Kids always have these weird quirks, and when I mean weird, I mean, really weird. So weird that you have no idea where they picked up the quirk.

When I was three or four, I have distinct memories of sneaking into the bathroom to eat toothpaste when no one was looking. I don’t know why I liked the taste of Aquafresh so much, but I just did.

When my son sits down, he does so in reverse-“Indian Style,” with his knees flaring out to the side. I don’t know how he gets his legs to do that, but just seeing it freaks me out. 

Eating things that shouldn’t be eaten and sitting in a way that makes adults grimace, however, are pretty “normal” childhood behaviors compared to some of these stories that people are sharing on Twitter.

The thread was kicked off by @prinxeMu who recalled the time they showed just how far they were willing to go to not listen to their mom.

The moral of the story? @prinxeMu doesn’t like being told what to do, even if it means destroying their hand in the process.

People started sharing their own tales of childhood insanity that revealed a lot about their character.

Whether it was a dangerous love for enthusiasm and sweets that lead to smashed teeth.

Or hating sock-creases.

Some children displayed stalwart problem-solving abilities from a young age.

While others were a bit more…unique.

Like being a serial couch-butterer.

Some kids had an obsession with changing outfits multiple times a day.

A behavior that followed them all the way into adulthood.

It’s when this happens that my mom or dad would say, “See? What did I say? You see what happens?!”

There was this very precocious 4-year-old.

A precociousness that sometimes leads to nightmares.

Yeah maybe a 1st grader shouldn’t be reading this.

A fun day at the pool goes sour.

But not sour enough to stop swimming.

Some were much less dramatic though.

Then there was this adorable story about religious guilt.

Everyone always loves a good bully revenge story.

Equally impressive is that they were able to throw a decent punch with their shoelaces tied.

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