Tag - Awkward

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Everyone Is Socially Awkward
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Was It Something I said??

Everyone Is Socially Awkward

Even the most self-assured people feel socially awkward. Nobody is 100% confident, 100% of the time. I’m coming to realize this more and more….we’re ALL socially awkward in some way. It just sticks out on some of us more than others.  I’m going to my thirty year high school reunion this weekend. I was telling everyone that I couldn’t believe I was 25 years out of high school. My friend corrected with me a jarring, “Idiot. It’s 30.” Great. I’m awkward AND old.  It’s going to be fun counting up all the awkward triangle moments. You know, when you end up in a conversation with two random people and it becomes awkward fast and you can’t escape.  Reunions are a funny thing. You WANT TO GO because it’s nostalgic and you’d love to see old friends face-to-face instead of just on Facebook.  But you DON’T WANT TO GO because what will you wear? What will you say? What if it’s awkward? News flash: It WILL be awkward. Not all of it, but parts. But it’s okay! We all feel it. And nobody has died from making an innocent social slip. You just feel like dying in the moment. But it passes. I[…]

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Was It Something I said??

Avery has been attending an amazing program. Only six children are accepted into this class which focuses on intensive speech and communication skills. She loves it. I love it. And I especially enjoy watching the action behind the one-way window. As I observed along with a handful of other parental voyeurs, I struck up a conversation with the mother of one of the boys in the class. We exchanged “diagnoses and prognoses” and the basic list of details. The next class, this same woman was cool and barely seemed to know me. Perhaps she was having an off day. However, the next class she sat beside me and was back to her warm, chatty self. But today, she was stand-offish once again. She didn’t sit next to me and only nodded a brief hello. And to make things even more bizarre, she suddenly referred to herself as the boy’s aunt. What the hell? Was she unstable? What? At the end of the class this afternoon I overheard her mentioning her twin sister. Her TWIN SISTER. Hahahaha! The boy’s mom and his aunt take turns bringing him to the program. Phew, I was starting to think it was something I said…because[…]

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