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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As an adult, I thought I was done with the "crazy mom" stories. No such luck! I got stuck at work one afternoon & can't use my cell while I'm on the clock. My mom showed up, screaming from across the store. I hear over the headsets used to communicate, four drive-thru customers, "Who is that crazy lady screaming over there?" & "That's Alli's mom, you'll get used to her."
One night some teens broke out a back side window in our van. A few weeks later someone hit it and ran in a parking lot. They broke the tail light. We did not have money to get any of it fixed so my dad covered the tail light in plastic wrap which he had colored red and replaced the side back window with a piece of wood. I was so embarrassed about the car!
So, my parents are doctors and when my triplet sisters and I were little, we got stuck waiting in the hospital. We got hungry and went to the vending machine to make popcorn and got confused with the microwave times. Before we knew it, there was smoke coming from the microwave and all the alarms were going off. In a hospital. Three fire trucks had to come!
I once hid in the hallway bathroom, lights off, wearing a scream costume to scare my aunt as she walked down the hallway to her room. Unfortunately, my grandpa had decided to make a bathroom trip. With his pants around his ankles, he jumped from side to side and screamed a few profanities as I confessed that it was me. He had just had a heart attack 2 weeks before.
When I was six months old, my parents split up. When I was little, I would go to my dad's apartment every few weeks with my big brother. Once, when we were 4 and 6, my dad was supposed to be watching us. My mom called at about 12. She said to give him the phone. I said he's asleep. She asked how long he'd been asleep. 1-1/2 days. Crazier: he slept for another 1/2 a day!
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