I have no idea why kids can be so incessantly creepy sometimes – they see things, they “remember” things, they tell you thinks, they sense things – but it seems to be something of a universal truth, doesn’t it?
So when @karnythia asked Twitter for stories about the creepiest thing a kid has ever said to them, well, people responded with some doozies.
People who interact with kids, what is the single weirdest/creepiest thing a kid has ever said to you? It's Saturday night so why not creep yourself out? pic.twitter.com/6pK92nOkmG
— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) January 28, 2018
I’ll just be over here reading those under a blanket, yeah?
14. Well that’s not unsettling at all.
Maybe get him a train set to keep him happy.
Woke up in the dead of night, in total darkness. Thought someone had called for me, but all was quiet. Didn’t notice that my 3 yr old had crept in and was standing directly beside my bed until he whispered into my ear “I used to have a train-set when I was a grandpa.” 😳 🚂 👻
— Jen Britton (@jenniferbritton) January 28, 2018
13. I bet his parents have trouble finding babysitters.
I hope she got out of that basement immediately…or at all.
A kid I babysat once asked me to play in the basement and when we were down there playing he said “When they put you in a box and nobody can hear you. Nobody can hear you down here either.” Then he bit me.
— The Sassiest Semite (@LittleMissLizz) January 28, 2018
12. This is probably fake, right?
It’s still a pretty good story, though.
11. When you want to think it’s sweet, but…
There’s also a ghost right there.
My Aunt died when my niece was a month old. When she was like 3 or 4, she asked to go outside and swing so I took her. Her other swing was moving but I thought it was the wind. My niece started talking to it i asked who she was talking to & she said ‘Annie Mae Adams” (my aunt)
— Le’Cahooter ✊🏾 (@midget_tae) January 28, 2018
10. I feel like his future gf might need a warning.
“Everyone he likes.” Eep.
He was an only child so I was confused as to who tf “us” was. I called his mom to say we’re locked in the basement and she goes “I told him not to do that. He likes to keep everyone he likes down there” pic.twitter.com/yFKRjx5Faj
— Leak Thee Stallion 🦋 (@TheLeakSpeaks) January 28, 2018
9. Excellent decision making there.
You can cleanse the closet later.
Putting my half brother down for a nap he goes. “I can’t sleep with that mean little boy staring at me” *points to the dark closet*
We didn’t take a nap and went to the beach instead😂
— 🌻Mama Kavery🌻 (@MamaKavery) January 28, 2018
8. So many kids tell some version of this story.
I wonder where they hear it, or…you know.
My daughter told me that the “place” she was in before she was born had a bunch of babies waiting to be born. Except they aren’t babies there. “They’re all 5 and they pick their mom and then they go in her tummy”.
— a bitch who didn’t ask you (@BtSquared2) January 28, 2018
7. He probably meant it in a sweet way…
Right? Make me feel better here.
This was my first.
At the store. We’d had a nice day, picnic at the park.
Suddenly, he grabs my hand, squeezes REAL HARD and says, “Mama when you die, I’m gonna make a little-you so I can keep you always. Like with your skin, and eyes, but probly not your insides.” All smiles.
— gin. (@showupforthis) January 28, 2018
6. Maybe it’s time to consider this who reincarnation thing?
Because kids seem to have boarded that train.
I had just bought my kid a white stuffed bunny. His response “when I was your dad I got you one just like this, then you didn’t see me anymore.” He’s named after my dad, who I didn’t see for 12 years after he gave me the bunny (we talked when I was 14, he died the next year).
— Rebecca Thompson (@Momof3gngrs) January 28, 2018
5. Kid knows how to take out the competition.
I’d keep an eye on that one.
5 year old: “can I marry you?”
Me: “no sorry sweetie I have a boyfriend”
5year old: (thinks for a second) “what if he died?”
— NATALIA (@naticas1120) January 29, 2018
4. Totally thought she was going to say “hair.”
Yeah, hide the knives.
I woke up to 3 yo kid #4 petting my head. I asked what she needed and she said ‘i wish i had a piece of you that i could carry with me all the time. like your finger.’ Haven’t slept soundly since.
— marie bourgeois (@mmbtox) January 28, 2018
3. I’m sure it was a coincidence.
But maybe call and exorcist, just in case.
This was the same week that flight from Malaysia went missing.
— Amani Hamed (@Amani_Marie_) January 28, 2018
2. What active imaginations they have.
Hahahahaha *looks behind me*
3yo alone in the tub, sitting to one side, starts getting visibly upset at nothing on her left side, “Tell him I don’t like that! Tell him to leave me alone!”
She started crying uncontrollably, “He won’t leave!”
(Reader, I got her out of the tub immediately.)
— Fannie Lou Hamer Fan Account (@jet_set) January 28, 2018
1. Just TRY to stop yourself from looking behind you.
You can’t. It’s impossible.
Once when my daughter was 4, she waiting for me at the end of the hallway. When I reached her, I said, “come on, kiddo. Let’s go.” And she said, “mom. I’m not waiting for you. I’m waiting for them.” Then pointed at the empty hallway and smiled.
— Judith (@writerjudithutz) January 28, 2018
I am dreading the day one of my boys busts something like this out, because eek!
Has your kid ever said something to you that belongs on this list? Please tell us about it in the comments!