I stole coins from my mother's purse to go get ice cream at the corner store. I'm 51 years old and I still feel terrible about this. It may not sound like the worst crime but we were a poor family, so taking money like that was tough on my mom who had a really tight budget. But, you know, ice cream.
How about you?
I too am guilty of taking money from my mom for treats. I told a lot of lies for my brother growing up to keep him out of trouble and forged school notes for him with my mom's signature when he missed school and she didn't know it. Naughty I was!ReplyDelete
Maybe naughty but also very protective of your brother! That is really nice, Betty. I would have done the same for my brother.Delete
My brothers did that I think but way worse. Because I'd always find plenty of coins in their room. My mother said she had a coin jar and that one day someone stole all the "silver" and left her the pennies years later. The puzzle pieces came together.ReplyDelete
That's a lot of coins taken! Mine was a much smaller crime. Still. It wasn't nice!Delete
I was really rude to a kid in 2nd grade. He sat next to me and always sniffed. He must have had bad allergies. He was also in a wheelchair. I remember yelling at him, "Don't you ever blow your nose?"ReplyDelete
My guilt and shame over that outburst is pretty intense at times.
It's amazing how many years later we are still haunted over some of the things we've done!Delete
I stole cigarettes from a supermarket once. EEEEK! I hate admitting that....but worse....I remember bullying a girl once that I was jealous of. I wish I could do that over.ReplyDelete
At least you feel bad about it, which means you have a conscience! :)Delete
You know I was squeaky clean as a kid, and never did anything wrong because my mother was abusive and I was too scared I'd make her angry. The only thing I ever did that was "naughty" was to dress in a rebellious looking way, but it was all for show, because I never did anything wrong. I never stole anything, never smoked, never got drunk, never did drugs etc.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry that you had to endure that abuse :(Delete
I had a pet grasshopper...a really big one! He went with me every where and never tried to hop away. One day I took him for a ride on my bicycle. He always road on the handlebars...I hit a bump in the road and he fell under my tire. I cried for weeks because I had killed my pet grasshopper...though it was an accident~ReplyDelete
Jan, that sounds awful!Delete
I once stole some lip gloss from the corner store. For some reason it burned my lips whenever I used it, serves me right.ReplyDelete
Maybe it was your feeling of guilt!Delete
Got me thinking here.....watched my friend steal something from a department store!! I was the lookout!!ReplyDelete
With a few other boys we set a bush on fire in someone's yard then ran away laughing.ReplyDelete
I went along with it so I would fit in with the other boys.
Oh, that is scary!Delete
I was pretty well behaved out of fear, but because of the fear, I told some lies about my siblings so they would get into trouble. In so doing, I saved my ass, but they got back at me for it.ReplyDelete
Common sibling behaviour, Janie!Delete
I have quite a few things I feel guilty about. I broke a car back window with my slingshot. I was not very popular for a while. the car owner with the broken window drove on to our yard almost everyday.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'll just bet how much that upset the car owner! But it sounds like it was an accident. And that happens with kids!Delete
I can't think of anything. I must have been very good or else so bad, I blocked out all the bad things I did!ReplyDelete
You were a saint, Kay :)Delete
I have always loved books and I stole 2 from my classroom in 1st grade. Luckily, it did not lead to a life of crime.ReplyDelete
This is a small crime. After all, it's for books! Which book lover can resist that?Delete
I threw food down the toilet and clogged the pipes...ReplyDelete
Oh no! Sound awful.Delete
My sister and us kids used to sneak jello packets from the kitchen cabinets and eat them straight from the packets. Oh, and she and her friends and I snuck peeks at my dad's Playboy magazines. (They weren't well hidden, or maybe they were. They found them anyway.)ReplyDelete
HAHA! This made me laugh out loud. I bet seeing those magazines was quite a shock!Delete
I was the dullest kid on the planet and rarely did much BUT...my brother was very innovative and once in a while I was pulled into his ideas. Once he came up with the idea that we should push our hot dog lunches down the gas tank of our dads car. I don't know how this came into his mind but we dropped two Oscar Meyer weiners into the gas tank of our dads Volkswagen Beetle. Needles to say, his car quit running on the way to work the next day. That is one of the few times I actually got spanked.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a BIG one! I can only imagine how upset your dad was!Delete
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LOL! Still trying to think of something!
All the best Jan
No problem, Jan! If you think of anything, you're welcome to come back and share :)Delete
I stole two .02 cent tiny Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I made the mistake of eating it in the car in front of my mother. She turned the car around and made me go back in and confess with .04 cents. The embarrassment was enough to make me never steal again!ReplyDelete
That'll teach you...haha! My brother experienced the same thing. He "forgot to pay" for some candy at the corner store and my mother marched him back and made him apologize to the owner. She took me along for good measure, so I can learn the lesson right along with him.Delete
When I was 14...my friend and I took her Mom's car to the drive-in.ReplyDelete
I got in the trunk, while she drove in, so we only had to pay for one admission.
We got popcorn, and had a ball...
Got the car back in the garage, before her folks came home.
when her Mom asked us why there was popcorn in her car...get this...we said that we were "pretending" to be at the drive-in...
Her Mom said "Awwww...you girls are the cutest things"...sneaky as hell is more like it!
I still see my friend...over 50 years later...and laugh our guts out!!
Oh, Linda, you naughty girl! LOL... That is one heck of an experience. I can't believe you got away with it!Delete
I love you for being so honest in you expressions dear Martha!!!ReplyDelete
i was most simple and very easy to be fool among my cousins group so they once took me to the huge garden near my grand parents field and told me to get up on the tree to pluck bunches of grapes i was ten then and being new in village was very fond of such adventures so climbed up the tree and was about to plck the grapes a couple of crows start flying over my head and one of them hit my head with it's beak ,they were cawing so much ,i was afraid and tried to get down as soon as possible but when i got down there was none of my cousin there ,they ran away when they saw an old uncle who was also familiar due to live in same village i was not aware that this garden was his so he hold my hand and took me to my grandma ,he told her that i was spoiling his fruits and trying to steal too. i was in big shock because i di not expect that my cousins will do this to me ,later i told everything to grandma who knew me well and my cousins too she believed me but my mother slapped me hard and next all years she tried to keep me away from them though i manged to meet and play with them many times but their bluff and the sharpness of crows beak whos nest and new babies got disturbed because of me still shake my heartbeat .
That sounds awful! Kids can be so mean to each other sometimes. It sure was traumatic if it still shakes you up so many years later!Delete