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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My husband scared our 4 yr. old son when, after he got bit by an Oscar fish on his finger, convinced him that he would turn into a fish. He said it would be okay because he could live in the bathtub. After crying for a minute, my son actually resigned himself to living in the bath tub and asked us to make sure we take care of him.
The first time my husband used a gas grill, I was in the house. I heard a large explosion in the back yard. My sister and I ran outside to find that the explosion had melted his eyelashes into clumps. He had no idea and had just started cooking. We fell on the deck, laughing! He was so mad because we couldn't tell him what was wrong. I had to cut his eyelashes off!
When my brother and I were kids, my dad was very annoyed that birds flying south for the winter would pit stop in our backyard and poop on the deck. Fed up, he decided to shoot a bottle rocket up into the trees to scare them. My dad was dressed in a suit for work. He let the rocket go and got pooped on by at least 100 birds. My brother and I laughed until we cried.
My husband and I were watching TV and my 3 year old daughter came to us and kept sniffing. We asked her what she was doing and she replied, "Smelling cat food." What? She said, "I'm smelling cat food." We didn't see any, so he asked her where the cat food was. She pointed to face. She had shoved it up her nose! We had to suck it out with an aspirator!
When I was 7, my dad and I walked through the woods after an evening in the deer stand. He scared me by telling me that he had heard something nearby and convinced me to get up REAL close behind him. When I got close, he broke wind in my face. At 7, I was head-level with his rear end.
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.
I was woken by revving engine for 3/4 hour as my son tried backing my little Nissan Versa out of a driveway with 8 inches of snow in middle of snowstorm - just to get coffee. I am calling out that I can't sleep with all of the racket of the engine! He returned few minutes later, no coffee. I suggested easier to have made coffee, he told me I was crazy, go back to sleep.
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