Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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As a teenager, I was grounded from driving for going through a yellow light. I found out that I had my 1st motorcycle ride from my dad at 6 weeks old while zipped up in his leather jacket. When I dared to question the act, he said "Oh, it was okay." His buddy the chief of police was with him and it was only 6 blocks. No big deal. And MY judgement was under question?
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.
My sister bought a new dress and Spanx to go under her new dress. Her husband was out of town while she was doing this. She went to have her dress altered and put the Spanx on and then sent a text to her husband and me: "Have Spanx on. Can't breathe. Call 911." I laughed while her husband called the police, who went to her house and knocked the door down.
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.
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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