An Embarrassing Moment??

I saw T walk into the cafeteria late because he needed to go to the bathroom before Assembly. He made his way around the kindergarten students when I noticed the front of his pants was wet.

OH NO! I thought.

I tiptoed around the back row and kneeled down next to T.

“Hey, T, did you have an accident?” I whispered.

“No,” he said, “My pants just got wet with water.”

“Ok.” I said.

I walked back around to my chair.

After about a minute my thoughts returned to T. Oh no! He was getting our class’ Citizenship Award today. He would have to stand in front of everyone! Would everyone notice his wet pants? Would he be too embarrassed to walk to the front of the cafeteria? Am I about to create a traumatic experience that will haunt him forever??????

I tiptoed back over to T, faster this time.

“Hey, T, do you want to go get another pair of pants?” I asked.

“Nah, I’m fine.”

“You sure?”

“Yep.”

I took a deep breath. Ok, here we go….

When T was called up for his award, he shyly walked to the front. I held my breath. He stood proudly while he was honored for his award. While you could see his wet pants, no one seemed to pay any attention to it. Maybe no one noticed. Maybe he didn’t care. Thank god!

9 thoughts on “An Embarrassing Moment??

  1. I would have thought the same thing you did! What a confident young fellow T is. “Nah. I’m fine.” Glad the audience didn’t seem to notice anything amiss.

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  2. Oh, I could feel my stress level rising as I read this. I’m so glad it all worked out. You did a great job using dialogue effectively and building tension with your internal thoughts. Got to say, I don’t miss weekly K-2 assemblies! lol

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  3. Kids are so funny! Some kids don’t care or realize little appearance things, like wet pants, and then some would just be devastated. It’s always a fine line for us teachers!

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