Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Middle child warped story

I always joke (?) with my family that I am warped as the middle child. I guess technically I'm not the middle child anymore. I'm the 2nd of 5, but I was the middle of 3 girls for 10 years before my little brother came along. And then my little sister was born when I was 18. So, I was the middle child long enough to get warped by it. :)
I remember one time when I was young- probably 5 or 6- we had a babysitter. Her name was Jerry Johnson- just in case you know her. Tell her I said she sucks. Anyway... she babysat us one day. We were playing hide and seek. Tara was "it." She found me and I knew where Jerry was hiding, but I didn't actually tell Tara. I just said "I don't know. Maybe in there..." as I pointed to our bedroom closet. Ok, Jerry was mad that I had told. Like really mad. Now that I think about it- HELLO- we were playing hide and seek and she was probably like 14. Why would she care?? Anyway... she was mad and started calling me a tattletail. It gets worse. She made a tail out of paper and told me to tape it on my bum. Then she turned on music and told me to dance. I was crying and told her, "No." Then she told Tara to make me dance. Tara was a little hesitant, but did what the psycho told her. "Come on Tori. Dance. It's ok." I don't remember if I actually danced. I'm kinda hard-headed, so I don't know if I let her tell me what to do. Either way it warped me.
When my mom came home I did what babysitters dread. I told my mom how mean Jerry was and what she had made me do right in front of Jerry. We never had Jerry babysit again. Now, don't think bad thoughts about my sister because she felt horrible. I remember her drawing a picture about how mean she was for telling me to dance. Thanks Sister.

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19 comments:

No Cool Story said...

Oh that's it. I'm kicking that Jerry Johnson!

Good for you telling your mom Tori.
I did the opposite, I never told my mom anything our maids did. WARPED.

swampbaby said...

I STILL feel bad about that! I really do. And you did dance a little. And she told me to point at you and act like I was laughing. I don't think I did that.

I don't remember drawing you a picture, but maybe when I hit those kids on the head with books (on the bus) that made up for it?????

Yvonne said...

THAT IS HORRIBLE!!!! What a mean person. I agree with NCS--it's so great that you told your mom.

Hannemann Family said...

That is horrible...if that ever happens to any of my kids, that babysitter will wish she would have never been born! I too have middle-child warped stories...it sucks!

Hannemann Family said...

That is horrible...if that ever happens to any of my kids, that babysitter will wish she would have never been born! I too have middle-child warped stories...it sucks!

omar said...

Me and you are cool, Tori, but I'm going to have to side with Jerry on this one. You kind of ruined the spirit of the game by telling Tara where Jerry was. I wouldn't have called you a tattletale, but I may have called you a "game ruiner" and made you wear a specially crafted "game ruiner" hat.

And though I may lose that babysitting gig, I will have done the world a greater good because you would always think twice before ruining another game.

(It should be noted that I don't have any 5-6 year old kids, and that I may change my stance on this when my kid is that old.)

To make up for me taking Jerry's side, I wanted to let you know that the "word to your mother" in my latest post was inspired by you.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I am amazed at how well you are keeping us entertained and none of us are half as busy as you are. I haven't posted on my other blog in so long because I can't think of anything noteworthy.

Thanks for keeping up with your blog!

Tori :) said...

NCS- We could get the Mexican and Texas mafia and kick her butt!

Sister- You drew a picture in the back of the "Christopher Learns to Shine" book. I can totally picture it.
Thanks for whackin' that kid on the top of the head. That was awesome.

Yvonne- I wish my mom had ripped her a knew one, but she didn't. I think I embarrassed my mom because I was like yelling about Jerry right in front of her.

Hannemann- We totally need to get together and share. It would be good therapy.

Omar- I was like 5!! And sister trumps lame babysitter. I was gonna be "it" anyway because she found me 1st. Word 2 ur mother.

Gina- Blogging is my little bit of sanity....

Jean Knee said...

what a vile thing to do, what's worse is it was probably done to her before she did it to you.

I'd have never ratted her out, that took guts

Jenny said...

I never liked having babysitters. They definitely have kid-warping capability!

I was the older sibling, and I've given my family the list of reasons I'm warped, too. Maybe you have to be the baby of the family to become a normal adult. No wait, my brother is far from normal. There goes that theory. :o)

Mrs. Monkey Butt said...

Babysitters who haze SUCK big time.

I would like my kids to tell me, too. When the boys were little we had an awesome babysitter. When the boys were bigger, they weren't always so awesome, cause they're the big brothers aka the only ones who can pick on their sisters.

I so get a kick out of your kick a-- attitude and telling your mom in front of the baby sitter. That's guts, girl.

aubrey said...

what a brat that jerry johnson is. that girl probably grew up to be abusive. no? is that wrong to say? because i bet it's true.

Nancy Face said...

What a stinkin' meanie psycho she was! I am sooo proud you told yo' momma!

Reading this made me realize something for the very first time in my life...seriously. I never, EVER had a babysitter! How weird is that? My parents couldn't afford to go out. :(

Eric's Mommy said...

Oh that's awful!

Amanda said...

What a mean babysitter! Little kids are fun to play hide and seek with because they don't get the concept of "hiding" meaning it is a secret. Megan is always telling me where to hide and where she is going to hide. I keep trying to explain it to her....someday it will sink in.

Suzanne said...

How sad! I'm glad you had the courage to tell your mom. I don't have any interesting babysitter stories to tell. There was one that liked to eat in my parents' bed. They would always find candy wrappers in the sheets. Weird...

S said...

even if this is your sanity I am always shocked at how many post you can get done. And they are so clever! One more day! Two/three more til paradise:) (so jealous) Anyhow I'll keep my eye out for JJ. Thanks for the laugh Omar:)

Dana said...

I think we must have had the same babysitter! Are you sure yours wasn't named Penny and she wasn't my sister?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My babysitter smoked pot and made out with her boyfriend while she was at our house. You're a tattletail and I had to watch people getting tail. :)