I don't remember if I was a tattle tale or not when I was a kid. I'm sure I was with two brothers and two sisters to tell on and with me being the oldest. I know I didn't like getting the blame for something one of my siblings did, so I'm sure I was quick to say "He did it!" or "She did it!" I remember one time, when I was a teenager, one of my sisters did something they shouldn't have (I don't remember what). When my mom asked who did it, I told her who it was. She said something like, "You're the oldest! You should have stopped her!" I didn't like hearing that too much. I didn't want the responsibility of having to keep my siblings out of trouble, too. It was enough of an effort keeping myself out of trouble.
|Here I am looking all sweet and innocent! This might have been taken around 1960.|