Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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On one of my dad's fishing trips, the weather turned bad so he left his fish on the stringer to return to them the next day. The next day, my dad decided to take us kids with him to retrieve his fish. We were so excited to go. Little did we know that we would travel through the woods, scale a cliff with the Kern River at our feet and returned soaked from the rain storm.
A frequently-told dinner table story: One day, my sister saw my niece sitting in the corner. When she went to her, my sister noticed bug legs (a FL palmetto bug) on her lips. She asked the doctor if it would harm her to eat the bugs and he said as long as they were not dead (they could have been poisoned) it was okay. She was actually eating live cockroaches. Gross!
When we visited my grandma's house, we would play practical jokes on her. She would make her bed and we would unmake it. She would leave her purse in one spot and we would move it. She finally figured things out after a while. At first, she thought she was losing it!
As a kid, we used to have these big parties with almost the whole neighborhood. My good friend's grandparents came to visit. We ran to the bathroom and stuck extra large cotton balls up our noses, and as we walked past them, they looked at us like we had brain damage or something!
My dad is a big guy. One time, we went shopping at the big and tall store. The clerk kept handing him different things. He kept saying, "You're a size 38 portly, right?" My father cannot hear well and thought he was saying "porky" instead of "portly." Needless to say, his anger grew. After a while, he snapped and said, "Listen here, if you call me porky one more time...."
My mom, who lives in Alabama, bought a Honey Baked Ham for Thanksgiving. 2 weeks later, she called to say she wanted to return it. I tried to explain that most of it had been eaten and it was 2 weeks later but it fell on deaf ears. She froze the ham. Another week went by and she returned it. After making a huge scene at the store, they gave her a voucher for $60!
My sister was difficult, one of my first memories was her biting me but a particularly bad time was when she was about ten and decided to scale the house with her blankets tied together so she could run away . She then anchored everything down to her bed. my parents luckily stoped her and informed her that if she ran away at this age she would probably become a prostitute.
I frequently missed the bus as a young child so to try to discourage this she decided to drop me off about half a mile from school like five or ten minutes before i needed to be there. She then drove slowly next to me while i ran to school shouting for me to run faster. Lets just say it was akward when people asked why my mother was following me in a car as i ran to school
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