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 little (like 5 or 6 years old), my grandma took her to a gas station because they need to get gas for the car. My grandma told my sister to stay. Grandma went inside the store to pay for the gas. Meanwhile, my sister got into the front seat and put the car in reverse. It rolled into the street!
We live in a rural environment, so the drive to/from school would be pretty boring to my kids, make it easy for them to agitate one another, and make it hard for me to drive. I found that if I made up facts that they found puzzling, it would keep them quiet while they tried to figure out whether they were true or not. One example: Cops only eat donuts and drink coffee.
I went to the eye doctor and my script had changed a lot. The day my new glasses came in, my husband had been grilling at work for a picnic.When we got to the store, I put on my awesome new glasses, looked at husband to ask "What do you think?" Instead, I said, "Honey! Where are your eyebrows!" There were lots of laughs!
When I was 13, I was selected to go to Chicago for a modeling convention. My mother was not "with it" so she asked my aunt if she would tag along. When we got to Chicago, my mother and aunt began speaking in a British accent to everyone (including each other) because it "sounded more posh." Needless to say, I only got one callback ... and then they talked to my mom.
My mom always threatened to sing if we didn't buckle our seat belts so we always buckled! One time, when a friend came along, we went to a drive-in for hamburgers. We kept touching my autistic brother to bug him and he got so mad that mom said, "Quiet down or I'll sing!" We didn't quit. Right when the guy asked for our order, mom sang our order in a loud opera voice. AHHH!
My family went to Chicago by train, so we had no means of transportation there. My uncle decided we should go to the other side of Chicago. We couldn't find a large taxi, so we asked a small one how many of us could fit. He replied, "As many as you can." There we go, 9 people fitting in a small compact car. My little sister and cousin laid across us!
One time, my family was at Walmart and I was in a dressing room. There was a bell outside of the dressing room and my mother began to ring it just to embarrass me. When that didn't work, she yelled "Do you need more toilet paper in there?" really loudly in front of the other customers. I didn't want to leave the dressing room!
My father was going to work on a Saturday. I was about 7 yrs old. He decided it would be a good idea to leave me at the school playground across the street and he let me play while he worked. I have no idea how long I was there, but at some point, I remember needing to use the bathroom badly! I could not cross the street by myself, so I ended up having an accident.
When I was really little, I liked hiding in clothes racks. I hid in one and my mum and sister went to look at something else. I couldn't find them so I went down to the car park to find them. A security guard came and took me back up to the store. Mum was there and she was hysterical. Let's just say I never did that again.
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