Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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on christmas one year, i was about seven, i wanted to eat spaghetti. my brother then tells me i'm adopted and italian which was why i wanted the spaghetti. he also tells me that my name is really henrietta. my aunt plays along and tells me my last name is albergetty. i cried until my parents got there and told me that it was all a joke. my brother still calls me henrietta.
On a 6 hr trip home from D.C. one day, my 5 yr old and her 11 yr old sister were finishing their lunches in the back seat. I turned around when the 11 yr old yelled, "Mom, she's snorting Coke". Her younger sister had one straw up each nostril and had just sucked the Coke through the straw and up her nose. It was the funniest thing I'd ever seen or heard.
I woke up one morning and my then 4 yr. old daughter came out of the bathroom with a dress on and asked "Mommy, do I look beautiful"? Of course I said yes, and then I realized she cut all but the middle strip off her hair! Then I looked in the sink and saw white fluff... That's when the cat walked by and I saw that she had given her a hair cut too!!!
Alone in the bathroom, I had never turned on the wall heater before, so I did. It burst in flames immediately. I froze and tried to yell for help, but I couldn't catch my breath. I thought I would die. Finally, I decided to try and turn it off. I clicked the switch and the fire died. When I got out of the bathroom, I never said anything. I was more afraid of my parents.
With our new chain link fence up, I felt confident leaving my 2 tots to play in the yard while I did dishes. 15 min. later, I found my 2 yr old missing. Just then my doorbell rang. I ran to the front door to find my son in the arms of our local police officer. He said my son was sitting on the street curb, throwing rocks as he drove by. He mastered the fence first try!
There was a time my mom and I were at the grocery store. We were at the deli counter and no employee was around. My mom, with other customers around us, started placing an order. Eventually I asked her who she was talking to. She looked up, then back down at the food. Realizing there was a mirror behind the food, she loudly exclaimed "OH! I'm talking to my reflection!
Growing up we always had pets. "Meow" was a tom that stuck closer to home than the others. One night, I heard my mom on the back porch, in full view of the neighbors, in dressing gown and curlers. She was banging a fork on a cat food can, calling "Meow" over and over. My sister and I were on the floor, gasping for air from laughing so hard!
I live next door to a family of 4 boys. One summer when I was 5 (they were 4,3,1 and 1), their mom called my mom asking if we had seen the 2 year old recently. We hadn't. We ended up calling the police who searched our houses and the whole block. Just as the police were getting worried, they looked out back and saw the 2 year old asleep, face down and naked in the sandbox.
For some insane reason, my mom made spaghetti on one blistering summer evening before central air was common to us poor folk. Dad was sitting in his chair in his underwear trying to cool off, when my sister came bouncing along with a plate full of spaghetti and suddenly stopped in front of him. Off slid the pasta, hanging midair for just a second before landing in his lap!
On one of those days when I got stuck babysitting, I overheard my brother tell my sister she couldn't make it though the hole. I went to check on them and saw my sis wide-eyed. She had no eyebrows and her hair was singed. He had dared her to drop a match in a coke bottle that he had sprayed with WD-40!
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