Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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After getting out of jail for selling drugs to undercover cops, my 40 y/o brother-in-law has to get a job as part of his parole(his first job). After he gets his first paycheck I get a phone call asking me who this FICA is and why they were getting so much of his money.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
We live in a rural environment, so the drive to/from school would be pretty boring to my kids, make it easy for them to agitate one another, and make it hard for me to drive. I found that if I made up facts that they found puzzling, it would keep them quiet while they tried to figure out whether they were true or not. One example: Cops only eat donuts and drink coffee.
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