Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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I often would get up on the roof to try to watch my neighbors set off their illegal fireworks. Mom always let me regardless of how many times I fell off. The conversation after I would slip off my pile of junk that I used to climb on to get to the roof usually went like this:
Mom: Did you fall?
Me (laying face down): Yeah...
Mom: I knew you would.
About 3 years ago, my friends & I were watching Saw 3 at my house. It was getting to a really creepy part and my mom thought it would be funny to turn off electricity on the house. We freaked out! She put on a black coat and ran into the room. We all screamed really loudly! My next door neighbors came out of their house because they thought we were being robbed!
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 mom and I were cleaning one day with the windows open. My mom picked up a ball and threw it at me. Soon, cleaning had been abandoned and we were having an all-out dodgeball war, running around and screaming at the top of our lungs. We were having fun until our neighbor frantically knocked on the door. He said that he'd heard us screaming and almost called the police!
When I was 5 or 6, we had a neighbor babysit. She was so scary that I hid behind a sofa-sleeper that was too heavy for her to move. When my parents came home, I had fallen asleep back there with no dinner. I had probably been there from 4 pm Friday until about 3am Saturday. I still feel a sense of victory and I'm approaching forty.
When we were little, my friends next door and I complained about being hungry. Their mom would take us out to the kitchen, line us up shoulder to shoulder, tell us to look at the ceiling and open our mouths. She would then go down the line, squirting whipped cream straight from the can into our mouths. To this day (we're teenagers now) she still does this if we complain.
I live next door to a family of 4 boys. One summer when I was 5 (they were 4,3,1 and 1), their mom called my mom asking if we had seen the 2 year old recently. We hadn't. We ended up calling the police who searched our houses and the whole block. Just as the police were getting worried, they looked out back and saw the 2 year old asleep, face down and naked in the sandbox.
Growing up we always had pets. "Meow" was a tom that stuck closer to home than the others. One night, I heard my mom on the back porch, in full view of the neighbors, in dressing gown and curlers. She was banging a fork on a cat food can, calling "Meow" over and over. My sister and I were on the floor, gasping for air from laughing so hard!
Eldest of 4, It was Easter I was about 10. My parents were going out with family and hush hush asked me along so my brothers did not know. I slipped out and had a lovely evening at a club. I stayed the weekend at my nan's house. When i returned home my friends were keen to inform me that a massive search party was out for me. I thought the babysitter knew oops
I remember the Halloween daddy and his wife taught me & my sisters how to throw water balloons and eggs at passing cars. They topped the night off with showing us how to steal pumpkins and smash them on the road. Our final theft was the preachers house. I can still see him standing at the door yelling and trying to figure out why a 4 year old was running away with them.
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