My First Sleep Over

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You never forget firsts. My first time riding a bike, my first time putting my head underwater (my dad bought me ribs and curly q french fries for that), my first kiss, and- last but not least- my first sleep over.

I was 11 years old and it was around Halloween, the skies darkened early and the air was cold. My friend- we will call him Justin- invited me to sleep over at his house to watch movies, WCW wrestling, play video games, and eat fistfuls of candy. All the makings of wonderful evening, but there was one little problem. I had failed to mention to my friend that I had just started sleeping in my own bed earlier that year. That was strike one. From there, the problems snowballed. Back then I was a “fraidy cat” and when Justin suggested we watch The Gremlins I calmly shrugged, “Sure, sounds cool”. Strike two. And just to top things off, Justin told me that we would be sleeping in his unfinished basement because we could set up a tent down there. Strike three.

The fact that I didn’t wet myself during The Gremlins was nothing short of a miracle. But when the TV went off and the basement turned pitch black- I knew I was in trouble. I laid wide awake in my sleeping bag for a whole 30 minutes before I knew I needed to act. Justin was fast asleep, so I decided to make my move upstairs. I traversed the stairs in dizzying speed and immediately phoned home, “Mom, you’ve got to pick me up, I’m so scared. I think I’m hearing things in the basement… just please come and get me. PLEEEEASE.”

Luckily, Justin lived just a few doors down from me, a distance that was easily walkable. I’m assuming it wasn’t much past 10pm, and we lived in a safe and quiet suburb. But still, my mom made that ten second drive to Justin’s house and picked me up in her pajamas. Justin didn’t even know I was gone until the next morning. When he asked me what had happened in school the next day I told him I got violently ill in the night and had to go home- mostly to save my reputation.

It took me a whole year before I attempted another sleep over, and when my friend asked what movie I wanted to watch I quickly shouted, ”Dumb and Dumber!”

Zachary Tomasik About Zachary Tomasik

Zachary Tomasik is 5'11", ruggedly good looking, has a charming wit, lives with his parents, and was single for a long long time. Now I've got a really great girlfriend that probably is too good for me, but she hasn't figured that out yet. I like running, reading about running, science, and eating. Healthy food of course being that I'm really fit. Duh. I could mention that I'm a tad insecure but that has probably been well highlighted by the majority of my bio. Carry on.

Zachary Tomasik About Zachary Tomasik

Zachary Tomasik is 5'11", ruggedly good looking, has a charming wit, lives with his parents, and was single for a long long time. Now I've got a really great girlfriend that probably is too good for me, but she hasn't figured that out yet. I like running, reading about running, science, and eating. Healthy food of course being that I'm really fit. Duh. I could mention that I'm a tad insecure but that has probably been well highlighted by the majority of my bio. Carry on.

  • Big Joe Joe

    We never know how that TV shut off on its owb

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