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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When I was barely a month old, my parents took me swimming. My mother lay on the blanket and my dad took me out into the water. He thought that babies already knew how to swim so he chucked me in the water. When I didn't start swimming, he quickly grabbed me out of the water but, after that, my mother always was very nervous when he took me and my siblings out!!!
Once when my brother was about 4, my mom left the curling iron on. She heard him scream. She ran upstairs and found that he had broken his toy. I was about 10 months old and my mom heard me scream and cry bloody murder. She ran back downstairs. I had gotten hold of her curling iron and it was stuck to my hand. My mom tried to pull it off, then we rushed to the ER.
My mom told me one day that when I was 4 weeks old, she, my father (bless his soul), and I went to Walmart. After my father had put up the cart, he went and got into the car. My mother looked at him and asked, "Choco, where's Nat?" My father replied, "Oh crud! I forgot the baby! I'm sorry, Ma, I'm new to this." He was referring to parenthood. Heh... o_O
For a Halloween party, my mom made a huge centerpiece of Frankenstein out of cheese, olives, and pretzels. Halfway through the party Frankenstein (or Cheesen-stein) started melting and looked a little lopsided, so she threw him away. The next morning my stepdad opened the lid only to find this large piece of cheese. Being the cheapskate he is, he ate it for lunch!
Once, my aunt and uncle were out at my house, shooting a gun after dark, and the neighbors called the cops. My aunt is in the army. When the cops finally showed up, my three-legged dog tried to bite the officer. The officer said, "I love me some three-legged dog" and then he told them to stop shooting the guns.
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!
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.
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