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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My family used to spend every weekend of the summer on the river when I was young. After a long day on the river, as we were heading back in, the boat motor hit something submerged in the water and sent the boat sideways. Some how I was thrown from the boat. After swimming back to the boat dad had to throw me back to keep me from getting sucked in to the motor.
I was around 10 and playing in the playhouse my father had made for me. I was playing with candles, thinking it was fun. Before I knew it I was bored, went inside to watch TV with my sisters. Eventually the candles melted and burnt down the entire playhouse! LOL Then, to prevent it from spreading to another, my dad got the tractor and pushed it.
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.
When I was a kid, I was terrified of these HUGE garden spiders in my back yard. My mom told me to feed the dogs. The only way to get to them was to go out back where there was no light and lots of webs. We went out there with a candle swinging ladles in front of us to knock down webs. The yard was visible from the street. We must have looked like a bunch of cultists.
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!
My Grandma used to recycle EVERYTHING and refused to throw anything away...we used to joke that she recycled the toilet paper. She would pull blocks of cheese, covered in mold, out of the freezer, grate it and serve it to us for dinner. The rule in her house was you had to eat everything off your plate before you could drink anything (even water). It was horrible.
Mother was going to take 3 year old daughter and baby daughter to the mall. Got the 3 year old dressed, packed the diaper bag, etc., and took the bus to the mall. Was calmly walking through the mall when 3 year old asked mother why she left the baby at home. Mother panics, has to wait for bus....gets home and the baby is sound asleep on the bed where she had left her!!
when i was 6 years old dad wanted to play with me. so, he puts two couches in front of each other, and between them he puts a glass table. "lets jump from this couch to that couch over the table" dad says. and while i'm jumping, suddenly it's all white and red. OMG my head was bleeding because i smashed the table with my head!
It was the summer of '83.Our parents had decided to take a road trip in a slighty used Cadillac, to Arizona to see my aunt then head north to Reno and then back home to Kentucky. On the way home we stayed over night in Colorado. Back on the road for about 3 hrs our rear tire under the gas tank was on fire going down the road. Everybody was honking and pointing. TRUE STORY!
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