You never really know if things are weird or not when you’re growing up with them because you don’t know any better.
So how the heck would you know?!?!
And we’ve all had those moments that occurred when we got a little bit older and someone told us that the way we did things at home growing up was…strange.
And these 12 folks went on the record about what they found out later in life.
Let’s take a look.
1. Blue lips.
I guess no one else thought it was funny…
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. Are you gaslighting me?
This can’t be true!
Her mom is from MN so “duck-duck-goose” was called “duck-duck-gray duck.” I’m from Buffalo so there were butter lambs on Easter. Each believed the other was gaslighting when the concepts first came up.
— Alex Herman (@somebodysmayo) September 16, 2022
3. Spanking games.
Not for everybody…
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
4. Peanut butter pancakes.
Doesn’t sound too bad.
Her: I thought you said we were having pancakes? Where’s the peanut butter??
— biz (@dabizomb) September 16, 2022
5. Enough with the butter!
You’re right, it’s weird…
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
6. Call the cops!
This is outrageous…
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.
— “The world is a Fart Hurricane.” (@towerm) September 16, 2022
7. That’s a new one.
You’re the only ones.
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
8. That is perplexing.
Doesn’t sound like much fun.
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
9. Let’s get competitive.
A whole new level.
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
10. No spices at all.
That sounds pretty gross!
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
11. This is just revolting.
I think I’m gonna be sick.
‘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
12. Ketchup tacos, anyone?
We always had ketchup on the table for taco night. Ketchup and no salsa. Also one of my chores was to “make a gallon of milk” every night (from powder). 🤮
— carina la (@carinamenina1) September 16, 2022
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