I Think My Family Is Crazy!

Let’s face it, our families are some of the most influential people in our lives.  Depending on who shares our DNA, this can be a blessing or a curse.  Most of the time, it is a blessing though.  Keep in mind that “perfect families” do not exist.  Our family, in most cases, will be there for us no matter what.  We don’t have to worry about them deserting us.  They know us better than anyone else in this world. 

That does not mean that they understand everything.  They are not going to accept and understand everything that you do.  They are going to be there when you do something stupid and they will most likely end up forgiving you.  The truth is, that our parents are usually the closest thing we can find to God in human form in the way they are willing to forgive us and show us unconditional love.  I know this is the case with me.  I could not ask for better parents.  They have seen me through a lot of stupid things that i have done through the years and they have always stood behind me no matter what.

That does not mean they were easy on me.  They always insisted that I do my best, and they were not afraid to get after me when I messed up, but I always knew that deep down, they had my best interests in mind.

I have found that since I have left the friendly confines of Waterloo, IA, I am so thankful for the values that my parents have instilled in me.  I would not be the person I am today if it was not for them.  I will always cherish them as people and will always be so thankful for the love they have shown me and all the things they have sacrificed to make me who I am today.

On that note, we are going to have a little fun today.  We all know that we all feel this way down deep, but at the same time, we are quick to think our families are very ”crazy” at times.  Now it is time to find out how “crazy”they really are. 

Here is a short quiz you can take to see if they really are crazy:

The Crazy Family Quiz

When you ask your mom if you should fly home for her birthday, she…

a)  tells you not to come and means it.

b)  tells you not to come, but wants you to beg her to let you come.

c)  says that you’re probably happy she’s a year closer to death.

 

When you ask your dad for money, he…

a)  says yes or no and explains his reasons without getting angry.

b)  gives you the money, but lectures you for 10 minutes on your lack of responsibility.

c)  suggests selling one of your kidneys on the black market.

 

When you tell your sister about your stressful week, she…

a)  listens with empathy.

b)  tells you about how her week was worse, though it’s not even close.

c)  asks why you sound so mad, hangs up the phone, then calls back in tears to apologize five minutes later.

 

When you tell your brother you got into medical school, he…

a)  congratulates you.

b)  reminds you that it will be 10 years before you’re a “real”doctor.

c)  asks if you can steal some drugs for him.

Scoring: Give yourself 0 points for every a) answer, 1 point for every b) answer, and 2 points for every c) answer.

0-2: Your family is so healthy that your friends probably want to join.

3-4: Your family is garden-variety annoying, but probably not crazy.

5-8: Ouch!  Sorry.

For the record, my family scored a 2 which was kind of surprising to me.

 

Please note that this quiz is in no way a scientific quiz.  If you are really curious, mental health professionals have real tests you can take to get a more accurate account.

I hope you enjoyed this fun quiz.  Please take the quiz and share your total score with the group.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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