Kennedy sat at her usual table in the cafeteria, scooping tasteless food into her mouth. Someone sat near her at the same table, and she looked up to meet familiar eyes.
“Hey, Ken.” He smiled, sliding his platter of food across the table to sit before him.
Suddenly, Kennedy’s mind fogged… she couldn’t remember her best friend’s name. “Uh… hi… um…” She coudln’t explain the butterflies swimming about in her stomach. “Br… uh… Bri…”
“Brian? You okay? It was almost like you forgot my name there for a second.” The boy laughed, and the girl smiled apologetically.
This short story shows you what many girls (and boys) go through… they suddenly get those fluttery feelings in their stomachs. It is called growing up… or, puberty. It is when a girl goes from one day playing around with and goofing off with a boy, to the next day, hardly being able to talk to them.
Every single person goes through this phase in their life, and sometimes it is completely confusing… trust me, I’ve been through it myself.
Ways to handle abruptly realizing that your best friend is kinda “cute” are:
- Try to be normal around the person… I have noticed that a lot of girls (even in myself) tend to become giggly and/or awkward. Just be yourself!
- Don’t spend every minute of your waking hour thinking about this new feeling, but spending your time with more important things in your life.
- Talk with your parents… they know exactly how you feel, because believe it or not, they have gone through the same exact things.
I hope you guys have found help in this, and please comment your thoughts in the comment section;)