When we're kids we are adorable and so gosh darn innocent; it's almost unbearable. That's why we can pretty much get away with anything. You can have the Gerber baby's face and Chucky's mental state and adults will probably just smile and pinch your cheeks. That is why children are constantly testing the limits of behavior. Why wouldn't you? That's the life, when a cute yet nefarious smile can get you an ice cream and not a spanking. That opportunity doesn't come around again until you're at least 80.Redditor u/coochieforbreakfast was wondering who wanted to discuss their childhood misdeeds and accomplishments by asking.... What's something you've gotten away with as a kid because "they're young and don't know what they're doing!" when really you knew exactly what you were doing?
It was almost the perfect crime.Giphy
I don't know if this fits because I don't remember it at all, but when I was around 3 or so my sister (10 years older) kept getting blamed for eating all the ice cream, and would deny it, which made my mom mad.
Then one day, my mom rounds the corner into the kitchen then quickly pulls back to watch little 'ole me drag a chair from the table over to the freezer, grab a spoon from the drawer, open said freezer and dive into the ice cream, finish and put the ice cream back, close the freezer, lick the spoon and put it back into the drawer, and pull the chair back over to the table.
It was almost the perfect crime. scarreddragon28
My girlfriend works in a kindergarten. The boys are in love with her so first they started asking things like do you wanna go out and do you wanna be my girlfriend and such then it evolved to them slapping her in the butt every time they went past her.
They are 6 year olds. Neat_Emu
My parents had weird schedules so for school, my mum usually packed my lunch in the evening and my dad would give me lunch money in the morning not knowing that I already had lunch packed. I continued that scam for a couple of months until I had enough money to buy a Wii which is when my parents noticed that they've been tricked by a seven year old but of course they didn't think I did it on purpose. CichaelMlifford
Pretty much anything as long as the house did not burn down. I am the youngest of nine kids and by the time my parents got to me they were just too Damned tired. eddit01234543210
Eggs on the floor....
When I was maybe like 3-4 years old, I remember going to the fridge for a snack at maybe 3 in the morning. I accidentally knocked a WHOLE carton of eggs onto the floor. I think I kind-of just.... pushed the broken eggs and stuff under the fridge with paper towel. All of it. It was hidden pretty well if I remember correctly. I don't remember any aftermath from the incident.... weird. Narfraccoon
I cut the tip of my finger with those small grooming scissors cause I wanted to see if it would hurt.
It didn't, I just freaked out at the amount of blood coming outta my finger.
Scared the hell out of my teenage brother at the time 😂. Awkwardpenguinperson
"He's just being cute."Giphy
My grandfather was always grumpy and didn't like kids.
So as he climbed the stairs, I'd pinch him on the butt with a pair of dad's needle-nose pliers.
He'd yell, "Drag your butt on outta here, ya damn lil kid!" But Mom would smile and say, "He's just being cute." Back2Bach
To the Sizzler!
Mooning some lady on the highway when I was like 7.
I'd just watched some funny movie where there was a mooning joke. So there I am, in the backseat of my mom's car. We're going to meet up with the rest of the family for dinner at Sizzlers and there's remnants of the rush hour traffic, lo and behold my idiot 7 year old self thinks it would be funny to moon someone in slow traffic.
My victim followed my mom off the highway, to the Sizzler and approached her when she got out of the car 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR SON JUST DID?!?!' to which my mom told the lady to lighten up and told her to get lost. hobowithmachete
My cousin would always beat me up when I was really really young and he wouldn't get in trouble because we were young, so one day we were having my cousin's over for my birthday and I was scared of him, so my brother told me to hit him back. He comes over, a few hours pass, and then he challenges me to a fight, I quickly slap him in the face really hard and he starts balling, and then I get in trouble. UnknownNote
My granddad lived with us when I was growing up and he was really a very mean spirited man and talked awful to most everyone including my sister and me. Once his brother who lived a few states away parked his RV in our yard for a few months and one time I overheard my granddad say he wished he'd move that ugly thing out of our yard.
Well when his brother came to visit I repeated this in front of both my granddad and my great-uncle and it embarrassed my granddad so bad. I left the room acting like I was just being a kid who accidentally let something slip but I knew what I was doing the whole time. 1000BlueButterflies
I threw a water balloon during a birthday party at my friends dad that I didn't like. Made him spill his drink. I was like 5 or 6. He was my tee ball coach, and he made me play first but I couldn't catch. Reddit
On the Bus.
The First 2 years of elementary school I had to take the public bus two times a week to get to my school. So my Mum gave me money for the Ticket each morning I needed it. What she didn't know, I never once bought a Ticket and kept all the money. Two times I got caught, but pretended I didn't even know how to buy one and they let me go, because I was so young. desert3
I used to wait until my mom showed up at the babysitters to pick us up to ask for snacks. She would never give them to me throughout the day but she wouldn't say no when my mom was standing there. m0neal449
Oh I definitely think they realized what you were doing. But you got away with it anyway, because you were a tiny manipulative genius. coochieforbreakfast
"WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?"
One time I found an open package of marbles that was half empty in Walmart when I was a kid. On the way home my mom looked back at me playing with them and was like "WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?"
I remember looking around, and thinking what a silly question that was. In my sassiest 5 year old voice I said "uhh... the store??" And I got a big loud lecture about stealing.
I still kinda think it wasn't that bad since it would have been discarded anyway. crookedbookend
I stole a ball from a thrift store. I said I thought it was just someone's lost ball since it was obviously not a brand new item in a store. However I fully understood the concept of a thrift store. shicole3
we normally didn't have socks on....
This reminds me of something I actually went through. There was a 6 year old who used to step on me and my sister's feet (we normally didn't have socks on) TWIST so that it hurt more, then when we got mad at him he would say "iM lItTle" with a smile. She knew, she just didn't care. We used to live with her and her kid. We got out of there real quick when she started acting like it wasn't him and he didn't do anything wrong. anime_dummy
Death by Trampoline.
I was on a trampoline, and my older brother kept pushing me whenever I tried to stand up. He repeatedly did this about 7 times, he pushed me all the way to the springs, I tried to stand up again, and he pushed me off the trampoline. Because of the way he pushed me, I was falling head first, so I reached above my head to protect my head from the impact. I broke my fall with my arm, and I broke my arm with my fall.
Compound fracture, bone pierced the skin (it popped back in immediately after stabbing my skin, so I never got to see the bone).
He told our parents that I was about to fall off the trampoline, and he tried to catch me but he accidentally pushed me. And my parents thought, "he tried his best, but he's just a kid, so at least he tried to catch him." Death_By_Pun
One time, I became a black market candy shop owner at school, of course my parents thought I didn't know better, but I had a whole business plan. Eventually I made $400 bucks and my parents realized that I was becoming some sort of weird hustler that knew too much financially. I lost the touch as I got older though. u_gotta_believe101
"she's just a kid."
I was the victim of this. We were both kids but i was the older one. I had my head out of the window and my cousin rolled it up choking me till i was teary. I was livid but her mom didn't punish or discipline her coz "she's just a kid." StrawberryYogurt0
My cousins are the same. The times that I've visited them I've received death threats on my bed, had my locked room broken into and apparently had them just stare at me while I was sleeping a few times for a good half hour. Plus there's seven of them. shiny-spleen
I used a lot of things in the pantry to "make a cake." I had no idea what I was doing and I knew very well that it wasn't going to turn out any good. I made a mess with flour and sugar and chocolate and everything I could find that sounded cake-ey.
My "cake" was a disgusting blob with sprinkles and jam on top. I was kind of proud but I knew I had messed up. I even ate some of it. They made me clean but I was making it worse so I got help. LadyGarcha
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