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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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!
We had a laundry chute from the top floor to the basement, 3 floors deep. 7 of us were grounded. We tied ropes together and lowered my bro Sean down the chute to the basement. He swung over to the stairs, snuck to the kitchen, and made a bread bag full of PB&Js. We were bringing him back up when he got stuck on a nail. The fire department was called.
Being the youngest (at the time) I was susceptible to the wisdom of my older siblings. They once convinced me that if I filled my hair with sand that I would be immune to bee stings. Sadly, that was not true. Also, it was difficult to get sand washed out of my curly hair.
Our entire Irish Catholic family came over for every holiday, so the house was packed. My birthday is very close to Thanksgiving so, we usually celebrate both. When I turned 18, my 16-year-old brother decided to knock me down and tickle me on our way to dinner. I wet my pants in front of everyone and cried like a baby. The next year I got diapers as a joke gift. :-(
My sister is so crazy with all of her stories, I didn't know which one to pick. They were fixing up an old house and peeling off old wallpaper. I asked her what was underneath it. She told me they found a mouse under it. I wondered how it got under the wallpaper. She answered with a straight face, "I don't know but it had a razor blade under its arm."
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