This morning, I woke up slightly before my alarm went off. My first thought was that it was too early. That was quickly followed by the recognition that it was raining AGAIN and pretty hard. The third coherent thought was that I was supremely comfortable, followed by an observation that I must have gotten cold in the night because the quilt/bedspread was piled high atop me. With that realization, I thought, I need to get my blanket out and put it on the bed.
I grew up in a family in which sometime in the fall when night time temps started to drop, you got a blanket out and put it on your bed, tucking it in with the flat sheet and covering it all up with the bedspread. I thought this was something everyone did. I mean, in my family, we each had our own particular kind and color of blanket and they were not to be mixed. I have a fuzzy velour one. My mom and dad have this crochet/knitted thing. I honestly don’t remember what my brother had. We’d change the sheets every week or so, always tucking the blanket in with the fitted sheet. In my case, it has to be tight and straight. Otherwise, I get a little OCD. The blanket would be a regular part of bed-making process until winter had passed.
I didn’t realize that this wasn’t a practice of everyone in the world. My college roommate would just get out this extra blanket and cover up with it and her comforter at night, then fold the extra blanket and leave it at the foot of her bed during the day. No tucking it in with the sheets. It was just free to fly all over the place at night, possibly leaving your toes a little less protected from the cold.
But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized quite a few things that I do and think are quite normal and no one else does. Like:
• Teasing people as a way of showing affection
• Dusting my furniture once a week
• Separating laundry into 4 million sub-groups based on color
• Eating dinner as a family
• Folding the towels a certain way
• Folding laundry items that no one else folds
So what are some of the things that make you, well, weird? Sound off!