My name is Jackie Runks. I am 14, popular and every guy’s image of perfection. I wear a size 3; I have long blonde hair, big blue eyes, perfectly straight teeth and clear, creamy skin. Oh and I forgot to mention that I am really, really short, even though I like to think of it as lacking height.
But one day everything about me started to change, and I don’t know why. After school one day (I am in grade 9) me and my friends went bowling. We had a blast! They were going out for ice-cream after, but I decided not to stay because I had to be home for dinner, and I get into huge trouble when I’m late for anything. Once I was about 4 blocks from home I noticed I had to go to the bathroom, I could have stopped at the burger king across the street but I couldn’t be late so I started to run. All of a sudden I looked down and saw that I had started to wet my self! I was so embarrassed, I knew people around here and there was no way to hide it, I had tight light blue jeans on and they were completely soaked! I wish I would have brought a sweater or jacket! With nothing else to do I just kept running, getting a few funny stares from strangers but that’s ok.
I was at my front door and didn’t know what to do. I could go in there and face my mom that was in the kitchen, or wait out here and let my dad catch me when he pulls up in the drive way. I decided to take my chances. I slowly opened the big door, and man was it loud when it creaked! I slipped in, shut it and took my shoes off, then ran to the stairs and slowly crept up them (they creak a lot) “Jackie, is that you”… uh-oh! What if she sees me, I have to get to my room quick! “Uh yeah mom it’s me I’m just, uh, going to my room” phew, there problem solved. “You can’t get in it sweetie, remember I was babysitting Alex today and I locked your door so couldn’t get in, your key is on the kitchen table.” Damn it, now what am I going to do, my mom is going to think that I’m a freak! Well, I can get away with it, I am an only child so my mom doesn’t know what happens to teens, maybe she will think that this is normal, I think that I’m going to try the ‘cry and hug’ attempt.
I went downstairs and went into the kitchen.
“Honey, why are you crying?”
“Mommy I’m sorry!”
“Why baby, what’s wron… oh sweetie come here! It’s ok”
“Mom I didn’t mean to!”
“I know you didn’t honey, it’s alright, it’s just an accident, come on go upstairs and get in for a quick shower, and I’ll get you new clothes.”
“Okay, thanks mom”
That worked perfectly, I guess I’m really lucky to have such an understanding mom, I wonder what other kid’s moms would do. Its not like it is a big deal anyways, its just one time, well, at least I hoped it was.
Luckily my mom didn’t mention the incident to my dad, that would be kind of embarrassing. We went along the night as normal, I had dinner, did my homework, talked to some of my friends, and instead of having a shower (since I already had one) I watched a movie with my mom. For some reason, I felt a lot more comfortable around her since she helped me with my accident. And sure enough when the movie was over and I got into bed my mom came into my room.
“Jackie, do you know why you had an accident today?”
“Um, I don’t know mom, I was just coming home and I had to go so I started to run home and it just came out”
“Ok, maybe tomorrow on your way home you should make sure you go to the bathroom”
“Don’t worry, it was just a one time thing, it won’t happen again”
“We will see, well goodnight honey and see you in the morning”
“Night mom, I love you, and thank you”
“Love you too”
Great! Now my mom thinks that I’m a freak who is going to wet myself every time I come home from school. Well, I don’t care right now I’m too tired to think.
Oh no, not again! I woke up around 6 a.m. and my whole bed was soaked! What’s going on? Now what do I do? I can’t clean this by myself. Well my mom should be coming in about 45 minutes to wake me up anyways, so when I hear her downstairs getting her coffee I will just call her, simple. Perfect timing, she just waked up to go to the bathroom. flush ok she’s out now!
“Oh you’re up early, what’s the occasion?”
“Mommy, I had another accident”
“Another one sweetie? I think that were going to have to take you to the doctors, something is wrong.”
“I don’t want to go to school, what if I have an accident in class? Ill get made fun of so bad!”
“Well, I’ll call Dr. Ryder and see if she can see you today, and then I’ll call the school and get your homework, you not going to stay home and do nothing you know!”
“Ok mom, thank you a lot, I’m really glad that you care about me”
Oh great, this is where she gets teary, I shouldn’t have said that!!
“Awwwww, anytime Jackie, mommy loves you so much! Ok, take your sheets off your bed and then put your wet pajamas in there and go take a shower ok?”
When we got to the doctor’s there was no one there and we went straight in.
“Ok Jackie, what seems to be the problem” Dr. Ryder asked me
“Well, she had an accident on the way home yesterday and wet her bed last night” mom replied for me
“Ok, no problem it’s probably just a phase, but we will take some tests anyways”
So we spent about 3 hours at the doctors, and finally she came back with the test results…