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

Yeh childhood was great.
Never stayed where I was supposed to , went on the wander from the age of 3.
Never came home for dinner etc.
Went out early weekend morning and didn't come home until late at night. Sometimes the night after.
Nicked a steamroller at 11, friends uncle had to jump on to stop it.LOL
Had a few rides in cars doing 360's, wheel spinning and all that.
Went round the streets on a dodgy motorbike.
Took a police car for a spin at 13.
Sex, acid, tac and alcohol at 13.
Wagging school, telephone chat lines, pierceings, shop lift, pegging, racking, wandering the streets at 3ish in the morning, nicking milk and meeting the greggsys van for a midnight freebie. Going to the all night garage and sitting yaking in the park, graffiti and hellish police chases.
One night I didn't get in until 3 and my mam had a fit shouting where have you been. How do I tell her we wernt supposed to be in this lads house and his mam came home early so we had to sneek out.
Went on to have tattoos, all night raves, take E and speed. Cut down on alcohol, then drugs and am now rather plain.

TigersEnglandChick Thu 05-Mar-09 14:46:59

I can think of several but the one that came to mind first was when DB and I used to make 'George's Marvellous Medicine' typ concoctions. We'd make one out of 'edible' stuff then dare each other to try it (peppercorns, milk powder, baking soda, food dye etc) and we'd make a non-edible one.(bleach, bubble bath, pledge etc) It's a miracle we never gassed ourselves!!

Off to read what the rest of you got up to now ...

Tamarto Thu 05-Mar-09 14:47:24

I'd forgotten about random picture of naked women flying about on a windy day, that is long gone, along with white dog poop. sad

piratecat Thu 05-Mar-09 14:48:13

nick booze from the G Plan drinks cabinet, pour it in to an army flask and go over the fields and drink it?

yep that would have irked my mother!!!

mrsmaidamess Thu 05-Mar-09 14:48:16

See, kids these days don't know they're born.

climbed on garage roofs
stuck apples on the end of bamboo poles and chucked them through people's windows
and crossed railways lines - the last two activities we were encouraged and bullied to do by my much older cousin sad

piratecat Thu 05-Mar-09 14:50:10

mrsmaidamess rofl, it is TRUE. we lived on an estate inthe 70's and the workman's hut was papered with cut outs from porno mags!!!

Went to a nearby farm which had a very large lake with very steep sides. We used to go and frogspawn from the lake.

Also rode the ponies in the fields bareback and no bridles. Not our ponies either.

mrsmaidamess Thu 05-Mar-09 14:51:03

One particular image I saw whilst sitting on a pile of mud reading Razzle aged 6 is still burned onto my retinas.

georgimama Thu 05-Mar-09 14:51:04

When my cousin and I were about 11 we were allegedly going to holiday club thing for the afternoon.

We actually caught tube (she lived in Greater London) into central London.

No one ever found out.

What else ....

(getting progresively older here)

Smoking.

Smoking pot.

Having sex at 14.

I was quite naughty.

NormaSnorks Thu 05-Mar-09 14:51:35

Lied about staying at a friend's house and then went to all-night parties at houses where the parents were away...

Just lots of being untruthful about where I was most of the time actually blush

mrsmaidamess Thu 05-Mar-09 14:54:00

Norma I did that alot. My Mum never rang to check whether the parents were at this house I was staying at . They weren't. But older boys from the pub were....

VoodooTheOriginal Thu 05-Mar-09 14:54:26

when we were on a family holiday to a campsite in France, I'd be @ 14...there was a small stables on-site, and I was completely horse mad. After hanging round there 24/7 the two French guys who ran it asked me to go with them and a German girl to go and collect another couple of horses and walk them back. She and I hopped into their van shock and we all drove off!
Luckilly they were for real, and I walked back through some gorgeous French farmland leading a beautiful chestnut horse.
As a very careful kid, I still can't believe to this day I did that...neither could my mum at the time.

Jux Thu 05-Mar-09 15:02:59

Our house was always full of other people - itinerant relatives or friends and their families, living there for months, sometimes a year or two. One chap had two sons; I remember me, my little bro and the younger son stark naked, being 'dogs' ie sniffing each others' bums while crawling round in a circle! grin or should I blush

VoodooTheOriginal Thu 05-Mar-09 15:03:04

oh yeah, had wild parties when they were away, smoked, smoked pot in their lounge, gave dh (then dp) a bj behind my dad's fave armchair..
my sister smoked while she was in the bath!! she was much more daring.

hatwoman Thu 05-Mar-09 16:04:25

it's tough. but I think the marigold and collie have it. there are some real blinders here.

one - slightly older (about 14) near misdemeanour of mine was to hang around a particular venue the day of a Motley Crue concert to see if we could chat up some roadies and get ourselves a back stage pass. we got invited into a caravan for "coffee". after about 5 minutes it was made abundantly clear how much those back stage passes were going to cost. so I made my excuses and left. my friend stayed shock.

morningsun Thu 05-Mar-09 16:10:38

we used to go into a tunnel ? a culvert with water running thru it which went into the hillside and dare each other who could go in the most flags 17,18 ...

do gymnastics over the pipe across the canal[ee eck like]

army games on the building site

making poison potions

ouijay boards [home made]

Geepers Thu 05-Mar-09 16:12:19

I used to wee on the carpet behind the television when I couldn't be bothered to upstairs to the loo blush

fryalot Thu 05-Mar-09 16:13:22

My bro and I used to dare each other to run around the block.

In the middle of the night.

During a thunderstorm.

In our nightclothes.

We moved when I was 7 and we no longer had a block so we had to stop.

Look at the porno mags that my brother and his mates had nicked and hidden in their den that they thought us girls didn't know about.

Told dad about porno magazines and the den that the boys thought we didn't know about.

Wagged off school once, saw my mum in town and hid behind the christmas tree. I must have looked a total loon, but she never noticed me!

HensMum Thu 05-Mar-09 16:17:18

Steal coins out of my mum's purse and sneak to the corner shop to buy sweets.
I still feel ashamed about that sad

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 05-Mar-09 16:20:09

Broke up hale bays and jumped around in them blush

Played in a long empty house up the road, we used to giggle at the condoms on the floor (god knows what else was in there!?)

Let our neighbours dog out all the time. I feel awful for this too, she was an elderly widow and got so panicked.

At my Grans we would play on the coal slurry pits and amongst all the old mining machinery.

Played frogger on the M1 - twas a lot less cars but none the less .....

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 05-Mar-09 16:25:11

qod we did that too in the local electricity exchange. The fences were covered in black tar (to stop people I guess) so we'd wash of using my friends hose before going home.

beanieb Thu 05-Mar-09 16:28:54

TheDevilWearsPrimark - Me too with teh Hay bales! We used to go into the landlord's barn (He was farmer/horse breeder) and jump from the highest point into the haybales at teh bottom. I'm pretty sure they must have hated us!

HensMum I too used to take the odd 10p from my mum's purse blush I always remember the dog looking at me and feeling really guilty!

ShowOfHands Thu 05-Mar-09 16:30:38

My brother used to put a bucket on my head, make me stand at one end of the garden and threw garden implements at me. Somehow, he not only convinced me to do it but also convinced me not to tell my parents.

Also used to play on the building site near our house.

Tame in comparison.

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