BHS students, teachers share childhood memories

Emmy Furman, Editor-in-Cheif

  Some of the most interesting and hilarious stories in one’s life come from childhood. Kids can be clumsy and strange. This reporter took a dive into the funny and weird stories of Burlington students.

   Anyone with siblings can agree that they can really be a pain. Senior Breea McManus has some siblings that take the cake for mischief. “When I was six, the twins duct taped my hands, feet, and mouth and threw me into a bathtub for two hours,” she said.

   She sat in the dark bathroom, waiting for her mom to come to her rescue.

   Another sibling horror story occurred to junior Brady Rand. “One time my brother cut my finger off with a log splitter,” he said.

   When asked if he had any interesting childhood stories, freshman Brett Rand said, “In first grade, I cut my brother’s finger off with a log splitter.”

   Senior Kaiti Mefford also injured her sibling during her childhood. “I once clocked my brother in the face with a softball,” she said.

   Children have a habit of not owning up to the things they do; an example of this is junior Elijah Caldwell’s childhood story.

   “One time, one of my siblings wrote with lipstick on the mirror, and my parents got mad. No one would admit who did it, so we all collectively decided that it was a ghost, and we named it the ‘Lipstick Ghost.’”

   Junior Seth Jarvis did not need a sibling to injure himself. “I once got a big plastic tub because I wanted to ride it down the stairs. I went to the top and rode it down, hit the wall at the bottom of the stairs, and got a bloody nose.”

   He continued to get bloody noses until he had a certain vein cauterized.

   Junior Trevin Myers also has an injury story from when he was a child. “Our church doors are made of metal, and when my mom tried to open to door for me, it hit my foot and cut it.” He ended up needed 64 stitches. “The doctor had to overlap them,” he said.

   Children often have weird eating habits, non-related to injury tales. Senior Grace Hess used to eat jelly straight from the jar.

   Junior Glori Hammye also had an interesting meal as a child: peanut butter and cheese sandwiches, “but not just sliced cheese, thick cut block cheese,” she added.

   Senior Dakota Jesse has a story from her childhood that not many can say they have experienced. “I was chased by a moose.”

   Her brother, sophomore Derek Jesse, confirmed her story. “This seems like the perfect Alaskan stereotype, but it is true.”

   Senior Delani Nichols told this reporter of her childhood crush, Troy Bolton. “I had a poster of him and I would kiss him every night and every morning.”

   Junior Chloe Medlock had a similar story, of when she was a directioner.  “My mom once surprised me with an all One Direction-themed room.” She was ecstatic upon finding out about said room.

   English teacher Devra Parker had a few childhood stories that she wanted to share, but one involved her best buddy.

   “I had an imaginary friend named Tanie. She slept under my bed to protect me from the human hands that strangled people in their sleep. I saw them in a movie.

   “I told my mom she could not go to kindergarten with me because her teeth were too big for her face.”