This week’s assignments are:
1.) Lou Holtz (don’t ask me who that is) once said, “life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Do you believe this? Describe a time when you feel like you could have responded a different way and produced a different outcome.
2.) I miss the friend you used to be. (The Myth Of You And Me)
3.) The most unbelievable blue eyes you’ve ever seen…
4.) The craziest reason I ever got in trouble as a child.
5.) What would you ask forgiveness for?
I think today I am going to go with number 4. It has to do with why I moved out of home at 16. At 16 I had no curfew. I would say that makes me one pretty lucky kid. However there was one rule. If I was not coming home I had to call my mom by midnight to let her know I was not coming home. Fair enough. Well one night I was at my boyfriends house and I am telling you the 100% truth… I fell asleep. I woke up shortly after midnight to my pager going off. Pagers… do they even exist anymore? Anyways it was my mom. The phone was also ringing as my mom was phoning the house.
I answered the phone and told my mom I had fallen asleep and I am on my way home right now. She told me not to bother as it was too late and my boyfriend lived in a bad part of town. I tried explaining to her that he walks me to the bus stop and this is usually the bus I get on anyways. I will have the same driver I always get and he drops me off right in front my house and waits until I am in the house. She insisted I stay the night at my boyfriends but to come home right after school the next day. So that is what I did.
Well I get home after school and my mom tells me I am grounded. Grounded! What? Why? I did as I was told. Well no I am grounded for not coming home the night before. This made no sense to me. I argued with her that I was going to come home and she was the one who told me not to. How can she ground me for listening. To this day my mom swears she made sense and I swear she doesn’t. I wouldn’t be surprised if she leaves a comment on this post saying again how she made sense.
I ended up moving out that day. Got into a huge fight with my mom and I called my dad. My mom told my dad that if he took me out of the house instead of making me face my grounding I no longer lived there. My dad just wanted to get me out of the house as obviously this argument between my mom and I was going nowhere and wasn’t going to end anytime soon. I left with my dad and that was the day I moved out. I ended up living with my boyfriend and his parents for a few months and then I got an apartment with a friend. That is a whole other nightmare that should be saved for another day.
I know my mom didn’t mean what she said that day. I actually moved back home for a summer then moved out again. I was too stubborn to stay home and took my moms words too literally. She just wanted me to stay home and face my grounding and words she didn’t mean but I wouldn’t let her take back flew out of her mouth.
So that is my story on one of the craziest things I ever got in trouble for as a child.
What is one of the craziest things you ever got in trouble for as a child?