Who Me? – Ketchup With Us Prompt #3

‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #3

Tell us in 57 WORDS OR LESS about a time you were caught red-handed, like a rat in a trap, with your hand in the cookie jar.
*Link-Up hosted by According to Mags and ODNT on the 1st and 15th of each month. Come ‘Ketchup’ with us!*

Who Me?

December 1975. I was 4 1/2 and my brother was 3. Mom had ornament-painting supplies WAY up on a hutch shelf. Lucky for my thirsty brother, I was a great climber. He sucked down that (tiny) cup of yellow lead-based paint like it was Tang. The paint mustache on his upper lip gave me away. BUSTED.

Merry Christmas! Pick your poison.
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**No children were poisoned in the writing of this blog post. Well, not hospitalized, anyway.**

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Laura Jo

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20 thoughts on “Who Me? – Ketchup With Us Prompt #3”

    1. Thanks for reading! He got me back, though, that summer with a can of turtle wax to my eyebrow. Lucky for Mom, she was getting a home perm when I came screaming into the house with blood dripping down my face. A few stitches in the ER fixed me up. Now I have a scar, and I’m missing 1/2 my left eyebrow.

  1. I’m dying! We had the EXACT SAME ORNAMENTS in our house. My mom painted them & she still hangs them on her tree. Might have to remember to send you a picture this holiday season.

    Also, this line … “He sucked down that (tiny) cup of yellow lead-based paint like it was Tang.” … was hysterical. Did I mention that I also have a younger brother?

    Great stuff, lady. Thanks for linking up!

      1. Aww. You just made my day. Keep on trucking, girlfriend. You made me laugh out loud today with your lead paint shooters. Thanks again for playing along. Come back again on the 15th!

  2. No children were harmed in the making of this post. Phew! Oh my goodness, this made me laugh. I was never a good climber, so I’m impressed with your agility and swiftness! 😉

    Great story! So glad you linked up again!

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