Recently, we shared a viral Reddit thread of hilarious things people did as kids that made them go, "OMG, my parents are gonna kill me!"
Well, it turns out most of us did some hilariously stupid things in our childhood, because members of the BuzzFeed Community chimed in with some serious doozies of their own:
1. "When I was 11 years old, my parents weren't home one day, and my older sister — who didn't even have her learner's permit — decided to practice pulling my mom's car in and out of our driveway. She convinced me to get in the car with her, and when she tried to brake, she hit the gas instead and we plowed straight into the house! Not only did she leave a huge hole in the house, but she broke the water main, so the house flooded, too! And I was the one who had to call my dad to tell him."
2. "When I was a teenager, I secretly went out drinking with my boyfriend, and we walked back to our house afterwards. He wasn't supposed to stay the night, but he drunkenly stumbled into the house and — for some strange reason — went straight to my parents' room and passed out on the floor next to their bed. I was terrified as I tried to quietly wake him up to move him, but of course, he woke up super loud, waking my parents immediately."
3. "When I was 8 years old, my cousin and I got the idea to play 'hair salon.' We filled up a tub of water to wash her hair in, but instead of finding real shampoo, I washed my cousin's hair with BUBBLE SOLUTION. Well, it turns out bubble solution doesn't wash out of hair easily, and my mom came home from work to find me totally freaking out while my cousin sat there with bubbles forming on her head."
4. "When I was 17 years old, my mom walked in on me and my boyfriend with his fingers in an inappropriate place. I told her we were 'wrestling.' She responded, 'Riiiiiiiight.'"
5. "I was 7 years old, and had just gotten my first pair of 'heels.' So of course I thought it would be a good idea to fucking tap dance on the glass table! Well, when the table shattered — as it was inevitably going to — my dad was so grateful that I wasn't hurt that he didn't even get mad."
6. "When my sister and I were younger, we had a pet rabbit named Buster, who was sadly killed by the neighbors' dogs one day and buried in a plastic bag in our garden. Well, a few years later, my sister and I got curious about Buster, dug him up, and used my mom's good kitchen scissors to open the bag. But the smell was so excruciating that we just quickly buried him again and put the scissors away. Later that night, my mom was using the scissors and trying to figure out what the awful smell was. When we came clean that she was actually 'smelling Buster,' she was livid."
7. "My brother and I were home alone and tossing Beanie Babies to each other in the living room. Well, one happened to hit the ceiling fan, and THE ENTIRE FAN CAME CRASHING DOWN! We were too afraid to call our dad at work, so we called our mom, who was in another state on a business trip. It's become the family story — the time we took out a whole ceiling fan and thought our dad wouldn't find out."
8. "When I was 12 years old, I was trying to make instant noodles in the microwave and forgot to add water. I came back three minutes later to find the kitchen full of black smoke and the bowl a charred brick. Oh, and our microwave stunk for about 6 months afterwards."
9. "When I was 17 years old, I skipped school to hang out with my boyfriend, and we went back to my mom's house after she left for work. We were on her back porch, half-naked and smoking in the dead of winter, when the door locked behind us! Well, I somehow got the bright idea to completely punch my mom's window out and crawl inside! But then we totally panicked, so we got dressed and drove down to Home Depot to find a similar window, and called my boyfriend's 'cool uncle' to replace it. Seven years later, my mom still doesn't know."
10. "My sister and I were trying to imitate an orange juice commercial in our bedroom by sticking straws directly into oranges and drinking. Well, it didn't work, and we forgot all about the oranges, then left for a week-long vacation. Needless to say, we came home to a really bad smell. The oranges had become moldy, and what the ants didn't eat was now GROWING ONTO OUR BEDROOM DRESSER. My dad took one look and told us to decide who would get punished first."
11. "I was 14 years old and playing with some dry ice, trying to 'carbonate' lemonade in a Thermos. I left the top a little open to let the air out — but not enough. After a loud, deafening explosion, our ears were ringing and we could see the cap of the Thermos embedded in our ceiling. My mom and dad were glad I wasn't hurt, but I wasn't allowed to play with dry ice anymore after that."
12. "It was 4th of July, and my dad had taken me and some friends to watch the fireworks on top of a parking garage. While my dad wasn't paying attention, we thought it would be funny to spit over the side, and my spit landed directly in a woman's hair. Well, it turns out that the woman's kids were sitting right next to me, and they immediately told the sheriff what I'd done."
13. "My house growing up was on a hill with a steep, sloped driveway, and one day I decided to ride down it in a computer chair that had wheels. Well, the ride down was fun, until I hit the spot where the driveway met the road and one of the chair's legs completely broke off! I panicked, and quickly returned the chair to the computer room propped up on the broken leg hoping no one would notice. No one did — until my stepdad took a seat and THE CHAIR COMPLETELY COLLAPSED BENEATH HIM."
14. "I broke my sister's wedding cake the day before her wedding, and 'glued' it back together with white icing. Then I tried to eat the broken roses to destroy the evidence, but they were too hard, so I just threw them over the balcony and didn't tell her until 30 years later."
15. "When I was 8 years old, my brother and I lit a candle and grabbed a piece of notebook paper to see if the flame would go through the punched hole. Well, lo and behold, the paper immediately caught fire, so I panicked and threw it on the carpet...which also caught on fire. I booked it so fast out of the room and locked myself in the bathroom, where all I could hear was my dad yelling and cussing as he tried to stomp the fire out."
16. "My brother and I used to fight over pretty much everything when we were young, and one day we were home alone and fighting over the remote. It escalated into shouting, name-calling, and hitting, when my brother took the remote and locked himself in the bathroom. I was banging loudly on the door when suddenly something possessed me to grab a stool from the hallway and SMASH IT INTO THE BATHROOM DOOR! When my parents got home, I hid in my room, but they were so shocked that a tiny little 6-year-old smashed a hole into their door that they couldn't even think of an appropriate response."
Some responses have been edited for length and clarity.