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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.
NO RETURN...[rebelmouse-image 18978866 is_animated_gif=
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.
Oh, the beginning of the interwebs.
Those were the days.
We definitely did not see what was to come.
Maybe it should've stayed simple.
We'll never know.
Computers rule the world now.
Let's see where we are in another twenty years.
RedditorEzucraAaAa wanted to wax nostalgic about the good old days of technology and its humble beginnings.
"Redditors, what's something the internet was crazy about but is now forgotten?"
I miss the simplicity of not having a thousand apps. I'm simple.
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"Search engines before Google existed. Alta Vista, Lycos, Web Crawler..."
"Downloading custom cursors for your computer. I gave my family computer so many viruses back in the '00s trying to click things with a lightsaber."
"Amazing. I had totally forgotten about all the virusy stuff I downloaded to my home computer, purely so the cursor would disappear and reappear. My parents had zero knowhow with computers either, so likely had no idea wtf I was downloading. Cursors were cool though, despite all the malware."
"During the early days of the web, when most websites weren't plastered with advertising... Website view counters."
"Back in the day of counters, one day I went to my website and the counter was in the thousands. I just thought it malfunctioned and ignored it. Years later I learned that my website, which had a MIDI collection, was published in a newspaper in another country. I couldn't say for sure if that was true and whether it aligned with the counter change."
"Yea the internet was simpler too, layout style I mean. I like old style HTML webpage layouts. I personally don’t like hyper modern logos and designs on interfaces. Something about old slightly pixelated designs about them home screens and app logos really made them satisfying. I’ve even went as far as seeing if I could install some extensions that could change the layout of sites, make them feel older, give them that 2000’s html look."
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"I used to waste so much time with stumble upon."
What a strange and crazy place the internet was.
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"Poking on Facebook."
"I had a friend that poked me and I never noticed the notification. He died. I now have this unreturned poke as a reminder that I’ll never be able to poke them back."
"Many flash games are not dead. BEHOLD! The flashpoint project. They have saved thousands of the old flash games in a playable format. Go forth and relive your childhood Also paging u/The_Middler_is_Here"
I will find you...
"There was a rhythm game that I don't remember the name of that me and some friends would challenge each other in, and it had the song Guitar vs Piano 2 which introduced me to Envy, who was a pretty big newgrounds artist at the time. I wanna go check out their stuff again now, I'd completely forgot about them till now."
"Forums. There used to be so many, incredibly active and dedicated forums."
"A lot of the forums I visited were ruined by photobucket when they decided they wanted paid a lot of money from their users. So many build threads and tutorials ruined."
"IMDb had the best message boards back in the day. Chatting with your internet friends around the globe about every nuance in your fave movie. Man I miss that. Reddit is close, but nothing beats the olden days."
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"Do you guys remember those egg things that hatched little creatures after a while? You'd put one on your website and then the artist would update the source url with images of it hatching? There were all kinds of little fun things like that."
Those were the days!
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Not all television and movies are loved by all.
A story and its characters have to appeal to you in order for you to be engaged.
It can take next to nothing for us to lose interest and let the screen go black.
Redditor BarooTangClan wanted to compare notes on all the entertainment we've said "that's enough" to.
"What will make you instantly stop watching a movie or show and why?"
I hate bad acting, writing, storytelling... I hate bad anything.
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"Fight scenes with a million visual cuts. Gives me motion sickness. Contrast the absolutely masterful work in John Wick. long cuts, realistic use of weapons (mostly), 100% skill."
"When the actors whisper the whole movie and you have to crank the volume to hear what's being said - but the soundtrack or some other misc noise starts blaring at a higher volume directly after."
"I basically had to watch Stranger Things up in my attic with the windows and doors closed. I was worried the neighbors would think something was wrong or be annoyed if I watched it downstairs in my single family home. It was ridiculous."
"spice things up"
"Love triangles out of no where in a second or third season to 'spice things up' because studio writers are hacks and their idea of relationship drama is 'potential infidelity' at all times. It's the most tired trope on the go**amn planet and the second I see it rear its head I dip right the hell out."
"The whole concept of a love triangle to begin with an incredibly juvenile. Any healthy functioning adult who found themselves in a love triangle would soon choose to find themselves single."
Save your lips...
"When couples in a movie/show have a fight and one of them instantly goes to a friend and end up kissing her/him after talking for 5 minutes. I cringe so hard i turn it off and never watch it again."
"This pissed me off so much in Manifest. Girl is desperate to get back her ex-fiancé, he finally breaks up with his wife to get back with her and she's like 'nah, it's not fair to your wife, let me do this other dude I just met through a calling and be pissed at you for being jealous.' Michaela was the worst and everyone acted as if she were a saint the entire time."
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"Shows where a single polite conversation could fix everything."
We are going overboard with the witty repartee. Talk normal...
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"Annoying main character, especially if it's a kid."
"Kids who have a quippy, sassy retort to everything, and everyone just kind of crumbles before their wit."
"Shows where kids in high school talk like they are 30 years olds who have done everything, been everywhere, know it all and use a ridiculously flowery and extensive vocabulary in every conversation. Like, have any of these writers ever been to high school? Literally no one talks like that. Even worse is when, in addition to this, all the adults talk normal or are just plain stupid, like so weird parallel universe."
"If the movie is too dark. Not graphic, just literally dark. I lose all sense of intensity in dark scenes and I'm not straining my damn eyes trying to figure out what the hell is going on."
"I've seen about 10 percent of all DC movies recently. I've seen all of the individual films in full, just actually saw 10% of each of them."
"Movies in the late 80s had a lot of dark but you could see the depth because of different shooting techniques. Now you cant see crap because its a CGI fest drowned in black color so you can't see crap because you have no depth in a scene. Compare night scenes in dark alleys in 80's movies and movies now. Utter crap show in the new ones."
Pay Attention Storytellers
"Bad editing would be a big one. A lot of modern horror movies can't help but edit the movies like they're trailers, with added noises to scare the audience because they are afraid the script alone isn't enough to keep people watching."
"I remember this is where the first transformers movie lost me. When the transformers are fighting at the end, it's all a big, jumbled mess of metal and I can barely tell what's going on or who is who."
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"When they go straight to relationship drama right away when it wasn't the selling point of the show."
Do better, Hollywood. It's not that hard.
I fear death.
I wake up in cold sweats dreaming about it.
I think about it in my waking hours.
It's an obsession and clearly, I'm not alone.
But there are more preferred ways to exit.
All we can do is hope to be lucky enough to skip the mercilessly awful.
Please just let me go quick and in my sleep.
RedditorCallMehRiverwanted to hear about all the ways none of us what to leave this life.
"What Do You Think Would Be The Worst Death Imaginable?"
My list of the worst deaths is long. My imagination runs amok.
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"For me? Being trapped in a small tube or cave (like the ones you have to wiggle through) and getting stuck to where you can’t move your arms. And all you can do is wait to die. I’m getting chills just thinking about it."
"The more I hear about cavers that get stuck, the more I think that's a crap way to go."
"There’s a great YouTube channel called Ask a Mortician and this was her #1 worse way to die. I can’t remember the exact details or their names, but two well-known divers went into an underwater cave."
"One of them became entangled and died. Years later, his friend dives back down there to try and retrieve his body, the body itself is rotten and his head comes off and the other guy also becomes tangled and dies. Really sad."
A Long Process
"Believed to be in a coma but coherent through the whole 20 year process until they pull the plug."
"Oh man this just reminded me of a story I read on here about a guy who lost the ability to move and speak but was completely conscious. Had to just lay there and be awake but trapped in a useless body. His family thought he was brain dead or something and he couldn’t communicate to them that he was 'all there.' Crazy"
Slow & Steady
"Being slowly impaled by a growing bamboo. It was a form of torture probably used by the japanese during WW2 against Allied prisoners."
"The scariest part is that once you have symptoms, you 100% will die. A 100% mortality rate has to be a psychological torture in itself."
"Not only that, you feel irrational fear. Your brain is literally being eaten apart by the virus and it fu*ks up everything on it. You can't drink water because it hurts you. You feel dizzy, present a fever, excessively salivate, everything hurts and it only gets worse. I'd rather take a bullet and die when the symptoms are still tolerable."
Why can't we all just go engulfed in calm and quiet?
"Some pulpy sci-fi book I read a while back had one of the best deaths of this real piece of crap bad guy. Left to die in a drowning sea lab under the Antarctic ice, he freezes himself in a state of the art suspended animation pod with some kind cold fusion power source that would keep it running for millions of years."
"But he forgot to inject himself with the drug that would put him to sleep. So basically he is in suspended animation at the bottom of the Antarctic ocean while his mind is perfectly awake and conscious in a near unbreakable machine that won't run out of power for millions of years and nobody knows about it."
"As an RN I have always thought that the worst way to die (natural process) is ALS. Lou Gehrig's Disease."
"My mom and grandmother have Huntington's disease, which is essentially ALS, Alzheimer's, and Dementia combined into one really messed up genetic disease. I have a 50% chance of inheriting it and if I hit 40 and there's still no cure I can't promise I'll feel like continuing on with my life because that disease is absolutely freaking miserable."
"The fact your chromosomes can be so destroyed your body basically lost it's genetic code and with it the ability to make any new cells. It's literally a 'dead man walking' and you slowly rot away in agony. Stuff is so unimaginably f**ked up."
"What's also bad about radiation is that it affects your nerves and brain cells last, so you have everything in place to feel all the pain of the rest of your cells being destroyed."
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"I want to believe anything that slowly kills you painfully to be the worst. Such as slowly being crushed or something where the pain is beyond compare and yet not enough to throw you into shock or unconsciousness."
"Alternatively, being rapidly crushed into goo would probably be the least painful. I'm talking one of those massive industrial hammers they use for large steel work. Basically smooshed before the nerve signals make it to the brain."
Now I'll never sleep again without nightmares of death.
If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
Most Americans think nothing of their humdrum daily activities or amenities available to them.
However, others with a different perspective might romanticize the things that are otherwise commonplace ideas and concepts for US citizens, like going to a diner or riding the school bus.
One Redditor looked to foreigners to hear of their American desires to respond to the following:
"Non-Americans of Reddit: what is an American thing you have always wanted to try?"
The things depicted in film really captivated foreign audiences.
"To visit a diner like in the movies. In the middle of the night, it’s raining and just a few people there with great music from a jukebox."
Iconic Student Transport
"Ride a yellow school bus even if I'm too old. Growing up I always loved seeing them on TV."
Just Like The Ones We Used To Know
"A white Christmas."
"Living in an Australian state where I've never even seen snow in our winter, let alone experiencing that classic Hallmark movie moment of waking up to a street full of it and sitting around a fireplace while opening gifts/preparing a feast."
"Guess it's not strictly American, but the imagery and trope is something I've only really seen from American Films."
They may be ubiquitous for us, but they sure seem to be novel ideas to foreigners.
Let's Be Frank
"One of the hotdogs from those little street cart things."
"A friend of mine from Indonesia said, 'the food chewer in the sink.'"
"Apple Pie made by white-haired grandma, placed near window, who says 'oh dear...' as I levitate towards it."
"Proper tailgating before a ball game, the kind where there's ribs and stuff."
"Deep fried foods at a state fair. I'm from Scotland and we love to deep fry everything and I wanna know if it's just as good or better."
There are places to see!
Places To See
"America’s greatest invention!"
Backpacking In Nature
"I always wanted to hike The Appalachian Trail if that counts. Or see Yellowstone."
"Being able to start a whole new life 'elsewhere' without having to leave my country and going through an arduous immigration process."
My cousin told me she looks forward to visiting a Trader Joe's someday when she visits America for the first time.
Her bucket list option was hardly surprising. My parents used to bring treats from TJs as a novelty souvenir gift item, and my relatives ate it up. Literally.
Let's face it. The snacks at TJs rocks.
Even store locations in New York City would have ridiculously long lines during busy hours because the West-coast-based grocer was a novelty on the East Coast.