Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
Share a quick and funny story from your
childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
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I remember going to DC with the family a few years ago. We went to Arlington Cemetery one day. As we were leaving, there was a lot of traffic on the way out. Not trying to be funny, my mom commented, "It's like people are dying to get in here." She didn't notice her unintentional pun until the rest of the car was laughing hysterically for a minute or two.
My family is very redneck and I mean my first driving lesson was on a 4X4 course. So one summer, the field at my house was filled with junk cars and my dad decided he was going to be a monster truck driver and drive over the cars.... It was quite entertaining and we got in trouble by the neighbors. Now he's living his dream as an actual monster truck driver.
When I was six months old, my parents split up. When I was little, I would go to my dad's apartment every few weeks with my big brother. Once, when we were 4 and 6, my dad was supposed to be watching us. My mom called at about 12. She said to give him the phone. I said he's asleep. She asked how long he'd been asleep. 1-1/2 days. Crazier: he slept for another 1/2 a day!
At the age of 4, my daughter convinced my father in law that she had been reincarnated and was really from a third world country. She convinced him with vivid descriptions of a third world home and lifestyle the likes of which she had never seen. The man was gray and shaking when he told us her story. She had heard these details from a TV show the night before.
My family was in a cooking section at a store. They had these little knives with loops to hold them. I was five at the time. I was swinging it around and cut my thumb. My Mom asked for a Band-Aid because I was bleeding but the manager would not give us one. My Mom took me into the bathroom and used some paper towels. Then we left the store. The end.
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