Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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My cousins moved into a house where homeless people had lived. For a couple of years, anyone who visited that house would break out with pus-filled bumps. A small bug would grow underneath the skin. The doctor would have to cut the skin and pop the blister. No insurance meant my mom was our MD. She would make us bathe in dog soap. It sucked, but it worked!
Usually my dad would hit us with a shoe or make us cut a branch off of our tree and whip us with that. One day, he was listening to music on one of those old school alarm radios. He was so upset that all 4 of us kids were fighting that he just got up, cut the cord, and whipped us silly! The funny thing is that later we saw him frustrated trying to fix his radio!
My mom was driving on the highway, talking to my brother, when all off a sudden he stops talking and starts screaming. Of course, my mom can't see what's going on so she starts screaming. As she does, her foot starts pressing harder against the gas pedal. So now we're doing 120 mph and we're all screaming but for different reasons. Later, my brother said a frog scared him.
My mom always threatened to sing if we didn't buckle our seat belts so we always buckled! One time, when a friend came along, we went to a drive-in for hamburgers. We kept touching my autistic brother to bug him and he got so mad that mom said, "Quiet down or I'll sing!" We didn't quit. Right when the guy asked for our order, mom sang our order in a loud opera voice. AHHH!
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
As part of a fun day, we would take our 2 children (then 2 and 4) to the mall. We walked into a store and when we walked out, our 2 year old was eating a cookie. I grabbed it from him and asked who had given him a cookie. His 4 year old brother said, "I did." I asked from where. He pointed to the store. It wasn't a cookie. It was a dog biscuit.
My mom was married to her partner for seventeen years (who raised me as well). When she passed away, my stepmom and mother in law started dating. I now have a step mother in law. They live together and are raising my wife's siblings. Also, my brother dated my wife when he was 16. I also dated his wife before they dated. We are a very abnormal/dysfunctional bunch :)
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