OK. I'll just come out and say it.
I used to pee my pants. Regularly. In high school. And college.
Unfortunately, there was no medical diagnosis for my condition. If there was it would have been something like Involuntary Urine Expulsion secondary to Uncontrollable Laughter and Body Convulsions.
It's not like I grew up peeing my pants, though there was that one time in first grade when I transferred to a new school and had some strange phobia of the unfamiliar bathrooms. No, it started in high school. When responsibilities were few and immaturity was at an all time high. Life was just so darn funny that I couldn't control my bladder.
It happened the time my best friend and I were making prank calls to that boy we met at the roller rink on Christian music night.
It happened that time I fell down a hill into a river and had to borrow my friend's dad's underwear from his golf bag in the trunk.
It happened that time I played Chinese fire drill next to that car of totally hot guys and I laughed so hard I had to sit down in the middle of the road rocking back and forth in an attempt to prevent the inevitable.
It happened that one night we went jogging through the park scantily clad and I ripped my shorts climbing that fence.
It happened that one time at my parent's dining room table when my bladder was like....REALLY full.
It happened multiple times in that racquetball court with my friend Pudgy Piggy. For some reason she always got nervous when things started getting really fun.
So the interesting thing is, I grew out of my embarrassing pee problem just after my first year away at college. I guess the added responsibility of a rigorous occupational therapy program, a serious boyfriend, supporting myself in another state.......and then eventually marriage and kids......these things remedied my inclination to laugh so wholeheartily or wholebodily that I lost all control.
I love my life and believe I experience my fair share of hilarity. But now in response to that hilarity, I just smile. Really big. Until my cheeks hurt. And my eyes disappear behind my cheeks.
Oh, uncontrollable laughter, where have you gone?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the friends that stuck by the girl with he embarrassing pee problem. Thanks for the laughs:)
TMI, TMI, I totally get that. I just really liked the title of my post.
4 months ago