19 May 2009

I Did What?

When you lose a family member, one of the many things you lose is an opportunity to delve your childhood...or so I thought...

My father's best friend stopped in to see me on Sunday to pick up an item that my father has had for....years! I'm currently living in the family home, and my father's friend was reminiscing over the various memories he had as we wandered around. When he came out of the bathroom he was grinning like a Cheshire cat. He said that seeing the bathroom reminded him of renovating it...and the reason why he and my father had to renovate it in the first place. You see, the original shower had a steel base with relatively high sides. Supposedly, when I was small I liked to sit (I can't believe I'm admitting this) on the plug hole and let the water level rise...and rise....and rise...until water overflowed onto the bathroom floor. (Obviously I liked water *grin*) I did this so many times that the bathroom floor rotted and the whole floor had to be replaced!

So, what is the last childhood escapade that someone reminded you of?


  1. Ahh! That's so cute (and you are so brave for confessing to it!)

    I can't remember the last one. But when I went to Korea to meet my biological mother I remember having childhood antic translated to me (talk about embarrassing!). Apparently I was very OCD as a child. That's all I'm saying!

  2. How young/old are we talking about?

    [my family aims to keep me humble by reminding me of all the *ahem* embarrassing/dangerous/idiotic things I've don... erm... did as a child.

  3. What a wonderful gift, to be given a memory like that!

  4. Apparently I was very OCD as a child.I can't imagine how cute you were Aymless!

    I'm not sure how old I was azteclady. My father's friend didn't say. I'm guessing three or four...I was quite precocious back then :)

  5. A few years back when my Dad was fixing the fence he remembered about the time I got my head stuck in the fence with the neighbor’s dog on the other side. Apparently it wasn’t a very nice dog and everyone was freaking out. So the neighbor ran home and had to laugh at what he saw. I was giggling as the big mean dog just sat there and licked my face :o) I was probably only four at the time and had no fear of dogs.

  6. Thank you Christine & Alaine!

    LeeAnn - I just love your story! I can just see everyone freaking out...and the dog licking your face, both of you thinking this is the greatest thing ever :)