Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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My mom was taking my "losing it" grandpa cross country to visit my aunt in California. While on the plane, a baby starts crying. Confused, my grandpa looks around and claims, "There's a chicken on this plane!" As if that wasn't enough, after landing, an Asian woman was at the airport with her arms wide to greet her arriving family. Grandpa thought that the hug was for him.
We live in a rural environment, so the drive to/from school would be pretty boring to my kids, make it easy for them to agitate one another, and make it hard for me to drive. I found that if I made up facts that they found puzzling, it would keep them quiet while they tried to figure out whether they were true or not. One example: Cops only eat donuts and drink coffee.
I went to the eye doctor and my script had changed a lot. The day my new glasses came in, my husband had been grilling at work for a picnic.When we got to the store, I put on my awesome new glasses, looked at husband to ask "What do you think?" Instead, I said, "Honey! Where are your eyebrows!" There were lots of laughs!
My mother married my dad's brother. So, my mother is my aunt and my uncle is my dad, which means my sister is my cousin, my brother is my cousin, and my cousins are now my brother and fives sisters. That's not the end of it. By my reckoning, my daughters and sons are my nephews and nieces, as well. Oh, and I am my own cousin. Fortunately, Grandma and Grandpa remain same.
I just want to say Raising Hope gives me energy to live. I have an aunt just like Maw Maw. Her Alzheimers is not as bad but still she can't remember most things. I have realized it this last year and I felt totally desperate because she is like a mother to me. This TV series gives me the hope and strength to cope with this situation. I want to thank to whole crew! =)
When my sibling was diagnosed with an ear infection, Mom took him to see the doctor. The doctor gave a prescription of amoxicillin. My Mom wasn't sure what to do so she asked her sister-in-law to help. It took the two of them to hold the kid down to pour the amoxicillin into his ear! It was supposed to be given to him by mouth! True story! The most amazing Mom ever!
The other night my two youngest daughters, ages 12 and 14, were sitting on the couch next to me, bickering. I sat listening just in case I had to send someone to their room. That's when I heard the 12 year old say, "So that's why yo mama stinks!" And the 14 year old replied, "No, yo mama is the one that stinks!" That's when I said, "Wow! I'm sitting right here!" LOL
My ten year old asked me one day, "How do actors act in slow motion? Like on that movie the other night when Hayden Christenson ran and jumped behind the couch while shooting! I tried that, and I just fell!" Only thing I thought was, "Where was I and where was my nanny cam?"
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