Nevada City, CA — What started out as a playful refrigerator game with the intention of increasing the family’s language acumen, has revealed deep angst and discontent inside a local Nevada City family.
“I bought these refrigerator poetry magnets at a yard sale,” said mother of two Martha Crawford from her Nevada City Home. “At first it was fun. We arranged them each day. We would change each others’ poems. But then it got kinda weird.”
According to sources close to the family, the family bonding experiment started to sour after the Crawford’s 12-year-old son decided to start “over using” some of the adjectives.
“The whole thing became very passive aggressive very quickly,” said a concerned father Morris Crawford. “At first the kids where just making, um, ‘angry’ sentences to annoy Martha and I. And then they got kinda mean after I changed the chore schedule. Like this: ‘Kill Father Garbage Outside.'”
Having an external communication medium, like a diary or an art project can be a healthy outlet for family members to express themselves, according to experts. But they must be monitored for appropriateness.
Apparently the magnet issues were not limited to the Crawford children.
I came home from work the other night,” said a worried Ms. Crawford, “and found that someone had arranged, ‘Best Dirty Women Intimacy’ right underneath my ‘Shakespeare Turns Romeo Neurotic And Mental Obsessed’ line.”
“And what does this mean?” questioned an irritated Mr. Crawford. “‘Kill Brave Husband Be Mad?’ I mean, what the heck do you do with that?”
“They are a great family,” said neighbor Eric page. “They’re always having fun. Doing stuff together. Out and about, you know? It’s strange because they’re the last people you’d expect to have family strife.”