Friday, March 19, 2010

Flashback Friday - Breaking Bad Habits

Welcome back to this week's edition of Flashback Fridays! Flashback Fridays are put together by Tia over at christopherandtia and are a good way for bloggers to remember things, events, people, etc about their past.

This week my flashback post is about a bad habit that I had to break. I was a thumb-sucker. Everywhere I went my thumb was in my mouth. Not only was this not sanitary, it was also very gross (I assume) for everyone else. My Dad told me that if I quit sucking my thumb, he would get me a kitty.

I quit and he had to cash in on his deal :) The kitty above was Charlotte. We drove to the animal shelter and I got to pick out whichever kitty I wanted. She sure was a cutie and definitely made it worth it to try and quit sucking my thumb. Thats me on the right and my little brother on the left. I'm gonna guess that I was probably about seven years old.

Sadly, Charlotte didn't last too long in my house, my older brother was deathly allergic to cats and after an orange stray adopted us, it became too much for him and he ended up in the hospital and the kitties ended up in a new home.

So for those of you out there who are parents and may or may not have to bribe your children to break bad habits, just remember that you pretty much have to deliver on what you wager. Keep that in mind ;)

2 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

Wow. I didn't know you could be THAT allergic to cats. So sad that you couldn't keep your kitty! But good for you for not sucking your thumb anymore, haha. My oldest sucked on her two fingers- index and middle, just until a few months ago. Mostly when she was tired, but sometimes during the day I'd catch her, and tell her to get her fingers out of her mouth. So glad she finally stopped!

Nen said...

oh no! so sad!! i hope your kitty found a good home!!!

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