Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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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.
A few years ago my friends and I decided to go upstairs and make some food at about 2:00 a.m. We had absolutely no idea that my friend Steven's mom was sleeping in the living room. Anyway, we took some macaroni and cheese and put it in the microwave. While it cooked, we went into the living room to wait. I sat RIGHT on top of his mom's head!
My father was going to work on a Saturday. I was about 7 yrs old. He decided it would be a good idea to leave me at the school playground across the street and he let me play while he worked. I have no idea how long I was there, but at some point, I remember needing to use the bathroom badly! I could not cross the street by myself, so I ended up having an accident.
My dad's family is flipping bananas. One year, I got a dead rat for Christmas as a "joke." We had to start a No Dead Crap rule for gift giving. An aunt taped her dog's ear with duct tape instead of taking him to the vet after he ripped it. She also has old garage doors around her above ground pool for a privacy fence. The city fined her for all the crap in her yard.
I learned early on not to piss off Auntie. She thought her husband was having an affair and she actually nailed his workbooks to the floor and super glued his ***** to his leg (while he was sleeping). He stayed married to her for another couple of years. He probably wanted to leave quietly!
One afternoon at work, my dad was shredding papers. As he leaned over the shredder to grab a sheet, the tie he was wearing happened to dangle close enough to activate the shredder's motion sensors. All of a sudden his tie began to shred, choking him! At the last minute, my dad was able to cut off his tie. For the rest of the day, he had a nubby tie.
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