People Share The Things They Didn't Realize Weren't Normal To Do Until They Got Married

Kasia Mikolajczak
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Most people pick up a few little habits throughout their life. But when you live with your parents or on your own, you may think what you're doing is a-ok.

However, when you move in with your spouse, that's a different story. Now this seemingly innocent habit or something that occurred in your childhood may be weird to some. That's exactly what happened to these folks, and they're not shy about telling the rest of the world about it, haha.

There's even a Twitter thread about it.

Kristen Mulrooney said that "One of the perks of marriage is having someone around to let you know which normal things from your childhood were actually very very weird." Haha! Isn't that the truth or what?

Here's something a little odd.

Um, I've never heard of that. Did your parents do that too? I hope not. I'm not sure why this would even become some kind of weird tradition. That's something I wouldn't think of fondly at all.

What do you think of this?

Okay, here's the thing, some say it's actually healthy not to drink anything while eating. Apparently, it's better for your digestion. Who knew? I guess this woman's parents were on to something. Well, except for the smacking part, haha.

And then there's this.

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"I mean, naked swim class for boys (but swim caps for those with longer hair is mandatory) in a Minnesota public middle school is not ok."

OMG, what? That definitely didn't happen where I lived. Why would anybody even think this was acceptable is beyond me. I can only imagine how the parents of today would feel about that. They would lose their minds!

This poor man's dessert.

I've got an even better one for you. I actually used to spread butter on bread and sprinkle granulated sugar on it. I don't know why, but I liked the taste of it lol. When I told my now husband, he was a little baffled.

This past pet trauma.

Confession time, my husband's dad did the same thing when he was a child. They found a stray cat my husband took home, and overnight his dad got rid of it. In the morning, dad told him that the cat ran away, but he knew the dad let it out. I felt so bad for him.

This relationship with alcohol.

Yikes! That's definitely not a good example you should set for your kids. I hope that this woman finally figured out that and sobered up. It's not a good way to go through life. That's for sure.

This odd thing to say.

Haha! I would have loved that as a child. I wish my mom had said that because it would explain my weird fascination with vampires. At least, it would make more sense to me now.

This odd pancake helper.

Okay, seriously! What monster puts peanut butter on pancakes? I'm just joking, of course, but that does seem like an odd thing to me. But then again, I kind of feel like trying it just for the heck of it.

This weird mac 'n cheese

First of all, ew! And second of all, why? Here's some context for you to understand this oddity:

"I think it started because we always had pork chops, Kraft mac & cheese, and applesauce. Now I can’t eat Kraft mac & cheese at home without applesauce! Never thought I’d meet another person who puts applesauce on mac & cheese."

Hmm, interesting!

This school punishment.

Holy moly, what? Again, today's parents would have a field day with this one. Can you imagine the hysteria that would follow online? I'm sure there would be some kind of petition to get this principal removed. I'm not saying it was right, but things are definitely a lot different now.

This weird phrase.

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"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."

Haha. I think this person is right.

This perplexing tradition.

Like, how does this even become a thing, huh? I guess every family has a way to pass the time. Am I right? I wonder if his girlfriend tried to replicate that one night when he least respected it, haha.

This movie snack.

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"My husband didn’t think it was weird that his family would bring a pot of spaghetti to the drive-in as a movie snack."

I've snuck a lot of stuff into the theaters before but this as a movie snack would never cross my mind.

This mean punishment.

Yikes! I can guess that, as a kid, this wouldn't taste all that appealing, huh? Way to get your kids to start behaving again. And now I wonder if this person loves hot sauce or if they have some trauma every time they see a bottle of one.

This modern-day trend.

Wait a minute, wasn't that some weird mommy trend that Alicia Silverstone started a few years ago? She must've heard about it somehow. Nonetheless, we are people and not birds, so I don't think this is necessary at all.

This picture-perfect family.

Haha! I can totally relate to that. If I don't argue with my dad when we come to visit, hell must've frozen over, or a miracle has happened somewhere. Ah, families — take them or leave them. Am I right?

And this one just takes the cake.

OMG! That's the craziest story I've ever read. LOL! So let me ask you, did your family have a poop knife too? I literally can't stop laughing at this. And I can't believe this guy thought it was a standard thing to have at home.

Wow! Those were quite revealing, no?

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Here I thought my family was odd. We definitely didn't put apple sauce on our mac 'n cheese. Oh, wait, we didn't eat it at all. That's right. I'd never heard of it until I came to Canada. And when I discovered it, I was like, what the heck is that? I was not impressed until my boyfriend, and now husband, let me try it. Now I actually love it, haha.

What was the weirdest thing you did as a child?