If you're a parent, you know that a lot can happen if you turn your back on your children for even a few seconds. Here are 10 real-life reminders that kids will seize any opportunity to get up to no good.
You're enjoying a rare moment of peace and quiet when suddenly it hits you: It's a little too quiet. If you have kids, then you know this is a universal sign that your little ones are likely getting themselves into trouble. But no matter what, you can't help but love their crazy antics.
Here are 10 hilarious photos of kids up to no good:
- The Baby Who Doesn't Need No Stinkin' Bowl
Photo Credit: Cory A.
"I gave her some of the cereal to eat and, the next thing I knew, it was all over the floor and she was still eating it." -- Cory A., Tulsa, Oklahoma
- The Boys Who Have Their Own Version of Face Painting
Photo Credit: Liz H.
"All I can tell you is that I left the room for a few minutes and came back to this." -- Liz H., Adair, Oklahoma
- The Kid Who Just Wants to Be Free
Photo Credit: Kristen B.
"[This happened] the day we started potty training. [My son] took all his clothes and diaper off and pooped in the Bumbo. [The] giant roll of foam comes into play because I was wrapping a mirror for a friend while he was stripping." -- Kristen B., Tulsa, Oklahoma
- The Kid Who Just Wants to Be Batman
Photo Credit: Becky A.
"[My son] came into my bedroom and asked if he could make a Batman costume. I was sleeping in and, therefore, had no idea what I was saying, but I told him yes. When I woke, I found him like this -- Batman costume courtesy of a black Sharpie and two Crayola markers." -- Becky A., Indianapolis, Indiana
- The Little Girl Whose Brother Just Wanted Her to Be Healthy
Photo Credit: Julie P.
"I went to the laundry room for like five minutes and my son took it upon himself to fix his sister a healthy snack. When I came back in the room, this is what I found." -- Julie P., Moore, Oklahoma
- The Girl Who Couldn't Get Too Much of a Good Thing
Photo Credit: Hannah G.
"Right after eating Thanksgiving dinner and pumpkin pie, we couldn't find her. Finally, we looked under the tablecloth and there she was, continuing her dessert." -- Hannah G., Tulsa, Oklahoma
- The Little Girl Who Just Wanted to Look Like Her Mommy
Photo Credit: Jessica W.
"Lipstick. A toddler ... and ... just. Lipstick." -- Jessica W., Bixby, Oklahoma
- The Fashion Forward Kids who Want to be Trend-setters
Photo Credit: Beth R.
"They decided to be fashion designers one day. These are the bags from some of our many phone books. They told me they were going to save me so much money on clothes by making this a new fashion trend." -- Beth R., Charlotte, North Carolina
- The Toddler Who Just Wanted to Look Outside
Photo Credit: Reese A.
"[My son] runs out to the living room, starts pointing to the backyard and says 'Sissy outside, Sissy outside' ... I ran to the room and found her standing on the window sill looking out to the backyard. When I called her name, she would stop moving, hoping I wouldn't see her." -- Teresa A., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- The Baby Who Just Wanted to Play in the Snow
Photo Credit: Brian F.
"This is after she found the baby powder and decided to make it snow -- and, of course, it was on my side of the bed. Joke was on her, I was deployed to Afghanistan at the time, so Mommy got to deal with it." -- Brian F., Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Even though your children's crazy antics may drive you a bit nuts, there's a lot you can learn from their easygoing way of life. Check out Toddler Thoughts: 18 Things You Can Learn From Your Little One. (But if you feel like your kids' hijinks are getting out of hand, check out Time Out: How to Create a Discipline Plan.)
Is there a time you caught your kids up to no good? Share your story in the comments below!
Jean Marie Bauhaus is a freelance writer, editor and fantasy author. She lives with her husband in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where her plethora of great nieces and nephews are constantly up to no good.