Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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When I was 13, I got a half-brother. My mom had lost her touch with parenting so I often volunteered to take him in for the weekend. One Friday, his dad brought him over. He was two and he kept saying "Owie, owie Sissy!" When it was time to check his diaper, I found that his parents had run out of diapers so they'd tied him up with a thong!
When I was 4, my two sisters and I each had a Barbie. One sister was mad at the other, so she convinced me to throw her Barbie away. She told me I could take it out of the garbage later, so I did it. The garbage got taken out, however. Since I was the one who threw the Barbie away, I had to give mine to my sister. I didn't have another Barbie until I was 7!
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 mother, at her wit's end, punished my brother and me by tying us to kitchen chairs. Thankfully, the old 70s vinyl black chairs had rollers on them so we entertained ourselves by playing roller derby until we collided and fell over. Still tied to the chairs and flailing about, my mother could only stare at us and laugh because we "reminded (her) of dead cockroaches."
While on the swings during recess, my sis came running up with another girl. She called for me to get off the swing. I jumped off the swing. My fingers got caught in the chain and I was dragged back and forth until it stopped. My sis then said to the other girl, "She's my sis. We have the same shoes." They ran off, and I waited for a teacher to find me.
When my sister was about 11, she and I were grounded. She was feeling sick and my dad thought she was faking it to get out of patching up all the spots on the deck (our punishment). When we were finished, my sister was visibly ill. Later that day, our dad drove us to the doctor who said her appendix was close to bursting and told us to go to the ER immediately!
While my mother was on the phone in the kitchen, my older sister and I decided to get ice from the freezer. For some reason, she put her tongue on the inside of the freezer and started yelling. Mother unstuck her and yelled at her. While the chair was still there, I thought I would give it a try. Yeah. It's not fun and don't try this at home.
On New Year's Eve, my parents were attending a party at one of their friends houses, leaving my big brother, 6 years my elder, to have his own party at our house. I was hiding from one of his friends in my very deep closet, when my sister came and asked, "Are you in here?" I said, "Yes, can I come out now?" She answered, "No! I'm getting in there with you!"
My brothers and I were playing hide-and-seek. My parents just got a new dryer and my older brother told me to hide in the new dryer and he would hide in the old one. Well, little did he know that the new dryer turned on when you closed the door. He stood there laughing at me as I spun around. Thankfully, my other brothers came down in time and pulled me out!
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