Sometimes our kids do stuff we just don’t understand. But hey, just a friendly reminder that we were kids too, and we totally did the same gross/weird things back in the days. We might feel very civilised now, but this wasn’t always the case. So we hope you enjoy this
trip back in time list of weird things kids do that you find gross now but you totally did too.
Weird things kids do
1. Painting on walls
Sensitive topic, we know. But always avoidable with some chalkboard paint!
2. Mixing unmixable ingredients
Ketchup, sugar, raw rice, cocoa powder, water, 9348574 spices, and not everything nice. It’s completely normal, they see you cook, so they want to do it too! But honestly, ew. We recommend you try this easy home play dough recipe, that way, they will be able to train their fine motor skills while feeling like they’re cooking!
3. Getting up at 7am on the weekends
Someday they will understand the pleasure of sleeping in when possible. For now, they prefer watching cartoons before sunrise. And also waking you up, because breakfast, you know.
4. Laughing at someone’s physical pain
If you don’t know how to make your kid smile or laugh, just hit yourself with something. It’s hilarous, apparently. It’s true this is something adults still kind of cherish too. As in, when a friend falls, you immediately help them, but there’s always some unavoidable giggling.
5. Licking random stuff
Honestly, I once found my toddler licking the mattress. Quite passionately, I must say. I’ve also seen him lick the supermarket trolley (ewww), tables, bowls, walls…
6. Sleeping in random positions
Like, sleeping while standing up. Or sitting at the table. Oh… don’t you miss being able to just fall asleep whenever the context is just not exciting enough? We do.
7. Making weird noises with their mouth
Was it a fart? No, it was my baby.
8. Having a new boyfriend/girlfriend every day
Isn’t it adorable? Relationships came and went easily and with zero pain.
– So, how’s your boyfriend Paul?
– Paul? OMG mum, Paul is so two days ago…
9. “Customising” dolls
It hurts to see your kid cut their doll’s hair –many times without understanding it’s not going to grow back –. Or using pens as make up. And God know what other evil things.
10. Biting their toe nails
We’ve seen that, we promise. 10 in flexibility, 0 in hygiene.
11. Laughing uncontrollably at swear words
Swear words that many times are not even swear words. Saying “ass” next to a kid can and will definitely result in said kid laughing like crazy.
12. Having an imaginary friend
We tend to forget this, but we also looked super creepy when we talked to the air facing a wall.
13. Continuously asking “why”?
Their curiousity didn’t kill the cat, it killed us softly. With his “why”,
14. Eating food in funny ways
Like, torturing food that looks human or like an animal by eating it limb by limb. Also, this whole “it’s a plaaaane” thing is plain macabre. Why would anyone sane peacefully agree to eat a plane. They don’t want to eat their broccoli when we call it broccoli, but if we say it’s a plane full of people, that’s another thing. That is good. That they eat.
15. Puddle jumping
16. Betting things with themselves
As in, if I jump down three stairs without falling, it means I will pass my Maths exam.
17. Putting glue on hands and peeling it off
It’s like these face masks we use now, but even better.
18. Pretending the floor is lava
19. Having weird walking habits
Like only stepping on dark tiles, or on the white stripes in a crosswalk…
20. Taking their clothes off constantly
Which is something we already talked about, so check it out!
21. Trying to fit in doll’s houses
Well, they look so nice… Who wouldn’t like to live in one?
22. Collecting random stuff
Like pencil tips, and we totally did that too. And we boasted about our magnificent collection among our friends.
So this is all we could come up with. We’d love it if you shared with us those weird things your kids do that you probably did too when you were their age! You can tell us on the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter!