Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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In our neighborhood we had fire alarm boxes (with the name "Gamewell" printed on them) mounted to utility poles. We convinced one of our friends to pull the lever and get his game. He pulled it and waited briefly for his prize while the rest of us scattered. He took off just before the firetrucks and police arrived and we all managed to have a great laugh.
When we got off the school bus we had to pass a house with dogs that chased us. My friend and I got into the habit of picking up a handful of rocks to fling at the dogs.My friend reached down to grab rocks and screamed out. When I looked she was frantically shaking her hand...she had grabbed a handful of dog poop instead! We then laughed so hard she wet her pants. Classic!
My son age 6 threw his ball over the fence towards the front yard. He asked if he could go get it. I said sure and out he went. I was busy doing something and forgot to check the time and the next thing I know my next door neighbor called to tell me that my son was on my van sliding down the front of it like a slide. I am just grateful he did not do something worse.
On Thanksgiving the entire family get together. The neighborhood that the house we go to is in a neighborhood that the houses all look very similar. My grandma swore that this one house was the house we were looking for. So my grandma and i walk into this house, see a couple of strange people but keep going in and walk right into the wrong house while they are saying grace
When I was a kid growing up in the Ozarks we were driving home when we met our neighbors on the road. They motioned for us to stop. In the back of their pickup was their kid bent over with his head down inside a metal milk can. They couldn't pull him out so they were on the way to the ER. Don't remember how the Dr. got him out, but his ears were bruised for a while.
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...!
My brother and I were dog sitting for the neighbors. Knowing my brother was afraid of their dog, I started running through their house screaming bloody murder, which got the dog chasing me for real. My brother freaked as I ran towards him and slammed the door in my face, which I knocked right off all of its hinges and onto my brother.
My mom was babysitting a large group of neighborhood kids one afternoon, all of which were around my age (I think I was about 6). I decided we should play barbershop and then proceeded to cut off everyone's hair except my own. Once my mom saw the bad haircuts she thought it best to hack off mine as well, thinking the other parents would be less mad.
My daughter had an imaginary friend named Cindy who often visited our house to play dolls or eat lunch. One day my four-year-old told the sitter she was going next door to Cindy's house and left. I returned a few hours later and she was nowhere to be found. The neighborhood went on full alert, including the police, who found her at a park two miles away!
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