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The "Two Thumbs" Story.

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Okay, so you know how every family has that ONE famous story that no-one can remember down to a tee - the one which is completely different depending on who you ask? Well, I'm going to share mine.

The "two thumbs" story as I like to call it.

Once upon a time there was a little innocent girl called Arora. Lol, I'm not going to write this in 3rd person and I deffo wasn't innocent..

We went to Temby pretty much once a year with my Nan and Bamp, my nan's auntie had a caravan there and it was easy, fun and didn't cost 10 goats and a kidney. I was about 2/3 years old so my memory is a little hazy. I don't know if I remember it because it was caught on camera - which has conveniently disappeared may I add - or if I legit remember it and if that's the case, wow, go me for having such a great memory! 

It was a beautiful summers day, my brother, my cousin and I were all in the campsites sandpit making sandcastles and shit, cause we gangster and that's what 3/4/5-year-olds did back in the day when there were no iPhones and no candy crush. I know, shocker, we actually had to go OUTSIDE! Anyway, we were making sandcastles and everything was hunky dory, I had my red spade and blue bucket, my brother had his spade and bucket, and my cousin was happily sharing with my brother.  Happy bloody days ey.

My bamp drove past the sandpit, there was like a wall blocking the main road and sandpit so I rushed over cause hello I was my bamps little princess and yeah I wanted to tell him to get me a mint aero from the shop or I just wanted to wave.. who knows. So I rush over, wave to him and go back to the sandpit.

I had been gone less than 10 seconds and my slimy cousin decided he would STEAL my bucket and spade to make his own sandcastles. Nuh-uh, honey. 3-year-old me was FURIOUS.  I demanded him to give it back - I think I even stamped my foot like the sassy little madam I am. I demanded and shouted and threatened to tell on him- he didn't give a shit. He just carried on like I wasn't even there which yanno, naturally infuriated me further. So what did I do you ask? I snatched my belongings straight out of his thieving hands. I managed to get the spade free, but he wouldn't let go of the bucket so I did what anyone would do: I smacked his hands with the spade until he let go. His face scrunched up and he hissed "I'm telling!" which automatically made fear vibrate through my entire being.

 I ran as fast as I could, I knew I was a good runner so I thought I could beat him. Sure, he had longer legs than me and he had my brother aka giraffe boy on his side but I'm not a quitter and I'm certainly not having him tell on me 'cause he started it in the first place! We all ran as fast as we could back to the caravan, all arriving at the same time shouting our versions of the story simultaneously to my nan and bamps where they stood with the camcorder recording E-V-E-R-Y-THING. My brother and cousin were claiming I maliciously hit my cousin with the spade, where as I was trying to explain that yes, I hit him, but it was for a perfectly good reason. At that point my brother screamed "She hit him in his two thumbs" then my cousin started to cry (I knew he was pretending the cheeky bastard) , I was shouting "No I didn't, no I didn't!" and my nan looked at me in that "I know you did" kind of way and asked "Rora.. did you hit him on his two thumbs?" I shook my head viciously and carried on claiming I didn't just physically assult my older cousin. My nan and bamp declared that they had it all on camera and they knew I had done it and I had to apologise. Reluctantly, I apologised and then a few years later he hit me in the face with a tennis racket (also on video which has disappeared.) 

Has your family got one of these famous stories with 10,000 different versions? 

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  1. Hahah aw bless you! 💗 This is such a cute story! Minus you smacking your cousin with a spade hehe! 😉 Love your story time posts - they're a lot of fun to read!

    Abbey ✨

    1. Haha, personally I thought that was the best part ;) - Thanks lovely! xx