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Not all kids are perfect. Yes parents like to believe so but that is just not the truth. The first people to notice an "out of the ordinary kid" are parents of other children. Be watchful.. your kids will pick up strays wherever... animal or human. And that can be a positive human trait.
Redditor HustleLin inquired with parents... Parents of Reddit, who was the strangest child your kid brought to your home?
WHERE'S MY ROOM?
I'm the sister in this story, my kids are not old enough to bring friends by themselves just yet - thank god.
My brother had a "girlfriend" when he was about 9 or 10 and she became my friend in the process. Anyway, i asked her if she wanted to have a sleep over and she said yes.
She comes over, my mom asks if she's staying the night and if so to call her parents and ask if they'd like to meet before hand and to bring over a change of clothes and pjs.
She calls her dad, he doesn't want to meet (what?) but says yes and agrees to bring over some clothes. About 30 minutes later a car pulls up while we're outside, my friend says hi, her dad says open the back door and he pushes out two huge black garbage bags stuffed full of clothes.
It must've been everything she owned. He then says shut the door and he takes off. We carry this stuff in and my moms face was one of confusion and wtf did I agree to.
She stayed for almost a week before my mom said no more and called her parents (multiple times) to come get her.
I have no idea why her parents did that. No clue why they didnt call their 8 year old daughter for a week and she didnt at all think this was strange.
I went over to her house after this and it was chaos.
TV ROTS YOUR BRAINS![rebelmouse-image 18353535 is_animated_gif=
This kid lives down the road and shows up to take things from my kids: their bikes, their shoes, literally anything that isn't bolted down. It's weird when he takes their bikes, because he bikes to our house.
I'm pretty sure he doesn't go to school? It is usually after the kids are in class he will just walk up in our house and be watching tv. We have to tell him to go home often because he either is being raised by wolves or doesn't care
SHE BELONGS IN 'THE RING!'[rebelmouse-image 18353536 is_animated_gif=
I had neighbors like this growing up. The youngest child was the same age as my sister and I swear the girl had NO home training. She would come inside the house and just play with our toys or eat food or come into bedrooms to wake someone up. After the second time my parents started locking the door every night. (Lived way out in the country so there was no need to lock doors) The kids would steal any toys we left outside which made zero sense because my siblings and I played with them every day. We would always take the stuff back. (roller skates, Big Wheels, jump ropes, an entire kiddie pool...) Got to the point that we had to bring every single outdoor toy in with us at the end of the day and us no longer being allowed to play with them because the parents would send them over late at night to ask for groceries. It was weird.
IT'S TOO HOT IN HERE![rebelmouse-image 18353537 is_animated_gif=
My son brought home a kid to play at our house when he was in 3rd grade. This kid was a giant bundle of nervous energy and always getting trouble. Doing things he wasn't suppose to. It didn't matter how many times you warned him, he didn't seem to listen. It was the next day that I discovered one of my son's Super Soaker water guns lying in the flower bed. When I picked it up, i noticed a strange smell of gasoline. He must have used my 1 gallon plastic gasoline can i store next to my mower and filled the gun up with this flammable fluid. We put a ban on him coming over again.
THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH![rebelmouse-image 18353538 is_animated_gif=
My kids were the weird ones. Other kids were normal.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE EVERYBODY SON...[rebelmouse-image 18355724 is_animated_gif=
My son is very extroverted and active. He'll go outside to ride bikes with a few friends and come back with a dozen or I drop him off at practice solo and have 5 kids pile into my car after. At this point I just ask him to text me how many people are eating dinner here and do a quick head count before they all head to sleep. I check with the parents to make sure it's okay if the kid is new to the group, but that's about it. Our house is the main hang out spot so he has brought home a lot of kids over the years. Most have been normal. Some have been weird.
The weirdest was last summer. The boys woke up and were making breakfast before they realized Joshua was missing. They all knew Joshua from school and he had been over our house a couple times before to swim and he went paintballing with the group once, but this was his first time sleeping over. No one knew where he was. They all said that he was upstairs with them last night but no one remembered seeing him go to sleep. The kids were 12 then so I figured he might have just biked home and I texted his mom. She said he wasn't home and asked us if we checked the roof. I thought that was weird but we went outside and, sure enough, Joshua was asleep on the roof. He has insomnia and apparently goes outside to stargaze sometimes when he can't fall asleep. He sometimes accidentally falls asleep on the roof. That would have been nice to know before hand. He still comes over sometimes but he hasn't fallen asleep on the roof since last year. He has fallen asleep in random spots around the house though.
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My step-daughter brought a girl back after school once, a very odd girl. They'd have been about 12 at the time. So I asked if she wanted to stay for tea which she did. Then a little while later I asked when her mum was picking her up and this was her reply, "I have asked mother to collect me at 17:38 So that is when I shall leave, oh and if I feel like coming tomorrow can we have something better for tea."
She was not back again tomorrow.
EXPLAIN PLEASE...[rebelmouse-image 18978867 is_animated_gif=
Your mom: laughed? called her parents to come get her? handed her a can opener and a skillet? ran her out of the house?
Don't leave us hanging here.
KIDS ARE ANIMALS...[rebelmouse-image 18978868 is_animated_gif=
Obligatory not a parent, but when I was in middle school I brought a friend home from school. I was the kid in middle and high school who made good friends with the "weird" kids who no one else gave the time of day.
The night went pretty normal, teenage dudes playing video games and junk. We went to bed pretty damn late at night and when I woke up I smelled wonderful bacon and eggs cooking in the kitchen. I was somewhat surprised my mom had gotten up so early to cook as I inherited my groggy hate the morning attitude from her.
I came out to the living room the same time she did, both of us in our PJs. My friend was in the kitchen wearing her apron and cooking everyone breakfast as a thank you for being so cool with him. It was definitely odd but my mom was totally on board with not having to cook.
Another friend I had about the same time would meow and bark at people like an animal, which my mother appreciated a lot less.
Advancements in science happen every day in every way.
But often it feels like we are still so far behind.
How have we not cured so many diseases?
Shouldn't we know more about space?
What is Jello really made of?
So much to ponder and understand.
Maybe one day.
We all have a bucket list of what we'd like to see cured or invented before our last breaths.
Redditor yoda2060wanted to discuss all the science that needs to be devoured before the sand runs out of the hourglass. They asked:
"What scientific achievement you would like to see before you die?"
Life is infinite and we'll never know everything that is possible. But let's dream of what could be...
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"Cure for Alzheimer's. It sucks."
"I want to see us grow hearts, kidneys, livers, etc... In labs and end the need for donations and waiting lists for transplants."
"I waited for a heart/bilateral lung transplant for over a year and I spent 8 months living in the hospital waiting for it. You’re basically waiting for someone to die."
"Which feels all kinds of wrong… but my therapist (all transplant patients sees a transplant therapist) kept reminding me that me needing a heart and lungs doesn’t cause someone to die…"
"And what made even harder was that my mom died of Covid about 5 weeks before my transplant happened. So while I was praying and hoping so hard my mom wouldn’t die… I was also praying for my transplant to happen. I had a lot of mixed and confusing feelings. My transplant happened last November."
"Idiot Bottom Line"
"To build an environment friendly world."
"That depends entirely on how far you want to go with 'environmentally friendly.' Some amateurish pseudo-intellectuals will say that humanity itself is devastating the planet by it's very existence so we'll call that the 'Idiot Bottom Line."'
"So you have to find an acceptable level above that to declare environmentally friendly. For example can we still have hear exchangers? Space debris? Artificial Electromagnetic radiation? There has to be a level before you can declare such and so far no one agrees."
“20 years, tops”
"Viable nuclear fusion."
"Nuclear Astrophysicist here. I know the joke is that we been saying '20 years, tops' for 50 years now - who do you think came up with that joke? But seriously, we are really close."
"We need a reaction that is self-sustaining and puts out more energy than we put in. We can easily do a reaction that’s one or the other, just getting one that’s both is hard. And with recent updates to the Greenwald limit we found some relatively minor tweaks that doubles previous theoretical max output."
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"Figuring out what Dark Matter is, solving the mysteries of black holes. Proper thorough investigation of our own oceans."
So far, so interesting. We have so much to learn.
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"Prosthetic limbs and organs that can work just as well as real ones. Affordably too. A cure for total nerve damage. Carbon neutral liquid fuel. FTL travel (let me dream)."
"Making contact with another intelligent species in another solar system."
"That's probably not going to happen. I'd be overjoyed though if we discovered even just microbial life in the oceans of Europa or Enceladus. They'd be the first true extra-terrestrials ever encountered."
"If we had teleports then we might also have other technologies integrated with it like instant dental work, instant food, instant surgery, things just unthinkable without the technology but before the steam engine travel was by horse so they could not imagine traveling cross country in any other way besides ships. Maybe with teleports we wouldn't need energy, just an infinite loop of the first spark."
Sickness be gone...
"Cure for all cancer forms."
"I approached a nursing assistant with the question. They could describe it as trying to go after the stick of a lollipop. The treatments are mostly concerned with favors, not sticks. If they can discover a way to deal with the stick, then you may be able to treat cancer from there."
"I think it is important to add that there won’t be ONE cure to all cancers. Cancer is such a broad spectrum of diseases that sometimes have next to nothing in common. But hopefully we will keep getting the survival rates up with different medications for different cancer types."
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"Solve back pain please. We can do crazy sh*t like nuclear bombs, new fancy vaccines and space exploration, yet we don't have a solution to one of the biggest and most common ailments that existed though all of humanity."
I want to see all of this happen! Fingers crossed.
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Fast fashion is terrible for the environment, one of the largest polluters of clean water globally because of its all too common use of cheap, toxic textile dyes.
It also places producers under more and more pressure to manufacture more and more clothes on masse–the people working in the factories that make this stuff are being paid a pittance, contributing to much of the wealth inequality in less developed nations.
Additionally, it's estimated that the textiles industry produces 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 per year and that just two percent of all fast fashion emissions can be reduced through recycling. Ouch. Time to change habits, right?
People shared their thoughts on this and other topics after Redditor urmomsucked asked the online community,
"What should people seriously stop buying?"
"Pets they can’t take care of."
I have known several people who got puppies, decided they couldn't handle them, and dumped them. It's rage-inducing.
"Nestle products. Literally the most evil company currently in business. Unfortunately it's really hard to tell what brands they own."
Nestle is responsible for the deaths of babies in undeveloped nations. It's sick.
"Designer clothes and accessories with logos slapped all over them. It wastes your money and makes you look idiotic."
The funny thing is, the designer clothes/accessories with logos slapped all over them are typically the cheapest options from said designer.
"Simple syrup. It’s sugar water with an $8 price tag."
It's easy enough to make your own. Your iced tea will never be the same again.
"Cheap belts. A quality leather belt will last you decades."
I have a few (quality leather belts, that is) and they've lasted for years and years. Can confirm.
"Cigarettes. To anyone reading this, please just don't start even if it's out of curiosity. I'm 20 years deep into this and it's hell."
Smoking is a brutal addiction to break. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed rules prohibiting menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars to stop young people from picking up the habit.
"Fast fashion. Garment workers get paid s*it, the environment suffers and you look like everybody else on the street with no personality or sense of individualism."
This should be up at the top. The environmental impact is terrible.
"Unnecessarily large vehicles..."
"Unnecessarily large vehicles, which they'll then inevitably complain cost too much to fill the gas tank."
Gas guzzlers need to go. It's far past time that they be phased out.
"Anything advertised on Instagram. It’s a scam and those influencers are just making it look cheap AF."
Or just avoid Instagram in general. That would solve a lot.
"New phones when their current is just as good."
You've got that right. People buy a new one for the hell of it without even thinking about it.
It's pretty clear that many of us need to change our habits now. Our wallets will thank us later.
Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
If you make too many funny faces, your face will stay that way permanently.
Watch too much tv and your eyes will fall out.
Break a mirror and it's seven years of bad luck.
These are among the many myths and superstitions we heard as children, more often than not from our parents and teachers as a way of scaring us into behaving.
But while there is not one ounce of truth to any of these tall tales, there are many who still believe them, and many more.
Redditor RedditPersonIf was curious to learn what superstitions people continue to believe are true, leading them to ask:
"What myths are obviously false, yet most people still believe they are true?"
When they fly the coop...
"If you take care of a baby bird, the mother won’t want it anymore because it’ll smell like a human."- GreatXs
No amount of fiber can help you
"If you swallow gum, it'll stay in your digestive tract for 7 years."- stinky_cheese33
It was every other subjects he had trouble with
"Albert Einstein failed math in school."- Nothingreallyendalbert einstein GIFGiphy
Though it does make shampooing easier
"Shaving your hair will make the hair grow back thicker.'- RunWithScissorsss
Sleep with your mouth closed
"The amount of spiders you eat while being asleep."- pantsofafatman
"That you are supposed to pee on a jellyfish sting to ease the pain."- Actuarybajellyfish burn GIF by Monterey Bay AquariumGiphy
"Bulls not liking the color red."
"Bulls are partially color blind and can only see yellow, green, blue, and violet."- Rogurzz
Call a Lyft instead
"Coffee, speed, and uppers sober you up."
"Too drunk to drive?"
"Now you're drunk AND on drugs, you just don't feel the effects of the booze but your motor skills, reaction time and decision making are all still drunk AF."- kirkrjordan
Best let nature run its course
"The damn alpha wolf."
"It was one study under captivity, the poor researcher made it his life's work to try and set it right."
"If you want a brutal hierarchy where everyone pecks down, what you're looking for is chickens."- raxeira-etterathdog lol GIF by Regal CinemasGiphy
Give this one some thought
"We can only use 10% of our brain."- UnbearableHuman
A little bit of research will clear up any doubt you have on these old superstitions and beliefs.
And for anyone who helped out a friend who got stung by a jellyfish, no need to be embarrassed.
Who hasn't looked at a scarf someone knitted for a loved one, a flawless homemade birthday cake, or an immaculately planted garden and thought, "I wish I could do that"?
But you'd never dare try to attempt it yourself, knowing that it's well beyond your personal skill set.
But is it?
Intimidating as they may seem, some skills might be deceptively easier than they appear to be, or might come more naturally to you than to many others.
Redditor halfmoon599 was curious to hear what skills people believed to be much easier than they seem, leading them to ask:
"What skill is actually easier to learn than what other people think?"
Everyone can be ambidextrous!
"I'm left handed and and I wanted to learn to write with my right hand."
"it was much easier than I thought and now I can write with it making it look somewhat decent."- JE3V4N_
"Using your off hand skillfully."
"I worked on this when I owned a woodworking business and it has helped so many times over the years."- karg_the_fergus
Should you ever forget your keys...
"Picking a lock."
"It only takes about 1 or 2 hours to learn, contrary to popular belief." - DifficultAd5113frustrated frustration GIFGiphy
Can't get to the genius stand? No problem!
"It's just a lot of googling and YouTubing."- theassassintherapist
"Basic IT troubleshooting."- usmarine7041
You'll have a blanket done in no time!
"It looked really difficult to me but I was really pleased how easy it was to pick up."
"Especially with YouTube tutorials."- geeltulpenCrochet GIF by Twin_MadeGiphy
But do get a license first...
"Flying a small airplane is actually very simple."
"It's everything else like weather and flight planning, emergency mindfulness, airspace and traffic, and confidence in yourself that gets tricky, but any person with eyeballs and a pulse could fly a plane."- Clyde-MacTavish
With practice, of course
"Parallel parking."- Feels2old
Give your arms a rest!
"It takes just 10-20 minutes a day for 3-10 days.'
"Find a railing you can lean on to start."
"At some point, you'll be able to let go and ride!'- Vegan_BTW_VRJuggling Unicycle GIF by Derek TeeGiphy
... Is it though?...
"Driving a stick shift."- fantazja1
Next time you think, "aw, I wish I could do that," rather than keep wishing, why not just give it a try?