Friday, December 7, 2012

Not Worth It

Life is grand when you have teenagers in the house, there is always an adventure and the sibling rivalry just adds insult to injury sometimes.

When our sons Randy and Tim were in High School the sibling rivalry left us in stitches so to say, and on some days stitches were involved after one of their pranks.

Randy the oldest was always making a bet with Tim, something like “Hey Tim, I’ll bet you ten bucks you wont stick your tongue in this light socket”

I am happy to report that this bet was never made; because had it been, Tim would have been ten bucks richer and we would have been transporting him to the hospital.

Tim did take the bet to try on the shock collar for the containment fence for Randy’s dog, I am proud to say no animals were harmed in this experiment, but it took us about a week to get Tim to leave the yard.

One snowy night we were sitting quietly in the living room, I had spent most of the afternoon shoveling snow from the driveway and walkway, so there was a huge pile of snow in between the two.

The boys were playing quietly in their rooms, seriously they were arguing and giving one another a hard time; Randy was tempting Tim with the promise of money, and down the hall they came.

“OK Tim if you strip down naked and jump into that pile of snow I’ll give you ten bucks” Randy had an evil grin on his face and Tim was seriously considering the proposition.

“I’ll make it twenty if you strip down and lay face first in the snow pile, I don’t want you getting snow in your face, but you do have to push everything else into the snow for five minutes.”

Tim looked at the clock and so did we, 10pm and there is a trail of clothing from where he was standing out the front door, next thing we see is Tim’s white butt cheeks shining in the moonlight, he was actually grinding his hips into the snow bank.

Five minutes later he stands up and yells, “You owe me twenty bucks sucker” unbeknownst to Tim the houses directly across the street had the occupants standing on their front porches, the clapping and cheers sent Tim streaking back into the house, and left Cindy explaining that it was a harmless bet between brothers, and not a snow pile being violated by our son.

Tim got his money and a few days later another bet was made, Randy was making fun of Tim for being humiliated in front of the neighborhood, he came up with a solution for Tim being caught with his pants down so to say.

“I’ll go out into the front yard and drop my pants right now, and I’ll give you fifty bucks to come out there and kiss my bare ass” Tim agreed and looked out the door to see if anyone was outside.

He turned and told Randy that everything was clear and out the door they went, Randy dropped his pants and Tim just stood there with his own evil grin, “Right here Tim kiss this cheek and I’ll give you fifty”

Just then the people from across the street started clapping and laughing, one lady yelled “Hey Randy I’ll kiss them both for fifty!” Tim smiled and told Randy, You know brother some things are just not worth it.

With red cheeks shining on Randy’s face and his white cheeks being quickly covered, this bet was deemed not payable.

Do you have a funny story involving you or your kids as a teenager?

24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! How funny!! How cold with the snow!! Perfect timing too with the neighbors on both accounts! I'm sure life was never a dull moment in your neck of the woods during their teen years!!

    I'm trying to think of a funny story from my son's teen years.....he had some turbulent years.

    One that also makes me chuckle is when he was a senior and he took at 6:45 a.m. class and he's not an early riser at all. Always hard to get him to school those mornings. After he'd leave, I'd always say a prayer that he got there safely and on time. One morning I handed him one of his textbooks he had left on top of Koda's crate on his way out the door. I'm walking Koda about an hour later and my cell phone rings, its my son asking if I knew where his book was that I had handed him. I said that I handed it to him on his way out and he's like "oh...must still be in my car". Totally was oblivious to the fact that I had handed it to him. I knew it was only by the grace of God and God's mercy he passed that year and got safely to school on those early mornings :)

    have a good weekend!

    betty

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    1. Hi Betty, Isn't it amazing how absent minded the boys are at that age, what you described with your son sounds like something that would happen with ours, I often wondered how they ever made it to school on their own at times Ha Ha

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  2. Dang if I can think of anything funny when my kids were teenagers. Maybe it's my lack of memory, or maybe it's the fact that the tension and angst was usually so thick you could cut it with a knife. Theirs and mine.

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    1. Hey Ms. A, I think the tension is thick around most teens, it's always a blessing when they grow out of it.

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  3. Nothing to report from my end either... but I loved your story. The old saying 'He who has the last word has the loudest laugh' definitely comes to mind.

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    1. Hi Valerie, 'He who has the last word has the loudest laugh' yes this is what it all comes down to when dealing with the boys Ha Ha

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  4. I did some mean things to my brother when we were growing up. He was always leaving belongings outside, so one time, I took his baseball mitt and hid it in my room. He looked all over for it and my parents were mad and told him they were not buying him another. The next day, I put it out in the backyard exactly where he had left it. No one ever figured out my game.

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    1. Hey Bijoux, That one is classic, I can just see the look of confusion on his face when he actually found it :^0

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  5. You've got fun kids. And fun neighbors too, I might add!

    Our sons have their little wagers every now and then, but nothing as colorful. That's probably because they're usually all broke.

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    1. Hi Abby, I often wondered why the stakes were so high with our boys, I know that the fifty dollar wager was one that could not be paid, if so they never shared with me Ha Ha

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  6. Oh god, that is hilarious! I have a brother, but I don't remember us getting up to shenanigans like that. Maybe it only happens between two brothers.

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    1. Hi Kellie, It seems to be worse between brothers Ha Ha although I know some girls that are just as bad :)

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  7. And this is why I am so glad my kids don't make any "real" amounts of money yet. God help me when they do, I fear to think what they will come up with. :)

    And as for your comment at my place, no Tony didn't help clean up the kitchen, but he did all the laundry while I was at work and will help me put the cabinet back in when I bring it home tomorrow. :)

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    1. Hey Juli, Just think of the blog posts you will have once they do start making some "real" money, the thing about kids is they have a tendency to furnish quality material Ha Ha

      Getting the laundry done is a big help, I do that myself here when Cindy is at work, mostly because she hates laundry :) and help with the cabinet will make it easier than doing it alone ;^)

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  8. I think only boys would come up with bets that involve bare butt cheeks!

    (Of course, I didn't have any girls, and my granddaughters are still too little for pranks like that, so who knows...)

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    1. Very true for most of the boys although we did have a neighbor girl in the last town we lived that participated in a few bare butt pranks, scared the heck out of all the boys too Ha Ha

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  9. "Just then the people from across the street started clapping and laughing, one lady yelled “Hey Randy I’ll kiss them both for fifty!”

    Bwhahahahahahahahha! Jimmy, that's HYSTERICAL! And touche' to the people across the street!

    I could tell you so many stories about how I used to love torturing my younger brother when we were kids. One time I walked in the bathroom while he was doing #2 and took his picture with my polaroid camera! In fact, while I was home visiting him two weeks ago, I found the picture in an old family album and showed him. OMG...we laughed our butts off!

    FUN post, buddy!

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    1. Hey Ron, The neighborhood we lived in at that time was a lot of fun, and a great place to raise kids.

      Speaking of a snap shot in the bathroom I do remember a picture of Randy sitting in the tub, the look on his face said he was not thrilled with the photographer Ha Ha

      I can just see your Brother and you laughing now about your picture of him then, I bet you did torture him with that one at the time :)

      Great to see you Buddy!

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  10. I kept telling my daughter to clean out her car. It looked like a murder scene and one night my assessment was proven. I got the call late at night. Her car had been broken into and the cops were on their way. I drove to her college parking lot and, sure enough, there were security cops shining lights into her car. There was blood on the window, the seat, and the steering wheel. One of the men said "WHY would someone break into that girl's car just to trash it?"

    I peered inside. Everything looked just as it had at home. I kept my mouth shut, but I realized that once the burglar got IN her car, he couldn't move around and just bailed out and ran.

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    1. Lordy that sounds like our Daughters car, I think I would have kept my mouth shut too and let the Cops sort the mess out, follow the trail of trash from the car to the perp Ha Ha

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  11. There were quite a few funny episodes when our kids were growing up, too, but nothing to top that tale of yours! What strikes me funny is that they're all grown up with kids of their own now, but when they get together they still get into the horseplay as if they were still kids.

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    1. Same here Susan, Whenever these two boys are together it seems they revert right back to those childhood days Ha Ha, each time I always hear from Cindy "Jimmy make them stop" heck they are too big for me to stop them now :)

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  12. I don't have any stories to top those, I'm afraid! Being an only child (and glad of it, when I read stuff like this) I did not have the siblings daring me to do stupid stuff (but, of course, I missed out on the opportunity to dare MY siblings to do stupid stuff, so there's that.)

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    1. Hey Jim, When you are an only child you have to revert to daring your friends to do stupid stuff Ha Ha

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