Are you guys out of school for the summer yet? Not me! My school is ALWAYS the last one on the whole planet to shut down for summer vacation.
They tried to make us feel less bummed out by planning this big end-of-the-school-year dance for next weekend.
I know what you might be thinking: Did Brandon ask me? Did I ask HIM? What am I going to wear to the dance? Why am I taking FOREVER to get to the point??
Just building a little suspense. 🙂
In answer to your questions: No, no, nothing, and sorry!
Well, not NOTHING. I WILL be wearing clothes on that day. I just won’t be wearing anything to the dance…because I’m not going!
Instead, I’m going to see “Maleficent” with Chloe and Zoey, and I can’t wait!
OK, so MAYBE I was secretly hoping Brandon would ask me to go.
I thought he was going to ask in biology yesterday when he passed me a folded note with “Next Saturday” written on the outside.
Since he asked me to the winter dance with Hangman, I thought maybe he decided to do it in writing again, since it’s much easier than saying the words out loud.
But when I opened the note, I saw that he wrote:
“My grandparents are going to this senior dance at the community center this Saturday. Since they’re on the planning committee, they hired me to be the photographer. Cool, huh?”
Okay, I admit that I felt pretty bummed at first, and I just MAY have pulled out my inner pity-party violin and silently cried myself a river. I mean, what’s a dance without your crush?
But I wanted to write something cute and supportive back, so I wrote:
“Very cool! Maybe if you do a good job they’ll hire you for all the senior events. I see a knit-a-thon and a lot of bingo nights in your future!”
He chuckled when he read it, and I realized that what I wrote was true…it was kind of cool that he got this paid gig, and it could lead to other ones.
I mean, I REALLY care about Brandon, so I want what’s best for him, not just a super fun night of fruit punch and awkward slow dancing!
At the end of the day, right as I was about to close my locker door, Brandon walked by and said, “Hi Nikki. You know, if I was planning to go the dance this weekend, I would have… I mean, I would definitely have wanted to…”
Then he looked at his feet and then up at me, before saying, “…dance.”
We BOTH knew that was a total lie! Brandon’s good at a TON of things, but he’s definitely not the first one to jump on the dance floor and start doing the Cupid Shuffle!
So we both looked at each other and started laughing. Then he said, “I meant to say that…I would have asked you.”
I was thinking “Squeeeee!!!” so loudly that I was afraid he might hear it!
My face was as red as a stop sign, and I’m pretty sure my brain thought it WAS one, because it totally stopped working! I just stood there, smiling at him like a total dork!
Eventually, he said, “Well, see you tomorrow!” and walked away.
I’m SO psyched that he would have asked me!
I know what you might be thinking…I shouldn’t bail on a fun school dance JUST because my crush isn’t going.
I WAS going to go without him, until Chloe said something totally wise:
“Isn’t it bad enough we’re still in school? Do we really want to spend any more time here than we have to??”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! Chloe is ALL ABOUT romance and she LIVES for dances. That’s like Harry Styles saying, “Let’s skip the Grammys! We don’t need music to have a good time! Let’s stay home and teach our cat tricks instead!”
But I couldn’t argue with her logic. So that’s why we’re not going…because Friday is the last day of school, and then we’re free!
I CAN’T WAIT for the weekend! 🙂