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 i was 10 i went to coney island with my family. there is a rollercoaster called the cyclone one of the oldest in the world. well my dad made me go on even though i was a little under the height limit and as it started going down i felt myself flying out so i yelled for my dad and he held me down but still till this day i will never get on a rollercoaster agian.
Our kids (all 9) were really bored one winter night so we made up treasure hunt lists in the house. Some got to sing while standing on chairs, or brush teeth blindfolded, but our teen daughter had to scoop the litterbox. She decided to place the scoops in her teen brother's heat register. When the heat came on, the entire house cleared out.
My family and I were going to Orlando to spend our vacations, but when we were doing our check in at the airport we discovered that we couldn't travel to Orlando. So my mom sad "No I am already at this airport so i am traveling." Then she, in the same day, brought tickets so we could go to London and made reservation in a hotel. That same day we went to London.
One day, my stepdad (Farticus) and I were coming back from hunting. My cruelly brilliant teenage brain plotted. My mom was alone at home. I silently opened the back door and let loose a buck call. My mom thought 2 things(in order):
1. The dog exploded.
2. Bigfoot was attacking the house.
2 hours later, she finally came out of the bathroom.
My parents got pregnant young. When I was a baby (about one month), my mom accidentally locked me in the car with the heater on. She forgot that the back window was broken out and covered with a trash bag. She freaked out and called the fire department. When they showed up, they laughed in her face because all she had to do was untape the window!
My parents separated when I was 6 and sometimes I would go out with my dad. Once we were walking down a shopping area, I stopped to look at some cute shirt on a window display. Next thing I know my old man is crossing the street without me! My father was a distracted and unreliable person. I always had to go running after him an keep up with him so he wouldn't lose me!
Once, my family (plus a bunch of relatives) went on vacation to a ski lodge in the Poconos. I think the only thing that we actually enjoyed about the ski lodge was the arcade. There was a Dance Dance Revolution Supernova machine there. After I had spent much of my vacation DDR-ing, my two of my uncles tried to play. Let me just say that it was the funniest thing ever!
As part of a fun day, we would take our 2 children (then 2 and 4) to the mall. We walked into a store and when we walked out, our 2 year old was eating a cookie. I grabbed it from him and asked who had given him a cookie. His 4 year old brother said, "I did." I asked from where. He pointed to the store. It wasn't a cookie. It was a dog biscuit.
My grandmother truly believed my mother was born in a spaceship. My brother and I used to visit when we were children and we wouldn't know where she was at different points during our stay. She would be out in the corn field because they had landed or she would be on the deck with her flashlight communicating with them. I have lots of CRAZY stories. I could go on and on.
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