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How quirky are you?

How quirky are you?

I have written about Jack’s quirkiness before. The other day when I had to stop mid-shop to take off my shoes and straighten my sock, I realised we are all a little quirky (well in my family anyway).

Last week David mentioned he was struggling to run a 6.4km route. I suggested he run 3.2km and then turn around. Well I may has well have suggested he chew off his own legs. Apparently he can’t run the back on the same route so he has to run a loop.

I can not wear socks that do not match – even if they are both black socks, if the one is longer than the other I can not wear them.

Jack still won’t eat anything that is “broken”.

I could go on but then you may start thinking we are weird.

If you watch Big Bang Theory then you will know Sheldon is the king of quirks and issues but I think we all have these little behaviours and rules that we need to do or not do to make us feel safe and secure in the world.

Do you or your kids have weird little quirks like this?




  1. 20 April, 2015 / 10:34 am

    For the life of me I cannot wear matching socks. Even when I buy new pairs I buy it with the intention of mismatching them perfectly. I suppose it’s my subconscious battling the perfectionist in me.

    Thinking of my quirks makes even me think I’m a bit weird, so that’s all I’m sharing now 🙂

  2. 20 April, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    I have been told that I am a tad quirky about pens and colours etc. and types of paper I write on and yes, indeed its true. But the true king of quirky in our household is L – and there are just way too many to even go into.
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  3. 20 April, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    I think everybody has a few “things”. Nicola won’t eat cauliflower but will happily have it if you call it white broccoli. I like to squish my sandwiches before I eat them so that the fillings don’t fall out halfway through. Steve needs things to line up and be orderly. If the rug is lying at a slight angle it will drive him nuts.
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  4. 20 April, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    I think we all have our quirks. I thought Funso had none but I noticed one the other day 🙂 Let’s see if she’ll write it down.

    I have many – I won’t write with “boring black or blue” pens, only nice colours. I keep a black pen only for signing agreements. I must pee before I leave work… I have to use up my “old money” even if it’s just to transfer into my savings account. I have to make my first payment out of my salary my tithe, even if I have to pay something else….I won’t tell you the other 20 – you may think I’m too weird. Only joking – you know that already.
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    • 20 April, 2015 / 10:08 pm

      Ha! And there I thought I didn’t have any quirks!!!

  5. 20 April, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    My girls refuse to eat bread with the crusts on. Angie likes to wear her socks on her hands (she pretends she’s Elsa). When the girls say grace they have to sing it at the top of lungs (like they do at school).
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  6. 20 April, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    my child loves to close doors! And they have to be properly closed! Except of course the bathroom cabinet that is out of limits!!!
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  7. Tracey
    21 April, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Tori has 3 chairs, 2 the same green and one pink, these have to be stacked green, pink, green. I have 5 highlighters in different colours and the have to be used in a sequence, blue, green, pink, yellow, orange. When I make coffee the kettle must boil first, the cups need to line up and its sugar, coffee, milk, water. I wont drink it if I have seen its been made otherwise.

    I have many many more of these and if at any time my sequence or routine gets broken I suffer with either a panic attack or severe anxiety.

  8. 24 April, 2015 / 10:01 am

    You really don’t want to get me started… I can’t open a new anything until the old one is finished;Packet of tea/coffee/sugar/cereal/rice/toilet paper… or use a new item when I haven’t finished using the one I had before – especially pens and, when i still smoked, lighters. My pen has to run dry before I’ll start using a new one. I was also, for many years, an obsessive hand washer and the skin on my hands has never properly recovered from the abuse. I was forced to stop washing them so much when they started bleeding in winter :-/
    There are/have been loads more but I have managed to get most of them under control as I’ve gotten older and had more kids. I simply don’t have the time to worry about little things anymore…
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