Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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I took my kids to Chuckee Cheeses. I set the 3 yr old loose in the sky tubes & kept the 2 yr old w/ me. I waited. And waited for her to slide down at the exit. Nothing. 20 mins ltr I'm panicked. I hand the 2 yr old to a stranger & go up in the tubes. I run the course & she's not there. Now I've lost 2 kids. When I slide down, both are w/ the stranger crying. I'm the worst.
Growing up I thought it was normal for the adults to announce, "We're opening the wine! Go get all the kids," then proceed to serve small glasses of wine to each child over the age of eight. As I got older, I realized that this was not normal and that my mom and aunt would get my grandma to drink then make a drinking game based on any time she cussed or talked about sex.
My parents sent my two teenaged brothers to pick up a dead relative from the hospital and transport her body to her relatives via horse and cart. This had to be done in the evening and, back in those days, we had no electricity. My brothers both fell asleep and realized as they approached her relative's home, the body was missing. We never stop laughing when he tells it.
My family went camping and my dad brought his off road motorcycle. During the trip, he experienced a wipeout that left a 8 inch by 2 inch scrape down his forearm. After a few weeks of healing, with the scab ready to fall off, we peeled it off in one piece. During our family breakfast on Sunday, we told my mom it was bacon and she took a bite.
My biological father picked me up from my mom when I was 14 and said he wanted to take me camping. Come to find out he tricked me into going to wait in the desert because the Virgin Mary was going to appear to me and convert me to Catholicism. He also told me he controls the weather (and I had powers too) and angels drive for him when he falls asleep (all dead serious).
On Thursday, my older sister had to drive me to choir rehearsal. When we went into the garage, we found that the only car to drive was the stick shift. After that ride, I was happy to be alive. Every 5 feet, the car would shake! Never again will I get in that car with her as the driver!
It was a tradition for my family to pick out a Christmas tree. When I was 10, the tree was too big to fit through the door. We finally stuffed it through and dragged it into place, but the top left a green streak on the ceiling all the way through the house. Then our tree base broke and the tree fell over. My dad was so mad that we've had an artificial tree ever since.
My brother collected insects when we were kids & found many during our vacations. We were always on the lookout for new ones. In San Antonio, TX we saw a strange beetle crawling on the sidewalk, my mom pulled a cup,plastic wrap & rubber band out of her purse(always prepared) & the family proceeded to chase it down the busy street til we captured it, amusing the tourists.
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.
Until I was 14, my mum always got everyone's clothes from charity. Most of the time, she didn't even pay for them. She was as thrifty as she was poor. Whenever I needed new clothes, she would drive me and my younger sister out to Vinnie's late at night and make us sift through everything and then dunk me into the big red charity bins to grab bags of clothes.
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