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Things You Should Never Do to Your Mother

Updated on March 24, 2010
Small but Deadly
Small but Deadly

A Binky and Rachael Story

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Binky and a little girl named Rachael.  Their sole purpose in life was to drive their mother absolutely crazy.

One lazy Saturday morning

with mom and big sister were safely downstairs watching television, it was time. Binky looked at Rachael and Rachael looked at Binky. What kind of trouble could they get into today? They both smiled.

Binky put his finger to his lips, “SSSHHHH, Rachael Pie, we can’t let Mom hear us.  You take the laundry basket and I’ll use this box.”

At the landing, Binky carefully lined up the cardboard box with the laundry basket close behind.

Picking up his little sister, he put her into the laundry basket. His eyes were shining like new pennies.  THIS WAS GOING TO BE FUN, FUN, FUN, AND FUN!

He climbed into the cardboard box and settled in.  He grabbed a hold of Rachael’s basket.  Rocking back and forth, the cardboard box and basket started to move.

Rachael joined in. It

made things go faster.

Inch by inch, the box got closer to the edge of the stairs. 
“Hold on Rachael, here we go!"shouted Binky.

Binky was grinning from ear to ear. Sledding in the house.  Should have thought of it sooner!”

“We’re almost there Rachael, keep rocking!”

So Rachael kept rocking.
“Are you ready Rachael?” Binky asked again

Rachael nodded her head up and down. She was so excited she could hardly stay in the basket.

The box finally reached the edge.

Mom looked up. “Noooooo, don’t! Dropping her newspaper she made a mad dash for the stairs.

Too late. Leaving Rachael behind, Binky and his box slipped over the edge. Woooshhhh, bump bump bump down the stairs flew Binky in his cardboard box.

Binky screamed




WUMP, BUMP , CRASH! went the cardboard box as it hit the carpeting at the bottom of the stairs.

Binky flew out of the box and into the air,

Turned a somersault

And with a great “WHOOSH!” landed head first in the coat closet.

Staggering out of the closet, his eyes as big a saucers,
Binky watched Mom dash up the stairs.

Rachael was still inching the laundry basket closer and closer to the stairs. Grinning from ear to ear, this was going to be fun!.

Mom snatched her out of the basket just in the nick of time.

Rachael let out a mind numbing scream. She was hauled kicking and screaming down the stairs. “ Noooo I want to ride. I want to ride.”

A pale and shaken Binky walked up to his little sister. Patting her on the back, he whispered in her ear. “Don’t cry Rachael Pie. It wasn’t as much fun as I thought.”


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      Christine Mulberry 

      9 years ago

      Whew, glad there was no serious head injury.

    • Springboard profile image


      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      This was absolutely fantastic. Loved the story, loved the pictures...loooved the punchline. This really was too much for me. lol

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks James, it is one of those stories that we tell over Thanksgiving dinner.

      Thank you Mighty Mom. I am glad that you enjoyed it. And as to question "did you do the drawings myself. I must confess "Yes I did do the drawings myself."

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      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Oh my goodness -- this is PRICELESS! And the illustrations really make it! Dare I ask, did you draw them yourself? Certainly better than I could do! You have a new fan. MM

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Very well told tale. It reminds me of my childhood. Thanks.

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks Elayne and Trixie. My oldest daughter and I still get a good laugh out of it.

    • elayne001 profile image


      9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Sounds like something my kids did once. They live and learn! Fun hub.

    • TrixieGator profile image


      9 years ago

      LOL.very funny..


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