I just remembered that my brother appeared in a Venezuelan TV morning talk show because that morning’s theme was “kids with weird manias.” It was my fault. I made him call and apply for it and it still makes me laugh.
He’s weird mania was that he slept with 4-5 pillows so he was basically sitting. THAT’S.IT. It’s not like he believed he was a willow tree, or that he liked eating with his feet… Just a lot of pillows and the producers were like “YES! come tomorrow 5am!” producers are all burned and know nothing.
It makes me feel bad that I made my mom miss a day of work just so my brother would show up for literally 20 seconds or less and lay on a fake studio bed, show what his thing was and get right off camera. This was not socially awkward to him just… so useless.
Man, this still makes me LOL. My brother, all skinny and cute and fearful, using our landline to call a TV producer to tell him “I sleep with four or five pillows and my sister think it’s weird” LOLOLOL and then getting on NATL TV to show the world.
I feel so mean still, he was not self-conscious about this or anything, I think what’s funny to me is that it’s so pointless but I really told him I thought he should call and he’d get a chance to be on TV, it was not a prank it was just our kids’ logic and at the time it made sense… Until he said it out loud on the phone but it was too late to back up then and I said nothing because he had already followed my advice AWWWWWLOL
I think after that we both decided that he was the older brother.