Okay, so I've been reading the random facts from my cousin Kali's blog contest, and her friends that are doing the contest too, and they've been telling things about their childhood. That got me thinking of some things that we did (or said) as kids and I just have to share some of 'em. Good times, good times! *Names may be changed in some instances.* hehe.
Okay, for starters, this is terrible! (I'll get the terrible one out of the way.) I was young, I don't remember the age, but I was chasing my sister around the house and I said, "I'll get you, you SOB," and she stopped in her tracks and said, "I'M TELLING MOM!!" I didn't know it was bad, I'd heard it in a movie!!! (In fact, I believe it was Back to the Future that I got it from, blame it on that!) Nevertheless, I learned that THAT is a BAD PHRASE!
Next is a story from my sister and one of our friends, let's call her...Fran. There was this cool field in what's now known as Hidden Hollow Drive in Orem, and we LOVED to go there and explore, play, climb a cool tree, etc. Well, one time, our friend, Fran, knocked on our door and I opened it and my sister was standing behind me. Fran said, "Hey, look what I found in that field," and she held up the most GORGEOUS geode rock we had ever seen. It was a beautiful half-circle rock and in the flat side were beautiful colors. Kinda hard to explain how it looked. Anyway, so Fran is holding out this rock for us to see and my sister said, "That's mine, I lost it!" and Fran was like, "Oh....okay," and handed it to her. lol I still have that rock today, and I still love it, it's gorgeous! If you ever want to see it, let me know!
My next little tale involves the field I talked of previously. In this field was a huge tree that looked like it was going to fall over at any moment on an unsuspecting car driving on the road past it. I mean, the branches really went out over the road. It was never going to fall, it was a pretty stable tree, that's just how it grew. Anyway, we loved that tree. We were there like every day in the Summer, we'd do everything there; we'd have picnics, play house, we once made a batch of cookie dough so we could eat it in the tree, (I know, EWW) and we would climb out on the branches and watch cars go by, and this is where my story gets interesting. We were stupid kids. (Well, okay, stupid's kind of harsh, we were just mean.) We'd sit there in the branches, nicely hidden, and whenever a car drove by that had its windows down, we would yell mean things at it. I don't mean swearing, I mean little insults that were just .... well, mean! For instance. "Car is coming!" We'd wait til it's under the tree and then, "You stink!" or "Pick my boogers," or other delinquent crap like that, you know? Well, one time, a car drove by in one direction as another drove by the opposite way. We yelled something as they passed and suddenly, it braked! We froze! It backed up to the car on the opposite side and they sat there in the road for like 5 or so minutes while the drivers talked to each other. I don't remember what all they said, but when they first backed up to each other, one said, "Did you say something to me?" and then they sat there for like 5 minutes talking while we're sitting practically above them in the tree going, "Don't breathe, don't talk, don't MOVE," The cars finally drove their separate ways and we relaxed. You'd think we would have learned our lesson to not yell stupid things at cars going by....but we kept at it. Like I said, we were stupid kids! lol
That's all for now, folks, if I think of anymore funny childhood memories, I'll do another blog about it!