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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I went on a tent camping trip with my aunt and her boyfriend. While camped at he Grand Canyon we woke to the sounds of our campsite being ransacked. Assuming it was a bear, we sat huddled in fear until the bf decided to scare off the bear. He steeled himself, opened the tent and charged out screaming--and came face to face with a stunned heard of longhorn steer!
It was thanksgiving and my brother had a brand new gf, we were travelling across state to my sisters but had been invited to his gfs families house for the night on our way. I proceeded to get blackout wasted and smash my face Into the mashed potatoes snorting and laughing like the kid in "a christmas story." Ugh,there are so many stories to choose from,never saw her again
a traditional christmas food in my family is jello jigglers, my mom makes them every year. as long as i can remember my uncles have always turned them into a game. in the past they have seen who can get the most to stick to the ceiling and there was even one year where one was thrown at my grandma's forehead during grace (it stuck!!).
When I was maybe 10 or 11, my parents took us to Walmart to exchange slippers my brothers had gotten from Santa. I pointed out that Santa made all his gifts so the slippers couldn't be from him. My dad pulled me aside, said they still believed in Santa, and I was being mean. Well, that was the last Christmas I believed in Santa. I was just stating a fact.
I was about 7 or 8, it was new years and it was at my aunts house, there were about 30 people there. well when it came to firework time my dad was more exited about it then any one else and all of a sudden he is throwing a firework in the air and well it had landed in his car and went off. he had to get the inside of the whole car done
My brother and I were forbidden from sledding down a hill in our area so the day before Christmas we had to do it. He flipped off his sled and slammed hard into a rock but we didn't want to get in trouble so he sucked it up and we told no one. While opening presents our parents noticed his fingers were blue. He had literally shattered his elbow.
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!
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.
Several years ago, my mom was decorating the house for Christmas. When she had finished decorating the tree, she asked my big brother to plug in the lights. He knocked the tree over instead. He said Mom was so mad, it looked like she had smoke coming out of her ears and the top of her head! To this day, I keep that in mind when I help her decorate the tree!
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