No one has parents who are utterly normal.
Even the most mild-mannered families have been known to dabble in weirdness on the regular, and most of us have hilariously cringe-y tales of strange familial occurrences that usually end with some form of “Maybe you just had to be there.” Whether it’s your dad’s bizarre social media proclivities or your mom’s corny puns, our parents have all acted like weirdos at some point or other. (For me, it’s a pretty regular occurrence.)
Here are some particularly memorable and entertaining instances of other people’s parents acting like complete and total (lovable) oddballs — because what’s the point of experiencing the weirdness if you can’t use it for entertainment’s sake?
someone please get my dad off snapchat pic.twitter.com/XjV9vqRiUv— rach (@rachel_mcclard) July 11, 2017
MY DAD IS GNA GO NUTS HAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/5oJLhe64qD— Chickfilbae (@__J4S) February 6, 2017
My mom asked my dad to a get an "unconventional" tree that she "didn't have to decorate". Dad delivered. from funny
My Dad makes my step mom take pictures of him doing weird things when we have record breaking low temperatures from funny
I asked my mom for a cool bookmark and this is what she gave me. (Yes, that is my mother) from funny
My parents... from funny
I’ve learned more about love from watching my dad reluctantly rearrange the living room so my mom can make snow angel boomerangs for her 29 Instagram followers than anything else in life pic.twitter.com/nMHdWtY0dE— Taylor Burkhalter (@TLBurkhalter) December 24, 2017
MY MOM JUST GASPED AND CAME INTO THE FRONT ROOM AND SAID "I PEED ON THE FLOOR" pic.twitter.com/DoU5L73g6N— 5hinee (@ncteaser) March 21, 2016
My dad bought a snorkel for the sole purpose of taking naps in the pool pic.twitter.com/OhVJNVbfvS— Skyler Nitschke (@skyler_nitschke) June 24, 2017