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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #8

Thirteen Things About Me As a Kid (I guess you can call it the Mis-Adventures of Poops' Mom)
1. 5 years old: Snuck out of parents' house early in the morning with my cousin, in our nightgowns, went up the road to the neighbors' house who weren't home, ate their food, and played with their toys. Were met coming down long driveway, by frantic, angry mom.

2. One by one, slid down front of various cars covered in snow in driveway with sister and cousins. Wasn't a problem until choosing to slide down convertible, and the last one in our line fell through fabric, ripping a gaping hole in convertible. Blamed it all on him.

3. Discovered sitting behind couch with cousin, breaking parents' cigarettes in half.

4. Tried to paint mudpies "brown", you know, to make them more realistic, by using brown stain. Friend's angry father had to remove brown stain from tiny hands using turpentine.

5. With same friend: Mixed it up by sledding down hill and through swingset, lying flat, flying fast through swingset underneath the see-saw. Friend slid too close underneath see-saw and cut her eye open requiring stitches. Friend's parents didn't like me anymore.

6. Convinced sister mudpies were hamburgers. She believed me and ate one.

7. While playing Superman with a little neighbor boy, thought I had huge feats of strength. Became stranded hanging off the top of a 6 foot wall leading down to basement. Rescued by father with bag of Doritos.

8. Talked incessantly in class, but still got good grades, which made some teachers furious. One teacher found a note I wrote to a boy as a joke, and used it to blackmail me into silence in her class. I caved and told my parents.

9. Ate an entire bunch of bananas at neighbor-friend's house and threw up for the rest of the day. To this day, cannot stand smell of banana anything.

10. Stayed up the whole night looking out window trying to spot Santa. Swear to this day I heard sleigh-bells.

11. Loved loved loved loved loved, The Dukes of Hazzard.

12. Taped the "Weekly Top 40" radio show every week, and wrote down the names of the songs and the artists in order. In hindsight, this was very important to me and I still don't know why.

13. Put my tooth under my pillow TWO nights in a row, just to see if the Tooth Fairy would come twice. And she did! And this time she left a 5!

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Tug said...

Cool list...memories are awesome!

Happy TT!

Gail Martin said...

You must have been a little handful. I once thought I heard Santa say, "Ho, ho, ho!" when I got up in the middle of the night to go potty.

AnnaMary said...

hahahahah I didn't know you did the Top 40 thing! That's hilarious!!! I have to scramble again, I forgot it was Thursday in my sick house all week!

OliviaDiane said...

Funny list...but I have to say, you are the reason I only have 1 child.

Twyla said...

LOL Great list! ...and I thought my kids were bad. Haha.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Cool list! I bet you had a great time as a kid -- and may your own children be this much fun without any of the worry and heartache.

Happy TT!

Kim Priestap said...

What funny memories. I was a completely boring kid. I never snuck out of my house even when I was in high school.

...my 2 cents said...

Sounds like you were a fun and fearless little kid!! A great list!!

Mom's Secret Life said...

RE: #12, I can see myself doing that as a teenager. I was always totally into what the top 5 were, as if it mattered.

You were a wild child!

Aimee said...

Hi.Lar.I.Ous. And here I was thinking I was the only one with a childhood full of inane hilarity.
Happy TT!

Connie T. said...

I used to listen to the Top 40 all the time too. I even went as far as recording my favorite songs off the radio. Then, I would stop and start the tape over and over again until I could write down all the lyrics so I could memorize the songs.

janice said...

That is a RIOT!!! You were clearly dangerous!!! I can't believe #1!!! OH MY WORD GIRL!!! I was such a scaredy cat - all i did wrong was talk incessantly in class.

Domestic Goddess said...

ah, the good old days!

Thanks for stopping by.

DKRaymer said...

So you were one of THOSE kids! I would have loved to know you when I was growing up. I was one of those boring little brats that never did anything wrong.
Here it is Tuesday night and I'm still making the TT rounds - too much Christmas prep!
Have a great week,