Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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As young working parents, we met a teen girl at the pool. We thought she was trustworthy and invited her to become the new babysitter. She brought her own daughter to my house. She also found my credit cards and took her mother shopping at a department store. Pictures were taken at the store. She left her residence before police could find her!
We were having dinner at my cousin's beautiful home. Her mama (my "Aunt Edna") is nuts. She was telling us all about some tailbone injury she had as a child. To fully illustrate her story and in front of 10 people, she dropped her pants at the table and insisted that my mom touch the spot where the injury occurred. My mom's face was priceless!
One afternoon at work, my dad was shredding papers. As he leaned over the shredder to grab a sheet, the tie he was wearing happened to dangle close enough to activate the shredder's motion sensors. All of a sudden his tie began to shred, choking him! At the last minute, my dad was able to cut off his tie. For the rest of the day, he had a nubby tie.
When I was 4, my two sisters and I each had a Barbie. One sister was mad at the other, so she convinced me to throw her Barbie away. She told me I could take it out of the garbage later, so I did it. The garbage got taken out, however. Since I was the one who threw the Barbie away, I had to give mine to my sister. I didn't have another Barbie until I was 7!
My ten year old asked me one day, "How do actors act in slow motion? Like on that movie the other night when Hayden Christenson ran and jumped behind the couch while shooting! I tried that, and I just fell!" Only thing I thought was, "Where was I and where was my nanny cam?"
My mother, at her wit's end, punished my brother and me by tying us to kitchen chairs. Thankfully, the old 70s vinyl black chairs had rollers on them so we entertained ourselves by playing roller derby until we collided and fell over. Still tied to the chairs and flailing about, my mother could only stare at us and laugh because we "reminded (her) of dead cockroaches."
One day, my family was sitting at the dinner table and arguing when suddenly my father picked up his steak knife and tossed it behind him. The knife flew through the kitchen and over the sink into the wall! The knife was stuck in the wall, perfectly thrown without looking. "Do it again, Dad!" my sister and I laughed. He just looked at us and smirked devilishly. He won.
My hubby has 3 children with his ex-wife. Because of their divorce, his kids aren't close to their mom. Soon after our son was born, my hubby's eldest daughter told her mother that we where going to name her godmother. So, when the day came, she showed up looking good. It was awkward when we named his bestie godfather...
My dad, a man with a quirky approach to life, found a wasp's nest on the lawn. His solution was not for the fainthearted. He stuck a tube into the ground and poured petrol down the tube. He then threw a lit match at the petrol-sodden grass, the location of said nest, and ran. His surprise at the ensuing explosion was nothing compared to my mum's.
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