I have no idea why I started thinking about this a few days ago but I’ll start thinking about it during some random moments and laugh out loud. When I was younger and living in Footloose, USA, my grammar school would have a Christmas Pagent for each grade from K-6. It was quite an event in my small town and we would have it in a big auditorium.
My grandfather’s wife would always make me the best costumes and when I was in kindergarten or 1st grade, I had to dress up as an elf. Yeah, there’s not enough humiliation when you’re a kid but hey, let’s make you dress up as an elf as well! Woo hoo!
There were some bells that were sewn onto my shoes and before we went on stage I kept on making sure I wasn’t going to have any ball issues.
My class went to sing a few Christmas songs and I was with a group of elves towards the front of the stage. Not long after we were on the stage, one of the bells came off of my elf shoes and started rolling to the front of the stage. Despite the music and singing, I could hear it go ding, ding, ding…..
I bet most people in the audience didn’t even notice but for me it was really embarrassing. Then another bell came off of my elf shoe and again, ding…ding…ding….clink! I watched that ringing bell roll completely off the stage.
Not only was I mortified, it was all I could do to not crack up. One ringing bell after another kept detaching from my shoes and by this time the section of the elves I was with saw what was happening and a few of us tried not to laugh.
I’m sure my face was bright red since I blush so easily and I was just dying to get off of that stage. Since then, every time I see an elf, I think of my balls rolling off the stage at my school’s Christmas Pagent.
I couldn’t find any of the elf photos but I found one from the next xmas pagent. I find it ironic that I was an angel. bwahaha!
This photo below doesn’t have anything to do with anything but I couldn’t get over just how awful the carpet is. Whoever thought this carpet design was a good choice must have been on a coke bender. This was taken on xmas morning when I was 8 and almost everything I wanted had to do with E.T.
What was an embarrassing moment you had when you were a kid that still makes you cringe?
**Make sure to check out my post over at What The Flicka?