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Thursday, October 05, 2006

TT - Stupid things I did as a child

Don't have a COW man!
Week # 61, my 15 TT Get the T13 code or view other s :)

  1. One - When I was a baby I hauled the poo out of my diaper and smeared it on my crib and the wall. I was creative from an early age.
  2. Two - When I was 2 1/2 I followed my sister and climbed up something at a grocery store and fell down had to go to hospital with a goose egg sized bump on my forehead. That is when my nickname started, "Debbie Down", that and my predisposition for climbing up things.
  3. Three - When I was 4, I dragged a chair over to the broom closet so I could reach into the top cabinet where my Mum kept the medicines. I took a bunch of "baby" (children's) aspirins. This was before child proof caps. My Mum came into the room while I was pushing the chair back she confronted me. She had her suspicions and asked me if I had taken some baby aspirins which I denied. Years later as a teen I fessed up that I had. She recalled that I slept well in my nap that afternoon.
  4. Four - When I was 5 I fell off the jungle gym in the playground at school. It was winter and my chin landed on a patch of ice and I bit through my lip. I was bleeding quite a bit and there was chunks of skin floating around in my mouth. I didn't know what to do with it so I swallowed it. To this day I don't like applesauce for this reason as it has the texture of what the stuff felt like in my mouth. My teacher and principal bundled me up in my snowsuit and sent me home after calling my Mum. I was five years old people and lived over 1 mile from school! My Mum didn't drive but managed to get her neighbour and good friend to drive her with all their kids (they were both SAHM's) to meet me. They managed to catch me on one of the streets about 1/3 of the way home. I was in a daze. When I heard the car honking at me I thought it was honking at me to get out of the way. It was my Mum's friend trying to get my attention. I ended up needing stitches. My Mum was so mad that the principal didn't drive me home. When the story was retold in future years she would say "Remember when you fell off the jungle gym and the principal wouldn't drive you home?"
  5. Five - When I was 6 I jumped on my parents bed so hard with my sisters that we broke it. My Mum didn't want us to get in trouble from my Dad when he got home so she lied and said that she broke it. He said "How'd you do that?" to which she replied "I sat on it." I was upset with my Mum because she told a lie to my Dad, even if it meant that otherwise I was going to get into trouble. I was very confused because I knew we weren't supposed to lie but here my Mum was lying to my Dad. I was and still am a very much Black and White girl!
  6. Six - When I was 7 I sprayed hairspray in my own eye by accident and told my Mum that my sister did it as I was crying in pain. I wonder why? Reread point 5.
  7. Seven - When I was 8 I was lured by an older boy to an out of the way place and was molested. I was so gullible and naive. I had learned not to trust family (lol) but I still trusted strangers.
  8. Eight - When I was 9 I went to a rock quarry with my friend and some other neighbourhood friends (the bad kids) to catch frogs and got back way late for lunch. My friends Dad had to come looking for us on his lunch hour. We were in big trouble because it was a dangerous place for kids to go because there was deep water. My Mum had made homemade popsicles that morning and I wasn't allowed to have one as punishment.
  9. Nine - When I was 10 my friend and I walked down to the bottom of our street where there were train tracks and started walking along the tracks. We got yelled at by a truck driver. He said "You kids get off those tracks or I'm going to call the police!" We were so scared. We ran and hid in the culvert under the tracks. Finally when we thought it was safe to come out because the truck driver was gone we came out and ran all the way up the road home. We weren't afraid of the trains but we were afraid of the police. Luckily the truck driver knew better for our sakes!
  10. Ten - When I was 11 I double rided my younger sister on my bicycle and she got her feet caught in the spokes and hurt herself. A neighbour from a few streets over found us and yelled at me and said "How could I be so stupid?" He carried my sister home and told my Mum. I was so ashamed even though everyone double-rided back then. The important thing is you need to be sure your passenger knows how to do it. I guess it was payback time for the hairspray incident.
  11. Eleven - When I was 13 I was going downstairs with an armful of books after babysitting into the wee hours. My bedroom was in the basement but the light switch to turn off the light to the hall was at the top of the stairs. I was so tired that I didn't want to have to go back up and turn it off so I tried to go downstairs in the dark. Bad move. I wiped out with the books and hit both of my shins on the wooden stairs. My shinbones swelled up immediately. I almost passed out in the bathroom. My Mum heard me rummaging through the freezer looking for ice and got out of bed to see what was going on. The next day my Dad installed a double ended light switch, one you could turn off from either switch.
  12. Twelve - When I was 15 I told a high school teacher that he was a male chauvinist pig and got sent to the principals office. Well he was but he was also a French teacher who used to spent 80% of the class talking English about different topics including why the smart people sit on the left side of the room and the stupid people sit on the right. Of course me and my friends sat on the right so a debate ensued (we were outraged) and the term male chauvinist pig just rolled off my tongue. He immediately turned all red and told the whole class to put their heads on their desks. He said Miss Church Lady, you will go to see the principal after class. My parents said my mistake is that I should have stopped at male chauvinist. i.e. leave out the 'pig'. They thought he was a jerk too, but I doubt it would have mattered. After my detention after school I went to the football game and I could swear people were chattering and pointing at me saying "That's the girl that told Mr. Dipshit he was a male chauvinist pig!" Hey, it was the 70's and all.
  13. Thirteen - When I was 17 I had too much beer at a party and came home and puked my guts out. My aunt was sleeping in the bed with my sisters next to my room downstairs and she heard me. She asked me if I had too much pizza at the party? I said "Yeah". To this day I do not know if she was on to me or really thought I had eaten too much pizza. It's something I wish I had asked her when she was alive. lmao

Hope you enjoyed my stupid things I've done as a child. Stay tuned for stupid things I've done as an adult coming to theatres near you soon! I'm currently auditioning actresses.


Chelle Y. said...

Thank God, my son never smeared poop on the wall! :)

Anonymous said...

You have a great memory to remember all of those things. I don't remember much about my childhood ~ bits a pieces, but I could probably remember some stories if I tried hard enough.

Great TT!

I'm up!

mist1 said...

Thanks a million. I just bought a case of applesauce at Sam's Club. Not sure if I'll be able to eat it now.

Jenny said...

I think everyone does the first one. I've been told I did!!

Happy Thursday!!
My TT is up if you wanna look at it.


Was very amused with your #1 and 5.
Mine's up too.

Silver said...

Cute list :) Happy TT!

The Naked Nerd said...

Nice playlist ICL! Rock on! :)

Nadiah Alwi said...

Your childhood stories are scary...yet I wish I had such an adventurous childhood :D

Anonymous said...

Wow - a very adventurous childhood! :) Great memory, and great descriptions. :)

Spikey1 said...

yadda yadda yadda... tonight !!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Do you still make art out of poop? Because that is pretty cutting edge stuff! :)

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Ha ha ha...

What a quiet childhood I had.... comparing to yours... *lol*

C'mon over and have a bit of cake.

But no cake throwing! Behave!

Lisa said...

I love #4 the best! So you! :-)

Irish Church Lady :) said...

I'm replying to the first thirteen commenters. Then I will replay to the next 13 commenters. I'm anal that way. I wonder why? In reverse order, because I'm anal but creative....

One - Thanks, Lisa. I was missing a bullet point so I think you meant #5. You know me so well just from blogging! lol ;)

Two - Mrs. Lifecruiser - did you say 'cake'? whhooossssh

Three - Mr. Fabulous - well now that you ask, I do look at what it's shape is and what it reminds me of.

Four - Spikey - I.know.tonight.dude.yadda.yadda.yadda!

Five - Caylynn - Since I tend to block out bad things that happen to me can you imagine what the stuff was like that I can't remember?

Six - Nadiah Alwi - My adventures only serve to pleasure you. Wait...that came out wrong! ah ... er ... thanks for coming by.

Seven - NN - Thanks Nerd, now aren't you going to give me some empathy? I need more love man!

Eight - Silver - cute, you call that cute? Well maybe the poop part is.

Nine - FC - Your amusement is my reward.

Ten - Jenny - Wanna start a club "People who were former babies who smeared poop on their walls"? I'll let you come up with the acronym. I've done the hard part by coming up with the idea.

Eleven - Mist1 - As long as you think of me smearing the poop and not with blood and guts in my mouth when you're eating it, it'll still go down.

Twelve - Janene - By reliving my childhood memories, my adult stupidity becomes explainable.

Thirteen - ChelleY - I'm sorry that your son is not creative. I'm sure he'll be good at sports.

Melissa said...

I think we all have stupid things in our childhoods. One I remember quite vividly is from my second grade year. I slammed the car door on three of the fingers on my right hand. I didn't break any bones, but my mom was afraid I'd never play piano.

Melissa said...

Oh, yeah. You can find my T13 about breast cancer here.

Carmen said...

Well, I'm sure we're all glad that you're still here to blog!

Kukka-Maria said...

When I was in second grade, I threw up on my desk after recess. My teacher, who was obese and lazy (two things that don't necessarily go together, but in her case, did), never got up from her desk. She made me clean it up with those brown, industrial paper towels that do not absorb anything--just push it around. My mother was furious that a 7-year old was made to clean up her own vomit and complained for 2 solid hours (while I laid in the car, just wanting to go home and feel better).

As for the French teacher? Smart on the left and not-so-much on the right? My only question: HIS right or yours? Bastard...

Great TT! Made me want to apologize to my mother for my childhood supidity!

*Skittles* said...

You have had a very interesting life. I hope you came out of it OK. :) I don't know if I could ever be that open.

My TT is up.. http://www.bloglegion.com/Skittles/

Cheeky said...

These are GREAT! I have done some really stupid things in my day let me tell ya. I need to start playing this again....

Anonymous said...

I sometime wonder how any of survie childhood.
Great list some time I'll do a list of things I did as kid.

mar said...

I guess your mom loved your nr. 1... seems like you have wonderful stories to tell, just don't stop at nr. 13! happy TT!

Tug said...

Wow...did the kid ever get in trouble?

Happy TT

Chaotic Mom said...

It's funny... I read through this list thinking of something I'd heard at a conference, "Our main personality is set by the time we're 10." VERY insightful list this week!

I've posted my Thursday Thirteen, too. Enjoy! ;)

~ Stacy ~ said...

When I was 8 my brother double-rode me on his bike handlebars, which was all good until he said, "Watch this... No hands!"


I spent the next hour screaming while my mother plucked gravel out of my nose, elbows, and shins. Ouch!

So, you see, you're not alone in the childhood "Oops" department. [grin]

Have a terrific Thursday!

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow girlfriend it's amazing you lived to adulthood! Your poor mom!

Uisce said...

When I was 18 we went to Vermont because the drinking age was 18. I ended up getting the flu and puking all over the place and I hadn't had a drop to drink. Actually I had one drop and that made me throw up again. And I came home and I was still sick and I don't think my parents believed it was really the flu until I was sick for the next three days.

Candy Minx said...

I hope it was okay I was laughing, I really liked 12...telling your french teacher they were a male chauvinist! Well done little lady!

I was just laughing and laughing...

here is mine...


Tee-T said...

Wow, I'm surprised you've made it to adulthood after all of the injuries! Glad you're here with us and I enjoyed your 13 very much! I bet your aunt knew it wasn't pizza.

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Melissa - owwwch! There's always one kid in the family who gets their hand slammed in the car door but its usually done by someone else not themselves! lol

Carmen - I'm glad I'm still able to blog too! I just wish my therapist bills weren't so high.

Kukka-Maria - hoow awful is that making a kid clean up her own barf? Your comment made me remember two other stupid things I did as a kid - one was I barfed at the 'brush-in'. You know when you had to brush your teeth once a year with this awful fluoride paste that felt like sandpaper.

Skittles - I'm trying to be open to cut back on my therapist bills.

Cheeky - O I so cannot wait to read your list of stupid things you did as a kid. It promises to be highly entertaining, knowing you!

peppylady - kool name. I'm sure your list will be equally as kool.

Mar - Ok I won't stop at 13 because Kukka made me think of two more. The other one was when I was in kindergarten and we were finger painting. I was having so much fun and didn't want to stop but I had to go for a pee. I figured having to wash off my hands would be too much trouble so I peed on the floor through my leotards while I continued to fingerpaint. I wasn't worried about how much trouble it was going to be for the teacher to clean it up.

Tug - Sadly, no, it was a different time. I may blog about it one day but it's horribly personal.

Chaotic Mom - omg that explains alot. Are you saying I shoulda quit while I was ahead?

Stacy - Picking gravel out of my own scrapes excites me. Clearly I was on the wrong end of the bike.

Lazy Daisy - This was nuthin' compared to what my kids have put me through! lol

Uisce - I wouldn't have believed you until the fourth day.

Candy Minx - PIG, Candy, Male Chauvinist PIG - that little piggy was touted many a time in the 70's. Everybody was using that term. I couldn't figure out why my teacher was so offended.

Brony said...

Thanks for the laugh.
Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

I did #1, oh yeah. I've heard about it for years. Then there was the entire tube or prell on my head when I was three; I broke my collarbone on that one. I may have to borrow this list from you for a future T13 - brilliant!

happy and blue 2 said...

My childhood was nothing like yours. I sat quietly in a corner and read novels. I was such a sweet boy..