'Is My Family Crazy?' Not Really

These funny family quotes show most families are a little crazy

Crazy Family, Funny Family
Crazy Family, Funny Family. Credit: Marc Dufresne/Getty Images

Do you find your house overrun with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents every holiday—people who spend the evening arguing about who is the best football player or which TV sitcom is the funniest? Do you have to fight your way to the bathroom every morning when your dad, brother or your family cat want to go at the same time you do? Do you wonder why your favorite lipstick magically disappears from your drawer only to reappear in your sister's purse?

If shouting matches and banging doors are common occurrences in your family, don't worry. Your family is not crazy, and you are not alone. 

Why Should I Love My Crazy Family?

To answer this question, you need to evaluate your family without prejudice. Here are some things you need to keep in mind:

  • Each family member is special
  • Family rules help build character
  • Your family misses you when you are away
  • Families bond when they share humor

Laughter brings families closer. When you share a joke or a funny quote with your family, you strengthen the bond between your family and you. Siblings forget their wars, parents loosen up, and grandparents feel connected with the rest of the family. Make humor a daily family affair. Here are some funny quotes from people who have families just like yours. Share them with your family members.

Ashleigh Brilliant
“If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.”

Erma Bombeck
“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”

Jeff Lindsay
“I know family comes first, but shouldn’t that mean after breakfast?”

Marshall McLuhan
“Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.”

Ben Bergor
“It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snowblower or vacuum cleaner.”

Ed Asner
“Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare.”

Charles Martin 
“Never judge someone by their relatives.”

Anna Quindlen
“In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.”

Douglas Adams
“Humans are not proud of their ancestors and rarely invite them round to dinner.”

Dodie Smith
“The family—that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.”

Mark Twain
“Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.”

Judith Martin
“Adorable children are considered to be the general property of the human race. Rude children belong to their mothers.”

Gail Lumet Buckley
“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.”

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange—a circle of sections, held together but separable, each segment distinct.”

Rodney Dangerfield
“I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.”

Robert Frost
“The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended and not to take a hint when a hint is not intended.”

George Burns
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

Michelle Pfeiffer
“Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can and hold our breath and hope we’ve set aside enough money to pay for our kids’ therapy.”

Robert Brault
“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.”