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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One morning, while getting ready for school, I was unable to find my shoes. I searched everywhere. I asked my brother & sister if they saw my shoes. Neither one had. I asked my mom and she said the last time she wore them she put them away. Finally, after searching I happen to spot them behind the couch (out of the corner of my eye I saw my mom smile). Call me neat freak.
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.
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!
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
I was ignoring my grandma so she told me to go get the mail and, as I did, she locked the door on me. I was trapped, so I yelled and screamed. I climbed through a window but when I did, she broke my favorite toy. I was only 7! I called my dad and he gave her 10 dollars. Wow, did I feel loved that day.
My whole childhood, my dad had me convinced that I didn't like Reese's Cups. He would take them out of my Halloween candy every year. I tried one when I was 13 and discovered that I love Reese's Cups! My dad is a sneaky, manipulative candy thief! Growing up, every time I cried, my older sister and older brother would clap and shout, "She gets an Emmy"! I rarely cry now.
As a kid, I never knew that treating lice the way my parents did was both illegal/dangerous. My parents killed two birds with one stone. We lived in a duplex full of roaches. They would spray where the roaches lived and sprayed our heads to kill the lice we had gotten at school. They would wrap our heads with grocery store bags. I can still feel the lice moving! ;/
My folks had a friend who worked at a thrift store. We would shop for 2 hours or so. We were so confused as kids, because we would then just walk away after putting the carts in a corner. We would later return at around midnight & the stuff would be in trash bags outside of the building. We would leave a $20 dollar bill under a rock. Now that's what I call being thrifty!
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