29 Grownups Admit Their Childish Habits

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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.

These 29 grownups admit their childish habits:


To this day, I still lick my plate. Soup, steak, corn, whatever food has some type of juices along with it.


I still have to sprint from my light switch to my bed. You never know about those monsters.


Sing the alphabet to determine alphabetical order. Elemeno P till I die.


I have to start from January to remember the order of the months.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs flavorandbounty.com, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.