Help us keep the lights on by shopping at Amazon

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Talk about anything.
User avatar
Tyler
Owner
Posts: 31804
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 am
Location: Des Moines, IA
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:38 pm

What are some things your parents taught or enforced and it wasn't until living on your own that you realized it was wrong?

Some that come to mind for me.

Animal parents will abandon their babies if you touch them, specially bunnies and birds. False! They just tell kids that so they don't mess with it
User avatar
Tyler
Owner
Posts: 31804
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 am
Location: Des Moines, IA
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:30 pm

Butter doesn't have to go on sandwiches. My family loves butter and I had never even tried mayo on a sandwich until college and Jimmy Johns.

Speaking of food, chicken doesn't have to be fried. We use to go to the Fin 'n Feather every Thursday and I loved their broasted chicken. It wasn't until living with Jocelyn that I learned how versatile chicken can be.
User avatar
wags83
Moderator
Posts: 11987
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Location: Golden Valley, MN
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby wags83 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:26 pm

I'll have to think about this one for a minute.
User avatar
Huss Buss
Top Contributor
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:21 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Huss Buss » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:51 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
Speaking of food, chicken doesn't have to be fried. We use to go to the Fin 'n Feather every Thursday and I loved their broasted chicken. It wasn't until living with Jocelyn that I learned how versatile chicken can be.


hahahaha.. ya i prefer chicken cooked a lot of different ways then broasted
User avatar
Tyler
Owner
Posts: 31804
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 am
Location: Des Moines, IA
Contact:

Re: Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Tyler » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:18 pm

Think guys, I can't be the only one with something like this. Another food related thing is the amount of pop we had on hand growing up. I had soda with every meal. I was actually able to get my mom to drink more water when she admitted last year the only time she drinks water is when she takes medicine. I rarely buy soda for home now, but will buy one for a movie
User avatar
DannyFanny
Top Contributor
Posts: 3712
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:01 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby DannyFanny » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:30 pm

Yeah we had lots of soda too. I would say I rarely drink pop now, but I go through quite a bit when I drink on the weekends. During the week though it's almost only water with a bottle of tea for lunch and maybe a cup of hot tea in the morning or evening.

I think just my parents agreeing with me on stupid little things, like who their favorite ninja turtle was, favorite color, etc.
User avatar
wags83
Moderator
Posts: 11987
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Location: Golden Valley, MN
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby wags83 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:06 am

I think overall world views change a lot especially when getting out of small-town NW Iowa.
User avatar
ejhartman91
Posts: 691
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:12 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:40 am

How dare you question my parents. They raised a perfect specimen and can do no wrong!

In all seriousness though, this is a very interesting topic I find myself constantly revisiting. It's funny even talking with my wife about how biased we can be when it comes to certain things our parents did or taught us while growing up.

I can't think of any at the moment that I've specifically tried to unlearn.
User avatar
Erin
Posts: 465
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:59 am
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Erin » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:55 pm

Haha I love this thread! Very creative, Tyler. One thing that comes to mind is that amount of movie-quoting my family does in everyday conversation. I remember thinking it was weird going to college and my friends there never understood the same jokes that I was used to hearing and saying around them.
User avatar
Tag
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:32 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Tag » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:21 pm

"we'll see..." when asking for something... always gave me hope but now i realize its a nice no.

if you drink milk, youll grow big/strong....totally thought this was real and would freak if i hadnt drank milk recently

we're almost there............yowza this one always was lie
-Tag
*Formerly known as Slumdog Billionaire

As Pat from Silver Linings Playbook says... "I've got nothing but love for you, brother."
User avatar
Wallinguana
Posts: 1617
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:53 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Wallinguana » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm

My mother got pulled over driving through a yellow light once so I was taught to slam on the brakes if a light turned yellow.
User avatar
Huss Buss
Top Contributor
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:21 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Huss Buss » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:33 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Think guys, I can't be the only one with something like this. Another food related thing is the amount of pop we had on hand growing up. I had soda with every meal. I was actually able to get my mom to drink more water when she admitted last year the only time she drinks water is when she takes medicine. I rarely buy soda for home now, but will buy one for a movie


when i was a kid pop was kinda a treat for us, probably not until around high school i drank it more, but then when i went to college i barely drank any
User avatar
Huss Buss
Top Contributor
Posts: 3106
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:21 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Huss Buss » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:34 pm

Tag wrote:Source of the post

if you drink milk, youll grow big/strong....


i still like to think that is why Kevin and I got taller then the whole family
User avatar
Tyler
Owner
Posts: 31804
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 am
Location: Des Moines, IA
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Tyler » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:07 pm

Tag wrote:Source of the post "we'll see..." when asking for something... always gave me hope but now i realize its a nice no.
if you drink milk, youll grow big/strong....totally thought this was real and would freak if i hadnt drank milk recently
we're almost there............yowza this one always was lie

Haha, those are fun ones that every kid experienced.

Wallinguana wrote:Source of the post My mother got pulled over driving through a yellow light once so I was taught to slam on the brakes if a light turned yellow.

Not a horrible thing to have cemented in your brain
User avatar
bmyoungs
Moderator
Posts: 4751
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:20 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby bmyoungs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:18 pm

Huss Buss wrote:
Tag wrote:Source of the post

if you drink milk, youll grow big/strong....


i still like to think that is why Kevin and I got taller then the whole family

Yeah I drink milk more than water, so clearly that wasn't a lie. It just takes all the milk to grow big and strong!
User avatar
Sarah
Posts: 253
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Sarah » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:36 pm

Oh man.... I have a lot of these but with divorced parents they're all depressing things.... To name a few:
- don't use money to demonstrate love or punishment
- yelling is not a great way to resolve conflict
- silence is also not a great way to resolve conflict


Things I learned that have served me well:
- when camping it is crucial to tie and hoist any food you bring to prevent bears from getting it
- moose are dangerous, do not approach moose for photos or hit them with your car, the first will get you stampeded, the second will kill you, total your car, and do nothing to the moose
User avatar
Tyler
Owner
Posts: 31804
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 am
Location: Des Moines, IA
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:26 am

Sarah wrote:Source of the post Things I learned that have served me well:
- when camping it is crucial to tie and hoist any food you bring to prevent bears from getting it
- moose are dangerous, do not approach moose for photos or hit them with your car, the first will get you stampeded, the second will kill you, total your car, and do nothing to the moose

Did life experiences make you learn these lessons?
User avatar
bmyoungs
Moderator
Posts: 4751
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:20 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby bmyoungs » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:45 pm

Tyler wrote:
Sarah wrote:Source of the post Things I learned that have served me well:
- when camping it is crucial to tie and hoist any food you bring to prevent bears from getting it
- moose are dangerous, do not approach moose for photos or hit them with your car, the first will get you stampeded, the second will kill you, total your car, and do nothing to the moose

Did life experiences make you learn these lessons?

Sarah was killed by a moose once, similar to izombie
User avatar
Sarah
Posts: 253
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby Sarah » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:09 pm

bmyoungs wrote:
Tyler wrote:
Sarah wrote:Source of the post Things I learned that have served me well:
- when camping it is crucial to tie and hoist any food you bring to prevent bears from getting it
- moose are dangerous, do not approach moose for photos or hit them with your car, the first will get you stampeded, the second will kill you, total your car, and do nothing to the moose

Did life experiences make you learn these lessons?

Sarah was killed by a moose once, similar to izombie

A moose once ate my sister.
User avatar
JocelynJane
Posts: 292
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:07 pm
Contact:

Things you've had to unlearn that your parents taught you

Postby JocelynJane » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:15 pm

My parents always picked up after us when I was growing up. My brothers and I would leave our plates at the table after we were done eating, we would leave wrappers all over the house, toys out, etc. My mom and dad always cleaned up after our lazy butts, so we never learned better. As an adult I now realize how awful and frustrating that would be as a parent. But we never were held accountable for it!

Everyone in my family also would leave the empty box/bag of food in the cabinet or fridge when it was gone. The worst. We would all get so mad at each other. Wow, I guess we were slobs!

My mom always told me not to eat spicy food before bed because it gives you nightmares. And that a full moon makes kids act up. Bought into both of those big time!

Return to “Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests