We all did some pretty strange things when we were children. But some kids go above and beyond to create hilarious memories for themselves and their parents - although the event may not have been funny at all at the time. In fact, it was probably quite the opposite as they often got into a whole heap of trouble. Here are some of the weirdest things people’s parents caught them doing as children.
35 Strange Things People’s Parents Caught Them Doing When They Were KidsPublished 5 months ago
Ever thought of sending your neighbor to an early grave? It may or may not be something you’ve thought about. Clearly, it was the only thing on this kid's mind when he used his neighbor's credit card details (that he accidentally came across), to buy a coffin. This may seem like a strange thing to do, but some pretty weird ideas make their way into children’s heads.
We may never know who the coffin was intended for, or maybe it was just a prank that the kid thought would be funny. Let’s just say that if the kid had managed to pull it off without getting caught, it would have been a really funny prank. But instead, his parents ruined the joke by pulling him out of school. It seems that discipline was more important than practical jokes in this family.
Little kids can make anything and everything into a toy. So when they find an object lying around the house and don’t know what it is, it often gets turned into something to play with. This can include anything and everything from good stuff to cutlery and even dirt. A kid picking up something they probably weren’t supposed to was exactly the case in this household.
While thongs are stretchy and seem to be the right sort of shape for a slingshot, this may not have been the most hygienic thing to do. Needless to say, the aunt more than likely didn’t want her thong back at all. Not if she was told what her little niece or nephew was doing with it anyway.
While we are used to the fact that pregnant women get strong cravings, we often don’t realize that kids also get them. This in combination with the fact that their tastebuds haven’t properly formed yet means they can come up with some pretty crazy concoctions. Ones that adults probably won’t try, even on a dare.
While slurping mustard straight out of the bottle with a straw might actually be one of the strangest cravings we’ve come across, this kid clearly thought it was delicious. We wonder if this kid still eats mustard as an adult or if that day saw them eating enough mustard to last a lifetime. One could imagine getting rather ill from a whole heap of mustard at once.
When you’re a child, you often have an interesting idea of how things are made. Who knows where these ideas stem from, or if they are the child's own creative mind telling them stories that they actually believe.
This child really thought that after a while (who knows how long?) his poop would actually turn into peanut butter. He was willing to stink up his room with a number two in a glass of water just to get the chance to make his own peanut butter. It must have been a disappointing discovery to find out that he couldn't create the magical substance.
As a kid, you always have that one friend that makes everything into a competition. And these contests are usually really fun. But when you’re a child you don’t really know what kind of behavior is acceptable and what isn’t. These kids clearly didn’t know where the boundaries were, either because their parents never taught them or because they were simply too young.
While peeing out of a third-story window probably would appeal to many young children, it’s not such a wonderful sight for the neighbor to stumble across. Especially if the kids were peeing anywhere near her house or garden. Let’s just say that it’s not the kind of surprise you want to get on a peaceful afternoon.
Being an older sibling has many benefits. One of them is that you get to torment your younger sibling or have some good fun while they are blissfully unaware of what you are doing. But, it also means that you get into all the trouble when a plan goes south. Something that makes the role a little less appealing in the long run.
This kid managed to have a great deal of fun with their younger sibling without causing any damage to either of them - a great feat for a child. But the parents were more than likely still unimpressed by the amount of cleaning that needed to be done in the bathroom after the incident.
Sometimes parents have to tell children creative lies to explain things that are too complicated for them to understand at the time. In this case, the mother was unable to explain what menstruations were to her small child, so she told her something that made it easier for the child to understand.
Unfortunately, the little white lie came back to haunt her mother when her child actually decided to put her mother's theory to test. If there was one thing that was discovered that day, it's that maxi pads are not pee proof. Surely, this will be something both the mother and daughter will remember for the rest of their lives.
Going through puberty is a difficult time for any young teen. There is so much changing in your body and so many new things you have to learn every single day. Most people have a funny story about something that happened to them during this time in their lives. If not to them, then at least to one of their close friends or relatives.
This teen was caught in a fairly awkward situation that may or may not have been brought up in therapy sessions years later. It was probably mortifying at the time but provided a good laugh years later. One thing is certain, we are happy it was only their mom who caught them doing that.
Being an older sibling comes with a whole lot of responsibility. Older siblings often feel that they need to fix problems that come up for their younger sibling, even if they have no idea how to help - you can be sure that they will try. Well, the good ones at least.
This older sister clearly had no idea what she was doing, but she was doing her utmost to help her little brother. It’s a good thing that her mother walked in when she did though or this incident could have ended in a visit to the emergency room. One that wouldn’t have been a pleasant memory for anyone involved.
Kids often don’t know what is and isn’t acceptable. And when they need the loo, they have the tendency to relieve themselves just about anywhere that will do the job. But this kid may also have been trying to prank their little sister as that would have been a shocking discovery.
Their parents must have had quite the shock when they walked in to discover their child making a number two in the trunk of their sibling's Barbie Corvette. Not an ideal situation for any parent, but one thing we can guarantee is that it must have made for a good story over the years.
Sometimes kids have the desperate urge to do something that they know is naughty. But they do it anyway and deal with the consequences later. Sometimes, however, they are so sneaky that they think through a plan to incriminate their siblings for the deed and plan to get out of it completely free.
This little girl really thought through her plan quite nicely, deciding to write her sister's name on the wall instead of her own, passing the blame as best she could. It’s likely that her parents managed to figure out what happened anyway, probably causing her to get into more trouble.
Most kids try to experiment during their teen years, especially with their newfound sexual desires. There have been many cases of teens stealing their parent's adult magazines, whether it was to find out more information or use them for their personal pleasure.
This kid had a very sneaky way of using his parent's magazines and getting rid of them before he even left the bathroom. Let’s hope for his sake he never got caught because that could have been an awkward situation that nobody wants to speak of ever again.
Parents have certain things that they need to hide from their kids because they are too young to understand what the item actually is. Every mother's worst nightmare is that their young child will find their adult toy and make use of it in a way that it’s not meant to be used.
In this case, the mother's worst nightmare came to life. Not only did their little child find their adult toy, but they actually used it - to beat eggs. I wonder if this actually worked and whether the scrambled eggs were well beaten after the use of an interesting device. Although it doesn’t really matter because after the mother discovered what was used to beat the eggs, she more than likely wouldn’t allow anyone to eat them.
Sometimes parents have to go to great lengths to potty train their children. The parents of this child thought that by taking his pants and underwear away, he had no option but to use the toilet. Unfortunately for them, he made a way.
Instead of going to the toilet, he decided to make a number two on the floor. He then realized this was something he would get into trouble for, so tried a cover-up plan that didn’t pan out the way he had hoped. In fact, his lie had a fatal flaw that he failed to consider. Needless to say, the parents were very well aware that it was their child that had pooped on the floor.
This child decided to measure his private parts with a ruler, something every male teen does at some point or other. But his reasoning behind doing it was rather suspect and created a situation that was incredibly hard to talk his way out of.
When his parents caught him in a very compromised position, they probably had a very difficult time accepting what they had just seen. Although it was probably very awkward for all parties involved, it makes for a great story to tell at your child’s 21st. Would his parents be that evil?
Video games are not only for children these days, in fact, there are also many games that are specifically designed for adults as there are parts of the game a child wouldn’t understand. As was the case with this child who played GTA without properly understanding what he was doing. This is something that happens to many children who go unsupervised while playing adult video games.
Although this child ended up picking up a lady of the night in his video game, he can’t be blamed for doing this. Why? Parents should be monitoring the games their child is playing, especially as the games have age restrictions for that reason. The only person these parents can be upset with is themselves.
Kids are very inquisitive creatures, always wanting to explore new things and find out more information about the world around them. This is something that is hardwired to help them learn and become more knowledgeable. Which is something that plays in their favor and allows them to develop at the speed required.
This kid decided he wanted to know exactly what was inside of his poop. Unfortunately for him, his mother walked in as he was dissecting his excretion. This is something she teased him for the rest of his life. That’s understandable, it’s a biology experiment that provided a lot of laughs for the whole family. One thing is for sure, the family won’t be letting this one go for a long time.
Kids often make up their own make-believe worlds which they so easily get caught up in, forgetting the outside world still exists. This was the case for a young boy who started playing basketball and ended up getting to first base with the basketball hoop pole. An unexpected twist in events.
Getting stuck in your own world is something every kid does, but it’s a little awkward when you get caught acting out scenes in that world, in real life. This little kid was simply trying something new but his mother wasn’t super impressed. Needless to say, she probably told all her friends about it because who wouldn’t have a giggle at that situation.
Little children love to play with little trinkets and get their hands on just about anything they can. This little girl, in particular, liked to go through her mother's purse to find fun toys to play with. It seemed that the mother was aware of this and would let it happen on a regular basis.
But knowing her child played with the things in her purse, she probably should have ensured that everything in the purse was PG. Unfortunately, the little girl pulled out what she thought was a balloon but turned out to be something that just resembled one. It must have been hard to pry that “balloon” out of her daughter's hands without a very awkward conversation.
This mother had no idea what she was in for when she opened the bathroom cupboard. Parents need to get used to the fact that kids like playing practical jokes, and clearly aren’t sure what is taking it too far, and what is a fun and silly joke. These things take time to learn and a few years of experience to master entirely.
It’s clear that this little girl hadn’t learned the boundary of what was going too far. So she packed the cupboard filled with toilet roll inners with a twist. We hope the mother realized what it was before she had to do too much investigating. Although the smell more than likely gave the game away.
Kids often want to do everything they can to help. In this case, a little girl wanted to hatch some eggs that she found in her kitchen. So how did she go about it? Well, she knew that chickens built a nest and sat on their eggs. This knowledge served her well, but she may have used it in the wrong way.
So just like a chicken, this little girl built a nest for the eggs in her room and sat on them, thinking that this would cause her chicks to hatch. Unfortunately, what the child didn’t understand is that eggs have to be kept warm by their mother. She also didn’t realize that eggs need to be fertilized in order to become chickens (although that’s a concept for a later stage).
Kids are a very creative bunch, and they enjoy coming up with various solutions to a problem. This child in particular didn’t like having to walk all the way to the toilet in the middle of the night, so he came up with a solution he thought to be rather genius. Something that a parent could be proud of, although it does cause the parents a little extra stress.
Unfortunately, he didn’t realize that nothing comes easy. If you don’t want to take the long walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night, then you’re going to have to wash whatever you peed in during the night. But he never did, and his pee hat had holes in it which led to him being caught rather swiftly. This is for the best though as you don’t want to go installing bad habits in your child.
Children are known for reenacting things that they’ve seen, especially when they don’t fully understand them. This happens when a child sees something and gets a half-hearted answer from their parents that they don’t fully understand.
This child saw something on TV that didn’t make sense to her and then decided to reenact it with her Barbies. This is more common than you think as children don’t understand the concept of intimate relations until they are much older. So if you’re child accidentally see’s something a little too PG, it’s best to give them an explanation as soon as possible.
Lego bricks are versatile toys that stimulate children’s creativity. But as every parent knows, these little bricks can be dangerous when they end up in the wrong places, like under your feet in the middle of the night. But as we will soon learn, there are many places that these Lego blocks simply shouldn’t go.
This little girl decided to get a little too creative with her Lego bricks and started trying to insert them in places that could do some serious damage. Thankfully this parent walked in at the right time so no dogs were harmed in the making of this story. And it saved them a vet bill that would have been very necessary, had the child continued with her plan.
Kids get really excited about their birthday parties. The opportunity to spend time with all their favorite people, stuff their faces with cake, and receive numerous gifts is something that can be overwhelmingly exciting for a child. And it’s something they need to appreciate as it doesn’t continue into adulthood in quite the same way.
This kid wanted to ensure that no guest didn’t show up because they couldn’t find the way to his parent's apartment. So he wrote instructions on the apartment building walls so that nobody would get lost. This was a thoughtful act that more than likely upset a few people along the way. Other tenants probably demanded a repaint or a thorough cleaning which must have added tremendously to the parent’s monthly expenses.
Children often have strange food cravings as their taste buds haven’t fully developed yet. While some cravings are funny, others are rather unhealthy. This young child had a strange craving for butter. Not with anything else, just butter out of the tub.
While the parents were probably willing to let their child satisfy a craving or two every so often, they more than likely would have put a stop to this one. Apart from the fact that eating that quantity of butter is wildly unhealthy, it would more than likely make the child sick later that day - which would then become the parent's problem again. And a kid vomiting pure butter is not really something you want to have to deal with.
Children often live in their own fantasy world and get creative to make their dreams come to life. This little kid was playing with his little boats in the sink when he got a brain wave. He wanted there to be waves in the sink. This is something that every kid dreams of when they’re splashing about in their own fantasy world.
No problem to him, he decided he was going to use a desk fan to blow his boats majestically across the water. But he clearly hadn’t reached the age of finding out that electricity and water don’t work well together. Thankfully, his dad wasn’t far away and managed to bust the door down like the true superhero his dad is.
Many children like to play make-believe, not just by themselves but with their friends as well. Some of them even get creative, taking their make-believe scenes back in time to a different period of history. The power of a child’s imagination is so strong! This is when it gets interesting.
The mother of these kids didn’t really know what was going on but what she walked in on must have looked a little concerning. Instead of embarrassing the children, she simply interrupted them so that they came back to reality and were more aware of this world rather than their make-believe world. Which is easier to do with younger children than it is to do with older ones. Thankfully, the kids got the hint and kept the rest of their play in the real world.
As a kid, you often see other people doing things and wonder why you can’t do them yourself. This girl was clearly told that boys went to the toilet standing up, while girls needed to sit down. She then decided to take it upon herself to break gender norms. A very progressive thing to do at such a young age.
When she was caught in a compromised position, her father must have been both shocked and confused. But it is unclear whether he was weirded out by his daughter's actions or actually proud of her for doing things the way she wanted, and with immense accuracy. Either way, this moment was likely never spoken about again. This way both parties could save face and forget about the awkward situation.
As a kid, there’s nothing better than chewing gum. It’s like a constant fidget toy for your mouth and one that can keep you entertained for hours on end. But when the sticky substance gets stuck in your hair, it’s enough to make you want to do just about anything to prevent that from happening again.
This kid remembered the pain of getting gum stuck in her hair and didn’t want to go through that pain again. So she hid her gum under her armpit. As it turns out, this was equally as painful of an experience. But you don’t learn unless you try something out. She put her creativity to the test and learned yet another way not to preserve her gum for the next day.
We’ve mentioned that some kids have weird and wonderful cravings while they’re growing up. But surely it doesn’t get weirder than this kid. Instead of sneaking human treats out of the cupboard, he decided his dog's treats were more to his liking. A very strange preference to have at any age.
It seemed that the dogs’ sausages were something he really liked. When his parents found out they must have thought their child was going starving. It’s unlikely the dog was very impressed by his behavior either. What a strange snack for a kid to indulge in. Let’s hope his parents managed to wean him off the sausages and replace them with human food before it made him ill.
Kids do strange things when they are in need of comfort. This ranges from taking a doll or a blanket everywhere they go, to making up imaginary friends. But this child decided to combine the two to make a truly weird combination.
It’s clear by his actions that this child was way out of his comfort zone and in need of a little comfort at whatever preschool he was going to. He went to great lengths to make friends with the sticks he picked up on his way to school. We only hope the other kids didn’t tease him too much when he told them that the sticks were his friends.
Children have always seemed to have a special connection with animals as they almost have a deeper understanding of one another. This little girl decided to generously donate her poop to the dog as she discovered this was something that he ate. While it might have been delicious (to the dog), it certainly isn’t nutritious.
After realizing that the dog would eat her poop, she actually thought this was what he ate. So in order for the dog not to starve, this little girl started pooping in the garden on a regular basis. It was an odd routine but something that she wanted to do to make the dog a little happier (or so she thought). Unfortunately, her mother wouldn’t love her kind idea as much as the dog did.
Because of children’s huge imaginations, they often make up weird and wonderful games. Some of these games make some sort of logical sense to the outside world, while others make no sense whatsoever. As was the case with these two kids.
While their game was clearly enjoyed at the time, it’s rather humorous to the rest of the world that fails to understand it at all. The parents must have thought their children were slightly insane, but it was good that they found out as this game could have caused a lot of pain to their younger child if things got out of hand.
Many children find one meal that they love, and ask for it for every meal and order it at every restaurant. Okay, let’s be honest. There are many of us adults that do this too. But maybe not to quite the same extent. This child’s firm favorite was ham and cheese sandwiches.
Unfortunately, ham and cheese sandwiches don’t keep so well, which is what led this kid's mother to find the horde of ham and cheese sandwiches being stored in his cupboard. She must have rued the day she put in the effort to make sandwiches for her child as many of them went to waste. But this is something you have to deal with on a regular basis as a parent.