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Share the funny, mischievous things either you or your child used to get up to when you/they were little - £300 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Feb-18 09:22:35

A big part of being a child is all about being adventurous, whether that means your DC has tried to wander around in your size 8 heels for a good hour before realising they don’t fit quite right or even potter in with muddy shoes from playing outside all day. With Peter Rabbit coming to cinemas March 16, we’ve teamed up with Sony Pictures to hear about the funny, mischievous things either you or your DC has done when you/they were little.

“In Peter Rabbit™, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London. James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail.”

Watch the Peter Rabbit trailer here:



Did your DC decide to have a go at cutting their own hair? Maybe you got caught giving your toys a wash in the toilet? Perhaps you’re always trying to find the TV remote that keeps going missing and turning up in strange places such as the fridge? Or did you ever rummage through your mum’s makeup bag and use every product on your face?

Whatever your humorous, mischievous stories are, share them with us on the thread below and you will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a £300 voucher of your choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

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SillyMoomin Mon 26-Feb-18 09:50:46

I used my mother's (clean!) sanitary towels as "grown up facemasks like mummy has" and burst into the middle of tea and coffee morning she was hosting with three stuck to my face grin

ifigoup Mon 26-Feb-18 10:51:24

I found a stack of addressed envelopes my dad had written ready to send out business letters, got his fountain pen, and went over all the writing to make it "clearer" for the postman.

asuwere Mon 26-Feb-18 11:02:42

I remember finding my Mum's make up and trying everything on and made a bit of a mess in the cupboard it was in, but, I closed the cupboard door and figured no-one would know it was me. Somehow, my Mum figured it out; I guess the mascara over my whole eyelid and lipstick on my whole mouth and cheeks isn't as natural a look as I though it would be! blushgrin

sparkles212 Mon 26-Feb-18 11:22:59

My mum had a terrible phobia of worms so me and my brother used to collect them from the garden and put them in the bottle of milk. She'd notice this brown thing at the bottom of the bottle and scream whilst she was pouring it away 😂

Really evil when I think back!

MargoLovebutter Mon 26-Feb-18 11:27:51

As a toddler, DS used to think it was the best game ever to hide all the items in my saucepan drawer around the house. I think it was the only kitchen drawer that didn't have a child lock on it, as nothing was breakable or poisonous, so I used to let him play with it. Sometimes I'd run out of time to find everything after one of his hiding sessions, and guests would come over and find themselves fishing a saucepan lid out from behind a sofa cushion. It was quite sweet and funny.

BlueTablecloth Mon 26-Feb-18 11:32:43

I used to tell my brother to colour the flowers in on the wallpaper

foxessocks Mon 26-Feb-18 11:37:38

My dd liked to pack household objects in various bags and containers so we'd often spend ages trying to find keys or the tv remote and they'd turn up in her bag at the bottom of her wardrobe or something.

Royalsteph Mon 26-Feb-18 12:04:53

My 3 ds's love playing hide and seek around the house and garden, so last summer me and dh hid with water guns so when the kids got bored and came looking for us we launched an attack and got them all absolutely soaked (and the house when they ran in)

BevBrook Mon 26-Feb-18 12:08:37

My sister carved her name into the wardrobe door using nail scissors. When challenged she claimed that "the cat did it".

sharond101 Mon 26-Feb-18 12:23:00

I hid my mum's keys. We were locked in until dad came home and found them.in the washing machine a day later!

Pinklady301 Mon 26-Feb-18 12:24:12

I was a naughty silly girl! My (9) DD hasn't done anything too bad that I know of as yet! I am sure there is still time.
Things I did :

1) I had a pet black and white cat and for some unknown reason I wanted him to be all black. My mum caught me trying to colour his fur in black felt tip!! Luckily for the cat I didnt get very far. I think i was 7.

2) When I was about 9 I had one of those kid Filo Faxes that had those Reminder Notes which said Don't Forget to.. and then you write in your own notes. Me and my friend wrote very silly things in and one entry I wrote was "Dont forget to throw poos at the teachers". I cringe now obviously. Well, the book got into the wrong hands of one of our class mates who showed the book to our class teacher. We got into quite a bit of trouble as we were promptly hearded to the head teacher's office and were made to read out each entry out loud. We were petrified but when it got to the "poo" entry, just was I was about to have to read it, my friend burst into fit of giggles and couldnt stop. She then had to pretend she was crying and luckily I got out of having to read it!

ErinSophia Mon 26-Feb-18 12:43:28

When I was a child I tried to paint the dog pink as it was my favourite colour, luckily for the dog my dad spotted what I was doing straight away and sent me to my room.

ncullinane Mon 26-Feb-18 12:56:57

Just this morning I found my two older boys under the dining room table with a black sharpie pen, thankfully they were caught early before any real damage was done, but I cold tell my eldest was leading the younger brother astray, much to their excitement!

peanutbutter310 Mon 26-Feb-18 13:05:55

'Helping' my dad to decorate the hallway, with my felt tip markers shock

mum25littleones Mon 26-Feb-18 13:27:01

I put my son to bed and the little terror snuck out of his room and into the bathroom to shave like daddy. He took the skin off his nose and chin before trying to smother it in toothpaste!! It was only when the toothpaste hit that he actually cried and we realised he was still awake and up to mischief!! 😫😳

Treaclespongeandcustard Mon 26-Feb-18 13:34:09

In a changing room with my mum, I apparently exclaimed "oh mummy, put your shoes on, your feet SMELL". She was very embarrassed. grin

MycatsaPirate Mon 26-Feb-18 13:35:12

When DD1 was 5, she had a beautiful strawberry blonde chin length bob. She was the type of child who was very sensible and on Xmas when she got a stationary set, I let her take it into her room to play with. It had those plastic safety scissors which can't cut anything so didn't worry.

They cut hair.

She had hacked off all her hair on one side of her head up to the scalp. No reason given for doing it either.

It took about 2 years to get it back to an all over length.

CollyWombles Mon 26-Feb-18 14:33:57

As a toddler I had an obsession with bananas and one day disappeared from my house. I went into my next door neighbours house and helped myself to her bananas. My poor mum was in bits when my neighbour brought me back, stating she had walked into the kitchen to find me with a mouthful of banana (and peel apparently!)

When my daughter was 3, I found her in the garden, crying and trying to throw what looked like white fluff in the air. Turned out my dog had ripped up a cushion and on asking my daughter why she was crying, she said she couldn't put the 'clouds' back in the sky!

My son, when he was nearly four, liked to help me put his baby brothers nappies on. One day I was sat in the garden sipping coffee, when my 6 month old jack Russell puppy walked past me wearing a very badly put on nappy! He didn't seem bothered really!

CopperPan Mon 26-Feb-18 14:49:17

DS1 got annoyed with his fringe growing so decided to give himself a trim - he was so pleased with the (wonky) result that he helped the DDs trim their fringes too. Took a while for that mistake to grow out!

Falconhoof1 Mon 26-Feb-18 16:18:32

Me and the boy next door at about 4 cut holes in my duvet cover and curtains with blunt plastic scissors. My mum could never figure out how we did it! The same day we also coloured on my furniture with crayons. He was a bad influence -or that's what my mum thought-

CoffeeOrSleep Mon 26-Feb-18 16:26:03

As a child, my brother and I decided to make a Mavellous Medicine (this is entirely my Dad's fault for reading us all the Roald Dahl books, honest!"). We took all the food out of the fridge and cupbards and emptied the lot into the water butt in the garden. Was a lot of fun, until my parents found it...

UpOnDown Mon 26-Feb-18 17:30:33

Pushing a kitchen chair up to the worktops, then climbing on them to get at biscuits.

Snog Mon 26-Feb-18 17:56:41

I wanted my Sindy dolls to enjoy the fabulous swimming pool which was the conduit drain at the side of the road in our local town. The Sindys were from a crappy village like me with no such glorious facilities.

ilovekitkats Mon 26-Feb-18 17:59:18

DD aged 3 crayoned all over the flat tv screen. Twice. Drew all over a cream pouffe in green felt tip. Drew permanent marker all over the white patio doors..... she also locked herself in the bathroom the one time we left the key in the door!

When I was a child I cut up my mums lampshades, cut the armchair. And ran screaming to my dad when my brother wouldn’t stop using my bicycle pump because he was “using all the air up” [ grin]

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