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People Reveal Things Their Parents Did That They Thought Were Normal But Realized Later Weren't  

Ariel Kana
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List Rules Vote up the weirdest things parents did.

Every kid thinks their parents are weird, annoying, or just too strict. Despite all that, though, things that happen in most childhood homes are usually pretty commonplace.

However, certain parents really do take weird to a different level. And their kids go to Reddit to reveal the stories.

1
Their Parents Wrapped Them In Saran Wrap

From Redditor /u/startin2stack:

[My parents made me wear] Saran wrap around my arms/legs to avoid creams/lotions from rubbing off when I went to school.

Is this weird?
2
Their Parents Convinced Them They Had Huge Feet

From Redditor /u/surfrock66:

[My parents] told me my feet were size 18 and went WAY out of the way to buy WAY more expensive shoes to tell everyone I have the biggest feet ever... I'm currently 34 and wear a 13. I had no idea you weren't supposed to have that much room at the front.

Is this weird?
3
One Dad Instituted "Elevator Practice"

From Redditor /u/Tgunner192:

We had a small empty closet in the house I grew up on. A couple times a month my dad would tell me to stand in it with the door closed for a minute or two. He said it was elevator practice.

Is this weird?
4
One Person's Parents Didn't Allow Cheese Inside

From Redditor /u/ikevinax:

We had to eat all cheese items outside.

Is this weird?