10 parents reveal the creepiest things their kids have said or done

22 February 2018, 17:58 | Updated: 7 March 2018, 11:00

Scary child

Children can say and do the funniest things. Especially when picking up phrases in the playground or on TV.

But sometimes these phrases and actions can be downright creepy, albeit accidentally.

Parents have shared some of these hilarious (if terrifying) stories online, and we've collected just some of the best...

1. Premonitions

"I was babysitting my four-year-old niece. And, we're watching cartoons when she looks over, dead serious and wonders: 'So what's gonna happen to us when we die in two weeks?'" - judeundull (Reddit)

2. Other mums

3. Imaginary friend?

"My nephew hadn't begun speaking yet, but he did start waving. He would only wave at people who waved at him first though.

"One night while we were eating dinner at my parents house, he looked upstairs and began waving and laughing, but everyone was downstairs. He crawled over the base of the steps, stood up and started making noises he usually makes at us, but to a completely dark and empty hallway." - anonymous (Reddit)

4. Reading with grandma

5. Method acting

"I was a nanny for a family in university and one thing the kid said always creeped me out.

"We would play these games at the playground to keep them active and one of the games was pretending the playground was safety boats and the ground was lava. Well, one of the kids - an eight-year-old boy - was doing something strange - pretending to eat something in a strange way which had nothing to do with the game.

"I said 'what are you doing?'. His response? 'I am eating humans'."That is something i haven't forgotten 10 years later as it had zero relevance to the game" - TideRideSide (Reddit)

6. The little boy behind you

7. Open the door!

"It was nap time for my three-year-old son. He went to sleep for an hour and then woke up and tried opening his bedroom door.

"He said in his little voice 'open the door'. I told him go back to bed and then I hear this creepy deep voice yell 'open the door!' like he was possessed or something.

"I ran to the door only to find my son standing there looking at me. So creepy I have goosebumps thinking about it right now." - sidvil (Reddit)

8. Mean girl

"I work in childcare. A child once woke up from a nap, looked me dead in the eyes and quite plainly said 'Everybody hates you'." - tokimons (Reddit)

9. That escalated quickly

"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'." - anonymous (Reddit)

10. The storm's coming

"My niece drew a picture "of a man in her room" that she kept telling her parents about. He had two different colored eyes, and one was gray. When asked why it was gray, she responded "because he can see the storm coming." - herobotic (Reddit)