(Closed) STUPID things you did when you were a kid…

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I was eight. We were in Dallas about to leave one morning to fly back to Florida and I saw a piece of my bangs out of place and it was bothering me so I took scissors to it. But then I cut it wrong. So I kept taking scissors to it to try and fix it until I ended up with short jagged bangs across my forehead. My mom tried to fix it as best she could before the flight and when we got home the salon cut them almost to my hairline and cut off my long hair to “match” these new shorter “bangs.”

The best part was the entire time I was cutting, my grandmother was yelling if anyone had seen the scissors. She asked my mom if she was planning on punishing me and my mom said, “Don’t you think her having to live with her hair like this until it grows out is punishment enough?”

I don’t remember having to live with it, quite honestly (except for some photos of a later trip to Naples that summer), but I shudder thinking I went to school like that. My mom still thinks it’s hysterical that I did this when I was eight as opposed to four or five. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This isn’t nearly as funny, but it is all I can think of for now.

In 3rd grade we barely ever got to go play on the playground at school. Maybe once a month tops. Well, one day I was bored in class and felt like napping in the nurses office. So I told the teacher that my head was itchy (it wasn’t really). I didn’t know what that implied, only that it got you sent to the nurses office. So, after an afternoon of lounging and relaxing in the nurses office, I see my class heading outside to the playground. So of course I jumped up and told the nurse that I felt all better now, and would be perfectly able to join my class.

Well, the joke was on me. Guess what? Even though I lied about my head being itchy, it turned out I really had lice. And I missed getting to go to the playground!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@bride2befl21340:  I was playing “beauty shop” when I was 5, and cut my 3 year old sister’s bangs!  They were asymmetrical.  My mom took her to the salon to sort of get it evened out.  She had a tiny little shag haircut when it was done.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

So I was really sick, probably about 7 years old. And I was at my Dad’s parents house. He had told me that if I needed to throw up, I could do so in the kitchen sink or the bathroom, either was okay. So… it came time to throw up, and I ran back and forth between the two, trying to decide, until I threw up in the hallway between them… LOL! I’m sure his mother was THRILLED at that one! hahaha!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was 16 and I am not a strong swimmer. My ex bf and his friends talked me in to swimming across a LAKE  with them. We took turns dragging a pool floaty to rest on when we got tired but by the time we reached shore, it had been dark for over two hours. That was so stupid and so dangerous.  My mom says that God Protects children and fools and it was a good thing that i was both at the time…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Now all sorts of things are coming back to me…

When I was little my mom wouldn’t let me nap at school because then I wouldn’t be tired at bedtime (still true today, ironically). I remember being placed in the older class during naptime and all different kinds of set ups they tried to figure out for me.

I distinctly remember one day having to lay on my cot like everyone else but they brought me board games and things to play with. I don’t know if the adults left the room or what went down that I felt free like this, but I played house with myself for an hour. Sat on my cot and played house, pretending to be all the characters. Openly talking out loud to myself. One of the characters was in the shower and kept yelling out to all the other family members, like it was a busy morning and everyone was getting ready for work/school. SMH. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I was 8. My best friend and I often played in an open space area that was incredibly secluded — red rocks, cacti etc. We dug up some white “carrots” and my friend convinced me to take a bite of one. Later that night I was violently ill…yeah…it was poison hemlock…AKA EXTREMELY DEADLY. I can’t believe I survived…thank God! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was about 5 and had just learned about Jesus walking on water in Sunday school. So one day while my parents were visiting with friends on the deck I took it upon myself to go open up the pool cover, put water wings around my ankles and try it out for myself. Problem itithe water wings make your feet float and if you don’t know how to swim you can’t turn pull your own head back above water. Luckily my dad was paying enough attention to jump in and pull me out but I’ll never forget that feeling of panic. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I too peed myself like that OP! hahaha

I was just standing in my friends yard & didn’t want to stop playing on the swing set to go pee so I just … went! hahaha

Also I pooped in a swimming pool. Its often been joked about that I marked my spots like a dog. LMAO

Speaking of, I also liked pretending to be a dog when I was little. For whatever reason I have no clue. My mom & I never owned a dog. So it beats me. Anyways, so when my mom went out on her first date with my now step dad I met him as a dog! hahahaha Seriously he knocks on the door & I run to the door on ALL fours now, barking & growling! LMAO

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SapphireSun:  WOW! Good job dad for keeping an eye out!

You really can’t take your eye of of them for a second so its seems!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

At school one day I decided to jump off the swings..I did so and landed with the heel of my shoe in/on my hoo-haa. I still remember the pain from that.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh I also just remembered a scary one.

I was sitting in front of the TV eating a tangerine & watching cartoons. My mom & dad was in the bedroom with the door open & had only been in there for a few seconds. That is when I decided I could swallow the tangerine whole! The only thing I remember was it hurt, I couldn’t breath & my dad trying to get it out! :/ Thankfully he got it out super fast!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@imalittlebirdie:  Wow, you were lucky! As far as stupid-dangerous, in 9th grade my BFF and I got into a fight with our friends (who were are ride home) after a school dance. So instead we got a ride home with older kids that we didn’t know at all and were driving drunk/high.

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