Habits I Got From My Parents

I get home, take off my shoes, go straight into my room and change out of my “outdoor clothes” RIGHT AWAY. I come out with a baggy t-shirt and shorts. I’m not even talking about lounge wear…I’m straight up wearing my PJs.

I used to think that this is what everyone does when they got home but I came to realise that some people stay in their normal clothes for hours after they get home…or even until bedtime!

That’s when I realised that we all have different living habits and daily habits we’ve sub consciously inherited from our parents unknowingly after living with them for such a long period of time. So, I’ve decided to share a few of mine with you guys!

Changing as soon as I get home. My parents have always changed right when they got home, especially my Dad who is a very very clean person and likes to keep work clothes clean and unwrinkled. I have friends who can stay in their jeans until they have to go to sleep but if it were me…I’d be peeling off those pants the minute I walk in the door.

I never put my backpack/bag on the bed. My Mom was always very strict about keeping bags off the bed. I used to come home and sling my backpack onto my bed and get yelled at because she would tell me that I’m putting all the dirt from outside onto my sheets and that I would have to sleep there later. I used to roll my eyes at her dumb rule but now even though I live away from home most of the time, I find myself always keeping bags off the bed. I once accidentally placed my purse on my bed and instantaneously felt grossed out by the fact that I would have to sleep there later…guess habits really grow on you.

No shoes in the house. I never really thought that anyone wore shoes in their homes until I got older and realized that it’s quite common for some households! My good friend Phil who’s originally from New York actually told me that it’s super common among some families to not take their shoes off and it blew my mind. It was like having something that you’ve believed to be a set rule for your whole life suddenly change. I really want to hear all your thought on this habit in particular because I am so curious!! I’m definitely not saying there’s a superior option here but I want to know! Did you guys have a no shoe policy at home? Did you know someone who didn’t?

Coffee. The addiction had to have originated from somewhere right? My family used to sit together and drink coffee together all the time and over time it just became a habit and a routine. When we all woke up, my Mom would brew up a massive pot of black coffee and she’d always claim that she couldn’t function without any coffee. Over time, that became my mantra too! ALTHOUGH GOOD NEWS EVERYONE, if you haven’t read my post on how I quit drinking coffee , be sure to go check it out! Old habits do die hard but it’s not impossible.

I rarely remember to use the dishwasher. Growing up, we didn’t really use the dishwasher a whole lot. It was always just quicker to throw the dishes in the sink and have everything be quickly washed, dried and put away. Now, while I do like to use the dishwasher…because I’m lazy and hate dishes, sometimes I find myself mindlessly handwashing all my dishes!

That’s it for today but please I want to hear your thoughts! Do you have have any habits or weird things you got from your parents that are different? I also really want to hear about the shoes policy so leave your thoughts below!

Sindy Spencer




  1. July 24, 2017 / 5:15 am

    What a fun post! I also change as soon as I get home, it just feels so good to get in your comfy cozy clothes! I’ve never even thought about the putting the backpack or suitcase on my bed thing before… just think of all the germs, so gross!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    x – Leah

    • sindy spencer
      July 24, 2017 / 5:25 am

      Right?! I never used to think about how dirty my bags were when I was younger but now all I can think about is all the germs I’m tracking onto my bed! XOXO

  2. Gisel
    July 24, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    This post is too cute! I totally agree about the changing when getting home (I commute in NYC, so bus/train germs on my bed is a huge NO) as well as never putting a backpack on a bed. And about that coffee addiction, must be in the genes 😉

    Gisel | http://www.mintandthrift.com

    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:33 am

      Oh goodness I can imagine the germs on the NYC trains!! I’m interning in Beijing this summer so this so much pollution outside to begin with so changing is a MUST!!! Thank you for reading and commenting Gisel!!! ❤️

  3. July 24, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Such a cute post! I’m the same way about changing as soon as I get home and not using the dishwasher! Totally can attribute both of those things to my parents as well but didn’t even realize it 🙂


    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:34 am

      Oh someone else who doesn’t really use the dishwasher!! I feel like it’s so uncommon these days!!!! Glad you enjoyed the post Kristin!!

    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!!!

  4. July 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Oh I can so relate to that first one!! How can people stay in jeans for that long?! I need my comfy clothes as soon as possible haha! This is such a cute post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:36 am

      Right?! I actually hate jeans quite a lot because they’re actually just so uncomfortable I take em off the first chance I get hahaha! Thank you!!! Glad you liked reading! Xoxo

  5. July 24, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Great post! It’s really fun to find out that actually there are people in this world that change their clothes at home and wear slippers! We all do that in my country, but I read somewhere that no one else does it. I also read that French always wear shoes at their home. I couldn’t do that. I like to be comfortable when I get home.


    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:37 am

      Oh that’s so interesting that the French wear shoes at home too!!! It’s so cool to me that different families around the world live so differently! I never really thought the shoes thing would ever differ! Thank you for reading Brigita!

    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:38 am

      Aw thank you so much Jana!!! I love sharing these little pieces of thoughts I have with everyone!! Thank you for reading!!!! XOXO

  6. July 24, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    This is a fun post! I love changing into comfy clothes when I get home!


    • sindy spencer
      July 25, 2017 / 12:39 am

      Yes to the comfy clothes! It’s a must!!!!!

  7. July 31, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Yes – the no bags on the bed is a good one! I’m always a little weird about where I set down my phone too. It’s so funny that when we grow up we start to notice all of the little ways we start becoming more like our parents!


    • sindy spencer
      August 2, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Oh the phone one is interesting!!! But you’re so right! We don’t really notice this stuff until we grow up!!!!!

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