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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I was around 10 and playing in the playhouse my father had made for me. I was playing with candles, thinking it was fun. Before I knew it I was bored, went inside to watch TV with my sisters. Eventually the candles melted and burnt down the entire playhouse! LOL Then, to prevent it from spreading to another, my dad got the tractor and pushed it.
My brother and I were dog sitting for the neighbors. Knowing my brother was afraid of their dog, I started running through their house screaming bloody murder, which got the dog chasing me for real. My brother freaked as I ran towards him and slammed the door in my face, which I knocked right off all of its hinges and onto my brother.
My sister was passing gas while watching TV when we were young. My dad told her to 'put a cork in it'. Later that day, my mom took us shopping. When we got home, my sister asked me which one I thought would fit...as she held out 3 corks she 'borrowed' from the store. I couldn't stop laughing because I thought she was kidding...only to find out later that she wasn't!!
My wife was 17, getting ready for her prom in a small town.She was inside her rural home, her crazy dad was cleaning the yard.Her dad liked to raise mules.During the winter one mule disappeared. On this day he found the mule that had frozen to death. Her dad soaked it with gas and it was now on fire in the front yard when her prom date arrived!
It was thanksgiving and my brother had a brand new gf, we were travelling across state to my sisters but had been invited to his gfs families house for the night on our way. I proceeded to get blackout wasted and smash my face Into the mashed potatoes snorting and laughing like the kid in "a christmas story." Ugh,there are so many stories to choose from,never saw her again
When I was a kid, I was terrified of these HUGE garden spiders in my back yard. My mom told me to feed the dogs. The only way to get to them was to go out back where there was no light and lots of webs. We went out there with a candle swinging ladles in front of us to knock down webs. The yard was visible from the street. We must have looked like a bunch of cultists.
My daughter called me one day from work to settle an argument between her and her husband. The conversation started by her saying, "don't worry mom I know but he doesn't believe me."
My son-in-law gets on the phone and says "Mom, if you put mayonnaise,eggs and pickles in tuna doesn't it counteract mercury poisoning?"
What do you say to that....can't pick family.
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