Nevada City, CA — What started as a playful refrigerator game to increase 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 other’s 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 were just making, um, ‘angry’ sentences to annoy Martha and me. And then they got kind of mean after I changed the chore schedule. Like this: ‘Kill Father Garbage Outside.'”
According to experts, having an external communication medium, like a diary or an art project, can be a healthy outlet for family members to express themselves. But they must be monitored for appropriateness.
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 and doing stuff together. Out and about, you know? It’s strange because they’re the last people you’d expect to have family strife.”