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Funny Ways My Kids Got Into Trouble

Katy and all four of Rodger's kids piled on me

Katy and all four of Rodger's kids piled on me






Rodger was three and David was one when we moved back to Reno for a couple of years. Dennis was selling things at a flea market and we were not doing bad. I would go to yard sales on the weekends and find things which I thought were really cheap and he would sell them. We were having a good time because I loved bargain hunting and he liked selling.

We lived in a little mobile home park in a nice three bedroom. We got to spend some time with my parents, who I had missed badly. They had missed us too. We had a big deck on the front of the mobile home and a fenced yard. When winter came around, we still had quite a bit of stock so Dennis kept selling at an indoor flea market.

He left early one morning and it had snowed, both boys were still sleeping so he didn't wake me. I woke up at 7:15 to pounding on the door and headed out to the living room to see who was there. The boys usually woke me up when they woke up so I could feed them. David was looking out the window on the door and I asked him who was there. He didn't talk much yet but was jabbering away. I looked out and there was Rodger. I hurriedly unlocked the door and dragged him in to warm up.

I asked him what he was doing out there and he said he was shoveling the deck. He had seen the snow out there and went out with his Tonka truck with the snowplow on it. He had been clearing the deck in his sleepers. When he got cold, he tried to come back in but David had locked the door. Poor Rodger was crying because he knew that I was sleeping and he didn't know how he was going to get back in. He was pounding on the door, trying to get David to unlock the door.

Rodger still loved his Tonka trucks but he never went back outside without me being up. Grandpa had gotten the trucks for them at a yard sale and they were the old metal kind. They lasted both boys until they finally outgrew them. We can't get trucks like that any more, for sure.

Rodger also got into things a bit. Rodger had seen daddy taking things apart and fixing them with his tools. Rodger wanted some tools too. Daddy got him some plastic tools. The first thing that Rodger fixed were the book shelves. He used his plastic saw and sawed a shelf. He got about an inch into the shelf before we caught him.

I dropped the saw into grandma's purse as she was leaving one night. She asked me why and I showed her the shelf. He was still going at it every chance he got. We had chewed him out but it wasn't working. Grandma took the saw home and since she didn't change purses often, it was lost for a year or so. It eventually showed back up but by then, he had lost the urge to saw the shelf in half.

The next thing that Rodger decided to fix was Dennis' fancy calculator. This was a big desk model and quite expensive. Dennis got up one morning and the calculator was in pieces on the table. Rodger and his plastic screwdriver had struck. It took all day for Dennis to get that thing back together and working again. Rodger lost the screwdriver and pliers. We decided that those tools were too good for an inquisitive little boy to have. He got some that were not useful after that. They were a lot softer and didn't do any damage.

Not too much later, Rodger discovered the joys of climbing. My kids didn't have the terrible twos. They had terrible threes. Rodger climbed up on the counter one morning before we were awake and got into the cupboard with the spices. On the top shelf, way in the back, was a jar of red cake dye. This was not food coloring, this was the thick, paste, food dye. A lot more potent and I had used it to make a cake and frosting red for Valentine's the year before. Rodger found it and decided that he was going to paint the white painted walls of the trailer red. He trailed it all down the hall and finger painted the walls. It took a lot of scrubbing with bleach to get that faded to pink. It was still faintly pink when we moved.




David is my live wire. He was always up to something and it usually had us trying to keep from laughing while we chewed him out. He has a wonderful sense of humor and he can leave people rolling while describing a disaster. He started out as a child getting into trouble all of the time because his imagination was so active.

When he was two, we lived out in the country on 1 1/3 acres with a creek running along the front. There was an old garden area that we designated as his digging area. He liked to dig holes and a garden trowel was his weapon of choice. It was the biggest shovel he could pick up. He ran around that piece of property having a ball. I could keep an eye on him out the window and try to head him off when he was heading for trouble. He did pretty good about staying away from the creek when we were not with him.

Rodger and David were playing in the yard one day and they got quiet. Most mothers know what that means. They are up to something they aren't supposed to do. I went looking for them. I found Rodger in the back and asked where David was. He pointed up. I looked up and found two year old David on the roof.

I asked him how he got up there and he pointed at my husbands antenna tower. It was triangle shaped and was intended for CB antennas. Dennis' scanner antenna was also attached to it. I told him to slide over to the edge of the mobile home roof and climb back down right now. David argued with me but it had to be that or we called 911 because I was not going up there. I was terrified of heights.

I finally talked David into getting off of the roof and chewed him out for scaring me like that. He just looked at me and said, "Mom, I can't fall off, it is flat." I was ready to beat him. When my husband came home, he laughed about it and told me to watch out, the kid was going to push me with the height issue. He did that a lot. I am not afraid of heights anymore. He pushed me until I got over it.

Another time while we were living there, the boys were outside playing and I was cleaning house. When I shut the vacuum off, I could hear yelling outside from one of them. I went out to see what they were yelling about and they had been playing cowboys and Indians. Rodger was the cowboy and David, the red-headed Indian had captured him and used a jump rope to tie him to the tree. David had then gotten bored and wandered off to dig a hole in the back digging spot. When he did, he just left Rodger tied to the tree. Rodger could not get loose and had to go to the bathroom. Dennis and I laughed about that one for several years.

One day after I went to the grocery store, I went into the living room after putting groceries away and found my little curio cabinet empty of the brass giraffes that I collected. I asked their father where they were and he just looked shocked that they were gone. I went in to the boys bedroom and there they were. The boys were galloping them all over the bedroom. Twelve brass giraffes being manipulated by the kids. We went in the next day and bought them some plastic horses to gallop around. I figured one of them would lose their temper and beat the other with one of the brass giraffes. That would have hurt a lot more than the plastic ones.

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David at Three

We moved from one town in Tennessee to another when David was three. I had a job in the other town and we wanted to get closer so I did not have to drive so far. We moved into a two story house with a shared driveway with the next house. The other family didn't understand the concept of sharing a driveway as they were always parking in it. There was no street parking and we had to use the driveway to get to our parking in the back. I quite frequently had to sit in the middle of a busy street honking for them to move their car so I could get in. Needless to say, we were not real friendly with them. We considered them to be very rude and annoying.

The boys had an upstairs bedroom with a grill over the window so that they did not fall out. We knew our boys well enough by now to know that they would be climbing out the windows and around on the roof if we didn't put it on. They were active and fearless and we could not get it into their heads that some things are dangerous. The window did not have a screen on it because the landlord did not care. The rent was right though.

One day while I was at work, the neighbor knocked on the door and told Dennis that David was peeing out the window onto their kids. This was funny because these were the kids that helped themselves to any of our boys toys that they forgot outside. Our boys were tired of it and they were getting their own back. David had been watching them ride his trike around in the driveway and instead of telling dad so he could go repossess the trike, David just decided to pee on them, from the second floor window. We stopped it but it was funny. David never did take any crap from anyone.

And before you all think that Katy might have been a little angel, here is one of her funny little stories. When Katy was three years old, she was constantly getting into my make-up. I hadn't bought any in quite a while because I simply did not have time for it. I had a little left though and bought some nail polish once in a while. I bought some beautiful, bright red nail polish with matching lipstick. I usually do not wear red lipstick but it matched.

Katy was quiet one day, so I went to see what she was up to. I went into her room and she was standing there naked, totally covered in bright red lipstick. She had found it. She had painted her entire body bright red. From her hairline to her toes, she was red. I never knew that a tube of lipstick would go that far. Into the tub she went, while I had the boys looking for the tube. It was only half gone! I scrubbed Katy and scrubbed her. She was still very pink. For a week, we scrubbed her every day and she finally started to look normal. She hated bath time but I could take her someplace without people looking at me like I had abused her.


Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on March 01, 2013:

Lisa, my kids are my number one inspiration for comedy. They were and are natural comedians. I have written several hubs about them and their comedy. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Lisa Chronister from Florida on March 01, 2013:

This was really cute! Katy reminds me of my youngest daughter. When she was 7 I put her in the tub to let her play. I walked back in to check on her a few minutes later and the water was pink! She had dumped out an entire bottle of nail polish into the tub with her, to color the water. We never could get it all off the tub! Thanks for sharing!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on September 21, 2012:

Hi Quietwarrior, Nice to see you back. I missed your writing and thought about sending a missing you email. We all have memories of things that we did as kids, or that our kids have done. Memories of fun and funny things keep us grounded and happy. Whenever we get to talking about them, we all start laughing and 'remember when'. I need to get my kids together and get them talking about this subject. I need some more reminding. The two boys were always into something together.

The-Quietwarrior on September 21, 2012:

That was great Becky.. Haven't been here in a minute...doing some catching up.. . Awesome story that brings back memories in more ways than one..LOL..

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on August 13, 2012:

Hi Susie, So glad you finally came to visit me here. They sure were busy little boys, mostly mo harm but very inventive with what they got into. David calmed down a little when he got pills for his ADHD but both of them have always been busy.

Susie Knaebel on August 13, 2012:

I so remember all of the issues and the boys got into while you were

here in Reno! Miss those times! They certainly were a handful for

you. They truly wore me out when we would come to visit! Just being around them made you tired! Very busy boys!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on July 14, 2012:

Hi MM, so good to see you here today. Nerves of steel would have been good! I did not have them but did have a sense of humor, which helped. I always ended up laughing at them behind their backs, could never let them know I found them funny or they would always be in trouble. Some kids go for the laughs and mine definitely did. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on July 14, 2012:

What fun stories - kids certainly keep us on our toes, sometimes we need nerves of steel!!

A great, enjoyable read thank you and voted up

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on July 12, 2012:

AAZ, so good of you to come by and visit. The kids and grandkids have always been so much fun. I was 27 when I got married for the first time (really hard to find a keeper). Our oldest was born a year later, so we are a little older than most of their friends parents. Ah well, we gave them a stable marriage to learn how they really work. I know exactly what you mean about them being your life. We would lose a lot of humor if we didn't have them.

Augustine A Zavala from Texas on July 12, 2012:

I love your profile picture!

I have grandkids. Long story, but I married my ex-wife when I was 23 and she was 34. Yes, I was a boy toy, but I loved it. Anyway, one of her sons had kids, and I adored them as my own. They do get into everything, and always say and do the funniest things. They are my life. Thank you for sharing!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on June 28, 2012:

beth, My young'uns are grown now and we're working on 10 grandchildren now. David was a live wire and we had to keep a close eye on him to try keeping him out of trouble. He was never boring though. Glad you enjoyed this and thank you for coming by to visit.

Beth Perry from Tennesee on June 28, 2012:

Becky, I loved reading about your young'uns! And good for David on the neighbor kids lol!! Oh, love the photos also.

Voting up!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on June 08, 2012:

Mike, I hope you enjoyed it the second time around. Thanks for coming by to visit. You need grandchildren that get into things.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on June 08, 2012:

Just came by to refresh some of the antics your kids were up to.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on June 08, 2012:

Angela, my kids were a blast when they were little. I was always laughing at something they did. I appreciate you coming by to visit.

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 08, 2012:

You have quite the cute and intertaining group! Thank you for sharing!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on June 05, 2012:

Daniel, you know what the sound of silence means also. I have always warned people that when their kids get quiet, find them fast and find out what they are doing. It is self-preservation. Good that you could come by to visit.

Daniel Peebles on June 05, 2012:

Quiet is always, always a warning of a disaster to come. Parents beware of eerie silence! Great hub!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 29, 2012:

michememe, Thank you for the funny. That was one of the ways I always knew. My husband asked me once how I knew they were doing something they weren't supposed to. I just told him, they got quiet. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Miche Wro on May 29, 2012:

So funny...especially the comment parents know something when the kids get quiet. Isn't that always the tell tell sign. Something BIG is about to happen. LOL

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 27, 2012:

Fred, of course I saved the best for last. I wouldn't want anyone deciding that the best was always first and quitting halfway through. Keep the best for last and they have to read all the way through.

Your story is funny. I would hate to be driving along and have my headlights disappear. It is bad enough to be on the Interstate through Reno, and having the gear shift kicked into neutral.

That happened to me when I had my niece. She was in the middle, in her car seat and kicked the four speed into neutral. We were frantically trying to move her feet so I could reach the gear shift knob and then my sister kept her feet away from it.

Glad you came by to visit.

Ghost32 on May 27, 2012:

This is a great one, Becky. Glad you saved the best for last--David peeing on his enemies and Katy head-to-toe lipstick.

Can't recall much in the way of my kids getting in trouble...with 6 divorces, you might say I wasn't around long enough to notice. But one tale does jump to mind.

Kim, the older of the 2 daughters I had with my first wife before getting a vasectomy, was two. This was long before the HCCSL (Horrible Child Car Seat Laws). Vicky (her Mom) was driving down the somewhat curvy highway--used to be Pipestone Pass when it was a two-lane, forget what they call it now, but east of Butte, Mt. The car was a 1968 VW bug, and Kimmie was standing up, just leaning back on the seat...until she wasn't.

She had leaned forward and calmly turned off the headlights. At 10:00 p.m. at night. At 65 mph.

Fortunately, Vicky found the light switch and got the lights back on in time. No crash, no burn.

Voted Up and Across.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 20, 2012:

Martie, good to see you here. I am glad you enjoyed this. Thnks for coming by to visit.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on May 20, 2012:

Ohhh, what wonderful memories, Becky! So very sweet :) Thanks for sharing!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 15, 2012:

Pinkchic, glad you liked, appreciate you coming to visit.

Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on May 15, 2012:

Oh the trouble that kids can seem to find! Funny hub, thanks for sharing this!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 12, 2012:

breathing, I agree with you totally and mine kept us laughing. They still do but now they do it intentionally. I appreciate you coming by to visit.

TANJIM ARAFAT SAJIB from Bangladesh on May 12, 2012:

Kids are blessing in this earth. You have written a very good hub. Thanks a lot.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 09, 2012:

sgbrown, good to see you here today. I am starting to hear the stories also. I wonder how bad the ones they don't tell are. I am glad that you enjoyed these and thank you for coming to visit.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 09, 2012:

What wonderful stories about your kids growing up. Our children keep us on our toes, don't they. My boys are grown and I am starting to hear the stories about things they did that I never knew about. Thank you for sharing these. Have a wonderful day! :)

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 08, 2012:

b. Malin, My David never asked for a snake. He is more afraid of them than I am. Our neighbor brought one over to show us, David walked in, saw the snake and walked out. He called an hour later to see if it was gone. hehe. Rodger asked for snakes but they weren't allowed. Lizards, turtles and frogs but no snakes.

Glad you enjoyed this, Motherhood is when we find out how tough we are, and grandmotherhood is when we get revenge on our children. Hahaha. Thank you for coming by to visit.

b. Malin on May 08, 2012:

Hi Becky, I too have a David...when he was young boy, he loved to collect SNAKES, and I believe it or not allowed him to...He never had more than one at a time. Thank gooodness!

Loved reading your Hub, very Fun, and Heartwarming...I can feel the Love! Motherhood is such a Learning Experience.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 05, 2012:

Docmo, I am so glad that you enjoyed this story. Families really are the best. If you have three, you are just a few behind me. I have two steps that lived with us long enough to become one of us. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Mohan Kumar from UK on May 05, 2012:

Loved the stories of your kids adventures. So entertaining and heartwarming to read and shows how endearing families are. With three of my own I can relate to the troubles they get up to! Really enjoyed this.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 05, 2012:

katyzzz, So glad you came by to visit. I read a lot and comment on a lot and my friends all come to read my writing also. It works. I am so glad that you came by to visit.

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on May 05, 2012:

You've got your own little story there Becky and what a story it is, and yours is true, well done.

I just love big families, I only had three myself but I think you are a much better mum than I have ever been.

Congrats, you've attracted a lot of readers here.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on May 04, 2012:

TripleAMom, Glad you liked. I have a couple more of these on things my kids did. They really do keep us laughing. We are working on my grandkids now.

TripleAMom from Florida on May 04, 2012:

Hey Becky, really funny. Love hearing kid stories. Mine definitely keep me rolling. Enjoyed your hub.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 30, 2012:

Brenda, I am delighted that you find these funny. My mom always said that your grandchildren are your revenge on your children. I know exactly what she meant. David surely got them to leave his tryke alone. They wouldn't touch it after that. He told them he would catch them and do it again. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on April 30, 2012:

These tales are hilarious Becky. And just think THEIR kids are doing this to them now. Payback! I must say that peeing out the window onto the other kids just surpasses everything else. Wild animals stake their territory with urine, why not little boys? Thank you for a laugh this morning.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 29, 2012:

Wr1t3r, I know exactly what you mean. I am not sure the statute of limitations is up on a few things we did. I will write about some of the stories my dad, and his brothers and sisters told. Their mother was sitting at the campfire while they wre telling them and she sounded like a broken record, "I didn't know you did that."

I think we all have stories like that and some finally make it to the light of day and some never do. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Melanie Mason from Oregon on April 29, 2012:

Oh the stories I could tell about the things we did as kids. I'm surprised my parents survived. I'm surprised we survived. Becky it sounds like your kids gave you a run for you sanity. Thanks for sharing.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 29, 2012:

J. Frank Dunkin, Thank you, I am so happy that you came to visit.

Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr from Foley, Alabama on April 29, 2012:

Great stuff, Becky. Very funny!

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 29, 2012:

triciajean, I love kid stories and they keep my memories of these clear. I am so glasd you enjoyed these. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Patricia Lapidus from Bantam, CT on April 29, 2012:

Thanks, Becky. Kid stories are so much fun.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 29, 2012:

Hubert, So nice to see you come by. I love these memories of my kids growing up. I am getting older now and it is getting harder to remember tham. If I write them down like this, I will never forget them. I am so glad you enjoyed them. I hope Gabriel remains cute and loveable. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Hubert Williams on April 29, 2012:

I love the way you tell a story. Your David sounds like the way my Gabriel is now. Thanks for sharing your family with us.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 28, 2012:

Hi Rosemary, I am so glad that you found this amusing. I figured David would have something that was half dangerous to do. He has always been a bit of a risktaker. Rodger doesn't like heights. The nail polish would have been easier to clean up. The lipstick has an oil based colorant which sinks into the skin. Nail polish, I could have used polish remover to get off. It would have been gone that day. So glad you are back and came to visit me.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on April 28, 2012:

Ah boys will be boys, Such cute stories, sounds as though you were always on the hop Becky. Now wouldn't you know that David would become a roofer Lol. Now I bet you were pleased katy had used the lipstick and not the nail polish, ouch that would have been harder to clean up.

Fun stories Becky, thank you for the laughs you brought me today.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 28, 2012:

always, I must have several little genious's if that is the deciding factor. It was fun while it lasted. I would rather have a dozen like these than a boring one. They weren't hard to survive, they were fun to have around. I enjoyed them immensely. Thanks for coming by to visit. Hugs

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 28, 2012:

Kids say and do the darndest things, but an inquisitive kid is a sign of intelligence, at least that's what my Son's teacher told me. Your stories about your children were cute and interesting. Sometimes I wonder how we Mothers survive..Cheers :)

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 28, 2012:

David works in roofing and construction. Yes, there is risk. Rodger works on computers and cars. LOTS of tools. And Katy is really into make-up and wants to do it for the movies. She is a redhead so she definitely has the pink tinge. Emma is my granddaughter and loves make-up too.

Funny thing about their early years continuing as adults. Rodger was two weeks late being born. He is always late for everything. He will be late for his own funeral. Slow and easy going. He missed the school bus often. David was 2 weeks early. He is hyperactive and always rushing around. He likes to be at work half an hour early. Goes to bed early and gets up early. He was always out in front waiting for the bus and playing with the dogs while he waited. Katy was born on her due date. She is always just on time and never rushes but doesn't dawdle either.She would run out the door to catch the bus just before it arrived. She could hear it turning onto our street.

Thank you for coming by to viait.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 28, 2012:

Hi, Becky - loved reading about your energetic kids and the dramatic but funny highlights of their childhood. Happy to know YOU survived.

Have to ask - does David's profession have anything to do with risk? And Roger, is he still into tools in some way? And Emma, is she still faintly pink and interested in cosmetics? Just wonderin'. Thanks for the fun - voted UP.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 28, 2012:

Hi Peg, I was wondering if I was hallucinating that 100. The kids were a lot of fun and my grandkids are too. They are a handful. I am not as young and energetic as I was then either. LOL!! I think you're speaking of Emma. She has the devil in her but is so loving. They all love to give out hugs and the profile pic it the one where I was being hugged so tight I couldn't breathe. I had my tongue out trying to breathe. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on April 28, 2012:

Becky, It's so nice to meet your children through this hilarious story of their antics. You have a flair for telling a funny story. They sound like a handful and then some, still cute as a button! I like that picture of you and that little one with the checkered pants is a living doll. Thanks for the laughs!

Congrats on the 100 score today!


Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 28, 2012:

Maria, I am so happy that you like this. Glad I could give you a smile. Thank you for coming to give me a smile and for visiting. Hugs

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on April 28, 2012:


Light, sweet, funny and happy times... you know I love that Katy story best of all... so girly and naughty!

Voted UP & FAB-- thanks for the smile maker!

Love, Maria

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 28, 2012:

Alastar, ADHD is a little bit of a trial but they really do well if they are handled right. David had it and he had to be kept busy or he got in trouble. He is extremely smart though. They just have to be guided right.

Hayden shows the signs of it but I do not think that his is as bad as David's was. He might not even need medication. David needed medication to slow his mind down so he could concentrate. Then he got A's in school and did very well. We had him on the mildest dose that worked, we don't believe in dosing them into being zombies. Hayden is definitely all boy.

Neither of my boys took getting their toys swiped and they got in several fights with those kids. They usually won too. I was glad when we got away from them.

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on April 28, 2012:

Gotta love 'em Becky. So cool reading about their adventures. David don't take kindly to his toys bein swiped lol. They had and have the best kind of mom too. Like Linkletter used to say on his show, kids say the darnedest things. I hope Hayden doesn't have ADHD; hopefully he's just being the way boys are made to be but your the best judge of that.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 27, 2012:

My babies were fun, exhausting but fun. I figured it might be time to give a close up although y'all did get a close up of a younger me, before grey hair. I do get to see my grandchildren and they are just as energetic as mine were. Hayden was climbing out windows by the time he was two and he acts just like David at times. I think he is ADHD also. Adds to the fun, they have to stay busy. Thank you for coming by to visit.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 27, 2012:

Hi Becky, this all sounds so familiar. Some things never change. I like the big photo of you and the grandchildren piled on top of you, can hardly see you in the profile pic. Now I know what you like. Quite the contented Grandma I would say. Nice Hub, silly, silly, silly boys, and Katy painting herself red, now that had to be a lot of fun while it lasted.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 27, 2012:

My kids were a lot of fun with all of their craziness. We held up fine to them. It is the other things that got to us. I am glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for coming to visit.

Dianna Mendez on April 27, 2012:

What an adventurous family! I love your stories but don't know how you are holding up so well. Kids, you gotta love em. Thanks for sharing a big of your family life. Voted funny and interesting.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 27, 2012:

Mike, I had to write this and cheer y'all up. Things are getting too serious out there. This is humor month y'know. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Becky Katz (author) from Hereford, AZ on April 27, 2012:

writer20, I was working and daddy had the kids. He was a sergeant in the Special Forces. He was up to the task. He is probably the reason they were so wild. He had a lot of stories that he told. Glad I could give you some laughs.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 27, 2012:

Becky you have a band of mischief makers on hand. What a bunch of cute stories you have relayed to us. Thank goodness they have all outgrown that stage in their histories. Thanks for the laughs this afternoon.

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on April 27, 2012:

Great story, loved reading all about your kids. Boy! were they a hand full and you working as well. You have a very strong lady.

Voted up and awesome write, Joyce.

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