Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
Share a quick and funny story from your
childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
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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.
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!
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.
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
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 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.
My step-mom brought home a cougar cub as a favor to a local animal sanctuary. Our house pets quickly hid for a few days. During supper, the thing jumped up onto the table, knocked all the milk over, and during the melee, began to maul my little niece (she wasn't hurt)! It somehow caught its claws in the table cloth and then dragged our entire meal into the next room.
It was a tradition for my family to pick out a Christmas tree. When I was 10, the tree was too big to fit through the door. We finally stuffed it through and dragged it into place, but the top left a green streak on the ceiling all the way through the house. Then our tree base broke and the tree fell over. My dad was so mad that we've had an artificial tree ever since.
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.
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