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 color 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?