I was painfully shy as a child. I hid behind my parents or my siblings for years. I cried so much, mum stopped sending me to day care. But she had no choice when I started school, she had to learn to ignore the crying. I remember being in class one day, working hard as usual, when 2 girls started pointing and giggling at me. It seems I had wet my pants. I looked down and saw a huge puddle around me on the floorboards (no carpet in those days!) the teacher had to send me home. To add insult to injury, my older brother was asked to escort me safely home. He was so embarrassed that I’ld wet my pants in class that he walked at least 100 metres in front of me. I laugh about it now, but it was horrific at the time, to be too shy that I couldn’t even ask to go to the toilet even though I was obviously busting.
Posted by mom81879, 8th November 2015