#10. Stealin With Grandma

“My grandma used to take us “junkin”. As an adult I realized what we were doing is stealing from the Salvation Army.”

#11. Personal Space Heaters

“Hound stealin’. It’s close to sacrilege in our family, but that doesn’t stop us. Our dogs (two whippets and a Treeing Walker coon hound) sleep in our beds with us, and on cold winter nights we’ll sometimes sneak into each other’s rooms and steal a dog out from under the covers and carry them to our own beds. By sometimes I mean every single night.”

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#12. Twas The Night Before Christmas

“You can open one present on Christmas Eve, but its chosen by your siblings. Leading to lots of under the table negotiations, and the eventual selection of the smallest or least interesting looking present. If you were really pissed off, you chose a card to be opened. Lots of fights were had.”

#13. Pube Cake

“My brother, who is 1 yr older than me, was in the bathroom one time. He was in grade 5 at the time I believe. So he’s just in there doing his business when all of a sudden…, “MOM MOM MOM!!” He storms out of the bathroom straight into my parents all excited. He tells her that he has a hair growing above his grade 5 chode. She says that she doesn’t believe him, that he’s far too young. Although embarrassed at first, he proceeds to pull his pants down and reveal.. which indeed.. is his first strand of pube. My mom then gets all excited and calls my dad who is at work, who also gets very excited. She tells him to bring cake to celebrate this monumental moment. I was in the other room on the computer just hearing all this happen. Again… I only really cared about the cake. 2 months later. I got a pube. Family rejoiced. Cake.”

#14. 6 Out Of 10

“Not my family, but my ex-girlfriend who is Ukrainian (this fact is important to the story) has really weird family traditions. When she was in elementary school her dad used to wake her and her brother up 2 hours before school everyday. Then he would put on a cassette tape of Ukranian folk songs and they would take turns singing. When one of them finished a song he would hold up a card with a number between 1 and 10 written on it to rate their performance. Still cracks me up when I think about it. Her family did a lot of weird things.”