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Worst thing your toddler has got up to unsupervised

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MiaWallace Mon 05-Mar-07 16:51:55

Following on from the thread about leaving toddlers to play unsupervised -

What is the worst thing yours has got up to when unsupervised?

Dd managed to get a tub of emulsion out of a cupboard with a safety lock on it, somehow got the lid of the tub, and then proceeded to smear the emulsion all over the stair carpet and banister.

What tales of destruction have you got?

A painted mual on my Living room wall. I actually havn't painted over it yet, no point in doing so until this faze is over with.

Blu Mon 05-Mar-07 16:55:46

DS tried to make me an omlette, aged 2. Broke about 9 eggs, at least one went into the bowl. Cheese grater was circulating in the microwave, sending out sparks...."making an omlette, Mummy!"

FluffyMummy123 Mon 05-Mar-07 16:56:26

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CanSleepWeirdShifts Mon 05-Mar-07 16:58:38

When nappy free, last week, she pooed on floor and I found her eating it . (She's 12 months btw, so not quite old enough to know better).

bran Mon 05-Mar-07 16:58:47

DS did a poo in the wardrobe at about 2.4 yrs, he was very proud.

MrsWednesday Mon 05-Mar-07 17:00:07

Hammered a wooden toy into a wall, creating a pock-marked effect (I did wonder what the banging noise was).

Whilst I was changing DS2's nappy in the boot of the car, DS1 was happily occupying himself by drawing a picture on the car door with a stone. My new car.

Took a few Kalms tablets too once.

Perhaps more supervision is in order.

sweetkitty Mon 05-Mar-07 17:01:06

crunching on bits of cat litter with poo thrown in for good measure

liath Mon 05-Mar-07 17:02:49

I caught dd up to her armpits in the toilet washing a dirty nappy that she'd fished out of the nappy bucket.

She looked so chuffed, too and said "dd washing dirty nappy" with a happy smile. Yuk. Serves me right for being a hippy cloth nappy user, really.

NAB3 Mon 05-Mar-07 17:02:50

He put his torch in the microwave and set it going. Cue screaming child and on fire microwave. First time I had left him downstairs while I nipped to the loo........

2Happy Mon 05-Mar-07 17:08:07

When dh brought the cats water bowl in to stop it freezing but stupidly left it on the floor, found ds1 picked it up slurping out of it.
Eating soil out of plant pots.
Dropped dh's car keys (with electronic unlocky button thing) down toilet.
Took car keys to emulsioned door and scraped.
While feeding ds2 at parent's house this weekend, ds1 wandered upstairs on his own and walked into the shower. While my mother was in it. Mid-shower.
I'm sure there's more...

amynnixmum Mon 05-Mar-07 17:10:57

Ds is definately the worst for this even now at 6. The most disgusting thing he did as a toddler was poo painting

It was everywhere - all over his bed and blankets, his toys , the walls and the carpet. Oh and all over him of course. I had flu at the time and felt so ill it took me 1/2 hour to clear it all up!

MiaWallace Mon 05-Mar-07 17:11:57

You've just reminded me Cod, dd has called 999 twice

Jimjams2 Mon 05-Mar-07 17:14:19

ds2 got hold of one of ds1's poos and pretended to eat it. (played with it like it was pretend food- luckily he came to find me to show off).

PinkTulips Mon 05-Mar-07 17:14:46

threw the nappy bucket into the bath

knocked hole in wall

scrubbed toilet with our toothbrushes

ate her own poo

threw every item of clothing from every cupboard upstairs over the banisters


and for all of these i was only 10 feet away dealing with ds

ammylovesolivia Mon 05-Mar-07 17:15:56

turds in every room of the house at some point in potty training.

bum cream all over bedroom.

poured milk all over kitchen floor 'making breakfast mummy!'

sun cream all over dining room carpet.

twirly painting with no lid on the contraption hence twirly painted dining room.

walked round house holding a brown crayon against the wall creating a 'border'.

Nothing dangerous but all highly annoying and even more annoying when you think 'I've only been gone 10 seconds'.

PinkTulips Mon 05-Mar-07 17:17:20

oh yes and she got at the litter tray and spread shitty cat litter all over the room once while i was doing dinner

ammylovesolivia Mon 05-Mar-07 17:17:26

oh and dialled 999 a few times- to the point that they threatened to charge me with sommat or other and phone is now on a high shelf.

And pood in bath.

mamama Mon 05-Mar-07 17:32:19

Oh, I love this thread - I feel so much better having read it!

I think the worst DS has done was:

dancing on the windowsill
scrubbing his potty with his toothbrush (but better his than mine).

Oh, and he got hold of the new toothbrushes, chewed them all and put them back so I didn't realise until I went to get a new one out and it was all chewed and yukky. At least, I think it was Ds who did it...

morocco Mon 05-Mar-07 17:34:24

turned on taps full, put plug in, then come back downstairs and played (so actually unsupervised for all of about 3 minutes ) then flooded whole bathroom, wrecked ceiling and carpets, big insurance job, thank goodness for accidental damage cover!

USAUKMum Mon 05-Mar-07 17:36:24

DS has flooded the bathroom floor by pouring water all over, so that it was leaking out of the ceiling below.....

Flower3554 Mon 05-Mar-07 17:38:33

DD1 unrolled the loo roll and fed it down the loo. " its full now" she told me.

DS1 picked up a 5 litre tin of apple green emulsion (what was I thinking) and dropped it. Of course the lid came off (why don't paint tins have screw lids please) all over our hall carpet that had been laid 3 days previously

piglit Mon 05-Mar-07 17:39:51

Ds1 helped himself to a massive pot of vaseline and smeared it all over his hands and all over my newly decorated walls. <shriek>

And he squeezed a whole tube of toothpaste into my favourite suede boots.

Ds2 opened the cupboard where the dog food is and fed it to the dog, bit by bit.

fridayschild Mon 05-Mar-07 17:42:46

picked up my phone, managed to unlock it and called the last number I'd dialled

one of my most important clients

not a client who loved small children. Now said client has a grandson, we'd be ok if it happened again

CorrieDale Mon 05-Mar-07 17:47:17

Dialled 999. Then replaced the phone. We went out for the morning and were visited in the early afternoon by a very nice PC who thought, for reasons too complicated and shaming to go into, that he was going to have to break into the house to find my dead body. Deeply deeply embarassing.

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