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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The first time my husband used a gas grill, I was in the house. I heard a large explosion in the back yard. My sister and I ran outside to find that the explosion had melted his eyelashes into clumps. He had no idea and had just started cooking. We fell on the deck, laughing! He was so mad because we couldn't tell him what was wrong. I had to cut his eyelashes off!
My husband, my children, and I live with my grandparents. They both have dementia. We try to give my grandparents the life they are used to, so we have chickens. I awoke a few days ago to screaming chickens. My grandfather had snuck two mother hens and their two chicks into the house in a cardboard box. They escaped. My grandmother woke up and gave chase.
When my son was 12, I began working in an ER as a tech. I went home to practice washing out ears to remove foreign objects. He wanted to do it, so I started cleaning his ears. Normally not painful. Then he started screaming, "I cant hear! I'm telling dad!" I rushed him to my job and they removed a BB from his ear. To this day, we don't know how it got in there!
When my son was 2 I was over-stressed. I was in the bathroom doing my hair. My son was in the kitchen and knocked a box of strike matches onto the floor, causing a fire. He came to me and said, "Mommy, fire!" I said, "That's nice, honey, tell your daddy." My husband came in a few minutes later and said, "Honey ...." I had had no idea what my son had told me. Whew!
I was woken by revving engine for 3/4 hour as my son tried backing my little Nissan Versa out of a driveway with 8 inches of snow in middle of snowstorm - just to get coffee. I am calling out that I can't sleep with all of the racket of the engine! He returned few minutes later, no coffee. I suggested easier to have made coffee, he told me I was crazy, go back to sleep.
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.
I have a 5 year old son. At the time this happened he was 2. I had some lollipops in my purse, along with my tampons. He asked, "Mama, can I have a lollipop?" Not even thinking, I say yeah. Well, you guessed it: tampon in the mouth! Then he comes to me with it still in, all swollen, mumbling, Mama, this is a bad lollipop!" I started rolling.
When I was in college my 4 year old daughter asked if she could please have a baby sister. I told her, "Sure, some day." I was a single parent. She visit all the neighbors on our block, many elderly couples, and told them her mom was going to have a baby! One neighbor complimented me on my fine figure "for a very pregnant young lady" and then spilled the beans...!
Our children had a pet mouse. One morning, after they left for school, I noticed the mouse wasn't moving, in fact, was dead. Desperately, I searched pet stores until I found a look-a-like to replace it. When the kids got home they were astounded to find the mouse alive! They had accidentally killed it. YIKES!
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