Almost forgot about the time I was playing with matches and set the bathroom on fire.
Ha! I did that, too, Roberta! Except in the kitchen ...
I had to get my mother out of bed to put it out.
The only time I really, really got into trouble was when I said something fresh. Whammo.
Once again, ditto.
In my family home the parents were to be treated as sacred. No talking back accepted.
So when I was considered to be out of line on such things (quite a few times, I couldn't help myself) , it was "Wait till your father get's home & hears what you said!"
And, when that happened, it was never
nice, I can tell you!