Wednesday, December 19, 2007

How naughty were you?

So Jennifer did a tag on all the terrible things she did as a child. It's quite hilarious to think back and remember those awful things that must have made our parents want to hide under a rock. And although this really should be Jarom's post (peeing, pouring milk, and keeping bugs in the heater vent, hiding under his bed and eating an entire gallon of mint chip ice cream and then throwing it up, etc.) here are a few of the dirty deeds I pulled as a child.

1. I filled a BIG tree hole with water and then dumped an entire pallet of red kool-aid in it. It was probably 50-100 packages of kool-aid. Then, I was afraid my parents would find out so I solicited all the neighbor kids to help me bale the water out into the gutter. (Hmmm...I am sure my parents had no idea why I was red to my elbows and red water was running down the street.)

2. I jumped out of my second story bedroom window and made my LITTLE brother try to catch me. (Don't know how any of us came out of that without broken bones.)

3. I used to play "slaves" with my younger siblings. I would find anything I could to use as a whip/beating stick and make them clean my room for me.

4. I unwrapped my presents under the tree EVERY year to find out what I was getting. I got really good at using a razor blade to slice the tape perfectly so no one even knew the present had been touched.

5. I used to stick our cat in the big garage freezer, shut the door and then pretend to freak out while the freezer door would re-seal itself. The poor cat was probably in there for a full minute or so before I could re-open the door. And the poor food.....yuck. (And mom, No it was not me that put Bob in the freezer the time he slept in it all night. No one worry he lived.)

6. I used to ride the neighbor's horse bareback and used twine around her neck for a bridle and then would make the poor horse jump the ditch at a full run. If my kids did that now, I would have a coronary!

7. I would drive my dad's front-end loader tractor as fast as it would go, with all my siblings (and neighbor) in the bucket lifted as high as it would lift. Seriously, why aren't we all dead?!


8. I used to stand at the top of the slide in the playground and make people give me "tickets" before they could go down. The "tickets" usually consisted of rocks, leaves, sticks, money, candy, just whatever the poor kid had in their pocket to give me.

I am sure I have more things that I could add, but I can't think of them now. I am tagging all of you. Please share your terrible childhood deeds. (Quin you are SO tagged!) They're great for a laugh and most of the time a cringe.

10 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

SOOO funny! You were really into the being boss thing, weren't you :)?! I thought jumping off the roof was bad, but man! you really could have died driving around with a loader bucket full of kids! Again, we best count ourselves blessed when crayon on the wall is about the worst we have to deal with....so far.

Your mother said...

This is very enlightening.......

And all I'm gonna say is, that "cringe" is not nearly a strong enough word!!

Dayne said...

Wow. I don't even know what to say.

You think you know a person...

Julie said...

Ha! I'm not going there. Some of my neighbors read my blog and I want to keep my past a secret til they get to know me better. Wha ha ha!!

Chandler and Angie said...

Hey Elena,
That is pretty funny. Don't worry about Target the other night, I recognized you and was going to say Hi but then I didn't think you knew who I was so I chickened out. I need to be more bold, so sorry and I look forward to meeting you sometime!

Elise said...

I LOVE THIS! I'm a little embarrassed because I just made a really weird sound while trying to stifle a laugh (punishment for looking at blogs at work, I suppose)... I seriously can't believe that you're not dead! I have to do this, but I don't think I was as naughty as you! :)

One Day At A Time said...

Man! I was too good. I think I missed out on a lot of fun!

Natalie and Quin said...

So, that is a funny blog. Playing slave sure got alot funner when I got big enough to be a co-slave master. I was just sitting here laughing at the story about you jumpijng out of the window, explaining it to Natalie. Didn't we start looking out the window because the cats were being noisy making more cats? Then you were all I bet I could jump out of here, and Kade was so worried. And then BAM!!! You pile drived him into the ground. Oh, good times.

Elena said...

I seriously don't remember the cats. I just remember that mom and dad were gone and it was really windy outside. We knocked the screen out of the window playing "tornado" and then the ONLY way for me to retrieve the screen was to jump. (Never mind the poor baby brother that I made walk down the stairs and stand under the window to catch me.)

Emily Loria said...

Sooooo funny Elena, how did you survive. Though I will have to say that I did the slide thing too... it was back in the day when the slides were extra tall, made of metal (that baked in the sun) and extra dangerous.