Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
Share a quick and funny story from your
childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
Read other crazy family experiences and vote on your favorites below.Submit Another Story
When I was a baby, my mom used to tie me to a stone with some line to walk on. I was kinda wild and restless and could not sit still for long, so my mom found out that that was the solution for me not to run away. When my grandma had me while my parents was on holiday, she did the same thing when she was in the potato field. They did give me some toys to play with, though.
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!
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 7, my little brother (who is a year younger) was jumping from the hall to my room saying, "I'm in your room. I'm outta your room. I'm in your room." I said, "If you don't stop, I'll throw a roller skate at you!" Needless to say, I threw it. It got taken away ... but only the one I threw. I spent the rest of the summer riding on the other roller skate.
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!
My parents used old-school cotton diapers when my older sister was born. One time, my dad changed her diaper and couldn't figure out why she was still crying. Then he noticed that he had poked the safety pin not only through the diaper, but also through a bit of her belly!
I think she was the youngest girl to get her belly button pierced! We still laugh about it now.
When my sister was 8, she watched Psycho with me when I was supposed to be babysitting her. The next day, I snuck in the bathroom while she was taking a shower and ripped open the shower curtain with a hair brush in my hand and made the screeching noise from the movie. This happened 11 years ago. She still locks the door to the bathroom to this day.
of Raising Hope