We All Do Strange Things Nobody Else Understands


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Saturday mornings are my sacred time. I stand up after mendacity in mattress for a really very long time (I hit the sack round 8pm on Friday nights and watch Hallmark till I drift off to sleep) and get in a exercise. The one factor that motivates me to burn some on a quiet morning whereas my youngsters are nonetheless tucked in mattress is that this: I’m going to eat chocolate within the bathe after I’m carried out. Lots of it.

Last weekend simply after peeling off my sports activities bra, I unwrapped a Toblerone my boyfriend received me for Valentine’s Day. Then, I dug into the bag of chocolate hearts my daughter gave me and ready a few of these too.

You see, there’s a methodology to my chocolate-shower consuming. Everything must be unwrapped and able to go as a result of as quickly as I get within the bathe with my handfuls of yum, the steam begins to work its magic. Also, I can’t set chocolate down within the water as a result of gross. So, I’ve to have it prepared in my arms.

Then, I open the bathe curtain with my elbow. I get in so my again can benefit from the luxurious sizzling water hitting it, and my lips can benefit from the completely tender chocolate (that really will get sweeter because it melts, I don’t care what anybody says) mixing with my saliva and I don’t have to consider anything on the planet. 

I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now. I found it after grabbing the final Cadbury egg from my youngsters’ Easter basket and desirous to eat it in peace with out them bothering me. I couldn’t imagine I’d missed out on the very fact chocolate will get higher within the bathe my for therefore many a long time, so I made a decision I’d make up for it for the remainder of my life.

My boyfriend doesn’t perceive this behavior, however I instructed him he doesn’t get to have an opinion about it till he tries it. Plus, he’s a kind of individuals who likes their chocolate higher from the fridge so he could by no means come to #teamchocolateisbetterwithsteam.

Upon additional investigation, Scary Mommy requested our readers and located numerous us have a ritual, or one thing they like to do, that individuals give the side-eye to.

For occasion, some prefer to put their face in issues.

I like to stick my face in a pile of fresh-fallen snow. So refreshing and good for the complexion!” –Karen S.

“I put my face on my cat’s belly but maybe other pet owners do that?” –Jen S.

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I assume placing your face in issues could be therapeutic as a result of lots of people prefer to dive into the fur-bellies of their animals. I’d in all probability do that if my eyes didn’t seem like piss holes within the snow after coming into contact with animal hair.

And so far as shower-shenanigans, I’m not the one one who partakes. 

“I like to drink beer in the shower. It’s refreshing, multi tasking and I like beer.” Sarah L.

It’s additionally a great way to get a buzz-on actually quick as a result of I used to do that in school with Zima. If you’re a mild weight like me, phrase to the smart: Don’t attempt to shave your vag after quite a lot of sips of alcohol within the bathe. It received’t finish effectively.

Quinn P. should get blasted with chilly water on the finish of each sizzling bathe. “For at least a minute. The colder the better.”

Okay, I all the time thought showers have been for enjoyable self-care and never pure torture, however okay.

Now in relation to folks’s sleeping habits, issues received actually unusual. 

Rachel S. stated, “I have to go to sleep on my left, with my pillow tucked snug under my jaw and neck, super heavy blankets, and one of my children’s muslin baby blankets (that I have to hide from them) draped lightly over the right side of my head (so bugs don’t get in my ear).”

I’ve by no means been afraid of bugs crawling in my ear at night time, however now I’m. Thanks for that. But additionally, can’t the bugs crawl beneath the blanket and into your ear anyway?

Jodi H. says she will be able to’t sleep along with her closet door open: “I have to shut it. I cant sleep if my closet is open!”

Now that is one thing I’ve to do as effectively and I by no means realized it. I don’t assume I can sleep with any doorways or drawers open, for that matter. I’d really feel uncovered, like I used to be simply asking for the monsters to return and get me.

Many folks take pleasure in quiet or white noise once they go to sleep, however not MyLove B. — nope. “I can only sleep if the soothing sounds of murder are playing on the bedroom TV. Not rain sounds, not music, not ocean waves, not a cultured voice telling bedtime stories. It has to be Criminal Minds, or CSI, or Forensic Files or something.”

Okay, I’m pondering that she and the girl who wants all of the closet doorways closed so as to sleep may by no means coexist.

And so far as quirky meals preparations and combos, folks like what they like.

One reader stated she microwaves her ice cream to “get it to perfect scooping consistency.”

Another likes her Spaghetti-Os chilly proper out of the can. 

One girl stated she dips her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in milk. And one other likes her peanut butter a special approach … unfold on dill pickles.

I believe I must attempt all of these items simply to see if they carry me as a lot pleasure. I extremely doubt they will evaluate to consuming a Hershey bar within the streaming sizzling bathe, however I’m keen to danger it and see. The considered consuming chilly, canned pasta and sauce is surprisingly thrilling to me. Who else is in?

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