We all did some horrible things as kids. Some of them were totally intentional because, let's be honest, children can be evil little beings. But more often kids do something awful without even knowing it - blame it on lack of experience, childish ignorance or awkward stupidity. Thankfully it's all in the past now, so let's recall the worst things we unknowingly did as children and have some laughs!

#1

When I was 3, my mum was pushing me in my buggy through Woolworths. As we passed a huge adult-sized teddy bear lying flat on a display, I apparently somehow managed to bite the ear of the teddy as we passed and partially dragged it from the shelf. My Mum stopped and tried to pull it out of my mouth, but I applied lock-jaw.

She tried cajoling and quietly threatening me to release the bear. But I held fast with my little teeth.
She said she decided to wait, thinking I would tire, but 15 minutes later, I was calmly sitting in my pushchair with the bears - by now very wet - ear still safely jammed in my mouth.

Some shoppers and the store manager had gathered and my mortified mum just finally admitted defeat and bought the teddy and managed to walk it home with me still attached. I only unclamped my teeth when we reached home!

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Claire Cover 4 weeks ago

LMFAO!! This needs to be higher on the list. Any way I can upvote 300 times?

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#2

When I was about 8 I asked my dad if we could play "the naked man game." My dad, trying not to panic, asked me what it was. I responded "it's the one we play when [the babysitter] is over." He then asked me to show him where the naked man game was, so I took him to the closet, opened the door, and pointed up to Operation.

He told me years later that he nearly had a heart attack.

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Joanna Maynard 4 weeks ago

I feel for your poor dad. I can only imagine how I would have felt if one of my kids had said that to me.

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#3

I was about 7 and made a potato salad for my Grandpa - with raw potatoes, raisins and mayo. He ate every bite and for the rest of his life told everyone I made him the best potato salad he'd ever had. I remembered this when I was about 14 and all I could think was how nasty that must have been and yet he ate every bite because I made it for him......

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Lara B. 4 weeks ago

What an awesome man :)

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#4

When I was about 3 or 4 I thought people were alive in the radio and on the TV. Made sense that the light on the radio helped them see to step up to the mic to sing! My parents thought it was cute and didn't tell me otherwise. I was watching "Green Acres" and Ebb said he was thirsty. I was taught to share, so I dumped my drink down the back of the TV to help him out....BOOM!!! After the TV blew up my parents started correcting me when I lived under false assumptions. On the plus side, we did get our first color TV!

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Vivica 4 weeks ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂

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#5

I was about 6 or 7 and had been watching an old re-run Tarzan movie. Loved how he swung from the trees! So I went up to the bathroom, took a flying leap, gave my best Tarzan yell & grabbed the shower curtain rod. Snap! Crash! Thud! My mom raced up the stairs to find me flat on my back in the tub with 2 piles of plaster surrounding me in a cloud of dust. She said ,"Just wait till your father gets home" and sent me to the time-out chair, Dad came home home. Asked me why I was in the chair. I just cried. Mom said, " Just go to the bathroom". I knew I was doomed. And then... I heard my dad laughing. Really Laughing like I never heard him laugh before. Turns out, that he did the SAME thing when he was a kid when the 1st Tarzan movie came out! So, no yelling, no punishment. Just had to help him sweep up the mess and mix the spackle to put the bar back in & repair the wall.

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Veronica Niechajczyk 3 weeks ago

Haha, like father like son (daughter?)

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#6

I broke my parents up.

I asked my Mum if I could have dinner at my "Aunt Christie"'s house again because she cooked my favourite pasta. Turns out Mum didn't know who "Aunt Christie" was - which is because she wasn't really my aunt, she was the co-worker my Dad was sleeping with.

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Daria B 4 weeks ago

Nah, it wasn't you the one to break them apart.

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#7

We had two staircases in our house: a front one which was straight and sort of formal and a back staircase which was narrow and curved twice before ending up in the kitchen. My 3-year-old brother had a little rocking chair that he loved, especially if I rocked him in it. I, age 4, had the bright idea that the rocking chair with my little brother in it could slide down the back stairs like a bobsled with a bit of assistance from me! So I talked my brother into sitting in the rocking chair at the top landing of the stairs while I rocked him, inching slowly toward the steps. Finally, with one little push, he was on his way down. The rocker didn't behave like a bobsled as I had imagined, though. It tumbled over and over before landing beside my brother (who had also tumbled over and over) on the kitchen floor! My mother rushed to cuddle my brother as I ran down the stairs, shouting, "I didn't mean it! It was supposed to be fun!" My brother miraculously was not hurt, but I was left sobbing on the kitchen floor while my mother rocked my brother in her arms, crooning,"Poor little Buddy, poor little boy." My brother Bud and I are in our 70s now but will never forget that day.

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Misterscooter 4 weeks ago

My best friend's brother is two years older than us. When my friend was about a year old and scooting around in a walker that had wheels, their mom found the older brother at top of the stairs about to push the walker down the stairs. She hadn't realized how jealous the older one was about the baby.

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#8

When I was about 3yo we had a little area in our garden to grow some vegetables. We had tomatoes and other stuff (dont remember too clear but tomatoes are for sure). My mom carefully explained, showed me all the stuff and said something like "Its a lot of work but in the end we will have home grown vegetables that will be so healthy!" So... my 3yo mind figured : lots of work? Mommy wont have time to play then! So I took my bucket and ripped off ALL the growing vegetables I could find. Everything. And nothing was ripe yet. You can tell mom wasnt too happy...Well at least the green tomatoes could be put on the window sill to ripe. Everything else had to be tossed... She still reminds me not to pick anything not ripe until today :D

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Tina Howser 4 weeks ago

hahaha awww, that's so cute and so sad! XD

#9

When I was 2 ish, we were at a party at my mom's friends house. There were many other little kids there so we were allowed to play wherever we wanted. I was in the fenced-in backyard when I had to go to the bathroom. Apparently, I could not get inside so I found the perfect place to go poop. I took off my little dress, squatted, and took a BIG, wet crunch. It turns out I pooped right below the dining room window. My mom and her friend had been drinking wine when they smelled something horrid and went to look. What they saw was a naked 2-year-old running off with poop on her but and a GIANT poop below the window. We have not been invited back since.

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Hans 4 weeks ago

"We have not been invited back since." If people cannot laugh at this, particulartly when drinking wine instead of looking for a toddler, it probably is just good not to be invited again!

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#10

Well it wasn't unknowingly....This girl when I was 5yrs old was a show off always showing off her new toys and fancy dresses. She was my sisters age abc made fun of my sister the most(who was 2yrs older than me). I was playing at the side of the house in the spring and noticed that the drain on the Rd by the side walk was clogged and had about a three foot deep puddle. I got in trouble for getting wet paying in it. So come Monday and we are all walking to school(some reason she had to walk with us) and she starts in on how nice her shoes are and her dress and how my sisters isn't. So I said something along the lines of "we don't wear fancy clothing everyday so we can play, your mom doesn't let you get dirty or play". Of course she said she was allowed to get dirty and that went back and forth for a while until I told her to jump in the puddle to prove it(the three feet deep one but looked like a regular shallow one). So she did and she sunk to up to her waist and ran home crying. Her face 😂 her mother came over after school and I was made to apologize. I was all "sorry I didn't know the puddle was that deep". But they knew, I knew it was. 😂
I don't remember much of her after that, I don't think she was "allowed" to walk to school with us riff raff anymore.

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Hollywood 4 weeks ago

I love this story SOOOOO much XD

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#11

When I was six I thought fertilizer was dipping dots. I took a scoop full and stuffed it into my mouth. Oops...

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Veronica Niechajczyk 3 weeks ago

Oh dear god

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#12

When my mom was a little girl one of her sisters found the chocolate flavoured laxative and thinking it was a chocolate bar ate the whole package. No one would confess to eating it so my grandmother made them all sit and wait. It was not long before the culprit was revealed.

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So much pandamonium 4 weeks ago

Omg brutal

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#13

I was about 11/12, walking home from school alone. I've done so a lot of times already, but this was the first time I walked alone so late in the evening. halfway home in a dimly lit lonely street, a car stopped by and the driver asked why I'm walking alone. I was a bit non-verbal back then and only shook my head as answer, my way to tell people I'm alright and not in trouble. the man however offered a lift home and I never thought twice to accept it. I rode at the back and pointed where my house is. he didn't take the turns I pointed out many times but he just assured me he just need to get somewhere first to buy something. as he made me wait in the car as he goes into a nearby hardware store, still I didn't think of anything bad will happen. the only reason I decided to get out of the car was bc I thought this is taking too long of a time and I need to get home faster (thankfully I was still around the area I'm familiar with). at home I saw my mom's bloodless face and my dad shaking & crying. he said they drove up and down near my school many times to look for me. they really thought they'd never see me again. I was forbidden any late after school activities for the rest of my school years as result.

to this day, I spent my quiet times thinking what would happen to me if I didn't do what I did. I knew I was just lucky, but I should have not made the mistake.

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Claire Cover 4 weeks ago

I’m glad you’re alright.

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#14

When I was about 5/6, my brother was about 7, and my other brother was about 9, we went into the garden and we found a blue bag in the shed. For some reason we wanted to get in it and try and bounce on the trampoline whilst in it. We zipped it up and tried to stand up, when I did I fell over, pulling them on top of me. I had fell on the zip and we kept trying to move me out the way because we were getting very claustrophobic. We kept screaming and screaming and my dad ran out with some scissors and said he was going to cut us out so stop moving. This is the reason why me and my brothers cannot go in small spaces for if we do we get a reminder of being stuck in that blue bag for hours and hours with just enough space to breathe. Horrible memory really

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Shruti Naik 3 weeks ago

Anyone else still here? It's been an hour and I haven't stopped reading

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#15

My father was watching a game in the tv on the living room, and i was supposed to be studying. I was bored and I was jokingly closing the stapler in my thumb, but i closed harder. Very cool ideia, don't you think? NO. I didn't realize that staple had freaking staples.
Conclusion: with a staple stapled on my thumb i walked to my mother desk. I called: "Mom" very calmly. She looked at me and i told her to take it. By that time, my sister and father had noticed what happened.
My sister held my head to protect me from looking and my mother pulled it. I still saw the blood but it hurt like hell when she pulled it.
Advice: Dont' ever play with a stapler that you don't know if it has staples or nah.

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makki 4 weeks ago

OW! but why is this downvoted?

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#16

Okay... When my parents swore they would say, “Parden my French” afterwards. Well I was in Canada at the time where we were starting to learn French. So, the teacher asked if anyone knew French. Well my stupid young self raised my hand and almost yelled all the swears my parents said (It took me about a minute to finish) Let’s just say the teacher wasn’t happy.....

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Banana Chan 4 weeks ago

My friend told me that in French bit sounds like murder...

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#17

When I was 10 I was home alone with my sister and we accidentally set the alarm off. The alarm company called and asked for the password, which I didn't know. So a police officer pulled up in front of our house to check on us. We had security cams, but I could only see the bottom of the car, and naturally, having seen the first 20 minutes of Taken, I thought we were getting robbed. I grabbed a knife and answered the door crying and, uh... concerned the police officer

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Tina Howser 4 weeks ago

what a brave kid you were, ready to defend your house and sister!

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#18

I was about three, and had just come back from grocery shopping with my mum, when I decided I was really hungry.
My mum told me she would unpack the groceries and make me some lunch. While she had her back to me I stole a pack of chocolate biscuits and crawled under the spare bed to eat them, I then feel fast asleep.
My mother meanwhile finished unpacking the groceries, turned around an realised the front door was open.
The entire neighbourhood spent two hours combing the streets looking for a missing toddler

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Lilly 4 weeks ago

something similar happened in our neighborhood when i was younger--little girl went 'missing' & we were all out looking for her. hours later, she was found UNDER her bed, sleeping. it's the first place i look when i can't find a kid, lol

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#19

When I was around 10, I loved playing in a “cave“ between a wall and a row of conifers in a neighbors' garden.
One day I got the amazing idea that I could take a candle with me, because candlelight is so cozy and it was getting dark. It fell over on a pile of dry needles, and woosh... a little dry fir burst in flames and only seconds later three conifers were burning. I ran away completely in shock, and the fire fighters had to prevent the fire from spreading through the garden in the densely built-up area...

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#20

this one is from my Fiance. She was hungry, (about 4) wanted Mc donalds. her parents gave her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and sat her down in front of the TV. she didnt want the sandwich, so she put it into the VCR on top of the TV. She then went to tell them she ate it all and was still hungry and wanted mc donalds. well they went to get her mc donalds and cue a few days later to find a old peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the VCR.

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Alex Craig 3 weeks ago

I can't believe the parents would drive her to Maccas. How spoilt ha ha

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#21

I burned down a good portion of my grandmother's house. I used to pour teaspoons of perfume in a spoon and light it on fire. It made a soft blue flame. I would then hurl it across the room on to the curtains and it would kinda drip burning down them and quickly extinguish. It was really pretty and I was really one bored and lonely kid with a decent curiosity about things. One day when I threw the flame the curtains went up in a big burst of fire instead. I tried to put it out, couldn't, didn't want the butt whipping that would come with telling so I backed out of the room, closed the door and started practicing my piano lesson on the other side of the house until the firetrucks came.

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Sarah Johanson 3 weeks ago

An arsonist in the making

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#22

Do you remember the infamous 70's science book experiment where you can build a rocket with matches and tinfoil? I tried that on my grandparents' garage. It worked well. Very well. Specially when it landed on a pile of cardboard boxes next to a stack of old newspapers and old gasoline bottles and oil cans...

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Misterscooter 4 weeks ago

How bad was it?

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#23

Not me but as a very young child my sister had a sweater with a furry cat on the front. My dad took her into town shopping with him one day and when she needed the toilet had to take her into the men's public toilets.

There were several other men in there at the time and while they were in the cubicle she asked my dad very loudly if he would like to stroke her pussy! My dad near had a heart attack however he did enjoy telling the story in his speech at her wedding!

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Jackie C. 3 weeks ago

I feel for Dad. It's a wonder he wasn't reported to the police.

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#24

I must have been 5 yo when my parents and I went to visit my uncle at his farm. The last thing I remember from that day is my uncle skillfully climbing over the electric fence that separated us from the cattle and telling me "Wait for me right here. Don't follow me"...guess he forgot to tell me "Don't grab the electric fence with your hand and face".

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#25

As a child every summer lots of us local kids used to play at a nearby stream (with parents around),building a home made dam at the base of a waterfall to make a deeper pool, about thigh depth. One day, age 7/8, I was at the top and a boy i didnt like was wading in the pool below. i decided to "splash" him, and picking up the biggest flattest rock I could manage, dropped it aimed to land right next to him. My plan worked - he was drenched and got a huge shock. I still feel sick sick at the though of how close i must have come to killing him with a 10lb rock dropped on his head from a height of 15ft.

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#26

Earthworms are called 'rainworms' in my native language, because they come out of the ground after it rains. I, about 4 at that time, thought that they actually like water and that's why they hurry to the surface when it starts pouring down. My family was short on money and we didn't have a pool, not even a plastic one. But my mom used to fill a large tub with water for me in the summer. When I came across earthworms while playing, I immediately took them into the tub with me to let them have a fun time at the waterpark. I genuinely believed I was doing them a favour instead of horribly waterbaording them. One day the sun shone especially bright and the tub stood on the concrete floor of our terrace. My mom called me in for lunch and I Ieft the tub. By that time I had discovered that while 'rainworms' obviously liked water, they were pretty pathetic at swimming. And I thought without my assistance, they would surely drown if I left them in the tub by themselves. So I did the reasonable thing and put them on the concrete floor to dry.
And dry they did. More liked baked solid to the floor. I was pretty horrified when I returned. I couldn't even pick them up to give them a proper burial. I felt so guilty, I never took any worms to the tub again.

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Miszpink Lorcsa 4 weeks ago

Its so nice to listen to these kind of worm stories. I was such a weird kid that i could never touch or even look at them. I m really disgusted. Even tho me with other kids loved to play in the wet sand and we found a lot of them. The other kids knew that im disgusted so they threw them at me D:

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#27

According to my parents, i was a really embarrassing child. Not that I’d throw tantrums or anything, but I’d say stuff at the wrong time to the wrong people. I remember that when I was about 7-8 I was in RE class (religious education) and when the teacher asked if we knew anything about Jesus I boldly cried;”JESUS IS A ZOMBIE” which managed to freak my teacher out (blasphemy) and my class (zombies) and got sent a letter home. Another time, I was at my mum’s friend’s house, who was an atheist. I was sitting there,playing with dolls.. and she asked me if I was having a tea-party (which I never did or will) and I look her dead in the eye, with a straight poker-face and tell her “no, this is jesus’ Last supper. He’s about to die.” And she cracked up laughing. These are the reasons we don’t go to church.

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Isabel Care 3 weeks ago

RE teacher was on a course learning how to give communion (Catholic School). Was told he could have the wine, to which he said " I don't drink" When told it was now the Blood of Christ, he replied "I'm not a vampire either". Catholic mafia not happy.

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When I was about 11 my brother and I came home from school to find that our mom wasn't home and we were locked out of the house. We sat down to wait but I soon realized that I had to go the bathroom and really needed to get into the house. At the time I was into reading historic true-crime and gangster stories and got this bright idea to pick the lock. I found a twig and stuck it into the lock in the doorknob. When I twisted the twig, it broke off deep into the lock where you couldn't see it. At this time my mom returned home with my sister and tried to open the door with her key. Of course the key wouldn't go in. My very elderly neighbor had to come over with his ladder and my very small sister had to climb up and go through an upstairs window to let us in. The whole doorknob had to be replaced and all my mom could say was, "What were you thinking?"

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Caroline Espenschied 3 weeks ago

At 7 or 8 I was in the same situation, locked out our house coming home from school with my best friend. I could have waited for my Mom to come home, but my friend began hopping around with her arms around her chest, saying she was about to die from the freezing cold; asking how long we'd have to wait (ok, it was cold, and I had no idea, but she had a history of exaggerating...) Until I couldn't take her hystery any longer, took a broom in the yard and broke the tiny window of the basement so we could go inside. Needless to say, my mom arrived five minutes later. She's still mad at me for this 35 years later, saying I could have waited five minutes more, but at the time I had NO IDEA how much longer it would have taken for her to come home...

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#29

Actually I can't remember the story myself but my family has told it to me so often, that I can easily picture myself doing my misdeed.
Here it goes: We visited my grandparents and my mom had just put me down for my nap, I was around 2-3yo. I must have been not very sleepy because I sneaked out of bed and went to the bathroom, which we children shared with my parents at my grandparents house. My mom has a huge favour for lipsticks and her beautycase stood on the floor, easy for me to reach. That must have been hell of a temptation for a little girl like me. And sure enough I started painting myself. Soon that must have started to bore me, because then I began to paint the whole bathroom in all shades of pink from the floor to about half a meter high. Even in the spaces of the radiator I painted pink lipstick. Needless to say why the story is still livid in my family, especially because up to today you can still find rests of the lipstick in the radiator.

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#30

When I was 4/5 I was in the park and saw a fluffy red and black caterpillar now I had just learned that most fluffy caterpillars are poisonous( I was not aware that the wooly bear caterpillar is not ) and being the good citizen I am did not want anything bad to happen to the poor person who tried to picked it up I decided the rational thing to do was smush it however once I found out it was not poisonous and thought about the fact I had just MURDERED an innocent creature I spent the rest of the day crying still feel guilty but it did make me want to know more about Insects and I am now studying to become an entomologist

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Emma Dingle 4 weeks ago

Interesting way to start a career.

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#31

My first pet at age 2 1/2 was "Loveable" the cat. He and I would have adventures and one day we went down to our pantry storage in the basement, and poked open many jars of freshly wax sealed blackberry jelly. It was fun to pop the wax, and then we secretly had ourselves a feast. After we were finished I became worried that Loveable would get cavities from the jelly so, I held him between my legs and brushed his teeth with my Dad's toothbrush. My mother noticed this event and asked me why I used my Dad's tooth brush; my answer was because "I didn't want to get my own toothbrush dirty!" Still have not lived this story down!

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Alli Marston 3 weeks ago

Logical.

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#32

When I was about 2 yo, I woke up in the middle of the night and fell asleep by the toilet. I don't know why. When my parents woke up, they thought I had wondered into the woods with our dog like I sometimes did and had gotten lost. 4 hours later, my dad went to the bathroom and screamed, "I FOUND HER!!!!" We still laugh about it today.

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Raven Walls 3 days ago

oof.

#33

When I was about 6 and my brother was about 2 he tried to make a "surprise" for me. At first he asked if I could fit my finger into the space between door and a wall and when I did he just... accidentally shut the door. And also broke my finger. Didn't tell to my parents what's the problem with that finger until I got 15 or so because I was afraid they will be angry with my brother.

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Daria B 4 weeks ago

This was too painful even to read.

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#34

When I was in kindergarten, I wanted to see how a staple curled when hitting paper. Except I used the side of my finger. Obviously, it didn't curl.

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Daria B 4 weeks ago

@_@ that hurts

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#35

We were on a vacation with my mom and brother. I was around 5 or 6 years old. One afternoon we were walking on the beach where some volleyball tournament was happening. I don't remember what was the reason now, but my mom didn't let me to do something and I got soo mad that I told her that I don't want to be with her anymore and I will run away and find some better people to be with (gotta love that child's mind). So brave me ran into the crowd and got lost.
1-2 hours later mom found me sitting on the sand, talking with some foreigners (I didn't even spoke English at the time)... She was so genuinely scared that she didn't even yell at me afterwards :/
Though I did it on purpose, I had no idea how terrible I will make her feel.

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Hans 4 weeks ago

Great mother actually. Yelling would have been a natural reaction, but have the opposite of the desired effect on a five year old!

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#36

I had a balloon. I wanted to see how slowly the air would leak out if it just had a tiny pin hole in it. My mother was kneeling cleaning the oven, with her head inside. I walked in to the kitchen to show her, just as I stuck the pin into the balloon. Needless to say, that didn't cause a small slow leak.

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Sop Hie 4 weeks ago

that's how I would tell the story too ;p

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#37

When I was around 6 years old, I used to sleepwalk A LOT. Once I was sleeping at my grandmas house, on the second floor. And that second floor door opened straight to stairs down. Guess who decided to sleepwalk out the door, fall down the stairs while sleepwalking? ME. Guess who did not understand what happened, tried to stand up and then realized their leg was broken? ALSO ME. This story was probably the most extreme, but there were also a lot of cases of me standing at the head of my parents bed and crying, with my dark brown loooong hair around my face. Honestly, I am happy my parents didn't watch too many horror movies, so they had nothing to associate my acts with and I wasn't thrown out of my home or something...

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Just a Purpler 4 weeks ago

Hahahah that's hilarious XD

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#38

My mother rarely took photos of my brother and I. So when I was 7 years old, I became instantly suspicious when she ordered us to dress well to take photos. Later that day, a car pooled up by our house with a sign saying " driving school". My little genius head thought it read drive to school , making me panic. I thought it was here to take my brother and I away which is why our mother wanted pictures. So I bravely hid behind a wall and threw rocks at it to save my brother and I from this monster car.

Later that day during dinner my brother mentions that his driving instructor's car had a crack on the windshield. My guilty ass says to him that maybe a berry from the tree fell on it. He wanted to argue but my parents seemed contempt with the answer. Til this day no one knows of my heroic acts

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EvieNiffler 4 weeks ago

Really sorry to be that person but **content with the answer

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#39

When I was around 8-9, I was watching a show with my dad. In the show, an old man, who was at his doctor's appointment all of a sudden asked if he was pregnant, because he was looking quite bloated. Now when I think about it, he was just delusional from the fear of dying or something similar. But my naïve brain not knowing anything, turned around and ask my dad “Hey dad, does that mean you’re pregnant too?” (Heads up – the answer is no)

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Jordy Star 4 weeks ago

Lol,Made my day

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#40

When I was 6, my parents took me along to visit some people I didn't know well. I went to the bathroom and discovered there was no toilet paper. I even checked the cabinets, but found none. In desperation, I took the hand towel down and wiped myself. My parents taught me to always put things back where I found them, so, when I was finished, I neatly hung the hand towel back up where I found it. It didn't occur to me at the time to tell anybody anything about it. To this day, I am too paranoid to use a hand towel in anybody else's house.

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Veronica Niechajczyk 3 weeks ago

What kind of people don't make sure that there's TP when inviting people over?

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#41

When I was about 5 or 6 I asked my mother to teach me to sew. She gave me a needle and thread and said anything of your father's that has a hole in it - you can sew. My father worked construction so there were always rips in his jeans...so my mom left me (which can partially be blamed on her) to make dinner. When she came back I was so proud of the job I did and she started busting out laughing....I had apparently sewed all of the "holes" in my father's underwear.

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Petya 4 weeks ago

That's actually cute, not a bad thing.

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#42

When I was about 4 years old I didn't like going to kindergarten. So one one day while we were playing outside in the afternoon I convinced a friend of mine to escape with me. We hid in a large bush until everyone went back inside for a snack and we somehow managed to snuck out the yard without anyone noticing us and then we just went home by ourselfs. The problem is that kindergarten and home were a few blocks away and there was a huge, busy crossroad between them, but we somehow managed to get home safe. Our parents were terified and they actually didn't scold us much. The huge scolding was for the teachers because they haven't even noticed that we were missing until our parents notified them we ran and got home on our own.

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Alex Craig 3 weeks ago

My (then) 3 year old daughter and her 4 year old friend did something similar. We had a BBQ with the 4 yeaar olds parents (who were best friends). We left them in the lounge room at the front of the house while we sat in the kitchen (Reminiscing about life before children) and left the 2 kids to watch a kids movie. Fast foward to about an hour and a half later we get a knock on the front door, a man standing there with our children on either side of him. Turns out they had (with the pet rabbit) walked to the shopping centre a few blocks away and were playing in the car park. With none of the 4 adults aware they had even left the house. Both myself and the 4 year olds mother were absolutely mortified as we had no clue.

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#43

I lived at my grandmother's house, and one time, I have absolutely no idea why I put her house keys in the freezer. Later that day, everyone went bananas looking for the keys, even myself, as I had forgotten that I had put them in the freezer, and they ended up changing the locks. Months later, when the freezer was turned of for cleaning, they found the keys and naturally, questioned me about it.

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Julie Lynn 4 weeks ago

I'm cracking up over here!!! I'm 50 and I did that 5 years ago! My parents and Grandma were visiting my husband and I and for some reason my house/car/office, etc. keys ended up in the freezer. All of us looked high and low. During their entire vacation with us, we continued to look. Finally, after they left and I had to go back to work and have a new key made to my office. Luckily my husband had keys to our house and my car, so only copies were needed there. 2 months later, while digging for chicken in the freezer, low and behold what was stuck to the bottom of the chicken? MY KEYS!! To this day we laugh about it!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Wellllllll, maybe the only 45 year old.... but still, I liked your story :) :)

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#44

I was not so young, maybe about twelve years, I was alone in the afternoon, in my country it's quite usual, I do not know why I lit a candle in my room, and I went to do things, after a while I go back, I open the door and I had a giant flame, the candle had fallen and the wooden floor was burning in one place, quickly spilling water, and managed to extinguish the fire. I spent a good part of the afternoon cleaning the soot of all the things in the room, and I covered the burned by changing the furniture of the place, nobody at home knew it.

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Sarah Johanson 3 weeks ago

lol

#45

I was about 9 or 10 years old and went "back to school shopping" with my mom at Walmart. By the time we got to the cash register, the shopping cart was so full it was almost overflowing. When it was time to pay, mom handed her credit card. I took a look at it and asked her "Mom? You never told me you changed your name to Celine Barette?" Of course, my mom almost died right there from embarassement, as the cashier and clients all looked at her in disbelief. She somehow was able to convince the cashier that it was just a bad joke and that I would get grounded for it. But that's not all... Finding myself pretty funny, I then put my hand in my jacket's pocket and mimicking a gun, I looked at the cashier and said "Lady, put all your cash in a bag and hand it over. Don't make a scene or I'll shoot". What I did not expect was that the cashier stopped moving and started crying. Suddenly feeling bad, I said "Hey! It was just a joke!" She then told us that her husband, who was a Brink's employee, had been shot and killed in a holdup a few months prior. Finally, mom never had to ground me for all of this. The lesson had been taught and stays with me to this day...

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Lilly 3 weeks ago

so your mom was using a stolen credit card, or were you just being a bratty kid (oops!)? the fake hold-up thing wasn't funny--not when you've had 2 family members go through it...

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#46

When I was a kid me and my mom had made my Dad a two layer orange creamsicle flavor birthday cake. I was so proud of it that I didn't want my Dad to see I until it was time to eat it. The thought to hide it did not occur to me till he was walking in the door from work, so I grabbed it off the counter and ran away to hide it somewhere. It was under one of those round plastic domes shaped like a cylinder. Well...that cake started to slowly spill out of the cylinder as my eight year old self toted it around the house. I only realized it when I was halfway to the TV room and saw cake on my shirt. My poor brokenhearted self took it to the bathroom (on the other side of the house)...where I tried to fix it. Meanwhile, my Dad was following a giant trail of cake crumbs in a circle laughing hysterically. He found me in the bathroom crying hysterically. My grandparents (his parents) and my Mom were very.upset but he picked me up and gave me a big kiss and said he loved it anyway and we ate the destroyed cake together. We still talk about it from time to time.

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Emma Dingle 4 weeks ago

Too funny and cute!

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#47

When I was about 8y/o, it was a very hot North Texas summer. I was playing outside as we did in those days without the distractions of tv, etc. I was naturally hot, so I wrapped by self with a soaker hose, with the holes towards me to cool off. I turned the water on and the hose became a virtual boa constrictor. As it was squeezing the life out of me, I cried out with what could have been my last breath. Luckily my father heard me, and I was rescued.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

OMG, that's hilarious.

#48

So this happened when I was about 2-3 years old. We lived on a small touristy type island. My mom was at work and my grandmother was babysitting me and my older sister. Everyone always kept their doors open since the weather was good year round. Anyway I had apparently decided to pay my mom a visit at her job without telling my grandma. A couple of tourist ended up spotting a two year old (me) walking by herself all the way down to the pier where my mom worked (about half a mile from our home). They didn't want to scare me so they just followed me to make sure I wouldn't get ran over by the golf carts. I ended up walking into my mom’s job like a boss! The tourist saw that I walked straight up to my mom and my mom picked me up all confused as to where my grandmother was. They carefully explained that they had followed me all the way here because I was all alone. They got a good laugh out of it, my mom had a mini heart attack and my poor grandma had a panic attack after she found out I was missing! (P.S my grandma was not a bad sitter I was just a very curious child)

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Glad it all ended well!

#49

When I was 6 I went to a birthday party with a clown. The clown told us a “secret”, he said that he still wore nappies and that he trusts us and so we mustn’t tell anyone. When I got home I told my Mum I had a secret the clown told me and I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone. I really believed him when he said he wore nappies and was embarrassed and didn’t want to betray his trust so I refused to tell her...until she started crying and begging me to tell her. I didn’t understand why she reacted like that until I was a little bit older and the relief on her face finally made sense!

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#50

When my cousin and I were 5-6, we got hooked on this amazing hot chocolate at this hotel. The hotel had a bar in the middle of the pool, so you can drink it while you’re sitting in the water, which made it even cooler. Our parents told us we couldn’t have more, so we went to a random couple and asked them to buy us the hot chocolate.

They did. And they babysat us until our parents found us, a few hours later. We didn’t say anything about the hot chocolate since we didn’t want to get in trouble, so the couple never got paid back.

Looking back, I think they were probably some honeymooning couple and we forced them to babysit a two bratty kids.

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#51

Up until I was around 6 or 7, whenever my family and I were heading out of a restaurant, and I noticed that my parents were forgetting cash on the table, I would always make sure to grab it and slip it back into my mom's purse. I didn't know tipping was a thing, and it's not until I made a comment about how they were always leaving money lying around at restaurants, and how I always had to be the one to keep an eye out for it and make sure they didn't forget it, that they realized what was going on, and I learned. I cost a lot of waiters their tips.

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#52

I guess I was 7-8 years old, found some tractor tubes and tires, as a kid, what I did, I hope any other kid would have done. I lit them near to a Jambolan tree in my neighbors yard, just in few minutes whole Jambolan tree was up in flames with tires and tubes sending helluva black smoke up in air as well. Soon someone called Fire brigade, 3 fire engines were called and a search was made who started the fire. So many years later still I don't have heart to tell it was me-culpa. (no-one was harmed, no property loss, except that huge tree was completely gutted). I feel guilty even today.

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Master Markus 4 weeks ago

No. That's not what most kids would have done, sirrah.

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#53

So, I was around 6 and having a lovely dream with me, swinging in a hammock in a breezy summer afternoon. Suddenly, I gave the tree a very strong push and I fell from the hammock with a yell. I woke up at the end of my bed and screamed, feeling I was about to fall. I did. With a tremendous crash I hit the floor. My mom nearly broke her toe at the edge of her bed, for she attempted a wild run to rescue me from whatever I was yelling for. She herself yelled a lot after that.

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Misterscooter 4 weeks ago

I got a bunk bed when I was about 6. I didn't have to share it so I could choose if I wanted to sleep on top or the bottom. Early on, when I was on top, my parents heard a crash shortly after I had gone to bed. This was before we carpeted my room and my parents found me on the floor, crying and explaining what had happened. Apparently, I had been dreaming I was a pilot and I had climbed on the railing of the bed. When the plane crashed, so did I. Unfortunately, my grandmother was staying over at our house that night and she was pretty freaked out by my fall.

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#54

Put a worm in the freezer thinking I could freeze it and bring it back to life later. Unfortunately before the theory could be tested, my mother found it and I learnt a different lesson that day..

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4 weeks ago

Dang didn't read that properly. Though I'm sure I claimed it was an accident after I saw the look on her face. ><

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#55

I was probably 12 or 13 and I was mad at my dad for something. I was talking to my best friend about it and I told her that I wished I only had to see him every other weekend like she did with her dad. My grandmother overheard me and told my parents and my mother told me how much I hurt my dad's feelings. At that time it didn't matter that much; after all, he had hurt my feelings as well.

Luckily, after that, I had many great years with my dad before he passed away 4 days before my 42nd birthday. Even so, I still feel guilty about saying that and wish I could take it back and tell him I didn't mean it.

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Alia Gail 4 weeks ago

I’m sure he knew it wasn’t your intention. He may have been offended, but he would have known you loved him despite your arguments

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#56

...Tore off the side mirror of our neighbor's car. I was fascinated with the mirror and how you can rotate it. I tried to place it in a weird angle and tore off the entire thing.

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Misterscooter 4 weeks ago

Weak mirror or strong kid?

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I was 5-years-old and we lived in a triple decker that had 6 apartments; three on each side. We were poor as dirt, welfare kids with a single mom and a father who was best left roaming the bars.

The man on the third floor directly above our home had purchased a brand new Lincoln Continental, high gloss paint, bowling ball black.

5-year-old me was often left to my own devices outside playing and watching over my younger brother. All of us kids played like that back in the day.

The point? Whelp, I had taught myself to write my full name and address. I got a lot of praise for that from my mom, which wasn't usual. I took a rock and carved my name and address into the man upstair's brand new car. Oh yes I did.

LORD HAVE MERCY - he came out to see my handiwork just as my mother was coming out to call me inside. The neighbors knew we had it rough, they could see the bruises on me; back then it was a family matter and no one really called authorities. I was up the street and my mother was screaming my name. I came home and could tell by the look on her face I was in major trouble. I had no idea why. She asked me if I had wrote my name on the neighbor's car, I bold-faced said, "No, I didn't do it." The gentleman couldn't help but laugh in spite of the damage because it was OBVIOUS I had done it. I mean, my full name and complete address was carved into his new car's gleaming paint. My mom ripped me by the hair of my head and started beating my ass right there and telling me I was really going to get it once she called my father. I must have looked terrified, and as I said, the neighbors knew what went on in our apartment. The poor guy told her that wasn't necessary, he wasn't mad and that I was just a little girl. Insurance would cover it.

Ohhh man, when my father got home? Let's just say I no longer wrote my name and address on anything but a piece of paper after that.

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Alia G. 4 weeks ago

dear lord... i’m sorry you had to go through that! i freak out if anyone even looks at me disappointedly...

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#58

When I was young I loved to collect snails after a rain. They would cover our front porch and get in front of the doorway. Sometimes they would accidentally get stepped on and that made me sad. So I would "save" them. I'd put them all in a bug bucket with a lid and set it beside a tree so they couldn't get squished. Young me didn't think about what would happen if the sun came out and beamed down on that bucket for an extended period of time. I earned the nickname "The Snail Killer" from my parents.

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Scott Basham 4 weeks ago

Or snail chef

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#59

Once when me and my sister (who is a 15 months older than me) were at least 4, we took pink crayon and drew all over my dads Desert Storm helmet from when he was in the war. My mom found it and she had to take green crayon and cover it. My dad never found out until two years later.

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Jason 3 weeks ago

Mom's smart

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#60

When I was three or four, my mom decided to paint my bedroom a nice pale pink. Well, the day she was painting, I was in the middle of everything and getting on her nerves, so she decided to give me an activity to do to keep me off her back. She set me up with paper, a small paintbrush and some fingerpaints and told me to do "splash art", which consisted of simply wetting the paintbrush in different colors and then splashing it onto the paper. What my mother hadn't considered was that the whole, freshly painted, wall right behind me would also end up covered in splash art! Not really my fault because I was so little, and my mom got a frustrated laugh out of it. :-)

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Emma Dingle 4 weeks ago

Well it was your room...

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#61

In Chinese, the phrase we use for "picking strawberries" sounds similar to the phrase for "stepping on strawberries". We headed to strawberry fields and my mom told us we were going to start picking them... I grabbed a handful of berries and began smashing them under my feet. Needless to say, parents were shocked.

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#62

I put syrup in a standing electric heater. the kind with exposed heating elements behind a wire guard. i wanted it to smell like breakfast. it just smelled like burnt syrup.

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#63

When I was about 7 or 8, my cousins got stuck about 2 hours out of my town (and about 6 hours from theirs) thanks to a tornado. At the time there were two daughters, one about my age, who (as did I) enjoyed cosmetics. Like nail polish.

My parents did the nice thing and went to retrieve them. The family car could not fit seven people, so they rented a mini-van. This mini-van was brand new to the rental dealership. As in, had about 18 miles on it when we rented it, and it was in mint condition. Please note that the use of the past tense is not because this story happened over 20 years ago.

While packing to go retrieve my cousins and aunt and uncle, I had the wonderful idea that I could spend the long drive to deliver them home discussing cosmetics with my cousin, so I packed my pillowcase (because I routinely used my 101 Dalmatians Lucky pillowcase as a rucksack) with a variety of such things, including a bottle of bright blue, metallic-shimmer nail polish. There was, of course, no need to involve a parent in my plans. Thus begins our story.

It was all fine until the Wyoming-Nebraska border on I-80, when I started to detect a faint aroma of nail polish emanating from my pillowcase. Now, you know that even when a bottle of nail polish is closed, sometimes it can still give off a faint odor of nail polish if some got on the bottle the last time you used it. The female occupant of the front seat remarked upon the scent, and I dismissed her fears, not wanting a lecture about how if I did my nails in a contained space with my cousin it would give her a headache or something. I assumed that the closed bottle just smelled like nail polish, after all. I assumed wrongly.

Another half hour passed by, when I finally examined said pillowcase (I believe I was in fact using it as an actual pillow).To my horror, half of the pillowcase, my childhood blankie (don't judge me; I still used it in the car), several toys and stuffed animals, and other sundry goods had been coated in the nail polish. In addition, my seatbelt, the seat, and by the time I had waved it around in horror, the seatback in front of me was also be-nailpolished. I panicked.

Using my travel-cup of water, I attempted to remove it. No dice. I used my saliva. I used some juice. Nothing worked. I was in full FEMA crisis mode. By this time, my mother said that there was some kind of engine fluid leak. I felt morally bound at this to report the situation to the authorities.

I won't forget stopping at a podunk gas station in Sidney, Nebraska, trying to find anything that might assist in removing the nail polish. I specifically remember a toothbrush being involved, but it wasn't like it sold acetone. The blanket and pillowcase (my only concerns, to be frank) were a lost cause; I think mom was able to get almost 80% of the polish off the mini-van's upholstery.

The affair of the nail polish delayed our retrieval of the tornado-stranded family by about an hour. The smell remained with the formerly pristine mini-van for the rest of the week that we had it (I don't remember why we had it more than a day or two -- maybe they extended the lease to try to remove the evidence of my crimes. Most of the nail polish disappeared once my mother had procured acetone, but I don't think that the smell ever would have dissipated.

So that's the story of how I, while attempting to lighten the heart of my cousin with post-tornado chauffeured manicures, ruined a brand-new mini-van. RIP van.

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Thegreatcountryofverden 4 weeks ago

Long but gold, wait, long but platinum.

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#64

I was a stupid little kid who found a caterpillar. I held it up and ran around my preschool showing it to everyone, and this other kid wanted to see it. He grabbed it, I screamed: “NO, YOU’LL PROBABLY JUST HURT IT!” He pulled. I pulled. RIP caterpillar.

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#65

When I was 3, my mom started the car to get it warmed up and left my brother (10) and I in it while she ran back inside to get something. She hadn't buckled me in to my car seat yet, and I was sitting in the middle of the bench seat in the front. She had given us explicit instructions not to touch anything. I, however, touched the gear shift and managed to get the car in reverse. My brother actually managed to jump out (without me) and the car made it across the busy county highway we lived on. Thankfully the car wasn't hit, and thankfully it got stuck in a ditch before I made it too far, because on the other side of the road was a small corn field and a river.
She was grateful I was safe, but not so grateful about having to get her Cadillac towed out of a ditch.

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Shari H 3 weeks ago

My sister did something similar. She was 10, my brother was 8, and I was a new driver at 16. Mom asked me to drive the kids to their dental appointment. As we were backing out of the drive I realized I forgot the check for the dentist, so I left them in the car to run back in for it. My sister, being the helpful girl she is, decided to put the car in reverse for me so we'd be ready to go when I got back in. She thought that as long as she didn't touch the accelerator the car would not move. She panicked when the car started moving and froze, so my brother climbed into the front seat, but couldn't reach the pedals. He put the car in neutral and let it coast. I came out to witness my brother in the driver's seat and the car coasting into the road. Thankfully we lived on a dead end back road, so no traffic. I ran out to the car and started to scold him for trying to drive, but my sister immediately confessed and she was so upset I couldn't be mad.

#66

When I was about 10 I asked my friend if her parents were still together, and she seemed confused. I went on to explain: Well, I always see either your mom or dad, but I never see them together. 5 years later, I asked her again because she never answered me the first time. She revealed that she thought I asked her if her pants were still together.

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Stannous Flouride 3 weeks ago

Well, when pants split, it's always hardest on the kid.

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#67

When I was about 8 years old, my 6 year old cousin came to visit for Easter. We spent the day running in and out of the house and my dad was constantly telling me to close the sliding door. When it was time to come in for dinner, my dad asked me to call my cousin in from the backyard. I ran to the door, didn't see anyone, so I hollered, "DINNER TIME!" I waited a moment until my dog ran inside and then conscientious me quickly closed the glass sliding door and followed. As I rounded the corner, behind me I heard a huge *BANG* as my cousin, running full speed, slammed into glass.

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Ashley Lopez 3 weeks ago

owch!

#68

When I was about 7 or 8 I liked the taste of food coloring. I have a sister 5 years younger than me. I stole a box of food coloring from the kitchen and hid it under my bed. My sister went quiet and we didn't see her for about 30 minutes. My mom and I went looking for her and she found my food coloring. She had dyed herself black, purple, and blue. She was stained for about 3 weeks..

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#69

My girl cousin and I were 3 and 4 when we found that can of house paint in the garage. This was 1956 so of course it was oil-based and it wasn't tightly sealed.
After we opened it and stirred it with a couple of sticks, we had only to decide what in the garage needed a nice coat of paint.
Well, sitting right there was the family's 1953 Chevrolet BelAir just crying out for a green touch-up.
For some reason we decided that it was the chrome that needed color and using the branches we'd used to stir it we very carefully applied the paint on just those parts.
It was probably the quiet that attracted the adults' attention and we were soon discovered but not before we had pretty well covered the grill and bumper.
(later on, our parents would comment on how well we had managed to keep to the chrome).
My Irish uncle, it was decided, would mete out our punishment. After vigorously cleaning our skin with turpentine he marched us into the house, taking off his belt as he sent us to our rooms.
He took care of my cousin first, going into her room and closing the door. Soon the sounds of her cries rang through the halls.
Next he came to the bedroom I shared with my sister and after closing the door, said, "I want you to howl." And then proceeded to whip the hell out of my pillow.
Relieved but still intimidated, I complied. But my 4 year-old acting skills were apparently lacking and after a moment he paused, grabbed a bit of flesh on my upper arm and pinched me hard.
This instantly brought tears to my eyes, which, when we then exited, added a convincing touch to our 'punishment.'
Years later, the half-sister who had raised him came from Ulster for a visit and we all heard quite a few stories of _his_ youthful mischief.
So many things that by comparison, made our 'artistic' efforts seem pitifully inconsequential but certainly explained his leniency.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

Whew!

#70

When I was 3yo I kept throwing things in the toilet. So my mum thought of a trick - she told me that everything I throw in there ends up in the sea, and that next summer we won't go to the sea side because it will be all dirty. Naturally I stopped. But, only a few days later EPIPHANY struck:
My dad had a tank with beautiful fish. I've always thought those fish were sad for being held in our tank. I scooped them up one by one and threw them in the toilet, all 20+ of them, poured ALL their food in there too, and flushed while waving "byebye".

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#71

My brother and I had the whole of Olay's stock recalled from Supermarkets across the country after a prank we played on my mum when we were 6 and 8.

He had been given some itching powder as a joke gift, we added to her face cream and waited to see what would happen. When she used it she immediately called the store as it felt like there was glass in the lotion. Half an hour later the emergency anouncement is sent to all stores to recall the product across the country, at which point my brother and I ask my mum if she liked her face cream that morning. We both had to write grovelling apology letters to the head office- lesson learned!

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#72

I was a super sensitive and anxious kid. One time I was walking in public with my grandmother when she noticed I was crying and asked me what was wrong. Through the tears I said, "That man touched me!" She looked behind us and saw the guy walking away, so she grabbed my hand and in full Grandma-Rage-Mode started stomping towards him... meanwhile asking me, "Where did he touch you? You show me what he did!"

Sniffling and weepy, I said, "Like this..." and I go * pat pat * on my own head.

She gave me a spankin' right there and then for almost causing her death by cardiac arrest.

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#73

I used to spend several weeks out of every summer staying with my aunt and uncle. I got to play with my cousin, and presumably my single father got to take a break. One year, on the day I was due to come home, I called and asked permission to stay another week, and he agreed. After I went home, a family friend told me they had been at my house the week before...for my surprise welcome home party. Dad bought a cake, decorated, and bbq'd. This was a man who did not entertain or demonstrate affection. True to character, he never told me about the party he attempted.

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Faith Stroup 2 weeks ago

😭 Thats sad dude

#74

Wow, just brought back memories. As a 4 1/2 year old, I was playing with the six year old boy on his porch three doors down. He suggested playing tic-tac-toe, but we didn't have any paper.

He says "I got it!" and runs into the house, then comes back with eraseable pens and starts drawing a grid on the cement porch. We play a game, but then the marks just smear when we go to erase them, so we just move and start over. We must have played 15-16 rounds with the "pens", which turns out were just shoe polish bottles with easy to apply applicators, which I'd never seen before since my Dad used the paste type.

Went back home, two hours later my parents get a knock on the door, are told by the neighbor I had come up with the idea and I had told their son to go get shoe polish to play. My parents call me to the door and ask me in front of the other parent if I had played with shoe polish on Bobby's porch. "No mom, there was no shoe polish. Bobby said he had some eraseable pens we could use." Other parent, light bulb going on, says "Well, Bobby has got some lying to atone for, too, but y'all gotta clean the porch together."

Hardest work that 4 1/2 year old me had done to date. 30 minutes to play, 2 hours to clean, and not very well. The whole time angry at Bobby for lying to me, then angry at his Mom for saying I couldn't play with Bobby any more 'cause "He doesn't make good choices when I'm around."

I was happy when his family moved, but missed playing with him. That was a long time ago. Fortunately, I've clearly gotten over it.

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#75

I don't know if it's the worst but I ruined my parents romantic anniversary.

I was around 7 and I woke up in the middle of the night because my stomach didn't feel well. So I went upstairs to tell my parents.

When I opened their door I remember there were candles, music playing and when my mom saw me she immediately pulled a blanket around herself.

She asked my what I was doing up and before I could even finish my sentence I projectile vomited all over everything.

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#76

As a young little shithead my favorite prank was to lock bathroom stall doors and then crawl underneath them and exit the scene. One time, my parents dragged me to Costco with them. I went to the biggest stall in the back of the bathroom, locked that shit and scampered away with a grin. I ended up going back to the same Costco the next day because my parents had to return something. I went to the same stall and it was still locked, this time I actually had to take a shit. I crawled under the door only come face to face with an old guy looking at me like I was from another planet. I recoiled away so hard that I smacked my head on the bottom of the door and ran from that bathroom like I'd never run in my life. I crack myself up whenever I try to imagine what that guy was thinking when a 9 year old tried to hijack his toilet.

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#77

Hello from southern Ontario! I remember one time my family was crossing the border into the States and we had garbage left over from the food we picked up on the drive there. My little sister noticed there was a big piece of lettuce on the floor as we were next in line for the border crossing. She immediately freaks out since our parents taught us about what we couldn't bring across the border, which includes produce. I was only 9 or 10 myself so I was panicking too, and I think the both of us were just screaming, "THE LETTUCE!"

My parents obviously have no idea what's happening as we drive up to the border agent. My dad couldn't even say a word to this guy because my sister and I were scream-crying in the background. And she was aggressively smacking me with the lettuce because I wouldn't hide it in my coat pocket. Border agent dude looked super annoyed and let us through in about ten seconds flat.

You're welcome Mom & Dad.

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#78

My mom has/had severe depression, and I wrote her a poem for mother's day when I was 8 that had lines like "I love you even though you cry all the time." I was really proud because I thought it really showed how much I care and I read it aloud to her. I didn't get the reaction I was expecting.

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#79

I had a lot of medical issues as a child, and so we had a massive drawer full of my prescription meds. When I was nine years old, a friend from school came over to my house... we played for a while before she told me that she had a stomachache. I, knowing just how to help, gave her some of my medicine for a similar issue.

She got pretty sick, and I got a really long lecture about how we do not give our medications to other people.

I still feel bad about that one.

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#80

My sister was two, and she saw a mixed race family, a white mum and a black dad, and their kid. She'd just learned about mixing colours so she yelled "WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GREY BABY."

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DancingToMyself 2 weeks ago

Lol :D

#81

Once when I was about 4, I sprayed a man driving by my house on his motorcycle with a water hose. I have no idea why I did it, I just remember that I was playing with the hose and he kept riding by over and over and I just had an impulse and went with it. He didn't come by again after that, obviously.

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Faith Stroup 2 weeks ago

I once threw a chicken nugget at a dude driving buy on a moped...no idea why :/

#82

I was at a birthday party, age 7, and there was this orange air freshener that smelled sooo so good, so I sprayed it all over myself, and then I smelled really good, so all the kids started spraying it on themselves. Not 20 minutes later, all of us are crying and screaming because our skin is burning and turning red. There was something very irritating in the air freshener.

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#83

I got a really bad burn on my arm while my dad was taking tea out of the microwave. I thought it would be really funny to slam the door on him while he was grabbing it. The result was a huge, and bad burn on my arm.

Cut to a while later, my arm was almost healed. But you could still see the burn in spots. I hit my head on a table and cut it open. My mom brings me to the hospital to get stitches. Right when they are done stitching my head, I say have this conversation with the doctor.

Me: Oh! My other owie is almost gone!

Doctor: What other owie?

Me: From when my daddy poured hot tea on me.

That resulted in a very awkward conversation between my mother and the doctor. And the doctor almost calling CPS.

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#84

I told all of my friends I wanted to be a prostitute when I grew up.
Prosecutor. The word is prosecutor.

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#85

The worst one was taking my mothers "personal massager" to school for show and tell as i was a fairly literal child and thats what it said on the packaging, it wasn't obviously a marital aide as it was one of the more "bullet" options. However my at the time FEMALE teacher knew exactly what that was and took it away from me and called my mother to let her know as delicately as possible what I had taken to school.

It wasn't until I was much older that I realized what I had done! my mother gets a good laugh out of that one though for sure!

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Kiss Army 4 days ago

I remember my dad had this statue thing that looked like a bum/hobo and had the caption "Dirty Old Men Need Love Too!" - I can still remember my teacher's face when I passed that around at show and tell. (I just thought it was cute and appreciated the message that people who need a bath are still lovable - it makes me cringe now... lol...)

#86

One night when i was 6 I was digging around in the kitchen why? I have no idea but i remember finding these red chilis you know the red dried kind you use for tamales? Well I was playing with them and i was getting sleepy. so what does sleepy me do? I rub my eyes. RUB MY EYES! my eyes were on fire. we lived in remote alaska so our trailer had no running water. so I grabbed babywipes, yes babywipes and i start rubbing my eyes with a baby wipe. then my little brain reminds me THERES SOAP IN BABYWIPES! needless to say I cried myself to sleep.

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#87

When I was about 4 or 5, my family and I were taking the mrt when I saw a couple french kissing on the opposite bench. Immediately, at my loudest voice, I said "EWWWWWW! MOM! THEY'RE DOING BAD THINGS!" I don't know why I grew up thinking PDA is a bad thing and i didn't know this would be embarrasing for the both the couple and my family. The couple was red-faced. My Dad pretended as if he wasn't related to us and every other passenger on the train had a smile on their faces.

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#88

Just chatting with a school friend, she said something cheeky, I gave her a playful shove. She was standing at the top of a flight of concrete steps. She fell down them and broke her arm.

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Alia Gail 4 weeks ago

eep... as i said, nothing worse than accidentally hurting someone

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#89

When I was about 5 my dad brought home a puppy. We lived in a third floor apartment that had the big roof to play on that was the ceiling to the second floor. When the dog pooped, I was supposed to clean it up. With space between our building and the one next door, I figured I'd sweep it into that space only to have it land on the windowsill of the neighbor downstairs. Our neighbor was really mad when she saw it and we had to rehome my puppy. I was so sad but learned a good lesson - when mom says clean it up she doesn't mean put it somewhere else!

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Jordy Star 4 weeks ago

You could tell the story was going to be bad when they said the first two sentences.

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#90

Okay, so I was about five years old and my older sister and I were jumping on the bed. Well, she kept knocking into me and I said, "Stop it!" She said, "No, this is MY bed you stop it."
Anyway, we kept jumping and she knocked into me then I bumped my hip against hers, and I didn't realize how close to the edge of the bed we were and she fell off, hit her head on the TV stand, and started bleeding.
I started bawling and apologizing to her and my mother came in and took her to the hospital. That night I couldn't sleep, but somehow I did, and the next morning she had three stitches in her head, oops.

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Alia Gail 4 weeks ago

Nothing is worse than accidentally hurting someone else. I still have nightmares about just bumping into people....

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#91

When I was six or seven my grandparents had those huge caterpillars in their jard. They were a lot bigger than my tiny palm. My sister and I were really fascinated by them. Till my clumsy ass actually sat on one, because I wasn't paying attention enough. There was so much green slim in them and it was all over my skirt. I am still so sorry for that.

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#92

ugh I also ate half a tube of extremely expired blue icing. How old was I, you may ask? Almost 15

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Alia Gail 4 weeks ago

eww ha ha

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#93

When I was 14 I went on vacation with my best friend and her mom. We were staying at a camp ground on Myrtle Beach. One day my friend and I were hanging out with a bunch of other kids on the 2nd floor of the campground meeting center when we all decided to head to the beach. I slipped and fell down the flight of stairs on my butt and yelled "oh God" as I was falling. When I got to the bottom I realized there was a Sunday church service going on. No one said anything to me and the room was completely silent. Still one of my cringe worthy moments.

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I❤️My cat 4 weeks ago

Same thing happened with me only slightly different, I was at a Christian youth camp (there to make friends it’s a tiny bit boring) and I fell and started bleeding. It was my first day there so I hadn’t gotten used to not saying god or Jesus Christ or ect.... so I shouted “FOR HEAVENS SAKE THAT BLOODY WELL HURT GOD SAVE ME” yeahhhh not my proudest moment.....

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#94

when i was 4 years old, i was playing with a pipe cleaner. Near a electrical outlet. I was acting like the pipe cleaner was a key and the outlet was the door. i did not know and shocked the heck out of myself. Lesson Learned. i still have the scar to this day.

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#95

When me and my brother were kids sharing a room we used to get up to all kinds of mischief, one day me and my brother were looking at our aunt and parents down stairs out the back of our block of flats and were planning on squirting water from an old fairy washing up liquid bottle down on them.

However as only one of the windows opened wide enough to peer out of (yes we leaned out an unsecure window 3 stories up - because kids and we were idiots.) so we had a bit of a ruckus.

Being the genius that I was at that age I knew it was obviously dangerous to try and push and shove each other incase we fell out of the window. So I shoved my brother backwards off the window ledge, where he turned, and, do you remember those wires that hang of hooks? to suspend the old lace curtains?

Well my brother got that wire lodged under his jaw line and was basically hung for a few moments as I in my utter panic decided to try and yank him down, by adding my weight to his, pulling the hooks out.

So down we come, net curtains, wire, me and my brother who was a bright pink in the face, livid and with a chafed neck that would give the tightest of underwear on the largest of weight watchers after a 20 mile jog in the summer a good run for its money.

Needless to say he proceeded to beat the crud outa me, we both lied to my parents and claimed our sister had lassoed him, and ate ice-cream watching pokemon as our sister had a timeout.

TLDR - Accidentally hung my brother and while freeing him managed to chafe his neck and jaw bad enough to make him bleed.

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Stannous Flouride 3 weeks ago

I think for most of us it's kind of a miracle that we survived our childhood.

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#96

When my cousin and I were about five years old (we were born 18 days apart), we ganged up on my eight-year-old brother. We got him down on the ground, put a bean-bag chair on his head, and both sat on it laughing our heads off. Luckily, my aunt came by just in time to pull us off before it was too late. We didn't realize it, but he had been unable to breathe and his face had begun to turn blue. It is scary what we almost did.

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Veronica Niechajczyk 3 weeks ago

You got really lucky.

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#97

When I was about 2 or 3 my mom took me to the beach and I really had to pee. Mom said go pee in the lake. So being a small child I hiked up to the lake and pulled down my bathing suit bottoms and screamed "AHHHHH THAT FEELS SOO GOOOOD"

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Veronica Niechajczyk 3 weeks ago

That reminds me of when my daughter was probably around 4, I took her and her twin brother to a local beach and she of course had to pee. So I told her to go pee in the water, which she apparently interpreted to mean to go squat at the EDGE of the water, squat down, and pee. Yeah...

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#98

It’s not a big thing but a friend and I played bandits at school. We wrapped our jumpers around our heads as disguises. We saw a group of girls playing on some steps, one girl was holding a bag of crisps. We ran through the girls, I grabbed the crisps, threw them on the ground, jumped on them, then we ran off. I remember being scared for days we’d be caught - we weren’t. As an adult I realise what a horrible thing this was to do and still feel shame when I remember it.

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#99

When I was around 9, I thought of the sweetest anniversary surprise ever for my parents: My Mum no longer wore her engagement ring as it had a stone missing. So I sneaked it from her jewellery box and sold it to a kid down the street for a few pounds and then bought her a new - fully intact - ring from the second hand stall on the market.

On the day I gave her it, I also presented my Dad with his beloved silver tea service which had tarnished - and which I had lovingly brought back to a beautiful silver shine using Brillo pads.

My mum got her ring back, but there was no rescuing that tea service!

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Faith Stroup 2 weeks ago

I'm not british so I had to google "tea service" and dang...those are expensive >.<

#100

This one still haunts em because I love animals so much. When I was 5, I had learned that earthworms reproduce by splitting themselves along their lines. Also if they get cut in half, they would just become 2 worms.

I though that was neat and got myself a cutting knife [yeah, back in the 70s], collected a few earthworms and 'helped' them making babies by cutting them into three or so pieces. I was doing this outside our caravan and a friend of my parents walked by, turned pale and shouted at me.

I was really scared because I didn't know what I had done. When my parents got over the hock and heard my reasoning, my dad took me aside and explained that cutting them would mostly kill them. I was petrified and felt soooo guilty. I was told not to, as I couldn't have known. But man, up to this day I rescue every earthworm in danger. I even stop mowing the lawn to pick those that could get hurt wriggling out, and put them into safety. I love earthworms! :(

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#101

I was about 12-13 when this happened. I was sitting on a latin lesson at school, and for some reason I had the brilliant idea to draw smily faces on the wall. I left the classroom as soon as possible and next period the teacher told us that someone vandalised the wall with smilies. She said whoever did it must volunteer and they will be punished or the whole class will suffer. And me being me, I didn't tell. Weeks passed and I am having a casual chat with my teacher, when somehow this topic comes up. She says the punishment is that class camp canceled. Being the weird kid I was, I was bullied by everyone in class, and all I ever did was sit at my desk doodling and
interacting with my Medic poster. I didn't have much friends, and I never was really part of the team. So I wouldn't have gone to class camp even if i could've. Everyone else however, were dying to go. They all were so disappointed and sad when they couldn't go. Nobody found out it was me, and I only told my best friend about it.

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Jennifer Gohm 3 weeks ago

Wow, were all taught right or wrong from an early age. But, to not fess up and except the consequences of your actions made you a nasty pre-teen! Something really wrong with a child when they take great glee in retarding others and causing others sadness. Please tell me you have changed for the better?.

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#102

When I was 10 or 11 my older brother was left in charge while my parents went to a comedy club. The rule was we could go to the neighbors house if there was an adult home, but no one was allowed in our house when mom and dad were gone. My brother wasn’t the “coolest” kid on the block, and he was trying to impress some older kids (teens) and wanted to a bunch of the guys he was hanging out with to our house to show them my dads stereo equipment. Me, knowing this guy and his friends were trouble (they were known to get high a lot), locked the doors before my brother brought them home (yeah... the person left to care for me left). My brother was so mad he was locked out that he punched through a window in the door. I didn’t get in trouble since I was following the rules, but having to replace the door wasn’t the intent when it happened.

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#103

When I was 9 I convinced my 2yo cousin that the chilli bush in her garden was actually a carrot bush. There were a lot of tears, I still feel bad about it...

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Haha no you don't!

#104

As a teenager I volunteered at the special Olympics. I was working the concession stand and someone paid in change. I was having trouble calculating there change and it was taking a while. I said without hesitation or thinking, " I'm sorry I'm retarded." The customer looked at me and was mortified. I cried instantly.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Haha oh shit! Everyone I grew up with used to say that, I conscientiously do not say that now as we have a new lady at work whose son is Autistic. It's slipped sometimes and I've been mortified! I know that would make the pc ppl furious!

#105

I was 6 or 7 and it was my sisters birthday, we were having a party at our house, my Mum said whoever cleaned the front steps would get $2. I happily cleaned the stairs got the $2. Fast foward to the party and there was plenty of food (sweets, chips, party pies, etc) but I heard the ice cream van and ran out to go get myself an ice cream with my $2. I ran across the road and got my prize, then (without looking) crossed back to my side of the street only to be hit by a car. It wasn't long before my parents realised it was me. I remember coming to in the car with my Dad driving like an abolute maniac and Mum holding me. I looked down to see my shin bone sticking out at a very unpleasant angle. The woman who hit me came to visit me a few times and bought me the lots of presents. The best being Mouse Trap. Now as an adult I can't imagine how guilty she must have felt.

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#106

I swallowed a quarter when I was 3 and had to go to the hospital

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#107

My sister is 5 years younger than me and has "royal blood". She was 3yo and were visiting our grandparents farm when i locked her in the shed. Well, the thing is in that shed the cheese was being processed so the smell was horrible. She began screaming and hitting the door when my aunt arrived freed the little spoiled kid and gave me a butt slap. I was shocked, no one ever touched me, so i told her i'm going home, she obviously laughed and said go!
Now mind you, the farm is in the woods, the home is at least 6km away, i had to cross the woods, walk along the highway, get to the village and climb over the fence because there was no one home. Did my aunt know that i was a crazy little idiot girl and by saying no she challenged me? Nope.
They found me home long time past sunset, my grandma crying my aunt crying, they left all the work at the farm called half of the village and searched the woods all day because they were sure i got lost and there was no way i could find the way home from there.

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#108

Not me, but my sister. She used the garden hose to "put gas in Mommy's car."

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#109

Probably not the worst, but the one I can think of off the top of my head. I live within a half hour of the US/Canada border, Canadian side, and back in the 80s and 90s and earlier a lot of people would go over to the states to buy gas, beer, milk, etc. It was pretty much a Sunday tradition for us. One time when I was maybe 6 or 7 we were over there for the usual load of junk food etc, and my parents bought me a cap gun. Coming back across the border the agents ask the usual questions about where we were, what we're bringing back. Dad lists off everything (except probably a lot of beer and tobacco, because smuggling that stuff was super easy back then), and when he finished I pipe up in the backseat and say "And a gun!", somewhat proud of my new toy. Well, turns out that's a sure fire way to get your car searched, and your dad busted for smuggling beer, who'd have known?

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#110

One time I put a penny in my parent’s car’s cigarette lighter socket. It was the 80’s so lighter sockets were all over the car, including the doors in the backseat. It completely drained the battery within a few hours, and it took the guy at the garage a few days to figure out what was wrong with the electrical system.

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#111

When I was seven ish I just got a new bike and one of my friends asked if she could ride it. Ofcourse I said yes, and I hoped on the back (I was bare foot and had trouble balancing). As she rode on ,my bare foot got stuck . I was screaming and crying but she just kept going. My neighbor ran towards the bike and stopped it.

She got me of the bike (my foot bleeding) and shouted at the girl. She carried me to my house and bring me to my mother ( who was a nurse) who treated me until my father came home and took my to the hospital.

The girl never came to say sorry or play with me after that. I remember my mum and her mum having a huge fight after.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

Riding without shoes? Not too smart.

#112

I was about 7 when I made an enemy of my next door neighbour. I still dont see it as my fault that he had side chicks and side children and I didn't understand shit about that. When one of his assorted children came to play I was like 'I was playing with your brother the other week'.

'What brother?'

'Oh you know, the one your dad has with that other lady'

Book smart street dumb, was me.

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#113

When I was little I overheard my mom saying how my aunt chewed with her mouth open. Sometime later my aunt is in the car with my mom, myself and my sister, and I proudly yell out how my mom says she chews with her mouth open. It was terribly awkward and I’m glad I can only remember fragments of it.

Another time I came home from school crying and in front of my mother and grandmother told my mom how at school everyone else has a great-grandmother but I have a mean one. Didn’t understand the concept and we laugh about it constantly now.

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#114

When we were both 8, I gave my cousin a corn cob pipe I found in a drawer in the garage, and he put lawn clippings in it and smoked it, and had to be rushed to the hospital. Apparently my aunt and uncle had just chemically treated the lawn and he smoked a whole bunch of nasty pesticides and herbicides.

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#115

There were stray cats hanging around our house that had kittens. Me and my brother desperately wanted to keep one but of course my parents said no. So we grabbed one and hid it in the BBQ which had a lid on it. It suffocated. And we got in big trouble. That was over 35 years ago and I still feel awful about it.

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#116

I unknowingly broke my arm when I was four. My parents had no idea. I didn't complain much even though it hurt like hell. I wound up carrying my arm around with the other arm. Parents noticed me doing this but didn't know what to think. The break eventually healed this way and when I went for a check up the doctor informed my parents that I had broken my arm.

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#117

I was with my mom over at her friends' house. We were out in the barn looking at their chickens. As we were going out the neighbor guy shut the automatic garage door, and I thought it would be neat to do a sweet James Bond move and slide under the door as it was closing. Long story short, I got stuck under the door, and the guy had to lift it with his hands against the motor so I could slide out. I was a little older than I'd like to admit.

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Kiss Army 4 days ago

"I was a little older than I'd like to admit"... LMAO!!

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#118

Not me, but my older sister needed material to make something (I can't remember what it was, some arts and craft thing). Anyway, she found my mother's wedding dress and decided it was the perfect material, so she cut a big square out of the dress.

Luckily my mother is very, very easy-going and has never cared about material things that much (she was a hippie, and still is), so she was initially annoyed but pretty much just laughed it off in the end.

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#119

I found naked pictures of my mother and swapped them for bubble gum. Needless to say, my dad was not pleased when he had to got to 5 houses around my very small town to get them back.

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#120

I called it "the wolf game." I'd stand halfway between my house and the woods and howl, and see how many wolves I could get to show up.
My record was three before common sense kicked in... I should not have survived to adulthood lol.

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#121

When I was little there was a song called let me see your peacock(?). I thought pee was the bad word so I would go around yelling „let me see your cock“.

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#122

Basically my mom and dad divorced when I was really young because my dad was cheating and a hardcore drug addict. Well, my mom recovered and tried to get back into the dating world a few years later.

One day when I was around 7 or 8 I realized I'd seen her with 3 or 4 different guys over the course of a year or two, and I came up with the bright idea to say:

"Wow Mom, you've been with a lot of guys! Are you ever going to find one that loves you?"

It was an honest, naive child question and I couldn't understand why my mom ran away crying.

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#123

My baby sister once said to one of the nursery staff that her favourite thing to do was "crack with mummy".

After some concerned phone calls and some explanation. Mum explained to them that "crack" was when they hit the top of a boiled egg with a spoon.

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#124

When me and my friend(We'll call her L) were about 9 or 10 we slept outside on her trampoline during the summer. L woke me up really early before her mom woke up, and said she had a fun idea. We went behind some trees in her back yard (Not hiding us at all but being the young children we were thought it hid us completely) She told me to wait and went into the garage, after a few minutes she came out with a lighter and lighter fluid. L started gathering some small twigs and leaves and lit a small fire, I start going along adding more twigs and lighter fluid(Being the stupid child I was I thought this was totally fine). Than her grandma runs out screaming " WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!!" We panicked when she pulled out the power hose and (excessively) sprayed the tiny fire.I started having instant regrets afterwards whilst L could have given less of a crap. Almost 4 years later I was hanging out with her and she brought me into the garage...... THERE WAS A SMALL FIRE MADE OF PAPER ON THE FREAKING FLOOR!!

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Isabel Care 3 weeks ago

pretty flames can only be made on a metal tray in a wet garden, with a bucket of water nearby.

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#125

When I was probably 4 I took a hundred dollar bill of the countertop that was going to be used to help pay rent. My parents searched everywhere for it. My mom asked me at the store if I had seen it and I said "All I have is this dollar for chocolate." LOL. oops.

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Just Curious 4 weeks ago

She was probably 4...

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#126

once when was like 2-3years old , I had no bros or sis ,my mom was cleaning the house, we were like on the 12th floor when she went to the balceny, I ran from wacthing tv to her and then I searusly dont now what I was thinking, I just closed the door and locked it and her phone was in side with me and my dad was at work, she stayed out side in the sun for like 4 hours and then she kept teling me tha if I open the door she would give me a preasent and then i kept acting that i couldnt do it after at last she remembers that loved juice do she said that and then I opend the door, she ran inside to the bathroom and did not talk to me until my dad came , I went to her and tol her (I berly talked english)are u mad at me (she said: maybe ) so went hugging her and said sorry and olso dd alot more than this.

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mimaimei 4 weeks ago

i have absolutely no idea what i just read

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#127

When I was 6-7 years old me, my mum, dad and sister were out for the day in Scarborough. We were walking down the road and my sister (12 years old at the time) said something to me which made me mad, so I turned and kicked her!! She stumbled into the road and my dad had to grab her as there was a bus coming along the road which ended up slamming on and nearly hitting my sister! Yep my dad gave me a right clip round the ear!! The one and only time he ever did! I appologised to my sister and shared an ice cream with her. She still reminds me to this day i nearly killed her!

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arjelio mas 4 weeks ago

You gave her sibling gold! Something to use against you forever.

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#128

When I was 6 or 7, my dad was doing some repairs inside the house and my mom was outside. So my dad had kept his tool box, and had stepped out for a minute. Me being the silent kid took out a half cut electric wire from his tool box and plugged it in the socket and stared playing with it, needless to say I got the shock of my life.... and guess who got admonished...

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#129

I grew up in northern California and my aunt and uncle were visiting from southern California with my two cousins. The older cousin was my age and we regularly picked on the younger one. Her prized possession was her blanket, which was lovingly worn and tattered. At one point, I hid it in the closet from her without her knowing.

That night, they were driving about 100 miles to a hotel on the beach. After I had gone to bed, my parents get a call from my Uncle because my younger cousin couldn't find her blanket and was very distressed. My dad had to wake me up to ask if I knew anything about it. Needless to say, he wasn't very happy about hearing what I had done and driving the blanket down to them in the middle of the night.

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#130

We used to throw things at people from the above-ground train stations in Queens and the Bronx but the worst is when I convinced a friend to piss on someone (off the N line in Astoria). Yes, we were classy kids.

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Every day is Caturday 4.0 3 weeks ago

Wow.

#131

When I was around 6 or 7 I was watching TV alone in the living room & I seen someone do the thing where you step on a chair, step on the back of the chair and the chair slides down & they step off, well I thought it was cool & had to try it. So my dumb ass grabbed the closest chair which was made of foam.. as soon as I stepped on the back & pushed the chair slides underneath me & I face planted into the ground hard. My chin was split open, I needed stitches & my grandma was horrified lmao.

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Ashley Lopez 3 weeks ago

That happened to me but at 1st grade summer camp I put my hands on 2 desks and started swinging but my hands slipped off and my chin hit the floor and spilt open and I was taken to the hospital :( on the bright side I got 2 popsicles and a toy bull ;D

#132

When I was about 2 years old, my dad’s boss invited us to an office party (kind of like family day). The entire time I was at home, getting dressed up, I refused to use the washroom.
When we arrived at the party, my dad’s boss lifted me from my mothers arms and started the whole routine -“Awwww! She looks soooooo adorable! What’s her name?? She is so well behaved, what a good girl.”

Anyways, my little 2year old brain thought it was the perfect time to pee and my dads boss was just shocked - standing there covered in pee. And my parents were not happy at all! When we went home that day, some ‘events’took place.

For now, lets just say I was potty trained earlier than most kids.

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#133

When I was about 8y/o, it was a very hot North Texas summer. I was playing outside as we did in those days without the distractions of tv, etc. I was naturally hot, so I wrapped by self with a soaker hose, with the holes towards me to cool off. I turned the water on and the hose became a virtual boa constrictor. As it was squeezing the life out of me, I cried out with what could have been my last breath. Luckily my father heard me, and I was rescued.

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#134

I was 3. It was a beautiful summer day, perfect for my parents to paint our house. After the job was done they went in to have a cup of coffee and rest and I stayed to play in the yard. There was a large tree from which a dozens of caterpillars were falling to the ground and then slowly climbing up the wall. Fresh painted white wall. I decided to be helpful using my grandmother's shoe. *insert a lot of splatting sounds* When my hand started to hurt from all that wack-a-caterpillar action I realized the shoe I was using was dirty and washed it. In a bucket of leftover paint.

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#135

The dumbest thing I did was when I was around 7 or 8...I tried to learn how to throw a boomerang and was captivated for a day. I still have a scar right next to my eyebrow from watching it come back.

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#136

I was little... like just under 2. Guess I was knee-deep in potty training. One day I went poop all by myself and was really proud. My dad was laying on the living room floor on his back. I jumped off the potty, ran down the hall, and yelled "Daddy, Daddy, I went big job!" and sat on his face, bare-butt, without wiping. Mom said he got up, laughing so hard she thought he might stroke out. She never told me if I turned my Dad into a true brown-noser, and to this day, I'm afraid to ask.

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Veronica Niechajczyk 3 weeks ago

oh dear god. I think this is worse than my daughter barfing into my husband's mouth when she was a baby and he held her above himself after she ate. Learned his lesson there.

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#137

When I was one our family lived in a house with a cork floor. One day I found some red shoe shine and probably thought it would be nice to smear it on the floor. Once my mother found out what I was up to it was to late, every inch of the floor was covered in the red shoe shine. It took them weeks to clean the floor and even to this day you are still able to see the red stuff on some of the Furniture(26 years later).

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Isabel Care 3 weeks ago

Interior designer in the making

#138

So this happened when I was about 2-3 years old. We lived on a small touristy type island. My mom was at work and my grandmother was babysitting me and my older sister. Everyone always kept their doors open since the weather was good year round. Anyway I had apparently decided to pay my mom a visit at her job without telling my grandma. A couple of tourist ended up spotting a two year old (me) walking by herself all the way down to the pier where my mom worked (about half a mile from our home). They didn't want to scare me so they just followed me to make sure I wouldn't get ran over by the golf carts. I ended up walking into my mom’s job like a boss! The tourist saw that I walked straight up to my mom and my mom picked me up all confused as to where my grandmother was. They carefully explained that they had followed me all the way here because I was all alone. They got a good laugh out of it, my mom had a mini heart attack and my poor grandma had a panic attack after she found out I was missing! (P.S my grandma was not a bad sitter I was just a very curious child)

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#139

I was once playing with my friends in the woods, picked up a stick and proudly exclaimed "THIS IS WHAT I RAPE GUYS WITH!" My friends laughed until I went home crying and my mother calmly explained to me what rape was. I also think she was trying not to laugh.

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#140

I used to go around and proudly tell people that you weren't allowed to have parents when you pass a certain age (I think it was 25). I think I was 5 at the time. The weirdest part is my parents were in their 40s and my grandparents (Except my Mom's dad) were still alive.

I feel terrible remembering it as an adult. I could lose my Dad any week now and it terrifies me.

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#141

Apparently yelled, "Look mom, it's Aladdin!" at a man with a turban on. She said she was mortified.

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#142

Accidentally pitchforked my neighbour in the head when I was about 7.

I was helping her (in her 70's) do some gardening - planting flower beds etc. and we were just finishing up. I, in all my 7-year-old bravado, heft the pitchfork over my back to go and put it away, and accidentally catch her in the back of the head with it. She ended up going to the hospital needing stitches, but she forgave me.

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#143

Convinced my youngest brother to pee down a slide, then pushed him down it. I still feel terrible about it 20+ years later.

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#144

I dry humped the sofa while my parents watched in silent horror.

I thought I was the first person to discover that rubbing my penis on things felt good. Many pieces of furniture fell victim to my testing. I discovered that the sofa was the best and I had to show my parents. I couldn't keep this to myself! I told them to come to the living room. I had something amazing to show them. I didn't just sexual assault their couch. I was teaching a class on it. Offering to let my dad have a go. They just stood there. It haunts me to this day. I have never asked them about it. They must have thought they were raising a sexual predator.

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Kiss Army 4 days ago

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#145

Not me, but my brother (20 years older than me) as a kid was house sitting for someone when he was like 7

Taking care of the dogs, cats, fish and a hamster or two.

He spilled something on a hamster (koolaid I think?) And he gave it a bath, then tried to dry it off in the microwave so the family wouldn't know.

To his credit, the hamster was dry.

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Ashley Lopez 3 weeks ago

NO!!!!!!!!!!!! THE HAMSTER!!! D:

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#146

In kindergarten, I was the asshole kid who blew the whistle on Santa Claus. I thought I was doing everyone a service, but several children cried and my mom had to talk to my teacher at pick-up time bc I basically talked back when asked to apologize.

My mom was so embarrassed. The icing on the cake was when my mom told me in front of my teacher that I would in fact apologize to the class, I said "dad says I shouldn't say sorry unless I really mean it and I don't think I should say sorry for telling the truth."

I don't even remember this but my mom tells this story all the time bc I never apologized. Same teacher put me in timeout bc I said The Pledge in a funny voice. I don't think we were on good terms...

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#147

I decided I wanted to burn trash in the middle of the Texas summer so my dumb little ass did just that. I just threw some cardboard boxes and shit into this barrel on my property we always had, figuring it would be contained you know? I poured some lighter fluid in there from my dad’s grill, lit a match and boom!

Up it went and my weird child obsession with Fire was quenched until the damn fire jumped out of the barrel and started racing towards the pine woods.(It was around Huffman tx, lots of pine trees) . There was apparently a raccoon in there I doused with lighter fluid and set on fire under the trash I was trying to burn.

Well I ended up burning up a good portion of trees behind my house before the fire fighters came. Thankfully it wasn’t that bad and our house didn’t burn down but it was the scariest moment of my life. I don’t think I ever burned anything again, my heart was broken. I cried for days I felt so damn bad for that raccoon.

I told my mom I betrayed Steve Irwin because I hurt an animal really bad. I’m pretty sure I started writing a letter to apologize but I was afraid he wouldn’t forgive me so pussed out.

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#148

There used to be a small hole about an inch and a half just above the socket. Everytime we'd get sent to our bedroom for punishment we'd piss into the small hole above the socket and knock out the electricity in the whole house to punish my dad.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

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#149

-My mom was ironing clothes. She left the iron unattended for like 2 seconds. Then 3 year old me thought "hey, this should fix the wrinkly skin on my fingers" and ironed my own hand. 3rd degree burns. Still have the scars.

-When i was 6, I was super excited about my new scissors. Went around the house cutting shit. Then I started cutting electric cables, until one was from a lamp that was on.... Not fun. And melted my new scissors.

-I was 5. My older cousin had a very chunky, full bodied friend, not fat, she looked big and muscular. And had short hair. So when they introduced me to her I asked, why is this man wearing a dress and has a girl's name? It was HER birthday and all of her family and friends heard.

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#150

My uncle and his new wife came over to visit late one night when I was about 6. I was supposed to be in bed so the adults could enjoy visiting but I was determined to stay up and see what was going on, so I asked my mom in front of everybody if I could have a snack before bed, even though I’d never had bedtime snacks. My mom was strict about eating right, so of course she said no and told me to go back to bed. I decided to make a scene and lay in the floor begging for food, saying I hadn’t eaten in ages, that I was starving and ask for just one raisin. My new aunt watched, horrified, as my mom stayed firm and dragged me back to bed as I fake cried and begged her not to beat me. I was a very skinny child due to illness, so my aunt probably thought I really was being abused, but the truth is that I had good parents, I was just a little shit sometimes.

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#151

I was little and we were at my grandpas funeral. Being only 6 or 7 I hardly understood what it meant for him to be dead, especially considering it was an open casket. In my mind everyone was walking up to him and saying goodbye and he was sleeping like when we saw him in the hospital. Little did I know.... So when it was finally my turn to go up my mom asked me if i was sure i wanted to see him. I said of course, and I ran up to my grandpa and yelled out "granddpaaa" just like I did when we would go over and visit. It wasnt until he didnt reply and I felt his freezing cold clammy hands that I realized why people were crying. He was dead.

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Deadpool 3 weeks ago

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#152

At the customer service counter at the grocery store... I remember crawling under it and finding the discarded gums stuck underneath the counter and sticking some in my mouth. Oh dear god I shudder.

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#153

I don't think I did it unknowingly, but I killed a lot of ants by molten plastic. How? you put a stick through a plastic bottle to create a handle, then burn the bottle by a small lighter, super hot molten plastic will start dropping down like napalm.

Kills every thing it touches. I did this so may times that, after awhile, it's really hard to find a single fire ants nest in my local area.

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#154

I was really young and shared a room with my older brother. I remember one time I begged him to tie me to the bed frame because I was pretending I was a creature or something. My brother got really embarrassed and I couldn't understand why. I cringe when I think about that.

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#155

When I was in the 5th grade, I had a male teacher who was kind of weird and who basically let me and my friends get away with anything because we were smart. I was not smart enough to know that teasing my mom for said teacher's crush on her would mean an all-out screaming match between her and my stepdad. This fight lasted for 5 more years. He thought she was cheating on him because I had said my teacher had a crush on her.

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#156

When I was around 3 or 4 years old my family lived in a rented townhouse. We had a small dog that was not very well house-trained and would frequently poop and pee in the carpeted house.

Supposedly my parents were planning to move and painstakingly cleaned the carpets to remove any evidence of the dog going to the bathroom in the house in order to get their security deposit back. Obviously being so young, no one clued me in on the situation.

On the day the landlord came to inspect the house I was playing outside in the yard. He stopped to say hello to me before knocking on the door and I allegedly said something to the effect of, “Hi! My dog Frankie goes potty in the living room!” The landlord immediately went inside and began ripping up the carpeting and saw all the stains underneath.

My parents did not get their security deposit back.

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#157

I almost let my younger stepbrother drown.

I (8 yr old) was supposed to be holding his (2yr old) hand while we were at lake fishing. He yanked out of my grasp and took off full sprint into the water. My stepmom had to go diving in after him. They blamed it on me but as an adult with kids about that same age, I would never trust a 8 year old to watch a toddler around a body of water. So it’s their fault.

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#158

I had just gotten home in the afternoon from middle school and there was about an hour or so I'd be home by myself before my parents came home from work. On this day I decided to boil a few hot dogs as a nice little snack while I watched TRL. My buddy from next door comes over and invites me to do play video games or whatever the hell I was into at the time. An hour or so goes by and I come back into my house and realize the stove was still on and the hot dogs were burning. Apparently the Teflon from the pan releases a noxious gas that is lethal to birds and killed my mothers beloved parakeet. She came home about ten minutes later and immediately saw this dead parakeet and started crying. She looked me right in my eyes and said 'everything in my life is dying!' (this was around the same time my parents were getting divorced) and she slammed her bedroom door and I didn't see her until the next morning.

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#159

Said the N-word to my African American classmate. Repeatedly. My Dad had decided the previous weekend that because I was 12, I was of course old enough to watch Blazing Saddles for the first time. So when I went to art class with my friend the following Monday, I started quoting basically every part of the movie I could remember to her, the majority of which had the N-word. Thankfully, she thought it was pretty funny. It was only when my teacher held me back after class that I knew something was wrong. She pulled me aside and said "Hey, so, I know what movie you were quoting, and you'd be in a lot of trouble if I didn't like it too. But you can't say that word." She told me why, and explained it as best and as delicately as she could. But wow do I cringe looking back on that. That could have been bad.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

Dad was wrong. Dad should have explained some things.

#160

When I was about four or 5, we had this baby doll that was for me to have for practice in case I had another sibling. Well, instead of taking care of the doll, I would stand at the top of the stairs and chuck him down to the bottom so he would land in the potted plant. Needless to say I never had a baby brother.

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Isabel Care 3 weeks ago

Used to throw action man out of the upstairs window attached to old umbrella material. Para man

#161

So to be fair I was a naïve kid (4-6) and didn’t realize that things you say had weight sometimes . So during Christmas Eve I felt a stocking get put on my bed (family tradition “Santa” used to do) so I being a child looked up and saw my dad slowly creep out of my room so it was obvious on who put the stocking there. He didn’t see me so I just went back to bed (I always had a suspicion Santa wasn’t real in the first place so it didn’t crush me) but I thought this was big news that everyone needed to hear. So fast forward a couple of days and everyone in school is talking about what they got for Christmas. So our teacher asks what did everyone get for Christmas and me being the know it all said proudly “Santa gave me a toy light saber” now that doesn’t seem too bad i was happy i got a light saber but then I said “I also saw my dad give me my presents so Santa’s not real and it’s our parents”. I said this in front of my 2nd grade class and thought nothing of it. I didn’t mean any harm to be done and i just thought it was a ground breaking thing to expose Santa. Long story short my teacher talked to me about thinking before you talk and i didn’t get into to much trouble but i sure do feel a little guilty looking back on it. Whenever i see my old classmates and know i might have crushed one of there childhood dreams of Santa I die a little bit inside.

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#162

I once said to my mom, when I was like three or four, “I want a white mommy with blonde hair and blue eyes and doesn’t speak Spanish.” I made her cry and I always think about it. Funny thing is that I hated having to learn Spanish but now I’m bilingual and a Spanish teacher. I absolutely love it, but that memory still crosses my mind sometimes and I just cringe. Kids can be so egocentric.

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#163

Not me, but my sister with my cousin made me eat "candy", which was later identified as a cactus fertilizer.

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Sop Hie 4 weeks ago

while you were probably too young to raise little cactii!

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#164

This happened either 1998 or 1999 right before christmas. So me 8/9 years old, my little brother 4/5 years old.
Me and my little brother are in 2nd floor in our house, its small space. We got the grand idea of... "Blind man's buff" right next to the stairs.
We had to help my little brother with his christmas present that year.

And dont worry 'Blind man's buff' is forbidden in our household.

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Chiemi Honda 4 weeks ago

I don't get it

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#165

So one time I was like 10 or so and I had my friends over
(let's name them Mark and April.) I thought it would be a good idea to make my mom something to eat and my friend Mark suggested a fruit salad and I thought it was a great idea until I started using a sharp knife instead of a butter knife because I thought it would be faster. It was not faster. Instead it ended up being the reason of how I cut my hand. the blood started dripping down my hand and my friends were freaking out and I had no idea what to and so I went and put my hand in the sink. my mom found out my hand was bleeding and told my friends to go home. When asked what happened with my hand I told my mom that I got with scissors. she said she didn't believe me so I told the truth and I ended up getting grounded.

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#166

Five years old, my sister and I were riding our bikes. I bragged that I could ride with my eyes closed, so I did for a few seconds. My sister (about two years older than me) tried it and promptly fell off her bike. Later, I think I tried to demonstrate the same thing to an older cousin. I think I took a spill and the next thing I remember was being carried back to the house by said cousin. I must have been knocked out.

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#167

When I was about 8 or 9 my momma had just seen all her family members and they obviously wanted a picture together so my momma asked me if i would help take a picture for all of them but(at the time my cousin had just had a baby and I was in love with it because he was so cute)and i ended up zooming the picture in and just taking a picture of the baby because I thought my mm would rather have a cute baby picture on her camera roll.After a while, they left and we started heading home.That night my mother went to go see the picture and that's when it occurred to me that, that was not the smartest idea.😬😬😬

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

That is one long ass sentence.

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#168

I've never forgotten the unintentional act of vandalism I committed when I was in the 5th grade. I don't remember how or why but there was some reason some of us from the class were able to get in to an unused classroom at the school. One day we were in there just horsing around when I saw something on the floor and picked it up. It was a ball bearing. I had no idea what would happen when I tossed it back to the floor: it bounced and ricocheted around the room. Kinda cool....until it bounced into the chalkboard that ran the full length of the front of the classroom. It made a small hole in the chalkboard and a huge spider web of cracks across the full length of the board. Oops. We didn't go in there again.

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Isabel Care 3 weeks ago

Budding scientist, experimenting just to see result

#169

I was about 6 and I heard my fave song come on while watching tv and I was naked and started dancing on the bed. My dad and his co worker were standing outside watching me with this look on their face. I will never forget that.

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Jenn 3 weeks ago

weird....

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#170

When I was about 11, me and my friends were making bows out of sticks and balloons. I had the great idea to fletch my arrows (sharp sticks) with tin can. Needless to say, I tore my hand open and now have a permanent scar. The thing is I didn't even now it happened until my friends pointed to my hand.

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#171

It's not something I did... it's something I said. I can't exactly remember what age I was.. around 8-11 years old. I was at a swimming pool with my friend and he decided to teach me a new word... the N-word. Unfortunately neither of us knew at the time what it actually meant or how offensive it was. We just thought it was a word. I was in the changing rooms at the swimming pool when he told me the word and I yelled at out loud. Turns out there was a black lady in the cubicle next to us and she got very, very angry and me and my parents...

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Isabel Care 3 weeks ago

a friend's mum wouldn't allow the F word at home. She mean "fart"

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#172

my family is Mexican-american, and my folks were bilingual (Spanish/English), and very active in the latin community of our Catholic Church. my dad was a deacon, and as such received many calls from priests, nuns, and the like. more than half spoke English as their second language. when some of them would call, they naturally spoke Spanish, presuming the person answering the phone understood.
I was in high school when this happened.
a man called and immediately started speaking Spanish at a pretty quick speed. in Spanish I said I understood very little Spanish, and did he speak English, as that would help. in flawless English and without the trace of a Spanish accent, he tells me what he needs from my dad.
remember I'm in high school.
I say "look, you kids (referring to nuns and priests alike) call here and immediately launch into Spanish like everyone knows what you're saying. if you speak slowly, and clearly I could understand a bit, but none of you kids know how to slow down. now. y'all talk too fast for me. good lord, just calm yourselves. now, let's start this over. Hi, would you like me to leave a message for my dad?"
the man says "Yes, hello. this is Padre Rojelio...."

apparently the padre had a great sense of humor. he told my dad he wanted to meet me, but didn't say why.
but he must've said something because that was the first and last time I had to say that.

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#173

When I was a 5 year old I was in a small day care center. The owner tried to get more children there but I and some other children there possibly ruined her plans. Once a woman with 3 children wanted to bring all her children to that day care center and she had her oldest son (4 years) with her. The owner started discussing with the woman. Her son and we (the other children) started to play tag around the house. Less than 5 minutes later the boy hit his head to a door frame and his head started bleeding. The woman quit the discussion with the owner and took his son to a hospital. We did not see that woman and her children again.

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Renee 3 weeks ago

When I was about 3 I swallowed a whole quarter and I had to go to the hospital

#174

Actually I can't remember the story myself but my family has told it to me so often, that I can easily picture myself doing my misdeed.
Here it goes: We visited my grandparents and my mom had just put me down for my nap, I was around 2-3yo. I must have been not very sleepy because I sneaked out of bed and went to the bathroom, which we children shared with my parents at my grandparents house. My mom has a huge favour for lipsticks and her beautycase stood on the floor, easy for me to reach. That must have been hell of a temptation for a little girl like me. And sure enough I started painting myself. Soon that must have started to bore me, because then I began to paint the whole bathroom in all shades of pink from the floor to about half a meter high. Even in the spaces of the radiator I painted pink lipstick. Needless to say why the story is still livid in my family, especially because up to today you can still find rests of the lipstick in the radiator.

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#175

I almost burned the house down. I wrapped my dollie in a blanket and put a lighted lamp in with her to keep her warm. It did. Fortunately Mom found my faux pas just in time. Hey I was four; what did I know about combustible material.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

That's not a faux pas.

#176

I was about 12, my brother 10 and my sister 8 when we almost caused my parents to divorce. We didn't have a lot of money, but they splurged and bought an expensive recliner. A couple days later they went out, and left us home.

Well, we used to play this game called "Ding". We would be in the living room, and I would call out "Ding!" My sister and brother would run into the middle of the room and make believe they were professional wrestlers. We decided to play that fateful night. I called out "Ding!", they running came out and promptly crashed onto the recliner, breaking the arm off. The whole friggin side of the chair was laying on the floor. We were petrified; mom would have killed us! So, of course we leaned the arm back up like nothing had happened and decided to watch TV instead.

Couple days later, dad sat in the chair and of course the arm fell off. My mom was PISSED. "What the hell did you do to that chair" and "I can't buy anything nice" and other, non-publishable statements were hurled at my dad. We knew then and there keeping our mouths shut was the right decision LOL she was terrifying.

We finally confessed a couple decades later. My mom was stunned. "You know I almost divorced your father over the argument that the chair caused," she told us. And my dad? "I TOLD you I didn't do anything!" Yeah, we apologized profusely at that point but I still contend keeping our mouths shut when it happened saved our lives LOL

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#177

I must of been about 6 yrs old at the time , found whole new box of chocolat in the fridge , so I ate the whole box to realize it was EX - LAX

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#178

When I was a kid, my brother told me that the blood of gays are color green. And I believed it until I learned in school that it cannot be possible, but still sometimes i still think that maybe it is. Hehe

p.s. so much love for LGBT

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#179

When I was a kid, I asked my brother (again) why do Muslims cover their hair, he told me that it was gold, so whenever I will see a Muslim back then, id kinda pull their i dont know what its called, hehe.

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#180

When I was around a year old, i was walking around next to our “dirty” kitchen (in my house we have 2 kitchens the clean one and the one next to our garage(dk)). my baby sitter was preparing my food in the “dirty kitchen” when I started to eat something brown. The name of the kitchen came with a reason: we had some mice around and had set up lots of traps. My babysitter checked on me while i was “examining” the poo. Needless to say, I puked in the end.

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#181

When I was a small child, I went with my parents and siblings on a holiday to a German-speaking country. One day, we were looking at some sort of parade or procession. At some point, there was a group of little old ladies, all dressed in black. So I shouted: "Look Mummy, witches!" And because of the dialect I spoke, which sits somewhere between Dutch and German, it was perfectly understandable for the locals...

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#182

When I was a kid my parents told me to clean my toys in the basement, my stupid child mind took that as "put them in boxes and throw them all out" I've regretted it ever since and I think it's why I'm a pack rat afraid to part with anything.

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#183

When I was 7, my favourite game was to put off gas stove, by blowing on it. My mother always got mad, but I really couldn't understand the danger of what I used to do.

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#184

When I was about 7 or 8 years old my Mom and my sister and I lived in an apartment complex which was next to a supermarket. Our apartment faced the back of the building where the loading dock was. I was a big pyromaniac at the time and was just kicking around bored one day and decided to light some matches on the loading dock which was full of cardboard boxes. Needless to say, one box caught fire and of course in turn the rest of them did as well. Before I knew it the loading dock was a blazing inferno and someone called the fire department to put it out. I never ran home so fast and just hid in my room until they were gone. I never told anyone.

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#185

Well I was in the mall with my family and I rushed down the stairs and just grabbed a hand and kept pulling.When I looked up it was some random man. I felt so embarrassed.

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#186

I was around 7 or 8, saw a bunch of my friends striking matches behind our apartments and stopping the flames out before they got too big. I run over to stomp out some flames as well and my buddy stops me and looks at me like I'm crazy. I ask him why he looked at my feet.....I had on jelly sandals. Nuff said. -_-

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Jenn 3 weeks ago

clever kid!

#187

Got another one...
Running around playing tag in some flip flops when I was around 7 or 8 went flying around the corner of our apartment building full speed. The front of my flip flop hit rock and I skidded by my chin across a nice piece of cement. Went to school that week with my chin bandage and everybody called me santa claus. What made matters worse was one of my front teeth was loose, bit down on an apple and that sumb*tch came out. Snaggled puss santa claus for a week straight.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

That horrible footwear is meant ONLY for the beach or shower.

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#188

When I was about 7 and my sister was about 4, we slept in a bunk bed, her on top, me on the bottom. I convinced her to jump from the top bunk onto this trundle bed underneath the bottom bunk. Obviously, she needed stitches.

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Kiss Army 4 days ago

My brothers are 8 and 10 years older than me. When I was about 2 or 3, they would put me on the top bunk of their bunk beds and convince me to jump. They always said they'd catch me... they never did. I fell for it over and over earning myself the nickname "The Great Zambini".

#189

When I was 4 or 5 I’d heard a slang term for testicles, but for some reason thought it referred to the abdomen. Told my dad I’d tickled my grandad on the testicles (meaning tummy).

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#190

I got pissed off at my parents and yelled "FUCK YOU!" at them. The next day I told a friend of mine "I fucked my dad last night," because that's what I thought fucking someone was to tell them "fuck you."

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#191

I have a much sadder version of not knowing what rape meant. My brother's friend would always play with me when I was a kid (he's 10 years older.) One day while my brother was on the phone with my mom, we were roughhousing around in the background and I screamed "JOHN IS RAPING ME!" and John just froze and stood up and walked away with a TERRIFIED look on his face. Luckily for him and me and everyone involved, my brother was right there so he knew John was just playing with me. My brother grabbed me and asked me if I knew what rape meant and I said I thought it meant hitting someone. My mom, who heard it via the phone, sure gave me a talking to when she got home. Though, neither of them told me what rape was, so I just thought it was a bad word, like "fuck" and I was getting in trouble for swearing.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Oh dear God, that could have caused some unnecessary trouble for poor John!!

#192

When i was about 6 or 7 i got the word testicle confused with tonsils. I was in a crowded airport gate with my family and i was very thirsty, begging my parents for a Gatorade from the stand. I screamed “Mom please! Please! My testicles are dry!!!” Safe to say my cute mistake did get me a Gatorade.

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#193

My siblings decided to play tic-tac-toe. On the back of the van. With a rock. This was like 20 years ago, they still get shit for it regularly.

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#194

"Look mom, chocolate people!" In Walmart.

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#195

when i was 5, my brother (who is 3 years older than me) had a stuffed oddy from garfield. he would tease me by treating it like it was an actual dog, and spending more time with that than with me. so i did what any sane 5 year old would do.... throw it out the god dang window of course. My pocket money got cut off for a couple of years

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#196

I put nails under my parents car tires because I didn't want to go to church...

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

You're going to hell!!!

#197

Took my parents coke vial to show and tell at school. Once I found out it was a bad thing... I told my teacher, who kept questioning me where I got it... that I found it in the sand under the swings at a nearby park.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

Maybe your parent's should do coke. At least not with kids in the house!

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#198

Jumped into soft, pink fiberglass insulation.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Itchy?

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#199

I called out my two cousins (who were brother and sister) for "being girlfriend and boyfriend" because I saw them kissing and touching each other. Caused us to miss a few family holidays as things blew over.

Yes I saw them kissing. Also the male cousin admitted they had touched each other. We were in the 10-12 year range at that point.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Uh I hope their parents addressed that issue!

#200

I had a habit of storing entire phone conversations between my mother and her mother in my head. I was little and she'd just talk in front of me and assume I wasn't listening.

NOW TO BE FAIR I was very little, okay?

Well I heard her laughing about how she had a crush on her coworker and grabbed their ass (I guess it was an ongoing joke, looking back at it.)

My dad would play with our basset hound by kind of... grabbing his thigh and he'd reach around to grab my dad's hand, and then my dad would grab the other side, etc etc. So I was watching him do this and laughing and then...

"THAT'S LIKE WHAT MOM DID TO JASON!"

Ooooh. Shit. My ears are still ringing. Eek.

Now both my parents were assholes to each other, rampant infidelity, the works. And they're both assholes to everyone now that they're divorced so I don't feel as bad, but still.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Yikes!

#201

I messed up two computer monitors back in after school daycare in kindergarten. There were these magnet toys that were laying around and for some reason I had put it up to the monitor and thought it was so cool how they made rainbow colors on the monitor. Me and a friend continued to do it until we both got yelled at and that’s all I can remember. I don’t remember what happened after that but I’m pretty sure they stopped putting out the magnets.

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#202

Played with a used condom I found at the river. I thought it was a balloon.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Once when my friend and I were walking to school when we were about 12,we found a used condom and picked it up with a stick and put it in the letter box of a girl we didn't like hehe. Another time we put pages of a porno mag we found in there. I wonder what her parents thought lol

#203

I was 5 and my brother was 8.
I showed him where our mom was keeping the Christmas presents and told him it was okay to look.
I promptly ran out and told on him.
For what he tells me, the worst part was that my mom just tossed him this toy he wanted after she yelled at him.

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#204

Was about 3-4 years old walking with my family at a massively busy mall, saw a “Little person” and yelled out loud to my mom, thinking it was harmless, “Look Mommy! A midget!” Needless to say my family was more than a little embarrassed.

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#205

The first day I moved into my new house at 6 years old I was meeting the new neighbor boy who was a couple years older than me. We were out in his driveway talking about some stuff when his Mom walked out and, for whatever reason, I instinctively smacked her ass as she walked by. My parents still bring up how embarrassing that was for her to come over and tell them what happened.

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#206

In daycare when I was around 4, a lady that worked there walked by and I said in a really stupid "flirting" voice "Hey baby". My parents still make fun of me for that.

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#207

My grandparents used to have a time share condo in Florida, basically an old person's community. My mom took me there when I was maybe 5-6, I would sit on the balcony and just shout, "hey you're really old" at all the people that walked by. I've never been to Florida since.

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#208

I put a canned Miller Lite in my Pikachu lunch box in the 2nd grade because I wanted to be the cool kid at the lunch table and impress my friends.

Unfortunately, my mom saw how shady I was acting protecting my lunchbox and ended up opening it. She was livid.

Til this day, she still brings it up. It’s basically the go-to story when I bring someone new to the house.

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#209

Made fun of someone with cerebral palsy using canes to walk. I thought they were just walking funny on purpose and didn't know that they were handicapped. I still cringe thinking about when the teacher told me to stop and explained why that was wrong.

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#210

Every Christmas I’m haunted by one year when I was eight that I begged to spend Christmas Eve at my maternal grandparents’ house (my aunt and uncle are one year older and two years younger than me, respectively, so their house was fun). My dad paid for me to fly from Florida to Missouri to spend the holiday with him, just for me to want to be with my grandparents.

As a mom now I know that that probably gutted him. He passed away ten years ago, so I can’t even make it up to him now.

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#211

When I was about 6 or 7, we went to Palm Springs on some vacation. This was '98/99, when Pokemon was HUGE. Mom wanted to do some ~American Shopping~ and took me to a mall. One of the stores we went to was a book store. Well I was in luck: in this store they were selling The Pokemon Handbook that /included/ Mew and Togepi, which the original handbook didn't have. I showed it to my mom and begged her to buy it. However, considering I already had the original book she said no. I was sad, but continued to look through it. Then we left the store and began doing window shopping on our way back to the rental car. The parking lot was all the way on the other side of the mall. When we finally got there I tried to open the car door but noticed I couldn't: there was a book in my hand. I turned to my mom and showed her my accidental thievery. She looked at the book, then looked across the parking lot at the mall.

Mom decided it was too far to walk. I got my stupid Pokemon book, and became the first successful theif in my family.

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#212

My mom came to kiss me goodnight when I was 9 or 10, and my lips were super uncomfortably chapped, so I licked my lips to moisten them. Unfortunately, I licked right as she kissed me, and she thought I tried French kissing her, and she slapped me really hard. I am 34 and haven't told her to this day.

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#213

Humped the water jet in a jacuzzi because it felt good. This was before I discovered masturbation.

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#214

I casually called my step mom a pussy when she asked me to kill a spider for her - I was maybe 7 or 8 at the time. I had been watching Tom and Jerry, I didn't even know what sex was yet. I've never seen my father laugh himself to tears like that.

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#215

Ate fertilizer that I found out in the yard because I thought it was candy.

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#216

I was 5 years old and the day care I went to was in someone’s house. The owner’s mother stayed with her, because she recently had a stroke. As a result of said stroke her tongue was always slightly protruding out of her mouth. 5 year old me thought she was sticking her tongue out at me to be rude, so I returned the favor by very dramatically sticking my tongue out at her while shaking my head. Interestingly enough, no one was in the room but us and the mother couldn’t speak so I didn’t get into trouble!

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#217

I was an awfully animated, precocious kid that thought she knew a lot but didn't know shit about shit..... So I often fucked things up. Examples:

-Someone thought it was a good idea to teach me the phrase "Chips make hips" and I was offered chips by a plus size woman. Instead of simply saying "no, thank you" like a normal person, you can guess what I said. Age: 4ish

-When I found out my dad knocked up my best friend's mom, from her mom, I asked if he was going to be a bastard. I had just learned the meaning of the word; had no clue it was derogatory in nature. I was really trying to ask if they were going to get married. (answer: no) I hope he never hears about it. Age: 12ish

-Trying to be helpful and noticing there was ice coating the inside of the freezer and mom was always complaining about the lack of space, I decided to chisel it out with a hammer and flathead screwdriver. I hit a coil in no time flat. Didn't know that I had in fact killed the fridge and all the food in it for a few hours afterward. $$$$$ Age: 13ish

-Again, trying to help, I put 16 pairs of jeans in the washing machine. Killed that too. $$$$ Age: still 13ish

-When you had to pay 10¢ per text message and buy ringtones and AIM was a thing, I ran up a $600 phone bill one month. Age: 14ish

There's more. I was oblivious. Still am at times. I should probably take my parents out for dinner or something now that I'm swimming in guilt all over again.

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#218

3 years old: I poured lighter fluid on my cat Cooter because I wanted to give him a bath. Mom broke the shower door trying to wrestle the cat into the shower to rinse it off.

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#219

So when I was in grade school, a girl a few years ahead of me, in my sister's grade, suddenly died. She also happened to be my sisters friend, and she didn't handle that well either.

I didn't really understand death, I was in the second grade and also dumb. Things have changed a lot since then of course, now i'm just dumb.

Anyway, the first worst thing I did, my dad was trying to explain death, and my sister was in the room as well. All I remember is piping up, like I had it all figured out, "IT'S LIKE SHE RAN OUT OF POWER!". That did not end well.

The second terrible thing I did related to this, our school was a catholic school so Mass every Friday. To preface this, we had a mouse problem at my house at the time, and one of the little bastards woke my ass up early.

So fast forward to the school service we're having for this dead girl, and when one person is up there speaking, I suddenly and without warning let out the loudest, angriest, dad yawn in the history of yawns.

Dead silence. Everyone is looking at me. Not knowing the gravity of the situation I find myself in, I simply say "what? I woke up early".

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#220

Told the heavily pregnant mom of my best friend that she was sooooooo fat!

I was 6 but even if she were fat Stfu, Lil Lola! I practically lived at their house but didn't understand the concept of pregnancy.

I think she forgave me at the baby's first birthday. Who knows, she could still be holding a grudge.

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#221

When I was 7, I was in the family change room/locker room at a swimming pool when I noticed a stray thumb tack sitting on the ground under a bench. Didn't know why it was there but some morbid curiosity told me to place it on the ground in the open with the pin side up. About 5 minutes later, I started to think about how dangerous that could be and went to go pick it up only to find this teenage girl sitting on the bench in severe pain and nursing her foot while her family was helping and inspecting it. The last thing I remember was the girl saying, "who would do this???" And her father responding, "A FUCKING IDIOT, THAT'S WHO."

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#222

Took a LOT of money out of my parents plastic tupperware thing and bought a nintendo 64 from another kid. I didn't know how much, but probably a lot.

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#223

At 3 years old, I had learned what a screwdriver was, and how to use one.

Proceeded to use a screwdriver on my dad's brand new video camera to show him what I had learned.

My username includes my birth year...

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#224

Told my brother to eat newspaper because it’d make him smarter.

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#225

1. Stuck a butter knife into the controls of the dishwasher-the electric shock sent me across the room.

2. When in the car, whom ever was driving would shout “Jagoff!” when another driver did something to annoy them. One day, I was in the backseat as my mother drove the family to the mall or wherever. Somebody cuts us off, and before anyone else could comment, I shouted “JAGOFF!!!” at the top of my lungs. Dead silence ensued. After we got home, my dad scolded me for swearing. I never realized it was a bad word. In Pittsburgh it’s a vulgar insult.

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Linda Gulley 3 weeks ago

"Jackoff" is a vulgar insult pretty much everywhere.

#226

When I was around 5, I told a man with a rather big nose "Wow, your nose is like a mountain" ;)

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#227

Freak out my teach who thought I was psychotic.

When I was in Pre-K I was playing with my friend while waiting for our parents to pick us up. We decided to play in this fake plastic house, and we were pretending a family lived there. Then we thought it was a great idea to pretend robbers were breaking into the house and attacking the family, after the police would come and save the day. That's when things went south. We proceeded to get fake knives, and we entered the house screaming, and cutting the baby dolls inside the house, before we had a chance to pretend we were the police the next thing I know my teacher is staring at us with horror, and made us lie down on our nap time mats until our parents came. The entire year she was freaked out by me and my friend, and never let us play in the little house again.

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#228

Flooded my neighbor’s basement.

We lived in a duplex. I was 3. The neighbor had our shared hose through his window to fill his water bed. I turned on the hose at the faucet then went to find the end. When I couldn’t get the end out of the window, I turned the hose off.

But I was 3. I didn’t know my right and left yet, much less “righty tighty, lefty loosy.” I turned the faucet all the way on, exploded his water bed and flooded his basement.

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#229

My mom tells me I was obsessed with boobs and would always stick my hands down women’s shirts. One time down an actor’s when we were visiting the set of one of her favorite shows.

I’m gay though so I guess it didn’t work.

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#230

I threw used sanitary towels out the bathroom window instead of putting them in the bin..I literally have no idea why - worst part was the bathroom was a storey up so they must've blown into neighbouring gardens.

I remember my parents going nuts when they saw and being more perplexed than anything but i had no explanation... still don't. I still feel awful for the neighbours who had to clean it and my parents who probably had to explain their kid was a complete weirdo.

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Miztre 3 weeks ago

Yup, that is weird!

#231

I was only 7 at the time, but my mom was talking with one of her friends about weight watchers. When her friend left I asked my mom why weight watchers wasn't working... I meant to ask how it was going but apparently I didn't have the vocabulary for it quite yet.

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#232

This is something I said. When I was little, when I was in the waiting room at the doctors office with my mom, I pointed at the fish and said "look at the fucking fishies". My mom was embarrassed. There were littler kids around.

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#233

I was at my best friend's 7th birthday party. We were in her backyard and my friends and I were feeding the fish in her coy pond. Once they left, I was still playing with the fish. Ignoring the warnings of my parents to keep my distance, I stood on a loose rock at the water's edge to get a better look at the fishes' pretty scales. Needless to say, the rock and I fell in, thoroughly scaring the fish soaking me from the waist-down. I don't think I've ever been more embarrassed in my life!

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