...I think I'm going to be a taraffic ho from now on!

Shawn said...

Sista #2: Ahem, that's a WHOLE different post if ya know what I'm sayin'... hehe

Musings of the Mrs. said...

First kisses on the playground are the best and worst of all time. Just stoppin by from Mamakat's.

Anonymous said...

Sistah number 2 has alot of gall to ask a Lady that. I want to know who you were kissing? Big K

Anonymous said...

Ummm, THIS is the original Sister #2 and I don't know who those people are up there... I know you weren't felt up in jr. high. LOL --Kelly

Angela said...

I know it was probably both embarrassing and painful at the time but makes a hilarious blog post now especially with the "fat lip" pic!! My son's kindergarten teacher's name is Shawn and that was the first time I heard of a woman with that name. Come join in Friday High Five!

parentingBYdummies said...

Don't feel bad, I consider myself a comment whore, and proud of it. So, don;t hate me for saying this, actually it's a comment, but I used to live in Kansas and I swear I thought all the cool people pulled away in my car. Guess I was wrong:).

sista #2 said...

There is only ONE original #2.

MOI

peace
#2

Dan said...

Like the lips - you were a real modern fashion forerunner! {*grin*}

Melissa said...

I just can't help but laugh at this story. What a way to have your first kiss!

The Mom Jen said...

Those lips are so Angelina/Octo mom!