Thursday, May 26, 2011

Leaping Lizards!

Mama’s Losin’ It

Time to get our Mama Kat On!  So this week I'm going with prompt....
1.) Write about a time you got in BIG trouble as a kid.

Alright I'm changing it up again and telling a story about my siblings getting in BIG trouble which was OFTEN.  Not that I'm an angel but being the youngest of 4 kids, I was the butt of all jokes and pranks.  My brothers and sister got into lots of trouble but they didn't care.  It was too much fun to tease their baby sister!

My Dad had a business trip to Cape Canaveral.  The whole family would take the Amtrak down to stay with him for the Summer.  My parents were hosting a hoity toity business affair with big wig Admirals and their wives.  We were under strict orders to behave or else!  Unbeknownst to me, my siblings got a fake lizard in a gumball machine that day.  They strategically placed it under the covers of my bed and proceeded to tell me they had heard on the news that giant lizards were attacking Florida that night.  We were sitting on the front stoop eating our ice cream when some helicopters approached.  They told me that was the sound the lizards made when they were attacking and the only place I would be safe was in my bed.  I ran lickety split to my bed, threw down the covers all set to hop in for safety, when I saw the giant lizard sprawled in front of me.  I let out a deafening scream that perhaps the entire Sunshine State heard.  My parents were furious.  I was terrified.  My siblings were banned from the beach for days. Did they care?  Not one bit.  I believe they are still laughing this very day!


  1. The more the merrier. Sure even for parents, sometimes :)

  2. Awwww! I feel bad for you the kiddo! We did prank & mess with my little bro, but never to that extreme. Great story!

  3. Ahhh the life of being a little sister. Not that I would know since I am a torturous big sister who has all male offspring, but still. I imagine it was fun for them. Maybe not so much for you!

  4. Oh, I'm so glad I wasn't the youngest! I see you're on Twitter now! Hopping over to follow you :)

  5. Aren't siblings the best! You got to admit, it is pretty funny now, right?!