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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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
About 3 years ago, my friends & I were watching Saw 3 at my house. It was getting to a really creepy part and my mom thought it would be funny to turn off electricity on the house. We freaked out! She put on a black coat and ran into the room. We all screamed really loudly! My next door neighbors came out of their house because they thought we were being robbed!
When I was a kid, my dad worked with the local volunteer fire department. During the 4th of July festivities, we always had tons of fireworks because they ran a stand and they made some of their own. Dad and his buds had a roman candle fight. It was really funny ... until one errant charge went forth from his candle and up the shorts of his friend!
After the funeral of my best friend's grandma, his dad and aunt started arguing at the dinner table about their inheritance. They were so loud that he threw cold water on them. They still wouldn't shut up, so we took some food with us and locked ourselves in the bathroom and started eating. It was one of the best meals of our lives.
A friend of mine thought that her father was Native American until she was 12 because he used to tell her stories about his life as an Indian. For every scarf he has, he made up a story about fights with buffaloes, etc. When I heard this, I nearly broke down because of laughing!
On New Year's Eve, my parents were attending a party at one of their friends houses, leaving my big brother, 6 years my elder, to have his own party at our house. I was hiding from one of his friends in my very deep closet, when my sister came and asked, "Are you in here?" I said, "Yes, can I come out now?" She answered, "No! I'm getting in there with you!"
I got lost for 3 hours in a town I wasn't familiar with. Three hours we drove around trying to find this road to my friend's house. When I finally got in touch with her and told her where I was, she walked outside and whistled at me. How bad is it that I was lost for 3 hours right in front of my destination? Blonde moment!
Me and friends always went to an empty piece of land down the road and it had an old boat. Every day, we tried to flip it over and every day we brought more friends to help. We almost had it flipped when everyone let go but me. It fell on my legs and after they finally got it off, my friends had to carry me 3 blocks home because I couldn't unbend my legs. Never again!
I was playing hide and seek with my friends. I was running around one side of the truck and my friend was coming the opposite way. Our faces smacked so hard we knocked out front teeth! I was so numb that I just walked home like normal. When I walked in the front door my family started crying and screaming and I couldn't figure out why. Then I looked in the mirror.
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