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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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.
My dad is DUMB. If it wasn't so fun watching him screw up, it would be sad. We had a door that was sticking on the TOP. He removed it and shaved off an inch from the BOTTOM, He hung it back up, it still stuck so he took it down, shaved more off and so on. The door STILL sticks. Now when our cat wants to come in from outside, he puts his whole head under the door and meows!
My dad's clothes weren't done drying yet, so Einstein put his still damp underwear in the microwave, set it on high, and then walked away. Within seconds, the kitchen filled with acrid black smoke. He boiled a can of beans in a pot of water without opening it because he didn't want to do dishes. It exploded all over. Oh, did I mention that he is a FIREFIGHTER?
When our kids were little, we had a niece come and stay with us. We were poor and the utility company turned our electricity off. My husband thought, "No problem!" He went in the back yard, dug a hole, and sank an ice chest in it. He then put our perishables in it instead of the fridge. We were so embarrassed and lived with that hole in the yard for 12 years before moving.
When my son was 2 I was over-stressed. I was in the bathroom doing my hair. My son was in the kitchen and knocked a box of strike matches onto the floor, causing a fire. He came to me and said, "Mommy, fire!" I said, "That's nice, honey, tell your daddy." My husband came in a few minutes later and said, "Honey ...." I had had no idea what my son had told me. Whew!
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