There are a few universal truths about kids: They are messy and loud. They’re adorable (especially when they aren’t being so messy or loud). And they are also creepy AF.
They see ghosts. They predict the future. They see and hear things that aren’t there (or are they?!).
Don’t believe me? Just check out these tweet stories for further proof.
First there are all the ghost sightings…
Walking with my 2-yo in a cemetery by our house. She says “mommy, who is that man in the red jacket by the stone house?” She pointed to a mausoleum. There was no one else in the cemetery. “He’s waving at me!” She waved back. “He’s coming over to talk!”— Kate, But the Tired Version (@Ardeospina) January 28, 2018
And the dead family members they never met. A dead brother and toys that randomly turn off? I don’t think I’d ever sleep.
as a child I woke up in the middle of the night to a tall man at my bed rubbing my leg I was afraid to scream. my parents never believed me but my older brother fit the description . He died before i was born. i slept in his room & his old toys would often light up by themselves— 𝓓𝓲𝓪 🔱 (@BarbieDia) January 28, 2018
Because who doesn’t have dead grandmas in the attic?
When my niece was 7, she asked us why we were keeping all the dead grandmas in the attic.— Mean Fat Girl- 🏳️🌈💄 (@Artists_Ali) January 28, 2018
Then she laughed.
Sometimes they come back to
play with taunt us.
Fortunately, sometimes hanging with ghosts is kinda sweet…maybe?
When my daughter was 2 I found her under the table with one of my husband’s old children’s books, turning pages as if she were being read to. I asked her what she was doing. She said “reading with Grandma” my husband’s mother died two years before she was born. It was her book.— Michelle B. Young (@MichelleBYoung1) January 28, 2018
Well, I don’t know about the rest of them, but this one is definitely true. Family dogs never leave. C’mon, everyone knows that. Haven’t you see A Dog’s Purpose?
When my nephew was three, he told us about a dog that was at the foot of his bed, I guess, protecting him...he described my family dog that we had to put down the spring before he was born which he’d never seen pics of.— Jamie (@LtScrappy) December 30, 2018
But then sometimes they know they just shouldn’t know.
I was was watching a prek class while the teacher was out and this little girl walked up to my belly pointed and said "There's a little tiny baby in there. There's a little baby right there." I was pregnant but hadn't told my job.— Kita (@KitaMargarita) January 28, 2018
And they like to tell us all about their past lives.
Woke up in the dead of night, in total darkness. Thought someone had called for me, but all was quiet. Didn’t notice that my 3 yr old had crept in and was standing directly beside my bed until he whispered into my ear “I used to have a train-set when I was a grandpa.” 😳 🚂 👻— Jen Britton (@jenniferbritton) January 28, 2018
Or where they hung out before they were born.
My daughter told me that the “place” she was in before she was born had a bunch of babies waiting to be born. Except they aren’t babies there. “They’re all 5 and they pick their mom and then they go in her tummy”.— BtS² (@BtSquared2) January 28, 2018
That holding pattern holds horrible, if you ask me.
Teagan let us know that "life flies by. But after that you can start a whole new life…IN A COFFIN." #creepykid
— Janet Brisson (@janetnedra) March 25, 2016
The level of details is just downright chilling.
When my daughter was 2, I was giving her a bath & sighed deeply, frustrated with the 2 year battle of ANY water touching her face = a full-blown meltdown. She looked up at me & said:— Sue (@tweetheartsue) December 30, 2018
"I just scared, mommy, I drownded last time I was alive" & went back to playing with bath toys
But also kinda fascinating.
while tucking in my son he casually told me he lived a life a long time ago where his name was Gerald and he had a brother Cole who was also his business partner and they died together in a car crash so plz join me in not sleeping at all tonight lol
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) December 28, 2018
And maybe a little comforting?
years ago my baby brother passed away and 9 months later i had a little sister born prematurely. when she was about 4 one day she told my mom “i’m glad to be with you guys again...god took me away cuz i was very sick but that made you really sad. so he told me i could come back.”— the dude (@tranquiliTwav) December 30, 2018
But mostly it’s just horrific. Chopped off heads? HARD PASS.
When my niece was four, looking at a picture of the Eiffel Tower, said "i can never go there. That's where they cut my head off."— LittleMissNeat (@MLV3) December 30, 2018
Same goes for burning in an inferno from hell.
When I was younger I had full blown panic attacks if I ever saw a volcano on TV. I would tell my mom how I was a little girl and died with my brother and family when dust came out of a mountain and burned out chests so we're all convinced I died in pompeii— Eddie Frelish (@sugarghosts) December 30, 2018
1991. Worked at pediatricians office. Screening a 5y/o for therapy. He lived in the country, no friends, homeschooled, parents had no TV. Mid screen- he looks at me, says “Your brother saved my life in Desert Storm.” I went cold & pale... my brother was in Iraq— Cricket (@cricket_71) January 28, 2018
They are THE WORST fortune tellers ever.
"We're all gonna die."— Klondike (@ms_chel_ayyye) January 28, 2018
"I know sweetie. That's just part of-"
"You're gonna die tomorrow."
Sometimes you go to the mall for a new pair of jeans, and come back with a death sentence.
This little girl just walked by me outside the mall and was whispering while staring at me, "she's gonna die, she's gonna diiie." #creepykid
— Sierra Elizabeth (@Sieuuurra) November 2, 2015
Birthday card, death card? Same thing.
— Brian Sack (@brian_sack) October 5, 2015
But at the end of it all, there’s recess. So at least there’s that.
Subbing a kindergarten class, a little girls walks up, stares at my chest.— Erin Griggs (@Wordslingeuse) January 28, 2018
"You have big boobies. My grandma had big boobies. She's dead now and her boobies are rotting off. Is it almost recess?"
Nighty-night. Sweet dreams, everyone!