If you’ve watched a horror movie before, you’ll know that some children can be truly terrifying!
In honour of Halloween, we’re taking a look at things kids have said to their parents that totally freaked them out.
The following unsettling responses came a Redditor's thread after he asked, “What is the creepiest thing your child has ever said to you?”
I was tucking in my two year old. He said “Good bye dad.” I said, “No, we say good night.” He said, “I know. But this time it’s good bye.”
I had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still there.
My 3-year-old daughter stood next to her new born brother and looked at him for a while, then turned and looked at me and said, “Daddy it’s a monster… we should bury it.”
When I was about 3, we had a cat that had still born kittens. I asked my father if we could make crosses for them, which he did. As he was making them, I asked:
Me: “Aren’t those too small?”
Dad: “What do you mean?”
Me: “Aren’t we going to nail them to them?”
Dad: (After several moments of silence) “We’re not going to do that.”
Getting my 2-year-old daughter out of the bath one night, my wife and I were briefing her on how important it was she kept her privates clean. She casually replied, “Oh, nobody ‘scroofs’ me there. They tried one night. They kicked the door in and tried but I fought back. I died and now I’m here.” She said it like it was nothing.
I jokingly asked: “What’s the best way to get a girlfriend?”
7-year-old’s response: “Tell her to be my girlfriend or she’ll never see her parents again.”
I was sound asleep and at around 6am I was woken up by my 4-year-old daughter’s face a few inches from mine. She looked right into my eyes and whispered, “I want to peel all your skin off.”
The backstory here is I had been sunburnt the previous week and was starting to peel. In my sleep-addled state however, it was pretty terrifying for a few seconds. I didn’t know if I was dreaming, or what was going on.
5-year-old: “Mummy, when you die I want to put you in a glass jar so I can keep you and see you forever.”
To which my 6-year-old responds: “That’s stupid. Where are you going to find a jar that big?”
My toddler went through a phase where she would just constantly say “hi” to things… “Hi hi hi hi hi.”
One day, it came out sounding more like “Die die die die die.”
So I say to her, “What’s that you’re saying?”
And she turns to face me and just whispers, “Diiiiieeeeee…..”
“Why are you crying?”
“What bad man?”
“There.” Points behind me at a dark corner of the room. Lamp on bookshelf next to said darkened corner falls off as soon as I turn to look.
She slept in our bed that night.
A friend of mine’s child told him, “Daddy, I love you so much that I want to cut your head off and carry it around so I can see your face whenever I want.”
“Go back to sleep, there isn’t anything under your bed.”
“He’s behind you now.”
Still haven’t gotten over that one and shiver at the memory.
My 3-year-old son generally has a happy-go-lucky attitude, so this is pretty odd.
Sometimes when he’s cuddling his mummy, he’ll say, very seriously, “Mum, I promise I won’t ever chew on your bones. I promise.”
Absolutely no idea where he got this.
I was on a bus recently and we were stopped outside a walk-in-clinic. A little girl in the seat in front of me turned to her dad and said, “Death is the poor man’s doctor.” And that was that.
“So I shouldn’t throw him in the fire?”
3-year-old daughter holding her baby brother for the first time.
My niece was sitting on the couch with a weird look on her face. Her mum asked her what she was thinking about, and she said, “I’m imagining the waves of blood rushing over me.”
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to look at some ideas you probably shouldn’t consider this year.
We all know that kids have the tendancy to do the strangest things.
Here's 16 of the best to have a little giggle to ourselves over.