What are the weird things your family did that you thought were totally normal until you moved out of home? That's the question Twitter users have been answering - and the stories are hilarious.
What’s a weird thing your family did that you thought was normal till you moved out? We kept birthday candles in the freezer.— Georgia Hardstark (@GHardstark) April 19, 2018
Here are just some of the highlights:
Did you actually use the dishwasher for dishes?
The dishwasher was used strictly for storage. Not dishes either, just random shit— Philip Stroh (@Strohbo32) April 19, 2018
Potatoes in the dryer, perhaps?
Omg, my grandma used to keep potatoes in the clothes dryer. She would only hang dry clothes.— Rebecca Koch (@BeccingtonBear) April 19, 2018
My grandmother did the exact same thing!— Jeanne (@Jean_Anne91) April 20, 2018
Need a quick drink? Hold the cup:
We stick our heads under the faucet when we want a quick drink of water. The HORROR on my new college friend's face when she took me home and I did it in front of her parents.— hannah reis nation (@hannahrreis) April 19, 2018
"Cuss outs" at the dinner table:
Family Dinner "cuss out" we could say whatever horrible words we wanted for 3 minutes 1ce a month at dinner (simultaneously), then couldn't curse the rest of the month— BeccaPants (@BeccaHandel) April 19, 2018
Ghosts of Christmas pasts:
Once my brother and I figured out the Santa thing, all of our Christmas presents suddenly started to be from living AND deceased pets. It isn't really Christmas until I've received a wrapped gift from, "Ghost of Eeyore the parakeet."— No Shoes (@noshoes039) April 19, 2018
Where did you keep your PJs?
We kept our pajamas under our pillows. I thought everyone did that. My mom would say put your pjs away and she meant under your pillow. In college my roommate told me they go in a drawer.— love, steen (@okayitskristina) April 19, 2018
And your batteries?
Batteries in the fridge.— Nasty Sinatra (@melaniebranch) April 20, 2018
Jesus gets a cake too:
We always sang “Happy Birthday” to Jesus and blew out candles on cupcakes for him on Christmas. We are not religious. 🤷🏼♀️— Cece Bett (@CeceBett) April 19, 2018
This is actually kind of sweet:
On our birthdays, my parents call us at the exact minute we were born to sing a very exhausted version of happy birthday.— Ashley Rogers (@ash_rog21) April 20, 2018
I was born at 4:30 am and she was born at 6:30 am.
Yippee. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/SNIr4rfzL8
Never use the front door:
We don’t use the front door ever under any circumstance— Hope (@hopelatour) April 19, 2018
No unexpected guests, thanks
If someone knocks on the door and we're not expecting anyone, we freeze and don't make a sound until they leave. We never answer the door. EVER! Publishers Clearing House could be knocking, we're not answering.— jackie jackie bootysmacky (@Jackiemacaroni) April 21, 2018
How can you not have a puke bowl?
My first college roommate got the flu and I asked if she wanted a puke bowl Incase she couldn’t make it to the bathroom in time. Oh that’s not a thing? 😳— Sammi Gilmartin (@SammiSuzyQ) April 19, 2018
Did you have odd Christmas traditions?
I can attest to this.— Dave Trotter (@TrotterTheDave) April 21, 2018
Who else has pizza scissors?
My mom cut pizza with scissors my entire life— Mets (@OnlineMoneyMan1) April 20, 2018
Did you have reading dinners too?
My family did ‘reading dinners’ once or twice a week because I was such an unstoppable bookworm it was the only middle ground my parents could come up with— Sarah Natalia (@welcomerobots) April 21, 2018
My parents did this too! All four of us children sitting at the table, each with our nose in a book. eating blindly off our plates. We called it "Read at the Table" nights.— Laurie Cutter (@AntiDumptyTrump) April 21, 2018
Whatever it takes to keep those snacks safe:
My mom kept a terrifying pic of Jesus with his thorny crown, dripping blood, looking tortured, in the FREEZER so we wouldn’t sneak in and steal her frozen chocolates.— V C Superstar (@Mamapajama1955) April 21, 2018
Maybe a little more interesting than UNO?
We had "A$$hole Theater" one night a month. Parents & 6 kids would draw another family members' name out of a hat & you had to provide a 5 minute show with the whole family watching that imitated their worst behavior over the last 30 days. Hilarious & devastating at the same time— ~0~ (@PaxNostrum) April 20, 2018