Brenda from Mummy Time asked me a question….
“What’s the most *ahem* badass thing you’ve ever done in your life?”
Well now lets see…
I once wagged double biology and nicked off home to watch Days of Our Lives.
Um… er…. I accidentally ‘shop lifted’ two tiny pink baby shirts because I’d hung them on the pram handle and forgotten about them when I left K-mart.
Um… you see I am not really the ‘bad ass’ type.
I was pretty square in high school, and I was lucky enough to have pretty cool parents so I never really had anything to rebel against either. In my wild and footloose twenties, I couldn’t quite detach the responsible bit of me all together. So while I had my fair share of ‘drinking till I vomit down the stairs in my best friend’s house’ moments and the occasional ‘try this slightly illegal substance’ I was always the one who managed to magically make sure we had $50 for the taxi ride home and be sober enough to direct the driver safely there.
All of which makes me sound oh so boring…. so I’ve been quietly trawling the dark recesses of my brain trying to remember something really bad ass that I’ve ever done. And here is the best I could come up with…
I broke into a house once.
I was pretty little when I did this… though I can’t remember exactly how old, but I can’t have been much more than 7 or 8.
I was with my brother and some kids who lived in our street and we were going through a phase of likening ourselves to spies or secret agents or something. We were all convinced that a vacant house in our street was occupied by robbers, or hid secret clues or treasures. The house has been empty for a long long time, it was old and run down. We’d scoped out the outside of the house on several occasions coming up with more and more wild stories about it. On this particular occasion we were determined to get a look inside… which was when we discovered a small window was unlocked. Me, being small and the only girl, I was immediately volunteered to go in through the window and open the front door for the others. So, you know, not wanting to be kicked out of the gang, I did.
In through the window, run like buggery to open the front door…. only to find everyone else had gotten scared and run off and left me!!!
And even more disappointing…. the house didn’t have any secrets or treasures… so I shut the front door after myself and went home.
And that is possibly the most bad ass thing I have ever done.
Oh man I am so lame!