CHILDREN are curious beings — it's their way of getting better acquainted with themselves and everything else around them. In this pursuit sometimes, our little ones are guilty of doing things that we can safely say are well...weird.
But just how weird can our little ones get? A few parents have shared the weirdest things their children have done.
TIFFANY, 29, STAY-AT-HOME MOM:
My two-year-old son will just stop doing whatever he is doing in a random place, lie flat on the ground and pretend to sleep for a few seconds. He will even look for something to use as a pillow. He did it in the barbershop the other night and I nearly passed out from disgust.
CHARMAINE, 35, BEAUTICIAN:
My almost three-year-old daughter loves to pull out her hair then eat it. She has a full head of nice, thick, long hair and every chance she gets she plucks some out and eats it. If someone is around she will hide or try to hide the hair so she can go eat it at a later time.
ROHAN, 37, SALESMAN:
My two-year-old son hoards food like a rat. Even when being offered fresh foods you'd best believe he is going to come out of some corner with hoarded food.
KENIEL, 27, TAXI OPERATOR:
One time when my daughter was about 15 months she just started smelling people's armpits when she could, and then would cover her nose, even when you just got out the shower. It took a while for her to stop.
SHEVINE, 25, CUSTOMER SERVICE REP:
When my son was two, no matter how busy he was with a toy, if I ever had company over he would, out of the blue, appear naked as the day he was born. He would walk past us a couple times then go back to what he was doing.
ALI, 37, BANKER:
My mom raises chickens and one day she wasn't well so I wanted to help her. My threeyear- old son made a scene so we took him along. While helping my mom to fill the water pans I heard him behind me, “Mommy, chicken” so I said “Yes baby, chicken”. I was in the process of raising my head when he said, “Mommy, chicken, yum-yum”. I almost said yes, when I realised he had a baby chick ready to devour!
SHAWNA, 20, TOLL COLLECTOR:
My 18-month-old daughter likes to lick toes, so her dad and I have to wear socks.
MARK, 40, CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR:
My cousin was babysitting my three-year-old daughter. She was looking for her because she had just set her down to nap and she disappeared. We had just gotten her a new Peppa Pig umbrella and so she snuck away with it into the bathroom, turned on the shower and stayed under it with the umbrella.
KELLY, 34, TEACHER:
My two-year-old daughter walks around pretending to be a zombie — arms stretched out, tilted head, the whole works...all the time (even in public). Also, my nephew would always take gum from under his desk in pre-K and eat it.