Monday, March 15, 2010

The Rebel in Me

You can ask anyone and most people will say, "She's so sweet...yada yada" but a few will also attest that I'm stubborn as all get out! I hate being told "no". It just makes me want to push harder to prove anyone wrong that tells me "no".

I think it began when I was first born. My twin sis and I were supposed to be born in September but we both decided that July was our month and with rebel force, we appeared. I was a bit on the small side, 3 lbs, 8 ounces and ended up staying in the hospital while my twin was spoiled rotten. I told her that by the time I got home, they had run out of spoiling so I got none! :) No, seriously...that wasn't the truth...

We were both "good girls". Aside from scribbling on the walls in crayons, eating flowers, licking fiberglass insulation, catching bees...rebel type of stuff that most of the time led to a butt spankin'.

One day, though, curiosity got the best of me. I was riding my red tricycle in a parking complex by an apartment building. The complex had a laundry room with a washer, dryer and water heater. Two boys were lighting paper with the flame from the water heater. (They were BIG boys, like maybe 8 years old.) One of them handed me some paper and the rebel in me said, "Fun!" I stuck the paper in the water heater. It ignited and FOOM! stuff started blazing. The boys and I ran out of the laundry room. I got back on my trike and pedaled home, like nothing had happened. The fire department came and put out the fire. My mom talked about those "bad boys" and how they were always causing trouble. I prayed that I wouldn't get found out yet, inside, I felt elated. I was "bad" too and didn't get in trouble for it.

That began my hidden quest to maintain my rebel status.

To be continued.......

18 comments:

Deidra said...

I think we've all got a bit of the rebel in us. I can't wait to hear what happened next!

Mari said...

Hmmm - I can't wait to hear more!

Frau said...

You a rebel....oh my I can't wait to hear more! Isn't there always the good twin and the bad twin...hee hee just kidding!

Ace said...

That much of a rebel so young. I can't wait to hear how you expressed your wild side as you grew up!

blueviolet said...

Oh yes, the rebel in me recognizes that rebel in you! However, your situation was downright dangerous! I'm glad you didn't get injured!

Lin said...

You are lucky to lived to continue your rebelhood!! Yikes!! That was pretty scary stuff, Simone. :0

Nezzy said...

...and I thought I was a firebug! I can't wait to hear the rest of the story. Don't leave us hangin' long!

May God bless your Monday!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Kinda hard to picture you a rebel, Simone! :)

dana said...

Oh you REBEL!! I was once dared to jump off the school building. I was only in first grade....but the years haven't made me any smarter.

Did I jump?

Mari said...

Hey Simone, I tagged you for a challenge. Hope you don't mind! If it's not something you want to do, don't worry about it!

Farila said...

Hmmm Nice to know that you were a rebel too... I sort of sensed it through your posts.... Looking fwd to read more about your burning issues...

Veronica Lee said...

Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. Sweet Simone a rebel??!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Hmmmm..... lucky no one was hurt... xoxo

My name is PJ. said...

Simone, That surprised me! You have my undivided attention.

Arizona Mamma said...

I didn't know you have a twin. That's so crazy. Can't imagine what it would be like growing up with a twin.

You little pyro! Ha ha ha. Fun story.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

My goodness. You are a bad girl! You nearly burned down a building. :)

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

LOL! That's a cute story.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Simone, I'm reading this series backwards since I'm behind--

I think we all have a little bit of rebel in us. At least hope so.

Cheers,
xo

 

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