09 October 2009

True Confessions

Laugh Mom's guest post at Aiming Low - in which she confesses to her small child that she, too, had peed in the pool - prompts me to reveal something that I've been holding close to my heart for a very long time.

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I peed in Madeleine Albright's swimming pool. I was a mere child, and she was decades away from becoming Secretary of State.

Your turn. What's your true confession for today?

20 comments:

Pinky said...

I can't for the life of me remember why, but I recently told someone the "my sister peed in Madeleine Albright's pool" anecdote.

slouchy said...

We have lived scarily parallel lives.

Once I refused to shake Henry Kissinger's hand.

I was five.

susan said...

So what were you doing in Madeleine Albright's swimming pool? (or meeting Kissinger, Slouchy? these confessions need more stories.)

Mine, too, is also a pee story: I wet the bed the first time I went to sleepaway camp, and I never told anyone--just rolled up my nightgown and curled around the wet spot and made the bed in the morning. (As a parent looking back, hard to believe there wasn't an odor in the summer morning, but no one said a thing.)

kathy a. said...

one of my sisters threw oranges over her friend's fence and into ronald reagan's pool.

i ran in lesser circles. my friends and i made prank calls to her "get off my lawn" type neighbor. we once egged the modest suburban home of a movie director, whose son was in my class for a while. i can't remember why we thought these were hilarious at the time. never told my kids.

YourFireAnt said...

Well, pee seems to be the theme, so I'll tell you about the time I peed in my pants at an outdoor concert because the portapotty line was too long, and it was raining anyhow so I was already soaking wet to the skin, and anyway I was too effin' drunk to get up off the ground. And to top it all, I was sitting on my boyfriend's lap at the time. And he never knew. ;-D


T.

heidi said...

Since we're all doing pee stories:
I peed on the train platform at Shea Stadium in 1984.
Yes, I squatted right there & did it. It was not very crowded, and the relief was instant.
I also peed into a cosmetic case, after being stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge for 3 hours. I carefully lined it with a plastic bag, and threw the pee-bomb out the window when I was done.

YourFireAnt said...

I LOVE the pee bomb.

;-D


T.

painted maypole said...

i feel inadequate because I can't think of a pee story. or an "i did something to a celebrity story"

back to my boring life...

sigh...

Rima said...

Now that's a good "Post Secret" submission if I've ever read one!

mayberry said...

Sometimes I entice my kid to take a shower by telling him that he can pee in there too. (It works.)

Kelly said...

I'm sure I might have something to contribute if I weren't so blinded by the idea of peeing in Madame Secretary's pool.

You are a wealth of whimsy Magpie.

Furrow said...

I'm peeing right now.

nonlineargirl said...

I routinely tell Ada there is no dessert in the house, only to dig out ice cream or cookies once she is in bed.

I have the sense that once she figures this out there will be hell to pay.

Bibliomama said...

Did I miss the part where you're only allowed to comment if you've done something embarrassing in the vicinity of a major American political figure?

My husband and I had sex in our walk-in closet while our air conditioner was being installed. The embarrassing part is really that this is pretty much the most daring sex thing we've ever done.

I also totally do the ice cream and cookie-hoarding thing. Doesn't everyone?

Stimey said...

Well, I can't be expected to compete with THAT.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

You peed in Madeleine Albright's pool!?! Awesome!

I honestly think I was so afraid of that "red ring" that was supposed to form around you if you peed in the pool, that I never peed in the pool!

Confession: I lick my plate. Often.

Onepot said...

When I was 4 or 5, I told my Dad's boss--dean of faculty--that my Dad couldn't come to the phone because he was pooping.

Angeline said...

Ooops! I thought I could be spared..
Well, since you'd asked....
I kept a chocolate bar on the top shelf so that I can munch it, when the boys are at school... Now, my secret is safe with you ya? *wink*

Bee said...

I agree with Susan! You hooked us in, and then you've left out the most interesting bits!

Kyla said...

Ha! That is funny.

All of my famous people stories are from the past year or two, since I've been doing the advocacy thing, and I have no funny urine stories either. Imagine that!