People Are Sharing The Strangest House Rules They Had To Follow When They Were Kids

Recently, a Reddit user who goes by the handle “ctsom” took to the internet to ask people, “what was a house rule you had as a kid that you thought was completely normal until you grew up and realized not all households followed?”

Well, the internet was quick to respond with stories of weird rules and strange traditions. In fact, the post got over a thousand responses. We’ve compiled some of the best ones on this list. Keep reading to find out what really happens behind closed doors.

No Closed Doors

“My door could only be closed if I was changing clothes.

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If my parents suspected that I was hiding anything, they could (and did) go through anything to make sure. Dresser and desk drawers, bags, closet, car, whatever they felt was necessary. Even my mail was fair game. As a result, I got really good at hiding things.” —u/DonNatalie