Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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One of my older brothers and I wanted to play chicken by throwing his darts at each other's feet. Whoever could get the dart the closest to the other person's feet, without touching their feet wins. My brother was pretty good, but it was my turn. I threw the dart and it accidentally landed right on my brother's foot and stuck. I yelled "You win!"
When I was 4years old, I ended up with lice from another child in my preschool class. Instead of buying lice shampoo or taking me to a doctor or salon, my mom washed my hair in flea shampoo. Later, the doctor explained to my mom how dangerous it was to do. On the upside, I had no lice or fleas.
After getting out of jail for selling drugs to undercover cops, my 40 y/o brother-in-law has to get a job as part of his parole(his first job). After he gets his first paycheck I get a phone call asking me who this FICA is and why they were getting so much of his money.
My job was to get all the rocks out of lawn that our rock humping/chewing/eating dog would bring into it. My bro's job was to mow. He decided I was I was taking too long and poured gas all over the lawn and lit it on fire as we stood there in the middle of it, almost giving my grandma who saw it all from the kitchen window a heart attack!
My sister is really creative and likes to make a variety of art projects. She took home the lobster tail from her Red Lobster dinner, cleaned it out, and mounted it on the wall like a dear head. She later bought crabs at Walmart, and, after eating them, cleaned them and stuffed them with cotton balls. Both of these art projects decorated the bathroom for over a year.
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.
Once when my parents were out, my older sisters and I got into a HUGE water war. It started with doing the dishes together & escalated into pans of water being thrown, hoses being sprayed though the windows, buckets filled from the pool... We got it all cleaned up & would have gotten away w/ it, except our parents noticed the water dripping from the ceiling.
When I was younger, my sister and my mom had the most awkward game. At totally random times, they would go around pulling each others pants down to the floor and proceed to yell, "PANTSED!" It was truly strange, especially when they developed a point system and it became a serious competition! Unfortunately, even I was dragged into the madness sometimes!
In 4th grade I became very ill and complained of constant gas pain. After trying everything, my mom gave me a can of beer to drink; hoping it would relax me and make me fart. It didn't work. I spent hours in pain and ended up in the emergency room needing my appendix removed. My mom won mother of the year that year.
Coming back from Yellowstone my mother told my brother, sister and I to eat everything in the campers refrigerator. Instead we tried to see if we could throw it under the moving truck hard enough to come out in front of the rig. To do this we opened the window in the back door of the camper leaned out and hurled whatever we could find under the truck. They never knew!
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