When you grow up in a family you’re inevitably conditioned to believe that whatever happens within that family is normal behaviour, and it only once you grow up, widen your social circle, and encounter other family units that you compare your own against and realise that maybe what was once normal to you, is in fact deeply, deeply strange.
Please use this thread to check if your own family practices were commonplace or aberrant, in the following poll format (and obviously, please keep it lighthearted):
Whenever we were about to leave the house to go on holiday, whether it was just an overnight trip to stay with my grandma or a longer trip, my mum would insist that the very last thing she did before leaving the house was squirting bleach down the toilets, so now, decades later, I still associate the smell of a bleached loo with the anticipation of going away somewhere:
- My family did that!
- That sounds very unusual