I Was Ashamed Of What Happened At The Sleepover Party
- Published: 25 June 2019
- By Ari | Subscribe: bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Comment, like, share this story.
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When Ari was ten years old, she was diagnosed with IBS - a chronic illness that affects the large intestine and can cause some pretty awful symptoms. IBS impacted Ari's daily life.
One day, Ari was invited to her friend Claire's sleepover party and immediately faced mixed emotions. Even though she was so excited to be invited and have a chance to meet new people, Ari was also very nervous about the invitation. No one knew about her illness - or the fact that she had to still wear diapers for her condition. Whenever she had to use the bathroom, she always kept it very private. However, Ari found the strength to ignore her fears, and she accepted Claire's invitation.
The night of the sleepover, Ari couldn't wait to head over to Claire's house. She packed her overnight bag, and Claire's mom picked her up. When she arrived at the party, all of the girls were incredibly nice and friendly. They introduced themselves and made Ari feel super comfortable. They had so much fun playing board games and truth or dare, and they even told scary stories.
Suddenly, Ari remembered that she had forgotten to pack something very important - her diapers. But since she was having such a great time, she tried her best to ignore the issue.
The girls all decided to watch a movie. Everything continued to go smoothly until Ari felt a cramp in her stomach. She excused herself and went to the bathroom, but when she realized someone was already using the bathroom, she started to freak out. She started to panic and, before she could do anything about it, she had an accident in her pants. The girls surrounded her and were so confused and grossed out. Claire's mom had to lend her some old clothes and drive her home.
Ari was ashamed of what happened at the sleepover party, and she was so afraid to go back to school and face the girls - what would they say about her at recess? Eventually, her mom made her go to school and, to her surprise, the girls were much more understanding than she thought they would be. Although she was still embarrassed, she was relieved that she was still accepted by the group.
Looking back, Ari knows that the incident was not her fault. Although it's something she certainly will not forget about, it feels good to know that she has supportive friends who won't turn their backs on her in an embarrassing moment.
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