“No. I’m not.” running as fast as I could from my friend.
“Yes. You are!”
“You can’t catch me. Can you?”
I stopped. I put my hands on my hips and stuck out my tongue.
Carrie looked at me with her piercing eyes and oh those buck teeth and proclaimed, “do you want to know how many boyfriends you are gonna have?”
Incredibly ‘her tomboy’ friend gladly said, “sure!”
While sitting down in a field of beautifully comfortable grass, Carrie explains to me how I was going to find out the truth of my long line of boyfriends.
It did not occur to me in that moment that maybe I could be a tomboy while looking at my knee bandaged all up.
“Do this and the more they crack the more boyfriends you are gonna have.” I watched in complete awe as Carrie popped every finger on her two hands!
“Go ahead and do it.” Carrie said with great anticipation.
So I began to push, pull, and tug my fingers like Carrie was doing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And than I heard it! “CRACK!” and then I heard only one more pop!
“That’s it for you Alesia. You ain’t gonna have many.” I stared at my friend and did not say a word.
“Hey let’s go play some tether ball.” She said.
We both got up and ran like crazy to the playing field. I beat Carrie in that too!
I probably never beat her in boyfriends though. The two cracks were enough for me.