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 big brother was watching the 1985 Iron Bowl. Alabama scored the game-winning field goal, and he was so excited, he raised his fist in celebration. However, he raised it just a little too high, and ended up punching a hole in the ceiling! Later on, he got some materials together to patch the hole.
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.
11 brothers & sisters so I have lots of crazy stories! We had a huge house two stories plus a basement. Four of my younger siblings decided to tie jump ropes together and leaving the plastic handle on flushed the rope down the toilet from the top bathroom & held onto the other end. The rope was jammed between the 1st and 2nd floor & my father had to tear wall & pipe out
My dad, a man with a quirky approach to life, found a wasp's nest on the lawn. His solution was not for the fainthearted. He stuck a tube into the ground and poured petrol down the tube. He then threw a lit match at the petrol-sodden grass, the location of said nest, and ran. His surprise at the ensuing explosion was nothing compared to my mum's.
On my first morning driving to school, I stopped my Yugo at a stop sign and it stalled. After several attempts to start it, I put the car in neutral and rolled it off the road. While waiting outside for my dad to pick me up, my car started rolling. I hopped into the car just in time to roll into a deep ditch...and my bus happened to drive by at that moment. Mortification!
One day, my family was sitting at the dinner table and arguing when suddenly my father picked up his steak knife and tossed it behind him. The knife flew through the kitchen and over the sink into the wall! The knife was stuck in the wall, perfectly thrown without looking. "Do it again, Dad!" my sister and I laughed. He just looked at us and smirked devilishly. He won.
I have 5 siblings. We are all home-schooled. We get pretty bored sometimes. My mother gets this stuff called kepher that's like buttermilk but it ferments and molds. It's kinda creepy. It's like health junk that my mom makes us have. Anyway, one time we got bored and dumped a few tablespoons of baking powder into it......it exploded when my mom opened it...
When I was 4, my two sisters and I each had a Barbie. One sister was mad at the other, so she convinced me to throw her Barbie away. She told me I could take it out of the garbage later, so I did it. The garbage got taken out, however. Since I was the one who threw the Barbie away, I had to give mine to my sister. I didn't have another Barbie until I was 7!
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?
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