30 Days of Truth: Day 4

Another day, another writing prompt - now that I've forgiven myself for something, it's time to forgive someone else for something they did to me.

I thought rather than writing about something really serious, like forgiving the biggest bully ever in my middle school—for beating the crap out of me in grade 7 because I didn't run fast enough in relay during track and field—I'd talk about something else I'm going to forgive someone for. (And by the way, I ran FAST. She was just evil.)

If you want to play along, you can find out more here: Day 1 (Day 2, Day 3)

Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for.

Dear S,

It's all your fault I had to get braces.

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was at your house, and I had brought over my entire Strawberry Shortcake collection. Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Tart, Orange Blossom and Lemon Meringue. You only had Strawberry Shortcake, but that's okay—I was going to let you play with my dolls.

At some point during the day, I noticed Blueberry Muffin—my favourite, and apparently, your favourite, too—was missing her shoe. This devestated me and I started looking for her shoe everywhere. I was suspicious of you, but you told me you didn't take it.

I went outside to look, just in case. That's when I tripped and fell flat on my face, smashing in my two front teeth. Blood everywhere. Still, I was concerned because my Blueberry Muffin was MISSING A SHOE. (Do you remember how annoying that was?)

I was cleaned up, I went home, and eventually, my teeth grew in crooked and I had to get braces, which I was kind of okay with, because braces were sort of cool and I always wanted them. (Kind of in the same way I always wanted a broken arm—so I could wear a cast and get everyone to sign it. That never happened, though. I guess I didn't climb enough trees.)

Anyway. One years ago, over some wine and good times, you told me a secret:

"Remember when you came over with your entire Strawberry Shortcake collection? And I only had Strawberry Shortcake? Well, I was REALLY jealous of your Blueberry Muffin, you know."


"Yeah. And I want you to know that I took her shoe and threw it across the street to make you mad."

"So that's where her shoe went!"

So, dear friend, I just want you to know that I completely forgive you for keeping that secret from me all these years.

And I forgive you for being the person responsible for making me get braces, even if it cost my parents thousands of dollars that could have otherwise been put in my savings account.

I also forgive you for loving my Blueberry Muffin doll, because she really was cute and she smelled so yummy.

Friends forever,

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Avitable said...

I used to steal my sister's Strawberry Shortcake dolls because they smelled so good.

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Kat said...

You are a good person. Way to forgive. ;)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I have a few of these stories myself! Hilarious!

Laurie Wallin said...

I love this! I just posted on forgiveness this week too. Must be going around :). I'm looking forward to more on your series. Thanks for tackling the important and honest issues!

Nikosmommy said...

Hilarious! I too had all the strawberry shortcake dolls...I carried them in the giant strawberry carrying case.
Good times!
I wouldn`t take the whole braces thing out on your friend though...(my dad`s an oral surgeon, and I`m gonna get all dentist-by-association on you,) but likely you would have needed them anyway, regardless of the fall.
(ok, enough dentist-by-association talk!)
Forgiveness isn`t easy, but it sounds like you`re still friends which is amazing after all these years!
And it`s funny how much detail we can remember from when we were young...including all the dolls names!!!!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

lol...very cute! I am so glad you have forigven :)

ModernMom said...

:) This post made me smile...and grab at my mouth! Eek and ouch.
You are a sweet sweet friend.

What I Did Today said...

Hahaha! Great post! I had a friend like you and I definitely coveted her Strawberry Shortcake collection. Though noe shoe stealing ever happened on my end. :)

Anonymous said...

Little girls can be so evil. I know - I used to be one! Thank goodness we grow up and become mature.... or something.

Muthering Heights said...

That's a very sweet story...no pun intended!

Krystyn said...

How big of you to forgive her..and her to come clean.

And, I think that gives your parents permission to mail her a bill for your braces!

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Oh my, what an experience!! Definitely a great experience in forgiving someone. And so true, they were so cute, and smelled so good!

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CaraBee said...

I had all of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls and I came home from school one day and my dog had eaten them. Because they smelled so good. Not that he would have eaten a strawberry if it was covered in filet mignon, but somehow it was mighty darn tasty in plastic form.