25 Crazy Kids’ Antics That Made Their Parents Cry for Help | “My Son and His Buddy Disassembled the Water Fountain”
Kids are a crazy ride. Period. It doesn't matter whether they are going through their teenage or they're still a toddler—every parent can swear by the universal phrase, "My kids are driving me insane." From school complaints to neighborhood shenanigans, kids often unintentionally involve themselves in serious troubles. As adults, our frustration with their crazy activities is justified but the world is their oyster and they are impatient to explore it.
The internet is flooded with stories of naughty kids and their troublesome nature that drive their parents nuts. So when venting is the only option, you can do it (venting) on the internet like these parents. These 25 insane stories are posted by parents on a Twitter thread started by DianaG2772 after she received a call from her daughter's school regarding the little troublemaker's hunting abilities.
So if you are a parent who feels like crying all the time and is majorly sleep-deprived, scroll through the posts and let out a tired chuckle because when it comes to kid's mischief, the sky is the limit.
1. Oh yeah. It's the teacher's fault
Legit call from the school:— who cares (@DianaG2772) March 8, 2023
Principal: I just wanted to touch base with you. Your daughter was baiting seagulls into the playground with gummy worms and actually caught one; Like in her arms. It did bite her—not hard, but I needed to inform you that we filed an incident report
2. Urgent alert
my mom got a call from my middle school: “you daughter was involved in a fight. She wasn’t participating, but another student picked her up and used her as a weapon to injure another student. You may want to get her checked out at an urgent care just in case.”— Claire Wants To Work In Animation🎞 (@clairesnotgrim) March 13, 2023
3. Sometimes, it's magical
In 2006 we were walking in a park and a squirrel came running down a tree, climbed up me leg and sat on my shoulder. People around me stepped backwards but a child around 5 said "oh he knows you!" I sat on my knees and talked with a child and a squirrel. It was magic— vgrundea (@vittel_coke) March 11, 2023
4. Oh my God
1- When my daughter was 1.5, I received a panicked call from her preschool while I was at work, they thought she had put mulch in her mouth and were doing a finger sweep to get it out... only it wasn't mulch, it was a field mouse...— Elaine HIcks (@elainehicks78) March 9, 2023
5. When kids are left unsupervised
The best incident report we got was the day our son and his buddy (in 1st grade) disassembled the water fountain. Our respond was to ask how two 6 year olds had been unsupervised long enough for that to happen. Zero response.— Nan Wolfe (@bostonwolfe) March 9, 2023
6. Making friends.
My grandson went to the park with his nursery class (pre-school). Came back, sat on a mat and a mallard duckling calmly walked out of his trouser pocket! Ducks and geese are his friends!— Jane Shaw (@Uglybunsmaker) March 9, 2023
7. Seagull tasted salty and fishy
I caught a seagull when I was 4 and decided to lick it to see what it tasted like, it was slightly salty / fishy and I got strep throat from it. Kids are weird!— Frugally Minded (@frugally_minded) March 9, 2023
8. No big deal
My wife's father was a game warden and he would make her and her siblings go out and wrestle pelicans to the ground so he could tag them. So I don't see what the big deal is here.— No Large Bills (@Geir7994) March 9, 2023
9. Dangerous kids
When mine were still in brick & mortar they started doing indoor/outdoor shooter drills where they told the kids to scatter & hide as best they could. Both my kids (8&10) took off into the forest.— fabergé grenade ♿🍄⚖️🌈🌱🌘💙 (@WishinRemission) March 9, 2023
They eventually returned & were quite pleased with the hike & missing school🙄
10. Why can't I catch an animal, Frans
I caught a bird as it was fluttering around me. Walked it to my mom and said, “hey you like birds.” She yelled at me to let it go.— Sarah Lungaro, MD (@lungareaux) March 9, 2023
To be fair, I was a teenager.
When I caught a mouse in my hands last month, my friends flipped on me too.
WHY CAN’T I CATCH ANIMAL FRANS
11. Poor bird
My daughter, last week. Public park. pic.twitter.com/BzRyWpdS12— Eric Sieckmann 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@EricSieckmann) March 9, 2023
This is amazing 😆 I got a call once that my daughter was luring the chipmunks so she could pet them & got nipped by one 🤦♀️— Megan Powell (@Megan_Pow) March 17, 2023
13. Unimpressive gifts by kids
I came home at age nine with a hedgehog and a half dead pigeon. On the same day.— Stegacervix (@TanyaN090770) March 10, 2023
My Mother wasn't impressed.
Don't suppose get points for that do i?
14. Scaring friends with amphibians
I got I trouble for catching frogs and toads on the school playground.— Sandra K (@Shes_so_Sandi) March 9, 2023
Apparently, offering an amphibian friend to a screeching classmate is not considered good manners.
15. Seagull strategy
one of the kids I went to highschool with perfected the capturing seagull strategy using a gated fence door and used to put them in his backpack and release them in class— John Bloodborne (@MichaelDLonzo) March 9, 2023
Me: “How was school today?”— hduns9 (@hduns9) March 11, 2023
My 7yo daughter: “Great! Graham was bitten by a mole during recess!”
17. Not so bad, LOL
😂😂😂 Reminds me of the time a mom said 😨, "Um, your son has... a possum" I looked over to see my 9 yo son holding a huge opossum by the tail. I yelled, "Stop carrying a dead opossum!" He replied, "but it's not dead!" 🤷🏼♀️ Not the first, certainly not the last time with him. 😂 pic.twitter.com/1yeBL4Xk8f— Byn's Weird Brain (@BynThereDoneTht) March 9, 2023
18. Queen of the animals
Not school related, but DH once took our twins to the park, (aged 4) one took off at a run to find a foxcub, talk to it telepathically and become queen of the animals- her words), while DH was chasing her, the other walked into the pond to play with the ducks. Both were fine btw.— Linda Stevens (@PythiaLatis) March 9, 2023
19. Improper art behavior
Nice. I got this email from my kid’s teacher a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/3pc6U6pg8h— (1-0 2023 net worth games) #Duggalos4Life (@MDcoach21) March 9, 2023
20. Ate spider and spat out two legs
Reminds me of when I was a toddler and I ate a spider off the wall outside and my older sister thought I ate a flower so she told me to spit it out— mxleedy (@mxleedy_) March 10, 2023
I spat out two legs
Me:— Erik Weissengruber (@DrWeissengruber) March 12, 2023
My kid: I’d like to take a paper bag and trick a raccoon to creep inside.
My kid: To study it.
22. 'Mermaid potion'
This takes me back to a student I had that taped a chunk of hair to an apology letter and another time got in trouble for trying to force kids to drink "mermaid potion".— Cimorene (@Domnamagistra) March 9, 2023
23. Fastest way to leave school
I just get calls to "discuss" with my child that hanging around sick bay will not get him sent home unless he is sick - he was going 4 to 5 times a day. He said he'd had enough of school for the day and it was the fastest way to get home.— Lady of the Floors (@Lady_of_Floors) March 9, 2023
24. Shaking hands with wild animals
Our (mine+@Doc_Amma) then 2 y.o. used to shake hands with wild macaques. Their official statement: "It was onnee a baby monkey and my fend".— Amit Ganguli 𐎠𐎷𐎰𐏐𐎥𐎴𐎦𐎱𐎠𐎮𐎹𐎠𐎹 (@amit_ganguli) March 10, 2023
We had NO problems, only asked them to wash their hands after "shaking hands" with wild animals and to NEVER feel wild animals.
That time my daughter carried a lizard through 3 class periods to bring it home— stormysierra70 (@stormysierra70) March 8, 2023