10+ Kids Whose Parents’ Nerves Are Stronger Than Steel

10 months ago

If you’re a parent, it means you have nerves of steel. After all, children are not only a source of joy and happiness, but also endless antics. Some little ones manage to scare parents in the middle of the night, others make parents laugh to tears. We’ve gathered stories from people about the quirkiest actions of their children.

  • My 2-year-old has been running from rooms screaming lately. The reason is always “A guy! A guy!” I’d go in the room and ask what was the matter. She would point into the empty room, terrified, whispering, “A guy!” At first I thought I’d need to rethink everything I thought I believed about ghosts. Then, I realized “a guy” was actually “a fly”. She is terrified of flies. © Unknown author / Reddit
  • Sitting in a restaurant when she was young, she announces, “I burped out my butt!”
    She hadn’t learned fart yet. © SamoftheMorgan / Reddit

“My daughter offered to use her newly acquired photo editing skills and smooth out her brother’s acne on the picture he was sending in for his new high school.”

  • Me: “Why are you standing in the corner?”
    Child: “Punishing myself”
    Me: “Why?”
    Child: “For taking a cookie”
    Me: “When did you take a cookie?”
    Child: “I haven’t yet, but I know I will. They are my favorite, and dinner is a long time away.”
    Me: *reaches for cookie, trying not to laugh* © d**n_it**** / Reddit
  • We were out of toilet paper in the downstairs restroom, so I asked my son to bring some down. He brought me about 10 sheets. I said, “No, I need the entire roll.” He came down the stairs with an entire roll, completely unrolled in his arms. © JesseTheUsher / Reddit

“Old photo of my daughter. I got home from work one night to find her like this. I miss being a kid, and my back hurts looking at this.”

  • On Sunday, my 4-year-old pooped in the front yard next to the sidewalk, picked up his poop with a leaf, and threw it in the neighbor’s bushes. We’d just returned from a camping trip, maybe he wanted to extend the vacation? © PM_me_yur_pm / Reddit
  • I don’t have kids, but once, visiting some friends on a farm, my buddy’s youngest girl (5 or 6) at the time, was afraid of the chickens. I tried to explain to her that the chickens weren’t there to hurt us, but she wasn’t having it.
    So I’m sitting around the fire pit, looking at one of the chickens a few feet in front of me, when I feel hot breath in my ear as she whispers, “See. He’s always watching.”
    Horrific and hysterical all at once. © jonuggs / Reddit
  • My son was about 2 years old, he found one of my bras and then wore it on his back. He wore it around the house, saying that he had a backpack. Hilarious. © mychem2468 / Reddit

“I asked my son to take a picture of me at Disneyland.”

  • When my little sister was 3, she flooded the upstairs bathroom. Water was leaking through the ceiling in our kitchen, so she opened up her Peppa Pig umbrella and stood under the leak, calling for my mom to tell her it was raining inside. © tiredlauren / Reddit
  • I have a 9-month-old who pretends he’s pooping (squats and grunts really loud) when he feels like I’m not giving him attention. © hailcthulhu8 / Reddit
  • My eldest used to be obsessed with remote controls for the TV. If they weren’t put out of his reach, he’d take them and hide them. My husband and I would turn the house upside down trying to find the bloody things, and invariably had to (repeatedly!) buy new ones.
    Then autumn came around and all the leaves fell off the bushes. Looking out of the window one day, we counted 11 remotes sitting under a bush, where my little boy had obviously thrown them some months earlier. As the leaves had fallen off the bushes, they were revealed to the world once more. © Unknown user / Reddit

“My son got a Sonic the Hedgehog set of clothes. Here’s the only pic I could get.”

  • We’re currently potty training our 2-year-old son. When he pooped in his training potty the first time, he stood up, turned around, admired his handiwork, and proudly proclaimed, “Zucchini!”
    No idea why. He knows what a zucchini is, and those 2 comically adorable turds did not resemble vegetables in any way. © NeverEnoughShelves / Reddit
  • I was sound asleep, and at around 6 a.m., I was woken up by my 4-year-old daughter’s face, inches from mine. She looked right into my eyes and whispered, “I want to peel all your skin off.”
    The backstory here is I had been sunburned the previous week and was starting to peel. In my sleep-addled state, however, it was pretty terrifying for a few seconds. I didn’t know if I was dreaming or what was going on. © psalm_** / Reddit

“Passed this sign and my 10-year-old daughter says, ‘Looks like someone drove over the speed limit’”

  • I was tucking in my two year old. He said, “Good bye dad.” I said, “No, we say good night.” He said, “I know. But this time its good bye.” Had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still there. © UnfortunateBirthMark / Reddit
  • My childhood friend recently found his journal from when he was about 6 or 7. One entry said something along the lines of, “Sometimes Mommy gardens. Sometimes Daddy works inside the house. When Daddy thinks I’m with Mommy, and Mommy thinks I’m with Daddy, sometimes I like to go into the neighbors garage and play with their dangerous tools.” For some reason I find this to be hysterical, specifically tricking the parents and the “dangerous tools” part. He has no recollection of this happening. © eldgeNroffles / Reddit

Indeed, children often break the rules. However, this doesn’t always mean that the child is ill-mannered or disobedient, but it can mean that the kid took a positive code and turned it into something even better.

Preview photo credit Unknown author / Reddit


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