I'm sure we can all attest to having a weird family. But there are some families out there, who operate in a much stranger way than you'd think. While most of us intentionally try to keep these family quirks hidden, there are many characteristics we might've assumed were normal until we grew up. But, now we realize that these odd quirks and traditions we once held are not so normal. And the rest of the world realized that too.
So we took to one of the weirdest places on the internet to find out where everyone else's family sits on the weirdness scale. Reddit let us into a long thread of family traditions, anything from having a secret family whistle that gets used in public places to odd holiday traditions to pubic butt slapping and using weird accents.
Yeah, you might want to buckle up for this because it gets pretty weird.
Expectation vs. Reality
Let's get weird
The butt slap
For quite a while, my large family found it highly entertaining to playfully slap each others' butts. We decided that fair warning was in order so that we had a chance of evading. This consisted of clapping twice... We started just randomly clapping twice without a clear shot, hoping the other person would forget about it by the time we had a chance...By then, we'd clap just to watch our siblings jump. Endless entertainment.
We always get each other cards for holidays and birthdays, but we make them the stupidest or most unrelated card possible. Like my mom gave me a card for my 18th birthday that was all about how she was proud of the strong black man that I had become...I'm white. My mom had gallbladder surgery and my brother and I got her a bunch of 'It's a girl!' balloons. Lots of confused nurses asking us if we were looking for the maternity ward.
Okay, that's a good one.
Fake accents FTWLilFray
A very confused dog
A quirky, safe traditionConsice
I'm a fan
New holiday tradition
Once my younger sister stopped believing in Santa (around 15 years ago) my parents starting making our Christmas presents from dogs that we knew - our dog, our cousin's dog, our neighbor's dog. I think on this particular Christmas Eve, Mum and Dad were delirious and thought it would be funny, and it has stuck. My parents now have 3 chickens and they do all our Christmas shopping each year, apparently.
Gifts from dogs>
What is, the smartest, quirkiest family?
The family code
When more guests arrive than expected, mom uses a secret code for me and dad, that is- FHB (Family Hold Back). This is done so that we eat less, and the extra unexpected guests don't run out of food.
My personal code
Can you repeat that?ooo-ooo-oooyea
So much yelling
A family of singersudamndirtyape
This tradition sounds a little scary.
Goodnight to everyoneCosplaybaby29
I could see how this would be awkward
Another weird Christmasdahlsy
That's a lot of sniffing!
No rhyme or reason
Cash for hiccups
This is just between my mother and myself, but every time I get the hiccups, she buys them from me. I’ll start hiccuping and she makes a big fuss and throws up her arms. "I suppose you want cash for those, huh?" She’ll give me whatever spare change she can find in increasing amounts until I stop hiccuping. Usually, I’ll make about 50¢, but one time I got $6 because she only had bills. She’s the best.