Everyone has a little crazy in their family.
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childhood (or parenthood) that makes
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My little sister was a real tattletale. Every time she could, she would take delight in getting me in trouble. So I told her she was bought from a gypsy family at the circus. This made sense to her 'cause Mom and I had dark hair while she was blonde. And every time she tattled on me, I would tell her to be careful or we will take her back and sell her to another family.
My little sister was potty training. When she had to go to the bathroom she would pull down her pants and run in the direction of the bathroom. We were in church, sitting in the front pew, and she decided that she had to go and now. My mom didn't see her. We just heard the pastor say, "There she goes!" We turned around in time to see her bare butt running down the isle.
My sister makes up crazy names and stories. She called my shih tzu "minconet wasabi gina rose dawn choy gartner," and claimed she was not a dog but in fact a guinea pig. We found out two months later that my dog is actually one quarter sloth and three quarters pygmy marmacet, and she immigrated from the Amazon, only to discover her true love for pepperoni pizza.
When I was 10, my little brother thought it would be funny if he stuck his finger down a lizard hole. All of a sudden, he screamed as loud as he could! He yanked out his finger and a lizard was on it. We tried to pull it off but it couldn't so we went to the hospital and they had to remove it surgically.
When I was 7, my little brother (who is a year younger) was jumping from the hall to my room saying, "I'm in your room. I'm outta your room. I'm in your room." I said, "If you don't stop, I'll throw a roller skate at you!" Needless to say, I threw it. It got taken away ... but only the one I threw. I spent the rest of the summer riding on the other roller skate.
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!
My parents used old-school cotton diapers when my older sister was born. One time, my dad changed her diaper and couldn't figure out why she was still crying. Then he noticed that he had poked the safety pin not only through the diaper, but also through a bit of her belly!
I think she was the youngest girl to get her belly button pierced! We still laugh about it now.
When my sister was 8, she watched Psycho with me when I was supposed to be babysitting her. The next day, I snuck in the bathroom while she was taking a shower and ripped open the shower curtain with a hair brush in my hand and made the screeching noise from the movie. This happened 11 years ago. She still locks the door to the bathroom to this day.
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