things you did when a child that your parents would have gone spare at. had they known

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hatwoman Thu 05-Mar-09 14:07:07

that thread about the things our parents did got me thinking about the things I did.

I used to play on a building site. we used to make dens in these huge mounds of soil and rubble. we'd find bits of ply or wood and make tunnels and roofs shock.

Play in the totally derelict eaves above the virtually derelict milking shed in the farm next door, daylight seeping through every crack and hole in the floor. rats and mice all over the place shock

clamber over and play on the rusty abandoned tractors in same farm. not so bad but not great either

harass our neighbours by "spying" on them. sneaking into their overgrown garden and prying through their windows before running away giggling and screaming

I once let myself out of the house at 7 years old in the middle of the night. I got a chair to unlock the door etc. I did confess that to my mum about 6 months ago and rather than go spare she was horrified and felt neglegent.

I didnt dare tell her that every night for about three years, once i'd been put to bed i would sit at the top of the stairs and wait til i heard her going to bed before creeping to my own bed. i was scared she was going to leave in the night so sat up to check she was still in the house sad

but i also used to make fires in bushes with old magazines and dried leaves with my friends. And i once got my little brother to steal sweets for me. blush he got caught too and never told on me!

georgiemum Thu 05-Mar-09 14:16:08

Climb onto roof (we had a 3 floor house) and watch them look for us in the garden.

Go on 'expeditions' to the gravel pit and canal

Play with next doors horse

Tamarto Thu 05-Mar-09 14:17:44

Abandon my brother at the top of the street to make his own way to school grin

played on building site until we were chased by security and on rail way tracks..
I also used to at the age of 7/8 jump off garages!

hatwoman Thu 05-Mar-09 14:21:30

I'd forgotten about climbing on roofs. only flat ones though. db used to smoke on the kitchen roof while mum was in the kitchen.

CalicoRabbitPleaseNotStanley Thu 05-Mar-09 14:21:41

Played down the canal. Although my mother did tell me recently that she taught herself to swim in same said canal.shock

nailpolish Thu 05-Mar-09 14:22:43

play chickenelly

abandon my brother at home while i went out with my friends - he had a full leg cast after breaking his leg and he couldnt go to the toilet or get a drink for himself without my help blush i bribed him not to tell mum with a bag of chips
i also thought it was funny to tickle his foot whilst he had this cast on

oops sorry bro

wear my sensible shoes to school but when around the corner from the house change into 2 inch stilettos and hitch school skirt up and apply lippy

later on in life - take drugs and snog unsavoury boys

beanieb Thu 05-Mar-09 14:24:43

Went skating on the lake (without skates) and into the old church which we were told not to.

Made 'poison' and tried to get a 'friend' to drink it (Actually my dad did find out and went nuts).

lljkk Thu 05-Mar-09 14:25:23

Lots of illegal drugs. blush

Gosh, I thought my brother and I were bad, but some of these are great.
For the record, we used to spray aerosol cans and set light to them shock
Put stuff in the mircrowave until it exploded.
Take all the brakes and other 'unnecessary' stuff off ours bikes so that it would go faster and then go downhill straight out onto a busy road!
Play over the rec ALL the time, even though we weren't supposed to be there.

pagwatch Thu 05-Mar-09 14:28:08

We made a circuit for our bikes which ended with a really really hard sharpe turn. If you didn't make it you went in the river - right at the wier shock
at same river we used to play chicken swimming ( when we told parents we were just messing about in the baby pool) and the one who swan furthest towrads the wier without being sucked to their death won.

nailpolish Thu 05-Mar-09 14:29:54

my friend put on a pair of marigolds and wanked off her border collie for a dare
her parents found out though and did go spare

Marne Thu 05-Mar-09 14:31:56

Drank Vodka with my cousin at the age of 8 whilst her parents were in bed (it tasted horrid).

Whilst playing up the road with my brother and his friend they told me to chuck a stone at these two girls, i thought 'oh well' and lobed the stone splitting the girls head open shock, i was only 7 or 8 and thought i had no chance of actually hitting her.

My brother used to climb out the upstairs window on to the ledge and into the other window (it was a row of 3 windows, so climbed around the middle one IYKWIM).

Shop lifted from the local shops, my dad was very well known in our village and knew all the shop keepers so would have gone mad if he knew.

Hide from the school bus and them make out the bus didn't turn up.

Had sex at 14.

Took drugs at 14.

Rhubarb Thu 05-Mar-09 14:32:53

Me and my brother used to start fires in peoples garages on the way to school.

mrsmaidamess Thu 05-Mar-09 14:34:10

My friend did a poo in a bucket in the static caravan which was parked on her drive. Then she tipped it out the window.

I stole a gold locket from a bedroom at a party when I was about 5. I then asked the birthday girls Mum to put it on for me! I was sooo overcome with guilt on the way home I dropped it down the drain.

QOD Thu 05-Mar-09 14:34:54

Played INSIDE the little fenced off DANGER OF DEATH area with the electricity pylon thingy in it!
It was all tidy and nice with lovely stones, we used to climb in and just play....... high fence, hooked over top but we were intrepid!

Jux Thu 05-Mar-09 14:39:37

The house next door was empty for years after the old man who had lived in it died. We used to push through the hedge of our back garden into his. Someone had broken the glass in his back door so you could open it (being careful of huge chunks of broken glass sticking out) and play inside.

The house was huge - at least 4 big rooms per floor and 3 floors, plus basement. Fantastic.

After about 5 years they put scaffolding up all round it and we used to climb up the scaffolding on to the roof.

After that, they pulled the house down and cleared the garden and it became a building site. We used to play there after lunch on Sundays. I remember my big bro starting up this tractor/digger type thing and me and little bro jumping on and us all driving around up and down sand dunes; until a policeman appeared and took us back next door and told our parents!

nailpolish Thu 05-Mar-09 14:40:37

lol @ Jux!

mrsmaidamess Thu 05-Mar-09 14:41:51

We used to find porno mags on the building site at the end of my road and keep them in a secret place to look at them later.

You just don't find porno mags blowing around the place like you used to, do you?

Countingthegreyhairs Thu 05-Mar-09 14:43:00

when db was about 10 and I was about 5, we used to ride full speed down an extremely steep hill on the back of an old tricycle which didn't have brakes (he sat and I held on standing up behind him). There was a bump in the road that usually stopped us but sometimes we were going so fast we just continued on and shot out in to a busy junction ....

Rhubarb Thu 05-Mar-09 14:44:04

maidamess - you don't do you? There used to be a special bush in the park where we knew we could find stacks of porno stuff. And like you say, sometimes pages of naked women would just blow into our garden!

Shoshe Thu 05-Mar-09 14:44:55

Throw thundercrackers into the disused air raid shelter at the end of the road...........while my younger brother were in there blush .........well he was always being Drama Queen, gave them something to really cry at [shrugs] blush (we are really close now honest)

mrsmaidamess Thu 05-Mar-09 14:45:10

Yes same here! Always under a bush down the alley..

Ahhh, happy days.

mrsmaidamess That's the internet for you, no fun any more!

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