Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
Share a quick and funny story from your
childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
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My husband scared our 4 yr. old son when, after he got bit by an Oscar fish on his finger, convinced him that he would turn into a fish. He said it would be okay because he could live in the bathtub. After crying for a minute, my son actually resigned himself to living in the bath tub and asked us to make sure we take care of him.
My husband, my children, and I live with my grandparents. They both have dementia. We try to give my grandparents the life they are used to, so we have chickens. I awoke a few days ago to screaming chickens. My grandfather had snuck two mother hens and their two chicks into the house in a cardboard box. They escaped. My grandmother woke up and gave chase.
When I was 7, my dad and I walked through the woods after an evening in the deer stand. He scared me by telling me that he had heard something nearby and convinced me to get up REAL close behind him. When I got close, he broke wind in my face. At 7, I was head-level with his rear end.
When my son was 2 I was over-stressed. I was in the bathroom doing my hair. My son was in the kitchen and knocked a box of strike matches onto the floor, causing a fire. He came to me and said, "Mommy, fire!" I said, "That's nice, honey, tell your daddy." My husband came in a few minutes later and said, "Honey ...." I had had no idea what my son had told me. Whew!
My mother, sister and niece came to visit me and my family one weekend. While my sister was gone my mother swore she saw a dog come running down the street, turn into a monkey and climb over the fence. My sister would not believe me until the next day while trying to merge onto a busy highway she saw a dead capybara on the side of the road. They drove home the next day.
Mother was going to take 3 year old daughter and baby daughter to the mall. Got the 3 year old dressed, packed the diaper bag, etc., and took the bus to the mall. Was calmly walking through the mall when 3 year old asked mother why she left the baby at home. Mother panics, has to wait for bus....gets home and the baby is sound asleep on the bed where she had left her!!
We were at a bbq at my sisters and my 13 yr old nephew asked my mother if she knew where any duct tape was. Instead of asking what he need the tape for my mother asked "why, who are you going to tape up?. We are the type of family who is always "up to something"...
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