Friday, May 7, 2010

3 Fs Friday (Flashback and Five Question Friday)

Flashback Friday

Bret (First Birthday, 1980)

Too pooped to participate! Poor little fella, who knew turning one could be such hard work?!

Five Question Friday
{Hosted by Mama M. at My Little Life}

1. What is your worst memory of your siblings?

I am an only child.

2. What was your naughtiest childhood memory? (Must be something you did, no pawning it off on someone else!)

Since my mom was a teacher at my elementary school, I spent many afternoons hanging out in her classroom. For days I remember eying this mechanical pencil in one of her student's desks. Now there wasn't anything extra special about this particular pencil. It didn't talk, light up, or solve a math problem, but for some unexplainable reason, I just had to have it. After days of resisting temptation, I finally gave in and took the pencil. Once it was mine, the red and gray Pentel pencil didn't seem so great. Funny how that happens! I was so racked with guilt, from my brief walk on the wild side that it didn't take long before I was spilling the beans to my mom. And as any good mom would, she punished me.

But here comes the ingenious part of her plan. Mom didn't ground me, banish me to my room for weeks, or even take away my privileges. Instead she made me return the pencil to its rightful owner and apologize in person. For some this might not seem like a big deal, but I looked up to those second graders in a way only a kindergartner could. Not only did I have to apologize to this boy {who's name I still remember}, but I had to see him at school everyday until he went to middle school. Looking back, I doubt if Dan even realized that his pencil was missing, and I'm fairly certain that he forgot about the entire incident moments after my apology. But funny thing is, it stuck with me.

Now I'm not Catholic, but that sure felt like a confession to me.

3. Where do you like to go to relax?

The place where the laundry magically washes and irons itself. The place where dinner is always prepared without me having to step foot inside a kitchen. And the only place where I can fall asleep on the couch confident that someone will be there to pick up the slack when I let my responsibilities slip...

Home...Well, not my home, but my parents'.

4. What was the last thing you won?

As embarrassed as I am to admit that I occasionally play the Lotto, I did win three bucks in the Powerball Jackpot a few weeks ago. Okay, so the jackpot was 282 million and I didn't so much win three dollars as I did break even. Details...details...

5. If you could be on a game show, which would you choose?

I have two favorite game shows that I watch regularly, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. And even though I've been known to kick a little Trebek booty during Teen Week, I'm fairly certain I'd never come close to passing the knowledge test required of all Jeopardy contestants my age. So that leaves me with, Wheel...Of...Fortune! I used to watch Wheel at my grandmother's and have just recently begun tuning in again while Gillian Grace takes her evening bottle. {She likes the clickety-clack of the wheel.} Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I'm fairly good! {Toot toot!}

Plus, I'd really like to see if Pat and Vanna's heads are as big in person as they appear on tv.

For more 5 Question Friday fun, head over to Mama M.'s.

Enjoy your weekend!



Denise said...

Following you over from New Friend Friday!

Stop by and enter my giveaway:

OMG! Sooo cute!

I Do Declare said...

I am all about the scratch cards, too - the most I've ever won is $50but that's a good ROI for a $10 card - hee!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Aww!!! What a precious picture!!! :)

I love your naughty childhood story!! So funny that you remember it so well!!

Avery's Mommy said...

I lied to a friend when I was about 5 and had to tell her the truth face to face. Oh I still remember that day! Lessons learned :)

LOVE Wheel of Fortune!

LeeAnn said...

Maybe they'll do a "Blogger Week" on Wheel of Fortune? That would be cool!

My mom was an elementary school teacher too. I didn't go to the same school, thank goodness.

bbcd mama said...

Aren't the old school bouncers hysterical!

I laughed at the lotto thing. But maybe you'll win big someday!

sanjeet said...

What a precious picture!!! :)
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Mama Ardie said...

I think we should have a Wheel of Fortune showdown b/c I think I'm pretty good at the game myself. ;o)

Mama M. said...

Ah, yes. The old apology! Nothin' worse (or more effective!!) than that! I go to your parent's house to relax? Maybe, like...just one time?

It sounds dreamy... ;)

Tawny said...

AHAHAH, I am laughing out loud right now at your naughty childhood memory! I can SO relate! Love it!