Hello again, no one. It’s surely a great day today, isn’t it? You know how I talked about how I needed a refreshment and that school start was a good time to start over? I kinda haven’t been in the mood for anything the past weeks, you know? The times when all you can feel about things is “meh”. (It’s what the main character represents in the Emoji Movie, and even if the film sucks it really is a relatable feeling.) But today everything just turned over. I had some great success in school that I got weirdly proud about, and it made me super productive. Maybe I just got an overdose on soda cause I drank a whole bottle myself this afternoon, but at least the combination led to me actually have a really rare moment of happiness in myself and my own body. It’s already disappearing unfortunately, because of a thing tomorrow that really stresses me out, but I didn’t expect it to last forever. It was a nice couple of hours anyways.
Another thing that happened today was not really as positive. It was more life changing and nervous, you know?
So, me and my best friend (who I’m gonna call B) was at my house watching scary movies and eating the smudge from chocolate cake that we didn’t manage to bake. It was a great afternoon. And then my mom called.
Yeah, she sounded sort of stressed on the phone, but also really firm, like she was about to tell me some important news.
“Hey, baby girl. I saw you called today at school. Where you feeling okay? Anyways, my mom and dad are coming over in a minute with their friends from (a country), because they’re are borrowing or beach house for a couple of nights. I mentioned that to you, right? They will just get the keys and then leave. Will you make sure the house is clean before they come?”
No. It wasn’t the fact that she asked me to clean up that was life changing. I’m not THAT lazy.
But the fact was that no, she hadn’t told me. And my grandparents live on the other side of the country, like at least seven hours from our house. We see them twice a year if we’re lucky. They DO NOT just “drop by”. They can’t come to our home when it’s all messed up! I can’t show them this, no way.
That was the nervous part. The life changing part happened the same time I opened the door, after pushing everything into wardrobes and brush my toilet brush looking hair.
No, they were both fine. No one had gone sick or coloured they hair blue or anything. (I don’t know why I keep assuming that you are guessing things throughout the story. Sorry, I’m gonna stop right now.)
But they were there. Their friends that I hadn’t seen the last eight years at least was there. And B, my best friend, was there.
You know how you are not always the same person? You are one person when you are in class, a whole other with your friends, another at home and an even different one when your just alone. And that is without counting in time. I mean, I can get the weirdest after like the middle of the night, and hate everyone and everything, even the toast maker, in the morning if I have to get up early.
But with your grandparents I think you are the person that to the most is different from the others. They’re loving you unbelievably much, they’re usually spoiling you and never gets angry in general. But that also has the dark side that they don’t think you can do anything wrong. They are expecting some big shit from you that you don’t know if you can handle, and they are basically living for you to be happy and successful.
Or is that just mine that think I’m gonna win the Noble prize?
Anyways, the person they expect you to be and the person your friend expects you to be can’t really get combined. Not to mention the fact that they didn’t just both met me in the same time, they also met each other. And that can’t get described as something different than life changing.
I see my friend nearly every day. We have made lot of crazy things, have laughed til it’s hard to breathe. We have been with each other during failed tests and break-ups. We know each other very well, so to say.
Does that sound like the grandma and grandpa I just described? Are they even supposed to be in the same universe?
The answer is no. Just no.
I told you. Life changing. I’m not being dramatic at all.
Bye for today.