It's time once again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: How did you break it?
I remember it clear as day. I was probably about 10 years old, in the basement with some friends playing a game we recently made up. It was called, conveniently enough, "Poopie Pond." The gist of the game was that you could jump on furniture and other items on the ground (we placed these in strategic locations to get across the basement). If you touched the actual ground, you became the "Poopie Monster." Childish? Probably. But, for some reason it was fun ... until ...
I was jumping up and down on a chair, and accidentally hit my head on one of my mom's prized China plates ... she has these hanging all over the basement. Unfortunately, the China plate released from the wall, and broke into about 3 big pieces on the ground. I immediately held my ears ... I knew that Inga (my mom) would be hustling downstairs, screaming at the top of her lungs in no time ... I sat there for what felt like 15 minutes, but was actually probably closer to one minute ... no mom.
She had gone outside for one reason or another. That's when I sprung into action. I found a bottle of Elmer's glue, and reconstructed the China plate. I hid it for about a day, allowing it to seal ... and somehow, it worked! My mom never found out it was me who broke the China plate. Actually, she didn't notice that it was broken for years. When she finally saw it, she figured it was probably Erwin (my dad) who did it.
I never owned up to it ... and truthfully, I don't feel so bad about it. Inga probably would've kicked my butt! This moment also brought the end of the immensely popular Poopie Pond game ... sigh.
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