A series of creepy statements from kids titled the creepiest things a child has ever said to a parent on popular social network site Reddit has become a viral hit after thousands of parents posted the weird and sometimes scary things their kids have said to them.
Here are 13 of the creepiest.
1. "I jokingly asked: "What is 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."
2. "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 its good bye." Had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still there.
3. My three-year-old daughter stood next to her newborn brother and looked at him for a while then turned and looked at me and said, " Daddy its a monster... we should bury it."
4. "I was sound asleep, and at around 6am I was woken up by my 4 year old daughters face 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 sunburned 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. "My brain is telling me to do things I don't want to do."
Edit : A little context. Like many kids, he has an imaginary friend, he has just correctly identified the imaginary friend as "my brain." So when he says "my brain is telling me to do things I don't want to do," he means "my imaginary friend wants to play a game that I don't want to." Now if only the game wasn't "burn them! burn them all!"
6. "So I shouldn't throw him in the fire?" three-year-old daughter holding her baby brother for the first time.
7. "We were having roast chicken for dinner. Son (3) has lightbulb moment. Holds up chicken skin. "When we say 'chicken skin', is this really the skin of the chicken? Like my skin?" Next day after some Sunday nappage we play cars. I see a fresh scar on his foot. Straight line with a little dry blood. Ask the little sir about it: "I cut myself. I took a knife because I wanted to see what my meat looks like under my skin but it hurt a little so I stopped. I still don't know." Good thing he didn't want to see his sister's flesh!"
8. "My niece was sitting on the couch with a weird look on her face. Her mom asked her what she was thinking about, and she said, "I'm imagining the waves of blood rushing over me." Turned out they had been at a local science museum with an exhibit on the circulatory system. One of the features was a walk among some giant fake blood vessels, and she was remembering that."
9. "My toddler went through a phase where she would just constantly say 'hi' to things. "Hi 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 "Diiiieeeeeee......."
10. "My mom has told me a story about my brother when he was younger. I guess he was sleepwalking and she was trying to coax him back to bed and he said something along the lines of "I would but the devil is behind you." Yeah, noo."
11. "My noticeably pregnant sister and I were having a conversation at the dining room table. My 4 year old son was also present and asked my sister if there was a baby in her belly. She affirmed. He, completely straight faced, slid from his chair and headed for the kitchen saying "We need to get it out. I'll go get the knife. " I don't even know..."
12. Five-year-old: "Mommy, when you die I want to put you in a glass jar so I can keep you and see you forever"
To which the 6 year old responds: "That's stupid. Where are you gonna find a jar that big?"
13. "My 5 year old at the time had night terrors and would scream in her sleep. One night I said "mama's here its okay". She looked right at me still asleep and screamed "mama? But who is that behind you?"
Tell us: Has your child ever said something creepy? How did you respond?
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