D.W. Cee

Author of Indelible Love


AGE 10 (After Cabol) – I Hate Neon!

The front door opened and I heard Donovan say hello to my father. Whaaaa? What was he doing in my house? Oh! My! Gosh! I wanted to die‼! My night retainers were on – you know the kind with the metal wrap around the head??? I was in my Cinderella “nightgown” and my hair was a mess in pigtails. And I had my neon green underwear that showed through my WHITE nightgown! Why, oh why, does Mom always have to buy me such bright and colorful underwear? And why, oh why, do I always forget that I’m not supposed to wear bright underwear with something white? I’m going to burn all my underwear next time Mom buys any more of them for me!

     “How was your Christmas, little girl?”
     “Why are you here?” I asked in a snippier way than I wanted to ask. Mom was always scolding me these days about sounding “snippy.”
     “Jake needs to talk to your dad and I’m tagging along.”
     “Are you going to be a doctor like my dad?”
     “No way! I don’t have any interest in being a doctor. I suck at science. What about you, little girl? You going to be a doctor like your dad?”
     “Maybe. I’m good in science and I’m smart, too. I heard my mommy and daddy say I was way smarter than my brother. I don’t think they wanted me to hear that, but I heard it.”
     “I’m sure you are, cutie-pie. You’re definitely cuter than your brother.” He patted my cheek with his hand. I was NOT going to wash my face tonight. I’d even lie to Mom when she asked me later if I’d brushed my teeth and washed my face. “You must have lots of boys chasing after you, or maybe you have a boyfriend?”
     “What??? NO‼! I don’t have a boyfriend…” I shot up from my belly-on-the-floor position and kinda ran around in circles. “I DO NOT HAVE A BOYFRIEND!” I yelled.
     Donovan laughed and laughed at me.
     “What in heaven’s name are you doing?” Daddy asked as he walked in the family room with Jake and Doug.
     “Nothing, Daddy.” I stopped running; embarrassed I’d acted like a dummy, again.
     “Well, whatever you were doing, you might want to know we can all see your neon green underwear!” my brother announced REALLY loudly.
     “AAAAAHHHHH‼‼!” I screamed and ran up to my room as I heard all the guys laughing at me.

18 Responses to AGE 10 (After Cabol) – I Hate Neon!

  1. Terri says:

    This cracked me up. I felt mortified for Laney. Brothers, younger or older, will always embarrass you when they have the chance! I totally remember head-gear. Gees, who invented those torture devices? I will never look at neon green panties again without remembering this and laughing. Great work DW. I look forward to everything that you have in store for us.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Omg!!!! Hilarious!! Couldn’t stop laughing and feeling sorry for her!! She was mortified that her “crush” much older ” cool, hot” guy saw her neon undies. Poor girl.

  3. Maria says:

    Enjoying so much reiding Laney’s diary entries. Laney and all the Reid’s are so adorable.

  4. Patty says:

    So cute! Love the writing.

  5. DCT says:

    Okay, this is too precious for words! I was just thinking how wonderful this diary is going to be for their children to look back on. DW, I love the angle this book is taking. It is fresh and unique. Can hardly wait!!!!

  6. Jamie says:

    DW, you crack me up! This entry was adorable & hysterical!!!
    I’m loving this!!!!
    I agree with Bonnie, you Rock, DW!!!!

  7. Melany says:

    Lol can’t wait to read the whole book

  8. Bonnie says:

    Love it, love it, love it!! It’s awesome to see everyone from a younger age and growing up.. A whole new perspective!! You ROCK DW!!! 🙂

  9. Cjeh says:

    I cant take it… When is the book going to be published.. This is torture…

  10. Laurie says:

    Lol. Love it! I can relate. When we had early morning visitors I ran to change or hide, lol. With neon panties and all, Laney stays until Doug does what a brother would do, lol. Loving Laney, loving it all! Thank you =)

  11. Theresa :) says:

    It’s crazy to read these few paragraphs while thinking about the other books! Donovan always has found the most interesting things about Laney.

  12. amandak1979 says:

    When is the release date for the book? I am loving it so far but I want more!!! Lol. It’s gonna be so hard to only get a few paragraphs a week!

  13. Jodi Pollard says:

    Oh I am still laughing at the neon underwear that is funny..

  14. Kimberly says:

    I love feisty Laney, especially at age 10. Shows that even back then, she’s no wallflower; no one walks over her!!

    This book already sounds awesome!! Already looking forward to my weekly posts, and sometimes a (special) extra post that my favorite author likes to grant us from time to time. 🙂 (hint, hint)

    Any word about Emily’s physical book??

  15. Edie says:

    I will not look neon underwear the same! Lol love the post!

  16. Awewwww poor laney !
    I forgot how much older is Donovan ?

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