the attention

You’ve always hated the attention. They’re here again. Your mom tells you to be polite and greet them. They’re distant family, family friends. This is one of those times when the distinction doesn’t really matter. One in particular thinks it’s really funny that you don’t like hugs much and makes sure to give you a big bear hug and a heavy slap on the back. You shrink back as soon as you are able to. Two hours later they’re staring at you again. What now? Oh, this time it’s because ‘You’re so quiet!’ Of course you are, you have nothing … Continue reading the attention