People share funny stories from their childhood in which they were a bit more confident and a lot more crazy.
As we age, it almost seems childhood happened in a different universe altogether. Those days of joy and happiness seem too far gone from our grasp. There are fewer inhibitions and fear, but it almost feels like the world is at people's feet. It is this confidence that results in the funniest situations. Every person has some story from their younger years they can point to and say, "I really don't know what I was on then." Even if the incident might have ended with them becoming embarrassed, hurt or the butt of the family joke, it remains close to their heart for years to come.
Therefore, when Laura—who goes by @itzwahalalaura on X (previously Twitter)—asked people about their funniest childhood memories, the thread got filled with heartwarming nostalgia. The stories revealed not only children are a little haywire in the head but they are just so fun to be around. Having such incidents happen daily would ensure that life is no less than a sitcom. Growing up becomes a little less appealing once people read such tales. The responses covered every unhinged scenario, from taking things literally to being a different level of self-obsessed. Here are the 25 best stories from the thread that will make everyone want to go back to their younger years because let's face it, no adult is going scot-free doing these things.
When I was 9 my grandma woke me up at like 3am. We pulled up to an assisted living home where she handed me a snickers & a bag of sugar. Told me to put all of it in her bf gas tank bc he was messing around with a lady in there. When I asked why me she said bc they got cameras 😂— T🥀 1/23 🎂 (@Artbytateyna) January 15, 2024
Idk how my Mom never figured I’m autistic cause one time we were in the stairway, hands full with grocery bags and the lights went out.— 泣鬼虫A R T 🍡🌻 (@NAKlMUSHlART) January 15, 2024
“Mom what do we do now it’s dark” “Use your head baby” She meant put the bags down and turn on the light. I hit the light switch with my head. https://t.co/r1qIbFlNAM
i was like 8 years old and my aunt was having a yard sale. she had to run inside so she left me in charge thinking no one would come but someone came and asked about the elliptical. sold that bad boy for $5😂 my aunt & my mom came back and was in disbelief. that person got a DEAL https://t.co/27IQIeCX5n pic.twitter.com/rovDZwZvql— christina. (@lavidatina) January 15, 2024
we were sleighing down a slope, i went too fast, flipped over and hit my head on a rock and passed out for like 5 minutes. the kids thought i was making snow angels and just walked away, while i almost turned into one https://t.co/GiYEJbEjBJ pic.twitter.com/WIF4c2DkCy— fab (@fabbgrat) January 15, 2024
When my brother was 5 we went on a week long trip to Portland/Canada & the entire trip he wore fake mustaches. To this day it’s the funniest section in our family photo albums. https://t.co/tEtzweak5Z pic.twitter.com/d04CtqScXJ— Talor 🦋 (@talortx) January 15, 2024
I pooped my pant once when I was younger, they had to change my uniform, they didn’t have any boy clothe so they gave me a dress, my dad got to school very late to pick us from school and kept asking “where is Malik” I was standing in front of him in a dress. https://t.co/EKhfwJKs5n— .🇵🇸 (@Azur_xx) January 15, 2024
After we boarded a plane, the pilot came on the intercom and announced that there was a technical snag and fixing it was going to take some time.— Definitely Not Sujay (@FullFatYoghurt) January 16, 2024
Except, I misheard 'technical snag' as 'delicious snack' and ran all over the plane looking for it.
I was 5. Mom still reminds me. https://t.co/3iZsFufv2S
I was pretending to be a Cat in the bathroom and was perched on the sink on all fours and everything and purring in the mirror, my Dad walked in and I leaped off in surprise and scared him. I was standing there afterwards like https://t.co/U8SFyp66XC pic.twitter.com/34lYPlxwys— God of None (@Galaxibrain) January 15, 2024
in my only child need to occupy myself, i cut off my pigtails for fun when i was like 5. whenever anyone asked why, i said the devil made me do it 😭😭😭they took my ass to church IMMEDIATELY https://t.co/fxynjyHU8k— ⚜️LEX⚜️ (@GeauxSeeTheLady) January 15, 2024
i was playing hide and seek with my twin sister and my 2 older brothers so i hid in the washing machine but then i couldn’t get out, safe to say i won though https://t.co/qiry7xsP20 pic.twitter.com/ftIU3DjSr7— 𐐪⚢𐑂 (@pnganyu) January 15, 2024
when my brothers put me in a suitcase that they convinced me was a spaceship and threw me out the window https://t.co/P8dEkYLpO9— (ugh)sonye💫 (@osonyeonline) January 15, 2024
I don’t remember it but apparently when I was about three I was asked if I wanted to see a dragonfly and I responded emphatically no. I wasn’t a fool, I knew what a dragon was and I sure as HECK didn’t want to see one fly? https://t.co/XtWFJv9UrS— vodka margarine (@Sorrelish) January 15, 2024
My granny wouldn’t give me any cookies so I called 911 and told them that she fell.— slim (@_DarlingNy) January 16, 2024
She wouldn’t watch me again for about 2 years. https://t.co/LHombHbbUH
Mom was boiling water in the electric pot to pour into the filter, she asked me to check if it had boiled. I used an aluminium spoon to scoop the water and feel it! Anyways nobody went to school that day, cos the electricity flung me across the kitchen 💀 https://t.co/OGkKEAJ6CN— ThatPortharcourtBoy aka Palliative Umu Nwa (@ThatPHCBoy) January 15, 2024
In primary school, I lied to my friends that my mum’s car had bathroom, toilet, swimming pool and a living room.— AZARIAH🕊 (@theblack_tomi) January 17, 2024
One day, my mum picked up one of them with their mum cos they had car issues.
I kept begging my mum not to pick them but she refused. https://t.co/tm7lrrcFbW
In first grade I started a religion/cult, our one belief was no homework. I had a bunch of kids join and I coordinated our outfits. My parents were called to the school. https://t.co/zQTUi9F9nU— Candace Kaw (@candaceisageek) January 16, 2024
one time i was lonely and dug up a patch of grass and kept it as a pet in my room and when it inevitably started to dry out and die i asked my church to pray for it https://t.co/HvhgWjUeau— lexi (@alxsrenata) January 15, 2024
I was EXTREMELY into The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the point I went to school and changed my name to Esmeralda. It worked until my parents got a call that their child "Essie" was in trouble to which my parents said "WHO?" https://t.co/7aGXBpPdBK— Krystina Arielle (@KrystinaArielle) January 16, 2024
the day my sister was born, i told my class about it as well as announce that i knew babies came from a sperm and an egg, which resulted in my first grade teacher having to give a lesson about the reproductive process because the other kids started Asking Questions https://t.co/8kHPFak4hf— gabafool (@idkjustyelling) January 15, 2024
when i was little i used to sneak into the kitchen & put uncooked rice in a plastic bowl with cold water & then i would sneak it up to my room & eat it and pretend that ryan seacrest was interviewing me & it was a local delicacy from the imaginary island i lived on https://t.co/n9urjDKvTw— 𝙡𝙤𝙤 (@doobielooo) January 15, 2024
we were moving, my sister and i were crying + sharing memories about important things that happened in the house. my younger brother (who was 5 and felt left out cuz he didn’t share many of the memories) cried out “this is the house where george washington shot abraham lincoln”😢 https://t.co/QUWLILxYXY— ian gibby (@iangbby) January 15, 2024
My mom sent me to a store 2 mins away in the neighbourhood to get something. I spent almost 2 hrs there, I was too shy to ask one of the ladies to get the thing for me from the aisle, I was too short to reach it, so I just wandered around for 2 hrs.. they almost called the police https://t.co/tBzCgKuDvD— Glitz (@ladygodga) January 15, 2024
parents told me it was very important to be polite and say you liked every gift you opened even if you didn’t like it— ali sousa ✨ (@alisousa4) January 16, 2024
relative gave me a teddy bear but wrapped it in a box that originally held envelopes for convenience
i unwrapped it and said I LOVE ENVELOPES https://t.co/lvkP4wv87v