These People Have Some Fairly Odd Family Traditions
Missy aka Tizzy
On 30th April 2018
Every family has their traditions. Whether it be for a holiday or birthday, we all do something special our own way over the years. Most traditions are pretty normal. But, there are some people out there who have some pretty strange traditions. Here are some of our favorites.
No Front Door
This one is really not that odd. There are plenty of people who never use the front door. Some will enter through their garage, a side door, or even the back door. If someone knocked on the front door, we usually knew it was some sort of solicitor because visitors already knew not to use it.
Now, this is just kind of creepy. It would almost be better to just burst the Santa bubble and mark gifts from Mom and Dad. After I figured out there was no Santa, my Mom still marked gifts as from Santa. Who was I to steal her joy?
Dinner Cuss Out
This is a great idea. My best friend used to do this with his son. He told him he had two minutes to "express himself" in anyway that he wanted. So, he could cuss with no repercussions. It also helped him blow off steam. On especially bad days at school, he would come home and ask his Dad if he could express himself. He always felt much better after.
Knowing how deadly hippos can be makes this tradition terrifying. I would be scarred for life thinking that some hippo would break into my home on my birthday. He could eat me in my sleep.
Playing Dress Up
We have heard of people dressing up nice for Thanksgiving. That is a tradition in many homes, but dressing up like Pilgrims is new to us. Did half the family dress up like Pilgrims and the other half dress up like Native Americans? I feel like we need more details.
Some moms just take things too far. You can give gifts without pretending some mythical creature is the one delivering them. Imagine how much her kids got teased in school for believing in the Valentine's frog.
Booze for Santa
Imagine while all the other kids are leaving Santa milk and cookies, you are leaving him two fingers of bourbon. Eventually, you would catch on, but could you imagine telling that to the kids in school. I am sure it would result in a parent-teacher conference at some point.
Pajamas Under the Pillow
This is something that has gone on for centuries. It is not something that really happens nowadays, but it was not really that abnormal.
Not only were important documents kept in the freezer, savings money used to be kept there as well. In case of fire, those items were pretty safe. Also, most robbers would not think to look in the freezer for anything valuable.
This is not something that most people are used to seeing grown people do. Usually, it is an act that a child might do, especially when brushing their teeth. Seeing an adult do it could be jarring.