Hey, don’t beat yourself up about it…
You did some weird things when you were growing up and you didn’t realize it was actually weird until you got older, right?
We all have at least one example of that!
And these 12 folks were nice enough to share theirs…
See if your weird habits measured up!
1. Blue lips.
Are you guys okay?
My mom was a nurse and after informing us that blue lips is a sign of low oxygen our standard joke after eating blue lollipops was “I stopped breathing!” Fast forward twenty years to my bf’s sister staring at me after I playfully asked her children if they were suffocating.
— AllDayIDreamAboutChess (@DestinySugarB) September 16, 2022
2. Spanking time.
So who else got ceremonially spanked on their birthday – one spank for each year and one to grow on? I thought everyone did until my husband was like “wait, wut?” And this was literally the ONLY time we were ever spanked.
— jamie berndt 💙🇺🇦☮️ (@jberndtwojo) September 16, 2022
3. What did you just say?
This is gonna get ugly.
Her: I thought you said we were having pancakes? Where’s the peanut butter??
— biz (@dabizomb) September 16, 2022
4. That’s a lot of butter.
Lay off it!
He put butter on ALL bread, even sandwiches. ALL sandwiches. Weird. He stopped when I pointed it out.
I’ve a lot more pain and odd health stuff than I realized and grew up a bit neglected. He helped me normalize seeking medical care. Helpful!
But…the butter was weird, right?
— Rachel McChattypants (@RASnyder7) September 17, 2022
5. That is gross.
How could you?!?!
I grew up putting apple sauce in my Kraft mac and cheese and I thought my boyfriend was going to call the authorities on me as well.
— An Amazing Lake of Steaming Acid (@towerm) September 16, 2022
6. Chirp it.
Never heard that one before.
My mom always referred to arming the car alarm as “chirping.” Like “don’t forget to chirp the car.” I’ve been informed this has never been said before by anyone else.
— average elon musk hater (@chaotic_teacher) September 17, 2022
7. I would be perplexed, too.
Some strange things going on here…
This reminds me of a friend who upon visiting his gf’s family discovered they had a sibling tradition to smash chocolate marshmallow cakes on each others’ foresheads before picking off the broken chocolate. He was utterly perplexed
— Jennifer Oldfield (@MsJenOO) September 16, 2022
8. Not gonna be easy this time…
Take no prisoners!
For the longest time I didn’t know I was playing a lot of board games wrong because my grandma used to make it easy for us as kids so I was in for a surprise when my boyfriends competitive family wanted to play Yahtzee
— Lee BLM! 🖤🇦🇲 (@CherryShyGuy) September 16, 2022
Never heard of seasoning before…
The first time my wife made tacos for us, I’m like “did you forget the taco seasoning!?” And she stares at me blankly and says – “is that how you make them good like the restaurants!?” We both laughed. Her family NEVER used spices while cooking.
— David Stringfellow (@utaheconomist) September 17, 2022
10. This is revolting.
Out of control.
‘what do you mean you never chewed up chips and fed the chewed up dorito mush to toddlers? my aunt and mom had done that for a decade’
— tamiddy (@tamiddy1) September 17, 2022
11. Not okay.
Wouldn’t fly today.
I mean, naked swim class for boys (but swim caps for those w longer hair is mandatory) in a Minnesota public middle school is not ok.
— Betsy Griebenow (@betsygriebs) September 16, 2022
12. Fourth meal!
Why not, right?
My family had a fourth meal before bed, a substantial bed time snack called Night Lunch, the look my wife gave me the first time I said that out loud … #Priceless
— mrjasonshine (@mrjasonshine) September 16, 2022
Now we want to hear from you.
What was your weird childhood habit?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know.
We won’t judge you!