Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
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When my sister was about 11, she and I were grounded. She was feeling sick and my dad thought she was faking it to get out of patching up all the spots on the deck (our punishment). When we were finished, my sister was visibly ill. Later that day, our dad drove us to the doctor who said her appendix was close to bursting and told us to go to the ER immediately!
One day, my cousin Nathan was in charge of me and my two cousins. We made him mad so he locked us in the same bathroom that my aunt's dog's puppies were in. There was no air in there. We told him we were hungry so he sent food under the door! My aunt finally let us out 2 hours later.
Crazy is watching my Dad chase his truck down the driveway (on a hill) and into the street (another hill) because his emergency brake aka the brick behind the wheel either failed or was forgotten. Needless to say, he did not appreciate me laughing then or thirty years later! But hey, at least I was outside to let him know. "Um Dad...your truck is rolling!" ROFL
Here we go! My son insisted that his 5th grade volcano project include his army men at the base. I thought it was weird but he convinced me they were there to get real people out of the way. Fine. But then the neighbor come by and pointed out that those pointing guns might not go over at school. I had him chop their arms off. So yeah...his army men had nubs for arms.
As a teenager, I was grounded from driving for going through a yellow light. I found out that I had my 1st motorcycle ride from my dad at 6 weeks old while zipped up in his leather jacket. When I dared to question the act, he said "Oh, it was okay." His buddy the chief of police was with him and it was only 6 blocks. No big deal. And MY judgement was under question?
When I was 9, we played hide and seek. I convinced my younger brother to hide in a dog crate in the storage closet in our apartment complex. After locking it, I found out it needed a key to open. After an hour or so, I called 911 thinking maybe my mom would not find out and I wouldn't get in trouble. I didn't see daylight for a month!
My grandmother spoils our two cats. She puts out ice water and treats three times a day. For some reason, the cats wouldn't eat the green colored treats so they were left on the counter. My mom went to make biscuits and rolled them out on the counter without whipping it off first! I found a green cat treat in mine! What else has been transferred from counter to food?
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