I would just like to say that…Clumps of Mascara readers are wonderful! I know, yall already knew that but the entries from this past contest were hilarious! I read each and every one of them (I mean, I have to…they come to my Blackberry, lol). I thought I had a crazy childhood but some of you all take the cake! I wasn’t even going to try to pick the WINNER from this one.
So I asked Mama Clumps to choose the funniest childhood story and she couldn’t choose just one either. Sooo, we have four! I’m not sure what the other gifts will be but I’m sure good ole’ Garfield will think of something.
And now….our winners!
The only pet my mother would let my sister and I have were gerbils. Being girls, we would pick them up by their tails because we were afraid they’d bite us. One day, I remember my 8 year old sister picking up one of the gerbils and she said “hey look!” and started swinging him by his tail. The next thing I knew, the gerbil was across the room and my little sister is holding the tail in her hand. We freaked and thought we killed the gerbil. We took him in the bathroom and patched his “stub” and Stubby, as he was then known, lived longer than any of our other gerbils (poor thing).
My sister is 35 years old now, we still talk about this story and laugh.
First Runner Up!
The Asian Girl
When I was about 4 years old, I had an irrational fear of the backs of puzzle pieces. You know, the empty cardboard space on the back? …Yeah. My sister (younger by 20 months) realized this weakness and decided to exploit it by scattering puzzle pieces (back-side up, of course) on the staircase to keep me away.
Second Runner Up!
I remember when I was in my sewing mode (oh I was a fancy four year old thank you very much) and I decided to dress my Barbie and Arbies (you know the ones from the dollar store – their poor legs are squeezable because they’re hollow?). So the only dilemma was that I didn’t have fabric, and little miss yaya (really – I was 4) couldn’t go to Mood in NY, so she went to the living room and cut up some fabric for free (talk about freebies). Made a whole curtain for the dolls to change behind and get dressed. Even my momma liked it and said it was mighty pretty. Then she went into the living room and saw the missing holes in the curtains. Now THAT sight? No no it was NOT pretty. I caught a beating so hard I thought it’d last forever… (it didn’t so don’t go running to call ACS!)
Third Runner Up!
ooooooh I miss the ice cream truck! When I was little my mom never gave me change when the ice cream truck came. He would ring and ring and ring that bell and I wanted nothing more than to chase the truck and get some goodies! Well, one summer my favorite aunt let me come stay with her in New Jersey on the army base. They had this wonderful playground in the back. When I got there my cousin yelled when the ice cream truck came ringing and so did I. She told us to ask her husband and he gave us both some change. We ran to that truck and I got the ice cream I IDOLIZED – Mario Brothers ice cream with the red gum ball nose. I loved Mario. When we got back in the house, I stood by the door and licked it for the first time. It was so sweet. Don’t you know the whole head fell off the stick and onto the floor! I was crushed! All that hoping. Well, everyone laughed and I wanted to cry but it was okay becayse just about every week after that he bought us ice cream and I ate the mario brothers (carefully) until I was sick of it. Best summer ever!
Ladies, send me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com to confirm your name, email address and story. Be sure to also provide your mailing address. You have 3 days to do this. If you do not come forward, Mama Clumps will choose another winner. Trust me…she has a list! Thank you all for participating. Stay tuned for the next Clumps of Mascara giveaway!