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 9, we played hide and seek. I convinced my younger brother to hide in a dog crate in the storage closet in our apartment complex. After locking it, I found out it needed a key to open. After an hour or so, I called 911 thinking maybe my mom would not find out and I wouldn't get in trouble. I didn't see daylight for a month!
I was running late for school one day and forgot to grab my keys by the door. I didn't realize it 'til the end of school. I had to climb through the bathroom window that was right above the tub. I slipped and somehow broke the faucet in the tub. The police were called by my neighbors because my dog was barking like crazy and wouldn't stop. Worst day ever!
I lost my first tooth and my mom gave me $20. That night Lizy (my 28 year old babysitter) stole my money. I was convinced that a robber stole it, but our phone did not work so I told our neighbors. The police came and arrested my babysitter, leaving me alone for 4 hours.
When I was 7, my sister (14) was able to babysit me. My sister and I went for a bike ride while my older sister was asleep. We put a note on the fridge so she could see. When we returned home, we were locked outside so we decided to climb through a window only to be greeted by 3 cops with their guns pointed at us. My sister had called the cops because we were missing!
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.
Brother and sister shared a room. Mother had to lock door to keep them from escaping. It was a skeleton key and my sister took her little finger and pushed it out. It fell on the floor. She reached under and got it. My mother couldn't get in. She had to call the police and one crawled to the roof to break in. He couldn't find them. They were asleep in the toy box.
LOL Not enough space for the best ones. But a few years ago, my mother decided to move all of her bedroom furniture to our roof. When we returned home and saw neighbors gathered to watch her, we tried to get her to come down. She refused. Cops came, but didn't help much. So we got the hose. It was quite a sight! Quite a shameful moment for me. We have since moved.
My parents got pregnant young. When I was a baby (about one month), my mom accidentally locked me in the car with the heater on. She forgot that the back window was broken out and covered with a trash bag. She freaked out and called the fire department. When they showed up, they laughed in her face because all she had to do was untape the window!
When I was in kindergarten, my mom wanted to know what I would do if I came home and she wasn't there. She went to our neighbor's house, expecting me to go over there, too. However, I called the police crying about my mommy going missing. The police arrived and then yelled at my mother for traumatizing me.
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