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Mama's Tree by DonnaBarr Mama's Tree by DonnaBarr
The scariest thing in my childhood was MOM.

And her wooden spoon.

Yes, she would chase us up trees. It was like trying to out-climb a grizzly.
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viergacht Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hah, I remember being chased by my mom like this a couple of times, although she preferred a flyswatter to a spoon.
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DonnaBarr Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe our moms are just trying to get us in shape? :P
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viergacht Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
It certainly did wonders for developing my reflexes XD
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DonnaBarr Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
We got FAST. That woman could run. And explode. Kinda trained us up not to be really all that bothered by anybody else. Sergeant screaming in my face while I'm locked at attention? Feh. Had worse.
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amberchrome Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
The cat o' nine tails has nothing on the sting of the wooden spoon.
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DonnaBarr Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Although I don't think they could break the cat-o'-nine-tails. :ahoy:
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DianaKennedy Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. But I hope she didn't beat you with that spoon?
Solendid art.
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DonnaBarr Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes she did. If she could catch us. Why do you think I'm up that tree?

A Prussian friend told me it was the Prussian Mama's disciplinary weapon of choice. Guess where some of my blood comes from? =:O

That's my rotten sister gloating under that tree. Mom, whose adult weight wouldn't let her QUITE reach me, told her to "get her when she comes down."

I landed on her and skinned for the beach.

BTW, it was my own fault - I'd been teasing her when my brother had whispered to me, "Watch out! Mom had a piece of chocolate today!"

I was raised by wolves....
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DianaKennedy Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ew, sounds very hars to me. I was never hit as a child, by nobody except by other kids, of course, but that's not the same. Yes,; Wooden Spoons were a common weapon of moms all over Europe in old times. And hairbrushes. You know the really hard ones.
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DonnaBarr Jan 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, I had been teasing mom.... and when she threw the pot of boiling peas at me, I squeaked, "MISSED!" I shoulda known better. :P
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