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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On a 6 hr trip home from D.C. one day, my 5 yr old and her 11 yr old sister were finishing their lunches in the back seat. I turned around when the 11 yr old yelled, "Mom, she's snorting Coke". Her younger sister had one straw up each nostril and had just sucked the Coke through the straw and up her nose. It was the funniest thing I'd ever seen or heard.
My Dad sucks. He created a game called 'Over The Hill' to help me with baseball practice. It went like this: he stood me on the top edge of a hill and fired baseballs @ me. If I didn't catch each w/ 2 hands, he'd throw the next one 'over the hill'. I had to run down the hill to get it, & back up to the ready position. Over & over & over. I almost died. I hate baseball
I loved animals so much that when I saw a dead one in the road I'd have a never-ending melt down. I couldn't cope with the animal getting repeatedly and callously squashed. My parents had to carry a shovel in the trunk of the car so that when we came upon roadkill they could pull over, remove the animal from the road, and place it "respectfully" on the shoulder.
My family is NOT athletic, portly. We decided to go river rafting in the 80s. My dad had a Hank Hill butt... none. On a particularly hairy bend in the river, the boat tipped and my dad fell out. He grabbed a branch jutting out of the bank, and the current pulled his pants AND underwear off. I can just picture the fisherman that saw that floating by. Quite a show!
Went to Lambert's Cafe with the family and had a one hour wait to be seated. Once they finally called out our name over the intercom system, my mom jump into the air and clapped her hands with excitement and yelled "that's our name." As I walked by the starving masses I could only hold my head down and walk 10 yards behind the rest of my family.
My family used to spend every weekend of the summer on the river when I was young. After a long day on the river, as we were heading back in, the boat motor hit something submerged in the water and sent the boat sideways. Some how I was thrown from the boat. After swimming back to the boat dad had to throw me back to keep me from getting sucked in to the motor.
When I was younger, my family ate dinner at a local restaurant. Toward the end of the meal, my little cousin shouted out to his mother, "Look, Mom! I made a happy plate!" Everyone looked because this grabbed their attention. Immediately after saying this, he barfed his entire meal back onto the plate. My uncle laughed and said, "That plate's not happy anymore!"
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.
Eldest of 4, It was Easter I was about 10. My parents were going out with family and hush hush asked me along so my brothers did not know. I slipped out and had a lovely evening at a club. I stayed the weekend at my nan's house. When i returned home my friends were keen to inform me that a massive search party was out for me. I thought the babysitter knew oops
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