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Old 02-11-2013, 03:06 AM   #16
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My dad and I were hanging out at our neighbor's house one day when I was about 8 or 9. He said to me "go over to our house and get me some butter" but I thought he said "water." So I remember looking all over the kitchen for the biggest bowl I could find and then filled it up with water. He still tells the story about how he was watching me cross the street with a giant bowl of water splashing all over the road. I guess it didn't occur to me at the time that my neighbor also has water...
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:28 AM   #17
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All of my kids have had their "D'oh!" moments. DD19 decided to stick her head through the slats of a child size rocker. Got her head in there and couldn't get it out. There she was, wearing a diaper and a little red rocker around her neck. And, yes, I took pictures before i sawed it off of her.

DS26 decided at age 13 constructed a science experiment. He connected a small motor to a length of wire and wrapped the wire around a butter knife. He stuck the knife in a light socket and flame shot out about 4 feet. Blackened the wall outlet. He "wanted to see how fast the motor would go."

And then Christian...oy...He didn't start walking until about age 5, but when he did, Katy bar the door! He loves water, any water. One day he came walking through the kitchen all wet. From head to toe, drenched. It took me a few minutes to figure out that the only water he could access was....the hall toilet. Sure enough, a couple days later I caught him standing over the toilet dipping his head in. After that, we got child-proof latches!

And I won't even tell you about the various hair cutting that went on...oy vey!
When I was about 5, I gave my Mom's Siamese cat a haircut. I don't remember either my Mom or the cat being impressed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:50 AM   #18
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My cousin is a Michael and he was always getting in trouble! He cut off a giant chunk of hair from the back of my head when I was a kid. His son is named Michael too but totally different than his Dad thank god!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:51 AM   #19
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It was my BFF's wedding day. Her DD was about 8. The wedding was at a historical home that had been turned into a B&B, the room we were in had a bidet. Bride's DD was dressed, had had her hair done etc and Bride was getting her finishing touches. I went to get her DD for pictures and I opened the bathroom door, there was her DD, on the verge of tears her hair was dripping wet, she had tested the bidet not realizing how it worked. She was standing there in her pretty dress with dripping ringlets (picture Nellie Olsen in the infamous thrown in the creek scene)
I tried not to laugh, I could see the child was on the verge of a full blown meltdown. I stepped into the bathroom, closed the door, turned on a curling iron, grabbed a hair dryer and assured her no harm done.
We laugh about that to this day.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #20
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We live in a century old home. The closets are simple latch closures, no nobs on the inside. Not long after we moved in (the kids were 6 and 4), they came tumbling, panicking, sweating, red-faced, and sobbing down the stairs to tell dad and I how they had shut themselves into one of DD's bedroom closets(which has no lights) and they couldn't get out. Apparently, they screamed and yelled and cried and banged and stomped their feet for quite a while trying to get our attention. We never heard a peep. After some time trapped in the closet, they got so freaked they managed to break the latch on the door and escape.
In itself not that surprising a story... they were young, didn't know better, lesson learned.



A year later....







they did it AGAIN with the other closet in DD's room.


I have no idea what would possess them to play in there again! They were trully traumatized the first time it happened.

We never bothered to repair the latches since it seemed to be an attractive nuisance. Problem solved.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #21
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My two younger brothers were always doing crazy things. One time when I was about 15, they were about 5 and 7, they decided to play golf in the livingroom while I was babysitting. Sure enough, the golf ball went thru the window. No cracks or anything, just a perfect HOLE where the golf ball went through. After all 6 us exclaimed and laughed about how great it was, we realized we were in deep doodoo when mom came home. So, we pulled the blinds and drapes hoping she wouldn't see it First thing she did when she came home was open the drapes!

I also remember the time my sis's and I got tired of our younger brother telling on us for everything and then getting his way. Again I was babysitting. My sister decided to tie him to the chair in the family room so he couldn't turn the channels on the tv and she could watch her show. I happened to be in the kitchen attempting to cook dinner. Hamburgers. I set off the fire alarm. I didn't know he was tied to the chair and we all ran out of the house after I called the fire department because the stove caught on fire and even though I 'thought' I had it out I was scared. They found my brother tied to the chair in the family room. We had a lot of explaining to do.

My kids have done some crazy things over the years. Hair cutting was the worst of it. My one dd did take the shelf things out of the dishwasher once and got stuck inside. If it hadn't been for the shelf thing sitting on the floor I would have never found her.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #22
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I did something dumb as a kid. I am sure I did many things, but this stands out in my memory. I was in MS and my brother was in HS. I was in the backyard one day, watering the garden, when I saw my brother in the dining room. My mom had the windows open and I decided to spray my brother with the hose...through the open window. Well, my brother was in the dining room because he was working on a poster for Spanish class. He had been working on it for weeks. It was a chalk drawing...big huge poster sized...supposed to be an advertizement or something. It was really amazing...WAS, until I sprayed that hose through the window. My brother was so mad that he slammed the window shut so hard that it shattered. My dad was just walking in the door from work...boy was he ticked to come home and see that. I think my poor brother had to pay for the window too. I still feel bad about it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #23
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All of my kids have had their "D'oh!" moments. DD19 decided to stick her head through the slats of a child size rocker. Got her head in there and couldn't get it out. There she was, wearing a diaper and a little red rocker around her neck. And, yes, I took pictures before i sawed it off of her.

DS26 decided at age 13 constructed a science experiment. He connected a small motor to a length of wire and wrapped the wire around a butter knife. He stuck the knife in a light socket and flame shot out about 4 feet. Blackened the wall outlet. He "wanted to see how fast the motor would go."

And then Christian...oy...He didn't start walking until about age 5, but when he did, Katy bar the door! He loves water, any water. One day he came walking through the kitchen all wet. From head to toe, drenched. It took me a few minutes to figure out that the only water he could access was....the hall toilet. Sure enough, a couple days later I caught him standing over the toilet dipping his head in. After that, we got child-proof latches!

And I won't even tell you about the various hair cutting that went on...oy vey!
Wow the bolded...my son did the same on the front porch railing. Did you know ears only go in one direction?!? You can fit your head through a lot of things, but those darn pesky ears! It got really fun when I was trying to figure out what to do and then it started raining. The mailman came by and saved us!

Same son... also played with an outlet one time. Also played with matches in the bathroom, then took off his pants, and got in the shower, forgetting to properly dispose of a match using one of the MANY water options in that very room. Must have set it on his pants and they subsequently started on fire. Walked downstairs and presented us with a pair of smoldering jeans. Cool.

Same son... also ate a quarter on a dare. Spent the night in the hospital so it could be removed the next day.

This same son wants to drive soon. You can understand my hesitation!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #24
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I did this when I was a kid, my mom brings it up ever now and then

My daughter stuck a bead in her nose, she was about 8, so old enough to know better, she also stuck my tweezers in the bathroom outlet when she was 10.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #25
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Well, my brother was the KING of things like this! (Any other Michaels out there? )
What is it with Michael's?? My brother was ALWAYS attempting something that defied reason! There's this one - he was 10/11 - Christmas presents under the tree - he decides to find out what's inside of one with his name on... slits the tape with a buck knife, Dad drives up unexpectedly, Michael closes knife quickly right across the palm of his hand! Dad walks in, Mike is looking pale and a little guilty - says everything is fine, etc. etc... Then Dad notices blood pouring out of Michael's closed fist - off they go to the ER - Michael needed 12 stitches to close up the wound!! Doh!

This one wasn't on purpose - but Michael and his friends were playing football in the house - general rough housing, running around - Mike steps in my Mom's knitting basket - knitting needle goes through the bottom of his Nike - through his foot and out the top of the shoe - OUCH!! To quote the Brady Bunch - "Mom always said not to play ball in the house!"

Thanks for this thread - I don't think about being a kid with my brother often enough!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #26
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My DS13, on a dare, took a bag of milk from the school lunch room and placed it into an empty locker before the Christmas holidays. It exploded the week they got back. Not a good phone call from the school.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #27
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My brother stuck 47 postage stamps on the cat. This was back when you had to luck the stamps. By the time my mom found him the glue had dried. Kitty got a haircut.

My brother also dropped the cat in the swimming pool and put him in the dryer. Luckily he couldn't reach the controls. Oh, and he baby powdered that cat too.

That cat just seemed to know my brother was handicapped and tolerated all of it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #28
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When I was a child my siblings and I ate in the kitchen and my parents ate in the family room. Even so, we will still required to eat all of the food we were served. So I got "clever" and would stuff food in my napkin, go to the bathroom, and flush it down the toilet. Viola! Food gone and no evidence I didn't eat it (as siblings would tell.) One night we had pork chops (I was maybe 7.) I didn't want it. Did my trip to the bathroom. Later that night the toilet wouldn't flush and kept overflowing. My dad spent hours and couldn't fix it and had to call a plumber. The reason why it was broken? Pork chop bone stuck in the toilet. Oops!!! Don't know why I didn't think to take it off the bone first! It isn't like one eats the bone!!! Almost 30 yrs later I still hear about it!!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #29
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Michael stikes again!!

My middle child of five is a son - MICHAEL....and I could literally write a book about his antics over the years....One in particular stands out and is retold over and over (he is now 21/ and this happened when he was 10) - he found a baby squirrel and decided he needed to take it to school to let it go free behind the school so OUR CAT WOULD NOT EAT IT...(apparently there are no cats behind the school?) Well he managed to get it into his backpack and into the school and into his locker....the plan to free it was aborted when a teacher walking down the hall heard "odd noises" and banging coming from the locker...They had the janitor open the locker and they opened the bag and out comes this little squirrel!! The mayhem that ensued would make a great episode on a sitcom one day!! They ended up calling the fire dept/ police dept/ animal control dept and ME...YIKES - the stupid things children do.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:37 PM   #30
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A few years ago I decided to dye Easter eggs with my kids. I boiled the eggs and then took the pot off of the stove. While my back was turned my son (who was 5 at the time) placed the metal dipper on the hot burner for several seconds and then put it against the back of his sister's arm. Unfortunately, the dipper had gotten hot enough that she ended up with a "C" branded on her arm. (He had no idea it was that hot and would have never intentionally hurt her). Both kids were hysterical and I was so angry I sent my son to his room for fear that I would seriously injure him. Thankfully, it has since faded from her arm, but she still reminds him that her emotional scar remains.

The same sister had her hair and face painted with neon orange fingernail polish while she was sleeping during my son's 9th birthday slumber party. The boys came up with the bright idea and convinced my youngest dd and her friend to carry out their evil plan. Dh and I were not happy when we were woken up at 3 in the morning and had to get that stuff off of dd and her sheets.
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