Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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My grandmother used to be an alcoholic. When drunk, she would throw beer bottles at the neighbors from her veranda and sometimes at my older brother, too. One time, even a computer! She chased my dad down the street with a hot poker stick once! She is very tall and fat, definitely not your average little old granny.
My family is NOT athletic, portly. We decided to go river rafting in the 80s. My dad had a Hank Hill butt... none. On a particularly hairy bend in the river, the boat tipped and my dad fell out. He grabbed a branch jutting out of the bank, and the current pulled his pants AND underwear off. I can just picture the fisherman that saw that floating by. Quite a show!
I was about 8 and vacationing in America. We went to Disneyland. We were on a boat and it was so hot that I decided to go down to the lower part of it. There were all these clay figures. I sat between two on some sort of platform. Then a boy came and I was so still, he thought I was part of the display. He touched my face, I flinched, and he jumped back and ran off.
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!
When we were younger, my mum bought me and my brother a golden retriever puppy! He was so cute we could never leave him alone. The one time we did happened to be the same day my mum was cooking roast lamb for Sunday dinner; it took her hours to get everything nice. She came to get us when it was ready and when we got back the dog was on the table and the lamb??? All gone!
On Thanksgiving the entire family get together. The neighborhood that the house we go to is in a neighborhood that the houses all look very similar. My grandma swore that this one house was the house we were looking for. So my grandma and i walk into this house, see a couple of strange people but keep going in and walk right into the wrong house while they are saying grace
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.
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!"
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