Monday, June 13, 2011


One day, about seven years ago, I was in my son's back yard working on a club house for my grandson, Gene.  I heard a noise and looked up to see him opening his second story bedrooom window.  Curious, I watched as he placed several items on the roof of the kitchen, just below his window.  Then he closed the window and let down the blinds.  I thought this was strange but I shrugged it off and went back to work.

"You haven't seen me!"

Then, I heard the back door slamming and the sound of feet running on gravel.  Gene came tearing round the large storage shed heading toward the back of their property.  He looked up at me as he ran and quietly said, "You haven't seen me!" and kept running.  He disappeared into the pasture behind their property.

"GENE!  I'm gonna KILL you!"
In a few minutes, I heard the back door slamming again.  This time it was Kallie (Gene's older sister).  She paused, looked around and yelled, "GENE!  I'm gonna KILL you!"  She started stomping toward the back of their lot.  As she passed me she asked. "Have you seen that little shit?" Not liking her termonology I started to say something, but the look on her face WAS NOT FRIENDLY, so I just shook my head no.

About 20 miutes later Kallie came stomping back, muttering to herself all the way back to the house.  I didn't see Gene until the next day.  I was told that he didn't come in until supper time where he would have the protection of both his parents.

Apparently Gene and Kallie were having a heated argument about him using her Play Staion II.  Gene was loosing the fight so he took all of her games and hid them.   Apparently the arugment was settled that evening in Kallie's favor.  Thankfully,  she took back her games without bloodshead!


  1. Kids are so great, aren't they?? lol!

  2. I love his hiding place! That is one clever kid.
    Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am.

  3. So good to see you posting 'new' material again, Karen ;) This was an amusing retelling of sibling rivalry and a grandmother quietly observing from the sidelines :)

    Now, HOW ARE YOU DOING??? Is life becoming any more manageable? Is your Dad OK after his in-hospital sojourn? Is granddaughter pulling her weight (ie losing some mass so you can gain back some of what you've lost?) How's Toby doing?

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

  4. LOL that was a fantastic hiding place!

    How are you doing??

    Have a great week!

  5. That kid was very clever indeed. I never put anything on the roof. Of course I never lived in a two story house as a kid, but still...

  6. What a great story! Pretty clever boy, that Gene.

  7. My brother go mad at me and threw some of my toys out my window unto the roof of the porch (outside my window). Then when I crawled out to get them, he ran to Mom and told her I was playing on the roof with my toys. Boy did I get it!

  8. I found the games after he put them on the roof. after I went outside looking for him I locked him out and went and played them. lol