The scary things kids do...

My beautiful girl - This is my 2 yr old
Canada
November 16, 2008 11:18pm CST
Hi all,What are some of the scary things your kids have done? The other day my sister was over and we moved my room into another room in the house because it is a much warmer room. This room has the hotwater heater in it that was installed about a year ago. When it was installed one of the panels on it never had a cover put on and I was going to get it put on when I heard my daughter start SCREAMING bloody murder so I ran to see what happened and low and behold she touched the exposed wires and shocked herself. We spent a few hours at the hospital because she was in some pretty bad paid but she is ok now THANK GOD. SOOOO..... what have your kids done that scared the cr@p outta you????
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• Japan
17 Nov 08
my son at 3 runs so fast especially in inclined streets..i get worried and scared he might stumble down and would hit his forehead or nose to the ground.. he run so risky for other kids..he's careless...of course what would kids know about hazards.. but thing is i try to clear his play area without disturbing him... i love my son so much...
• Canada
17 Nov 08
That is definately something kids will do LOL I think alot of kids are like that . they have no fear because they have not experienced things like we have. I did the same as you when my son was little. I made sure there was nothing in the way that he could hurt himself on and my daughter doesn't get into much so I haven't had to child proof as much as I did with my son. Thanx for your response.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
17 Nov 08
there are really many scary things the kids do. they do not understand what is bad and good. my niece acts very dangerously at times. she was riding on the grill on balcony. I had to take her down
• Canada
17 Nov 08
LOL that is indeed something scary anything could happen. I am very glad she didn't hurt herself. Thank you for your response
@hunandi (288)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Oh there have been a few things One that comes to mind right now is when my oldest was about 3 her dad had take her for the day well he brought her back after he said he was going to keep her I was busy cleaning i had candles lite that I normaly would not if she was home because the are sat down low. Well he brought her home never called nothing appairently put her in the house never told me never said he was there nothing. I just happened to hear her walking across the floor I came running and just in enough time. There she was bent over the candle blowing at it. She had caught her hair on fire. Thank god i heard her. She only burned her hair I was so thankful. I called her father screaming I was so upset he knows I light the low candles when she wasnt home. And how could he just drop her off with out even maken sure someone was home I told him he was the worst firefighter and father ever. He seemed more upset by me telling him he was a bad firefighter then the bad father. It was a long time befor he had her alone again.
• Canada
17 Nov 08
Thats nutz. I would have done the same thing as you did. It's crazy to find out how irresponsible the other parent can be. Thank you for your response.
@riyasam (16574)
• India
24 Nov 08
i have two kids aged 6 and two.seeing my elder daughter jump from a table which is about 10feet high,my son followed suit.luckily he got away with a few bruises.
@julise (494)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 08
Kids are really scary! I was once working as a co-teacher for kindergaten (i still have not have my own children), they are all always runing, screaming, punching, biting... ooooh i'm scared of them. i don't want to handle kids anymore. hopefully one i got my own kid, i know how to handle them and be a good parent
• United States
19 Nov 08
I understand exactly what you are saying. My four year old daughter did something similar this Summer. We have always told her not to play with the outlets on the walls, and we thought we had gotten this point through to her. Unfortunately we hadn't. One afternoon, when the only people home were her, myself, and my grandfather, it happened. She was in the room by herself because she was supposed to be taking a nap. Neither of us knew that she had woken from her nap, and was playing with a bobby pin she had found on the floor. Out of the blue we heard a loud electrical noise, then after a pause we heard my daughter crying. I ran to see what happened. Sure enough she had put the bobby pin in the socket and got a minor charge out of it. She had a small burn mark on her thumb where she was holding it. After I checked her over to make sure she was fine, and my heart stopped pounding, I couldn't help but laugh. I didn't scold her, just told her "Now you know why we told you not to play with the outlet right?" She nodded her head through her tears. Since then we haven't had a problem with her and that either. I'm glad that it happened the way that it happened. She wasn't majorly hurt, and sometimes experience is the best teacher.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Oh, happy to hear your daughter is okay. SCARY!!! My son likes to climb on roofs and skate off. Or fly over those cement flower beds in parking lots into the street beyond. And his friends video taped him. I hope this is a phase he will just pass through. Anyway, glad your girl is well.
@Paula1966 (1102)
• United States
18 Nov 08
All these stories remind me of the sick-to-the-gut feeling I would get when my son was little and did something scary, or if I THOUGHT about him doing something scary. I would say the most scary thing he did was when he was just getting confident with walking. We were over at my mother-in-law's house, and her neighbors from across the street were visiting as well. The six of us are sitting on the sofa and love seat around the coffee table. My son stands up on the sofa, and all of the sudden just goes to step off!! It is hard to describe - he just stepped out with one foot like the floor was right there, and down he went. He landed RIGHT on the corner of the coffee table with his little forehead. I was panicked, but he didn't really cry or anything. We were all shocked... 6 grown-ups right there, and not one of us could have done anything!!! I was worried he would have a concussion, but my MIL was a nurse and didn't think anything was wrong. I had a sleepless night, regardless. I have learned kids are resilient. If they weren't, our species would be in trouble.
@ghazal2k5 (920)
• India
18 Nov 08
I will let ya know when i will have kids . Thank God your daughter is safe. Take care of her and be more careful in future. U never know what kids are gonna do.
• Canada
18 Nov 08
The first thing that comes to mind is when my son was about a year and a half old and he snagged a sharp knife off of the counter while I was making dinner. Well it was sure tough to try and chase him down without exciting him, as I was so terrified that he would fall down and land on the knife. That really scared me.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
18 Nov 08
+ - ! OUCH!!!! I hope she is doing better. yes that is scary and quiet scary. I bet you probably will have it covered soon. My kids scared me when I lost them at an amusement park. My son walked away when we were talking, he left on purpose because he thinks we were teasing him as being too short to go on the rides. When we turn around to look for him, he was gone. I ran all over the them park looking for him, it was about 30 minutes. Finally we found him. I was in tears. Then another time again, he left my side when I told him no. I had my little girl with me so I could not run fast enough, he turned the corner and disappeared. Yes several scares, but each time we found him safe. Now he is old enough and I don’t worry too much.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
17 Nov 08
HI, That would be scary ! I hope she is okay now ! For some reason I remember when I was a kid that sometimes we would play with the kids further down the street and they would do all sorts of things that i thought at the time were not serious . Some of the things they did were throw rocks at passing cars and also throw toys in the street and have a bus run them over . I now know that is why my parents always said dont hang out with them , or if we did we would get in trouble me and my brother . I remember when I was a kid i would play and kinda hike in the woods (anything could happen there)
• United States
17 Nov 08
this one is a little gross....but about three years ago when my daughter was 6 she got a christmas tree ornament stuck in her eye!! i heard her scream and ran into the room and she had her eyes covered and all i could see was the ornament sticking out. i went into mommy mode and actually got it out and got a towel for her eye and got her and my other daughter in the car for the hospital. it was bleeding and i was freaking out on the inside. as soon as we made it to the hospital and the nurse took her, i broke down and cried and then realized what had actually happened. she was fine. thank god it did no damage to her eye and she is fine today. but i will say that i will never forget that visual of her standing there and me wondering what was going to actually be there when she opened her eye.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
Thank goodness she is okay. It could have been really bad. My kids never got into anything like that. I mean no electrical shocks. They have gotten into things that they should n't have but never have they ever hurt themselves like that. Once my daughter touched the stove when it was hot and she got a bad burn but nothing she didn't recover from. I am glad that your daughter never got hurt. Electricity is so dangerous. She got lucky my friend. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Your friend Chris
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
17 Nov 08
sooo many things, some of which won't mention for fear of judgement :) .... most recently my baby girl had some really foul breath - for days. And, I couldn't understand why. I was having problems with my insurance at the time. Her breath was so foul that I called pediatrician to make an appointment - where I would pay for the visit. I was thinking that maybe she had something internal going on. Before her appointment came up, I happened to look over at her and notice that she was going crazy trying to get a big wad of paper out of her nose. That was the culprit of the stinky breath. She had pushed a wad of paper up her nostril days before. Sometimes i wonder which one of us is crazy
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Nov 08
My daughter used to like to stick things into the electric outlet when she was little. I had to buy some outlet plugs so she could not get to them.