Sh*t My Kids Ruined

United States
May 28, 2010 2:08pm CST
So I've recently discovered this is a website.. it's pretty funny because almost every parent has been there. I'd post the link but as you can see the first word is unexeptable on Mylot... so just type it into your browser.. the title of this discussion, without spaces, .com. What sort of things have your kids ruined? My twins as toddlers were my most destructive children. They broke a pair of my prescription glasses.. and I couldn't afford to replace them, but I need them 24/7.. so from that point on I wore contacts 24/7.. which years later caused a serious infection and lots of ulcers and tears on my eye, forcing me to spend our Christmas money on a new pair of glasses. The twins also were facinated with the toilet, and I lost many things that way.. including a cordless phone. When I replaced the first cordless phone, they did it again with the new one!
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• United States
29 May 10
hahahaha this made me laugh!! Nothing is safe in my house...I have four kids and It doesn't matter what it is or where i put it, just about everything gets torn up! I totally understand what you are saying!!!
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@much2say (33562)
• United States
28 May 10
Ha - I'll have to check out that site! Little ones can be destructive, though unintentionally . . . but it's when they get older and should know better that it makes me scream - hee hee (not hee hee at the time). Most of it is probably my fault though - these incidents could have been avoided. My daughter, when she was much younger, got a hold of a black sharpie (very permanent marker) and got to one of the coasters at the kitchen table. The artist that she is, our wooden kitchen table is full of marks and dents. She used to pull on things - and somehow my two big pyrex measuring cups hit the carpeted floor and shattered against each other(thank goodness she was on a chair). Oh - and books . . . she has always been a book monster - and though she never tore books, she crunched the pages in an effort to turn them. Because I knew it was practice and these books were used books anyway, I let them be "practice" books. I'm sure there are tons more.
• United States
28 May 10
Every house I've ever lived in has had my kids "art" covering every wall in crayon, pen, pencil, permanent marker.. you name it. They also do destroy a lot of books, either by tearing them, being too rough with them, crumpling pages.. whatever. Most of their books are used though.
@much2say (33562)
• United States
30 May 10
I hear you! Luckily we haven't had any wall incidents - yet - but we do have tons of tape there as my daughter tapes her own drawings onto it (so there's lots of peeling marks). I forgot to mention that our couch is a bit thrashed too. No rips, but all the cushions (which were gushy to begin with) are too soft and it's not supportive anymore . . . my daughter used it has a trampoline!!
• United States
30 May 10
Same problem here with the sofas. Add to that my cats use the sofas as scratching posts so they are ripped at all the corners. I don't worry about it too much.. my kids and cats are more important than furniture, I just keep in mind not to buy really expensive stuff cause I know it will be ruined quickly.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
28 May 10
great site! I enjoyed the laugh. When my daughter was about two, I needed a nap0 but she was loaded for bear. We had a sectional couch, so I barricaded her in there with me. Took everything out but her toys, I thought. I slept about 20 minutes. When I woke up, she had found lipstick, still not sure where it cane from, and had completely covered her face except her lips! wish I had gotten a picture. Of course it was on the couch, blanket, clothes....
• United States
28 May 10
My younger boys have gotten into my make up a couple of times... they smeared lipstick all over every surface of the bathroom. They got into my foundation once and dumped it on an entire pile of clean laundry.. and it stained it all, they stuff doesn't come out apparently. I could probably spend all day talking about things my kids have ruined!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
29 May 10
omg I bet you could! lol you will look back and laugh... but in the mean time.... who would have thought foundation stains?
@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 Jun 10
thanks for br
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Jun 10
I am knocking on wood as I type this so as not to jinx myself. My kids really haven't broken anything that was a major big deal. The most annoying thing with my kids breaking things is that they often break a toy that is brand new. And not only their own toy...
• United States
2 Jun 10
Yeah, that makes us nuts too.. when Christmas and birthdays come along we feel like we're just throwing the money away because we know they're going to break half of the stuff we buy within a few months. Arg!!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Jun 10
And it's always some delicate little girly toy for Naomi that I forbid her brother to touch because I know it will get broken, and as soon as I turn my back, boom...
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
30 May 10
I learned about this site on facebook last week sometime. I was looking at all those pictures laughing and cringing at the same time. The worst things I can think of my son doing are at 18 months old "coloring" the pantry window with a block of cream cheese and at 4 emptying an entire container of baby powder into his toy box. My daughter *knock on wood* has yet to do anything overly destructive or messy other than covering her entire face in a bottle of her grandma's foundation with an eyeshadow brush.
• United States
30 May 10
My kids have done most of the stuff on that website, sadly. Some of it doesn't even phase me, like coloring on the walls or in books or on other important papers... spilling juice on the carpets or getting gum in the carpets... that sort of stuff is just natural around here, lol. The twins were extremely destructive, and now Mathieu is becoming totally destructive, and he's teaching Aydan bad habits too. Friday, just after grocery shopping, the 2 of them emptied an entire package of oatmeal all over the livingroom.. and then proceeded to dump the entire bottle of baby shampoo all over the bathroom for the 2nd time that week... and I was not about to go to the store to get more so they can destroy it again!
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
29 May 10
Hi, katsmeow1213. My kids have did many bad things. My kids wrote on the kitchen table cloth with an blue ink pen today. And the baby has written on the floor with an ink pen too. I will have to hide all of my ink pens. They write on the walls too. My son shakes milk up sometimes and it will be splattered on the walls. It is a vanilla or strawberry shake, so it is not all that bad. My daughter loves to go into my closet and get into many things that I have in there. She just loves being bad and devilish. I have to lock all my bedroom doors at my home to keep from my kids going into the room and getting into this and that. My husband also bought a refrigerator lock because my two year daughter continues to open the refrigerator all of the time. She will let it stay open for about 10 minutes and she was just stand and look in the fridge, letting all of the cool air out of it. My kids are very bad when they want to be. It seems like they get badder when all three of them get together. That is when hell begins for me!
• United States
29 May 10
My kids broke the fridge lock we installed to keep them out of there.. they also broke the cabinet locks too.
@kaka135 (13442)
• Malaysia
28 May 10
I suppose many parents like to share their experiences in the website. At this moment, I couldn't think of what my son ruined. He did throw my cellphone on the floor always, especially when he was a baby, but my cellphone is still working now. I suppose it's because I look after him very closely, hence he doesn't have chance to ruin my stuffs up to date. He's only 15 months old.
• United States
28 May 10
It's usually around 2 years old and up that they start ruining sh*t.. you've got time yet.
@cicisnana (776)
• United States
10 Jun 10
They don't have to be kids to ruin things!! My 2nd youngest is 18 years old and this past week he leaned his head out the living room window to yell at his dad that he had a phone call. Only thing was, the window was in place! It had been opened earlier and he said he thought it was still opened. Luckily he was not hurt, not even cut, and I don't see how...but the window was an entirely different story, but at least he's 18 and he accepted the responsibility for fixing it!
@Theresaaiza (9599)
• Australia
31 May 10
I don't have kids yet but I was able to take care of my younger brother who was very destructive too. He broke all his toys. The day would cry if he wouldn't break anything! There was a time that I and my other brother brought him to the mall when he was younger, and there was this display of glass vases that was placed on shelves inside a glasscase. Since most glasscases here always have some sort of like sliding glass doors to protect its contents, everyone assumed that there were. He was attracted to the vases so he leaned his palms on the "imaginary" glass wall, shocked when his hands went straight for the vases and accidentally pushed them off the shelves. There was commotion in the store when we heard the vases crash. We ended up paying for those vases. My brother had to argue for the store's lack of precautionary measures so instead of paying for them all, we only paid half.
@TheCatLady (4696)
• Israel
31 May 10
Now I know why I don't have kids. They are monsters. And I thought my pets were bad. I would have been killed if I did those types of things past the age of 2 or 3. Of course my folks knew better and locked everything up so I couldn't get into anything. I did find a bottle of ink once. I pored it out on the living room rug. LOL I was bad. It was my parents fault for leaving it were I could get at it.
• India
29 May 10
that is truly a wonder! .. and, pretty funny. .. the site ! .. and, I am amazed at the patience that you exhibited. regarding the cordless phone and others that your twins played with. I have two boys.. but, neither me, nor my wife get the tantrums. Usually. unless my parents or, her parents are here. Then, both the kids rule the world. and, we keep quite. but, no serious destructions.. or losses. We always keep a watch on them.
@angelajoy (1840)
• Philippines
29 May 10
That website sounds like fun. I don't have my own kids, but my nieces used to live here with me and my family, and I was one of the people who took care of them when they were kids. They used to break a lot of things, but nothing caused a great harm like what happened to you.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 May 10
Most of my kids were not destructive in nature when they were small. I kept a fairly close watch on them, and tried to make them understand why certain things should not be done. As they grew up there was a clasg of opinioms betweem my spouse and I. She in turn got the support of her parents and siblings because we live in her home town. As a result I have lost two computers due to the extreme settings not supported by the motherboard for game playing, One commputer under repair became obolete after the youngest at that time sprinkled a lot of talcum on it. Thankfully the destructive phase has passed. The current youngest understands gentle reminders.
• United States
29 May 10
I remember a time I was taking a nap and woke up to the sight of my daughter smearing her crap on the wall. It was all over her, all over me, all over the bed and all over the wall. I don't know if I laughed or cried harder. It took me so long to clean up the mess. My daughter ruined me that day!!
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
29 May 10
My little one is only 6 months old. He hasn't started crawling yet, so we've managed to keep him from ruining anything. I'm sure the time will come though.
@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
28 May 10
my kids have recently broken a glass that covered my study table
@la_chique (1499)
28 May 10
Man that's a funny site. I dont have kids. Maybe its just as well lol :)