Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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My great-grandpa divorced a woman and married her daughter and they had my grandpa and his brothers. My grandpa's brother married my grandma's sister and his other brother married my grandma's cousin. My cousin got one of my friends pregnant, and then my other cousin got that same friend's sister pregnant. Every generation, our family gets a little more messed up.
When I was in the 4th grade, I came home one day with an itchy bump on the side of my face. I showed it to my mom & she told me it was from drinking too much milk(??). Of course it turned out to be chicken pox & I missed school for a week & a half. My sister laughed at my pain daily until she caught it & had to miss the school's carnival day.
At mom's birthday at Olive Garden, my dad told our table about my mom's home surgery. She had a skin tag (white mole) that was bugging her, so she gave herself a local anesthetic (for an animal) and my dad sterilized his pocket knife and cut off. My sister then stitched her up with needle and thread. My uncle then said to me, "I see why you moved out..."
On one of my dad's fishing trips, the weather turned bad so he left his fish on the stringer to return to them the next day. The next day, my dad decided to take us kids with him to retrieve his fish. We were so excited to go. Little did we know that we would travel through the woods, scale a cliff with the Kern River at our feet and returned soaked from the rain storm.
A frequently-told dinner table story: One day, my sister saw my niece sitting in the corner. When she went to her, my sister noticed bug legs (a FL palmetto bug) on her lips. She asked the doctor if it would harm her to eat the bugs and he said as long as they were not dead (they could have been poisoned) it was okay. She was actually eating live cockroaches. Gross!
When we visited my grandma's house, we would play practical jokes on her. She would make her bed and we would unmake it. She would leave her purse in one spot and we would move it. She finally figured things out after a while. At first, she thought she was losing it!
As a kid, we used to have these big parties with almost the whole neighborhood. My good friend's grandparents came to visit. We ran to the bathroom and stuck extra large cotton balls up our noses, and as we walked past them, they looked at us like we had brain damage or something!
When I was in 3rd grade, my father wrote me a $12.00 check for lunch. I was very upset with the low amount of money my father gave me, so I changed the amount to $2000 and forgot to put the decimal after the first 0. The lunch lady came for me, my heart was beating, AND my father was a teacher at that school.....and lets just say he never wrote me a check ever again! :0
At my husband's aunt's new house for Christmas dinner, I was helping in the kitchen. My husband was in the game room with the guys. Later, everyone was in the kitchen to say grace except my husband. Then we see the light (over the island and ALL the food) dripping. My husband had overflowed the toilet in the bathroom upstairs and it was dripping onto Christmas dinner!
I was home with my baby girl and I was vacuuming her room. The baby started to cry in her crib so I got on the floor to reach her pacifier under the crib and my hair got sucked up into the machine. I was stuck there for a long time before I realized I could just pull the cord out of the wall. I still had to untangle my hair out of the rollers while the baby screamed. Ouch!
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