Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
you wonder just how you all survived.
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One Christmas we were together opening presents. My Mom, my sister and I all got a gift from my Aunt wrapped like a present. Well my sister opens hers first and inside the box was sand. My Aunt said she all wanted us to have a piece of our recently deceased grandfather. Who gives ashes for a Christmas present? Mom has since put them all back together.
I went on a tent camping trip with my aunt and her boyfriend. While camped at he Grand Canyon we woke to the sounds of our campsite being ransacked. Assuming it was a bear, we sat huddled in fear until the bf decided to scare off the bear. He steeled himself, opened the tent and charged out screaming--and came face to face with a stunned heard of longhorn steer!
While watching my 1 year old enjoy his chocolate birthday cake (really enjoying it!) and while imbibing a bit of wine with my mom, we decided to try and eat it like he was. It just looked like so much fun. A few minutes into it, we had chocolate faces and a photo shoot...lots of fun.
When my sister and I were younger, we used to play a digital "Life" game with our mom. In the game, you're able to have children if you land on "1" or "2". When it was our mom's turn to hit chance for children, she landed on "0". She sighed with relief and said, "Phew! Glad I dodged that bullet!" We just stared at her.
When I was younger, my family ate dinner at a local restaurant. Toward the end of the meal, my little cousin shouted out to his mother, "Look, Mom! I made a happy plate!" Everyone looked because this grabbed their attention. Immediately after saying this, he barfed his entire meal back onto the plate. My uncle laughed and said, "That plate's not happy anymore!"
My husband/father of 4 daughters, decided to play dress up and have a tea party with British accent and all with our girls. Wearing my dress, with his pinkie in the air as he held up his tea cup, he said, "Girls, you will never guess who I saw at the market today." "Who, Daddy?" "Mary Poppins." Our 4 year old held up her teacup, "Oh yeah? I seen Jesus."
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!!
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
a traditional christmas food in my family is jello jigglers, my mom makes them every year. as long as i can remember my uncles have always turned them into a game. in the past they have seen who can get the most to stick to the ceiling and there was even one year where one was thrown at my grandma's forehead during grace (it stuck!!).
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