"A grownup is a child with layers on." - Woody Harrelson
Peeling back the layers.
We were over in Cleveland, Texas visiting Uncle Hightower and Aunt Evelyn. They had a boy, Geary, who seemed SO much older than us and a daughter, Kim, who was only a few years older than me. Geary had an eye infection or something, There will tiny tubes of medicine all over the house. Apparently, samples. All I know is I thought those tiny medicine tubes were the cutest things I ever did see! They were prefect for little old me! Geary had so many, and surely no one would miss just one. So, I slipped one down in my white knee hi socks to near my ankle. No one would notice it lying aside my ankle bone, covered up in that sock.
Was not long, however, till we passed Mama and Aunt Evelyn. Mama, "What's wrong with your ankle?" Me, "Nothing." Mama, "Is there something in your sock?" Me,"No!" Mama, "Come here and let me see."
Oh, boy!! Talk about feeling the white hot pain of embarrassment and humiliation! And heart break that they took the cute little tube away from me. Of course, they explained to me it was medicine and I didn't need it and Geary really did. But none of that mattered. I had shamed my mama in front of Aunt Evelyn. I found out that day the criminal, outlaw life was not for me.
What about you? Ever do anything that you know shamed your parent? Ever get caught redhanded?
|I had one. Did you?|