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SoCS – Meet Toothy

Day 265

Welcome to the stream of consciousness that is swirling in my head early on a Saturday morning. Linda’s prompt this week is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Toothy is not comfortable in social situations. He is judged harshly.

When I visit my son and his family, I stay in the downstairs bedroom. It is the only bedroom on the first floor.

My grandson never wanted me to be lonely, but at 6 years old, he was never enthusiastic about giving up on of his prized stuffed animals to keep Grandma company at night. But he did not want me to be lonely.

Enter Toothy.

Toothy is socially awkward, misunderstood, and a bit of a loner. He doesn’t hang out with the rest of the gang. As a matter of fact, he hangs out in the guest room all the time — even when there are no guests. I am the only one that is comfortable sleeping with him on the bed with me.

You see, Toothy has a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde personality. When he shows his personality, it can be upsetting to those that do not know he is a bit of a marshmallow inside his rather rough demeanor.

I’m not real sure about his background or his upbringing. Maybe he was never invited to many social activities so he never learned to be socially aware. He misses social cues and reacts in a rather strange way when overly excited.

Regardless, Toothy and I have become pals over the years. We have an understanding.

I’m not terribly socially adept in all situations, so maybe I just understand him in a way that other people cannot.

So, Toothy, I’m going home today. Try to put the brakes on that overzealous personality of yours. There are a lot of potential friends hanging out upstairs. You just need to learn a little polish in social situations.

See you next time, my furry friend.

Are you also a bit socially awkward? That’s okay. You can still play in Linda’s SoCS sandbox. Just click this link to check out Linda’s post for all the rules. Make sure you take the time to read what everyone else had to say about this prompt.