Did you ever find yourself avoiding cracks in the concrete because of the saying ‘Don’t step on the crack or you’ll break your momma’s back’? Old habits are hard to break, especially the ones you learned as a kid. I still have a friend in her late thirties that refuses to step on cracks while walking down the street.
I still find myself counting steps when I’m going up or down a staircase and definitely eat my Skittles in pairs of two of the same color. A friend of mine still can’t seem to go to sleep without a glass of milk before bed. Simple practices when we’re kids find a way to stick around.
There must be a reason why these childish habits are so hard to break. The comfort and familiarity of these habits help the reality of the grownup world seem a little more bearable. So, we turn off the lights and run down the hallway to our bedroom or we bite our nails when we’re nervous to make ourselves feel better.