We all did some pretty dumb stuff as kids. I once plugged up the bathroom sink and let it run for hours in order to turn the entire bathroom into an aquarium.
Earlier this week, Twitter user @MotherofDoggons posed the following question to the site: “What’s the dumbest sh*t you ever did as a kid?”
The responses were so dumb, and so hilarious, they’ll really make you wonder how any of us made it out of childhood at all.
What’s the dumbest shit you ever did as a kid?
My shining moment was when I was like 4? I put floaties on my feet and jumped into a pool thinking I’d walk on water. I almost drowned.
— Poké-MOM DOOM (@MotherOfDoggons) December 9, 2018
Jumped from a diving board into an empty swimming pool with two umbrellas as parachutes. I was about 8 and I distinctively remember thinking to myself “one is enough, I am smart to use two”
— Terry (@terry_go_online) December 10, 2018
When I was in elementary school, I followed through on the “for a good time, call…” posts on the bathroom wall. And left a message. With our house number. And my name. I got the whooping of a lifetime.
— Meredith D. Clark, Ph.D. #TenureTrackHustle (@meredithdclark) December 11, 2018
Someone made fun of me crying so I went home and put L’Oreal no tears shampoo in my eyes
— You (@sarmrr) December 11, 2018
When I was 5 I put M&Ms in my ear so I could hear them talk like the commercials
— Wildin Out in Ardenweald🇵🇷 (@DeadLiftinGamer) December 10, 2018
Lost a bouncy ball under my bed and me and my cousin couldn’t see in the dark so I grabbed a lighter and held it under my bed.. caught my bed on fire. My parents still don’t know. 🤦🏻♀️
— Amanda Apolinar (@AmandaCait) December 9, 2018
When I was 4 a skunk was on my porch, I thought it was a cat, opened up the door and the thing actually came in. My mom freaked and so did the skunk, spraying everywhere including both of us. Ya that was fun.
— Jimena (@JimenaGuild) December 11, 2018
I wasn’t old enough to bake cookies so I’d chew up bread, form it into a cookie, put PB and sprinkles on top and sell them to my friends for a quarter. I finally told one of them the recipe and felt so bad I gave her a plate full for free. She ate them anyway.
— Maddie (@madisontewers) December 11, 2018
Letting go of the swing at it's highest point after being told, "it's time to go home"
Pro tip. Never take parents 100% literally.
— Bajan Yoda (Ding Dong, Merrily™) (@BajanYoda) December 10, 2018
I thought my pet lizard smelled bad so I sprayed it with perfume… it died the next day 🙁
— Elise (@catsarecool26) December 10, 2018
My mother loves to tell this story: One day when I was really little I wanted to help her out in the kitchen, so to get me out of the way she gave me a potato to play with. After awhile she went to check on me only to find out I had managed to flush the potato down the toilet.
— 2020 is scary enough (@EvanW256) December 9, 2018
When I was like 6, I took an egg from the fridge and put it under my pillow before I fell asleep thinking it would be a baby chicken when I woke up
— kayla✨ (@ecstaticb00m) December 10, 2018