Monday, September 17, 2012

My First Love

I mentioned in one of my posts last week that I would try to find time to write over the weekend while Red was here. We hadn't seen each other in over 6 weeks, but I have committed to posting five times per week. We had a great weekend and she left yesterday, but the weekend posts just didn't happen. We each mentioned sitting down to blog, but we never got it done. I do not feel guilty about this, but thought I would point it out.

It was an easygoing weekend. We didn't do much. We watched a few movies and went out to eat a few times. We accomplished exactly what we meant to and that was simply getting to spend some time together. One of the things we did was driving around to the places I grew up. Since I live close to my childhood home, I was able to show it to her. I showed her my elementary and high school and the sites where many of the adventures from this blog took place.

While driving through the old neighborhood, we passed the home of my first girlfriend. Since I was trying to give her a look into my past, I felt obliged to tell her the story.

I hadn't discovered redheads yet,
but isn't she cute.
Christa's father was friends with my father and our families spent a considerable amount of time together. Before we had even entered kindergarten, Christa and I spent more time with each other than other kids our age. Our parents joked that we were boyfriend and girlfriend. Despite not knowing what that meant, it had been said enough times that we began to identify ourselves by those labels. We even went on a date to see Star Wars at the local drive-in.

I was a year older than Christa, so I started school first. Because of life changes, our parents didn't hang out as much and being in different grades we didn't see each other very often at school. Time passed and we forgot about each other.

Several years later, I was in the 8th grade and my mother calls me to the phone.

ME: Who is it?
MOM: It's Christa.
ME: Who?

Once Mom told me who Christa was, I wondered why she was calling me. I hadn't actually talked to her in years. Plus, I was now an awkward pre-teen that had no idea how to talk to girls. I reluctantly took the phone.

ME: (quietly) Hello?
CHRISTA: Brett, I have some bad news. Please don't be mad at me.
ME: Mad about what?
CHRISTA: Well, Bobby asked me out.
ME: (confused) OK. What did you say?
CHRISTA: I said I had to talk to you first.....Can we break up?

I agreed to the break up and hung up the phone. Apparently, while I was under the impression that we had just grown apart and I hadn't even thought about her in several years, she still considered us to be a couple. I wonder if she was feeling neglected.

I have gotten a variety of responses from people when I have recalled this story, but I always look at it the same way. This part of my history should be proof to Red that I am a very low maintenance boyfriend.

22 comments:

  1. OMG. Sometimes I've wondered, when women talk about their boyfriends... does he know he's your boyfriend?

    well I guess you saved a lot of money on birthday and anniversary presents?

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    1. I guess I did. She was also very easy to get along with .

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  2. That must have been a confusing and awkward phone call. xD

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    1. Yes it was. It took me a while to even understand what she was asking me. Once it clicked with me what was going on, I felt bad for her.

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  3. That little girl sure knew a lot about loyalty. She had no intention of cheating on you.

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    1. Very true. I guess I should have thanked her.

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  4. Lets hope she takes it as low maintenance and not highly unobservant ;P

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  5. That is funny ... I remember being ten years old and being completely obstinate about my little boyfriend "dating" another girl because he hadn't officially broken up with me ... I made him say it ... if he didn't officially say "I break up with you" ... I just considered him a cheater instead of an ex lol ...

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    1. You made him learn that lesson early. Hopefully, he remembered.

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  6. That is so funny...and I have to admire her for calling first. That's manners right there.

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  7. Ah, young love. My son currently has a "girlfriend." They know that they are each other's sig others, and we try to plan playdates since they aren't in the same class this year and she lives down the street. I wonder when the big "breaking up" moment will come. I will have to teach him to be kind and considerate of her feelings. Or maybe just ignore her for a few years until she finds someone else. Whatever works.

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    1. The ignoring thing worked for me. Although, I don't recommend it for everyone.

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  8. So u have showed us a Before Pic in the blog. R U going to show us a Current Pic of you two?

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    1. I haven't seen her since before high school graduation. They moved to Odin before she hit high school. So, I don't have one. I ran into her little sister a few years ago, but haven't seen her.

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  9. Very cute. Did Red get all "stay away from my man biiaatch!"?

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    1. Red is not really the jealous type, but since I haven't seen this girl in about 25 years, I don't think she felt threatened.

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  10. Bwahahahahahahaha. I love this. What a hoot.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  11. cute story! Thanks for sharing it! Have a great day!

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