31 Days of Blogging Honesty: Day 08

Day 08 — I wish I had never…

I guess you could say I wish I had never done a lot of things during my lifetime but when it comes right down to it, I wish I had never done the things I did when I was younger. The sneaking around and spying on my sister’s friends whenever she would have a sleepover. Like any teen or pre-teen the hormones were racing around my body like NASCAR around the track.

Being the kind of kid who wanted to be like James Bond combined with the opportunity of seeing my sister’s friends getting dressed and undressed was too much for me to not act upon. While it was wildly exciting and very tempting, I know now that it was wrong and I really should not have taken things as far as I did on different occasions e.g., taking photos, and for that reason, I wish I had never done those things.


There wasn’t any type of spy gear this sophisticated around when I was younger and frankly I am glad. It was a combination of my determination, the architecture of our house, heavy sleepers and alcohol intake that made it easy for me to see and do the things I did. Moms be warned – no matter how ‘good’ your teenage son is or how wonderful his friends are; if there is an older sister with sleepovers, watch out for covert activity by your sons.

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  1. #1 by Scott Moore on May 21, 2011 - 5:02 PM

    At least you have learned from your past behavior. I almost said mistakes but all guys want to see those parts we aren’t suppose to see. Whether it’s a 5 yr. old trying to see up a girl’s dress or a teen looking at the thong of the girl bending over. Even adults want to see what we shouldn’t – ever hear of porn? You’ve matured and you are the better for it, I’m guessing.

    • #2 by Tom Baker on May 22, 2011 - 9:05 AM

      I’ve learned a lot and I’m a better person because of it. We all want something that perhaps we shouldn’t. Ever hear of a diet?

  2. #3 by Melinda on May 12, 2011 - 10:41 PM

    I remember the days both my son and daughter could have friends over for a sleepover on the same night. Then around 12 yrs old I got the feeling that wasn’t a good idea. You confirmed it. :)

    • #4 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 9:34 AM

      You were right and hind sight is usually 20/20 but foresight even better. Good parenting Melinda!

  3. #5 by savesprinkles1234 on May 12, 2011 - 8:53 PM

    Ah, so you were a little creeper! :) Well, at least you admitted it!! I think all teen boys have a bit of creeper in them. I’m sure my li’l brother did!

    • #6 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 9:39 AM

      I was a creep! I even watched Porky’s and rationalized it was perfectly alright to do the things I did. Man, I start laughing every time I remember the scene in the Principal’s office. I think that scene is the funniest scene in any movie I have ever seen. My cheeks hurt, my stomach cramps and I always wind up on the floor with laughter.

      With sexting and camera phones and what I read in the news, teen boys aren’t the only creepers/peepers around.

  4. #7 by Cherlyn on May 12, 2011 - 6:06 PM

    It’s definitely good that you grew up when you did, because nowadays there’s very harsh penalties for that sort of thing. But it’s true, when we’re young we’re too curious for our own good. As with my answer, I acted on mine in a different way. And the good thing is, at least you and I both learned from those things we wish we never did :)

  5. #9 by Gwen Greene on May 12, 2011 - 12:31 AM

    Teen girls are just as interested in seeing naked boys but you were bold enough to act on your desires. It is a serious thing you did. Yes we laugh when we see it on television or in a movie like Porky’s but I think it is a good thing you grew up when you did. If you were a teen now and had access to cell phones, web cams and spy gear, you could get in some serious trouble if you ever got caught. Looks like I need to have a heart to heart with my brother! A powerfully honest answer.

    • #10 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 9:42 AM

      I’m guessing you are a teen yourself Gwen. You’ve seen Porky’s? You are right with what you wrote. Even teenagers are getting punished for possessing child porn because of the age of their girl/boyfriends that they have naked images of. It is serious.

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