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!
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Ohmygawd Kate, breaking into houses and you’re only 7?! You are bad!!! Hehehe.
You sound like me, the sensible part of your brain just never really shuts down.
Worst thing I ever did was as a 5 or 6 year old. Some people purchased the block of land next to my parents house. I didn’t really like them. They were a little creepy in my 5/6yo opinion.
One day they put out all these sticks and ran string between them to start building their house. So after everyone left for the day I went over to the block of land and cut all those strings and took the sticks away.
Too funny. At least you’ll be able to take the high moral ground with your kids ;-)
I can’t remember how many times I found things I hadn’t paid for in the pram while putting it in the car. And yes, that’s about the worst I can come up with too …
While I have done many things you have not admitted to, I have never broken into a house! I can imagine the adrenal fear!!
I wont even admit most of mine!;-) Suffice to say I was NEVER the sensible sober one! But breaking into houses is NOT one of them LOL!
You getting drunk enough to vomit down stairs made me giggle, i can’t even picture it!
Badass! Breaking and entering is totally badass :)
You are not lame, you were the only one with gumption enough to do it – every one else left you! Cute story! :)
Oh dear. When I accidentally shoplift things (what is it about prams?) I take them back and confuse the checkout chicks. But break and enter is definitely up there!