The holiday season often finds grown children nationwide returning home to see their parents. This trip down memory lane also means they find all of the strange things their parents leave around the house.
To be clear, we’re not referring only to little tchotchkes and decorations that need updating. We’re talking about the truly random.
There was this tea set.
What’s the weirdest thing you find in your parents’ house?
My parents have this weird Harvard tea set. They did not go to Harvard. pic.twitter.com/QEiZXd35y5
— Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) November 22, 2018
And this strange clown football player.
— Helen Clair Duffour (@helenkiller) November 24, 2018
This old newspaper was a pretty old bookmark.
Found inside an old Bible at my parents’ house. 1959: pic.twitter.com/LhqVzmzdjC
— Ryan Baumann (@ryanfb) November 22, 2018
Of course, mannequin heads are important decor for any home.
Wouldn't be my parents' house without some creepy mannequin or doll hiding out… pic.twitter.com/GbCXXbNG1p
— Dan Fazio (@danfazio) November 21, 2018
As are rabbi rubber duckies.
i went home last week and walked into the bathroom to see this. when i questioned my parents on whose idea it was they just said ‘don’t you like rabbi duck???’ i’m done. pic.twitter.com/9EdPGLgd9J
— baby monkey (@sharkoness) November 21, 2018
Some parents need help keeping up with the hip kids.
found a really kickass book of texting acronyms at my parents house pic.twitter.com/KA7QdGWjjx
— Cam “What’s the parking situation in Miami?” Sad (@cameronsadler) November 22, 2018
And many parents were in danger of having the CDC show up at any moment.
— ???????????????????? (@iamthinker) November 20, 2018
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) November 22, 2018
— April Niemela (@AprilJNiemela) November 23, 2018
Found some aluminum asitate from 1956 ???? pic.twitter.com/Smcfd33E5H
— Nickamoto Diesslin (@ndiesslin) November 23, 2018
And while the ’90s are back in style, we don’t think these parents necessarily are.
found in my mom’s pantry: pic.twitter.com/ThunrXHFCi
— Mo G (@SugeRayvon) November 23, 2018
In case you had any doubt, my 6 and 9 yo kids found these peculiar objects at my parents’ house and had absolutely no idea what they were pic.twitter.com/BRffkuGhiV
— Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. (@nataliapetrzela) November 21, 2018
— Katie Reams (@KateReams) November 22, 2018
And finally, there was this important countdown clock.
Are we doing that thing again this year where we post the weird stuff we find in our parents houses because mine have a trump countdown clock featured on the kitchen windowsill… #ThanksgivingDay2018 pic.twitter.com/uGbUyuIxp5
— Dr. Samantha Montano (@SamLMontano) November 22, 2018
We can’t wait to see what people find during the rest of the holidays.