The Messes These Kids Made Will Have You Feeling Major Pain For Their Parents

Kids, kids, kids. They’re our pride and joy, and the reason we’re on heart pressure medication. These parents know this all too well since their children decided to skip watching Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix and instead detonated mess-bombs in the house.

These parents probably were fighting back tears and anger as they stopped for a moment to take a photo of the disasters their kids made, and for that self-control, the internet thanks them. None of us are feeling grateful enough to help clean up though.

Chalk It Up To Looking Away For 2 Seconds

chalk mess kids child staring at camera looking distraught
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Photo Credit: @prila_shy / Instagram

We all have heard that an artist draws inspiration from life around them and uses the world as their canvas. These kids must’ve heard this adage and decided to tap into their creative side when this mom turned away, because this chalk mess is almost Picasso-like in its chaos. The keyword is almost.

What this mess actually is is a living nightmare for this parent. Chalk gets into the tiny little grooves in the wood grain, gets in the air, and overall just feels disgusting under our feet. In a stroke of luck, the kids somehow avoided the couch.

This Mom Definitely Had A Heart Attack

scary shower red paint all over the shower covering the wall
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Photo Credit: @chaos_coordinator_247 / Instagram

When this mom came home and saw this image that looks like it’s straight out of SAW IV she probably almost had a heart attack. Cleaning this scene up must’ve felt like being an accomplice in a murder.

Apparently, this disaster is all thanks to Crayola shower paint. A “fun” product that washes off easily so your kid can get creative while they get clean. One question though, did they really have to make it in red?

Motor Oil Is Basically The Same As Baby Oil, Right?

kid covered in motor oil mom wiping him with a cloth
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Photo Credit: @cristyellenk / Instagram

This kid apparently thought so when they decided to lather themselves up in the stuff. At no point did they question the chemical fumes or the taste of pure death in their mouth — they were too busy focussing on motor oil’s moisturizing properties.

This photo just shows how much we put our parents through and that we obviously wouldn’t have survived without them. Or at least, we’d all be going through life smelling like gas stations and rocking questionable mustache trims.

This kid had serious regrets after discovering the moisturizing effects of mayonnaise…

Take My Hand Mom

messy hand kid holding out his hand to camera that's covered in stuff
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Photo Credit: @tinkerbel_bee / Instagram

Instagram user @tinkerbel_bee captioned the photo as “Sometimes hands are better than a spoon.” Honestly, that’s a true statement when eating, but this kid definitely is taking it too far.

Look at that hand, don’t you want to take that hand? It’s covered in gelatin and a child’s love for their parent. That face is so cute you actually might take it. You’d just have to make sure you’re within a reasonable distance to a bathroom when you do or you might be giving up the use of your hand for a little while.

This Kid Doesn’t Know What Happened Either

kid standing in front of chair flour all over the floor mess
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Photo Credit: @deanjones1991 / Instagram

He was just standing around, minding his own business, eating his animal crackers, when someone must’ve broken into the house and dumped the flour everywhere. This toddler is just as confused as the parent and willing to lay his reputation on the line to solve this case.

This kid is pretty bold to act so confused when he’s covered in flour himself. But he probably has a well thought out explanation for that as well. What we have here is a case that’s going to grow cold and forever remain a mystery.

Mayo-Baby’s Eyes Are Full Of Regret

baby covered in mayonnaise looking distressed and mayo
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Photo Credit: @amadafdes95 / Instagram

It’s rare as a parent that you get to witness the moment when your child realizes their mistake without you having to point it out. This mayonnaise covered toddler is definitely having one of those “oh God, what have I done” moments here.

This kid looks like they slithered into a corner to enjoy their mayonnaise but quickly realized that this mayonnaise would bring about their downfall. They probably tried to walk away but quickly fell down because of how slippery it was. God speed to the parent who has to clean this slip and slide up.

Why settle for flimsy Tupperware when you can just shovel food into your kid’s mouth? This kid certainly thought the same when he did this…

This Organizational System Is Called Sorting By Chaos

kids bedroom stuff all over the floor
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Photo Credit: @mrs_bmm / Instagram

This 4-year-old went through every item she owned and asked herself if it sparked joy before promptly leaving it on the floor for 6 months. It’s a well-loved system by many kids and the beginning of a headache for many parents.

This mom was probably debating just throwing it all in a garbage bag. Who needs 50 pink shirts anyway? Actually, this 4-year-old probably does because they all have a slightly different photo of her favorite cartoon character on every single one. How many Paw Patrol shirts on the floor does it take for this mom to lose her mind?

Is It Mud Or Is It The Beginning Of A Parent’s Stress Headache?

mud kids covered in mud and screaming
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Photo Credit: @le.ticiamb / Instagram

Why bathe with water when you can bathe with mud? These brothers definitely thought long and hard about the health benefits attributed to mud baths that they decided to take the plunge and get dirty. Cheers to health guys.

The parent who took the photo was not looking forward to cleaning up the results of their little health conquest. You know what’s really not good for your health and not full of antioxidants? Busting a vein in your head from anger.

This Kid Became The Tupperware He Wanted To See In The World

kid in a shelf tupperware all over the floor
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Photo Credit: @spit_fyre / Instagram

Part of being a functional adult is having functional Tupperware. Those margarine containers and takeaway boxes will always break and fail you when you actually need them. That’s why you need to invest in some quality containers.

This kid knows this logic. That’s why he crawled into the shelf to replace the flimsy yogurt containers his mom was using. His commitment to the craft just shows how eager he is to store your food in his stomach. You’ll get it back later too, but you might not want it.

He had enough of the same old cartoons so he painted the T.V. with this…

Toddlers And Toilet Paper Just Don’t Mix

toddler and toilet paper unrolled on the floor big mess
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Photo Credit: @the_three_little_prints / Instagram

Dogs and toddlers unite over a mutual love for messing with the toilet paper. Maybe it’s because it’s just so much fun to unroll, or because of it’s a high pay-off mess for little effort. Whatever the reason, kids and toilet paper are drawn towards each other like nothing else.

Look at this toddler’s defiant face as he sits in the mess he created. He doesn’t see the problem, nor does he understand how long it’s going to take his parent to roll all this backup. As far as he’s concerned, he’s unrolled it for you as a favor. You’re welcome.

This Baby Ruined Wet Cement And His Mom’s Day

baby in concrete walking through mom looking stressed
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Photo Credit: kovikovi144 / Reddit

There’s this secret law of the universe that we’re all drawn to wet cement. There’s something about leaving a permanent mark in the world all on the city’s dime. Though, most of us only stick a finger in.

This kid is either an artist in the making or a concrete pourer with a vision. Either way, his mom’s reaction pretty much sums up how any parent would feel in this situation. Defeated, stressed, and not ready to be digging concrete of their toddler’s toenails for a month.

This Visionary Blended A Love Of Painting And Filmmaking In The Worst Way

wet white paint TV kid painting the TV white
Photo Credit: Sarah Miles / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Sarah Miles / Pinterest

What do you want to see on T.V.? Probably family-friendly content, the hottest drama, a late-night T.V. show, and a sports game. What about paint? No, not a show about paint. Just white paint.

This kid decided he’d like to watch only the programming that creatively inspired him so he painted the T.V. white. They say student debt is hard to get out of because it affects young people, but what about toddler debt? This is a serious case of “you owe me later.”

This little girl is the poster child for what not to do if you don’t want swine flu…

This Timesaver Merged Nap Time And Toilet Time

kid sleeping on the toilet completely inside of it
Photo Credit: Kandace Wilson / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Kandace Wilson / Pinterest

They say the mark of a true genius is the ability to be as efficient as possible. Steve Jobs only wore black turtlenecks and jeans to save time in the morning after all. Can we call this sleeping toddler a genius? I think we can.

This is gross and probably the last thing this parent wants to help clean up, but this is seriously hilarious. This toddler’s worn-out face and ability to sleep anywhere is definitely how we all feel at the end of a long day. He better enjoy the peace while it lasts though…

Peanut Butter Is A Healthy Part Of Any Diet, Grout, And Baby Face

baby covered in peanut butter sitting on floor smiling
Photo Credit: Imgur / Azuzil
Photo Credit: Imgur / Azuzil

Kids really are out here inventing new methods of skincare for us adults to try out in hopes of becoming hip. Honestly, that’s probably where the coconut oil trend came from – some baby covering themselves in it and their parents decided to give it a try.

This skincare mogul is smiling because he knows what revolutionary research and development work he’s doing for his future company. He only wishes that his mom would take a little time to understand his business plan instead of yelling.

This Parent For Sure Had A Heart Attack After Their Kid Kissed A Hog

kid kissing pig on the mouth through a fence at a petting zoo
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Photo Credit: Imgur

They say don’t kiss pigs. Though usually, they’re talking about guys that don’t wash their bedsheets, don’t walk you home, and pick their earwax and stick it under the couch. But you shouldn’t kiss regular pigs either.

This kid is a poster child for what not to do if you don’t want swine flu, your tongue bitten off, or a stern lecture from your mad parent. This kid also had to sit through the “no tongue on the first kiss” talk after.

We’ve Learned Bibs Are Futile

kid covered in beige paint at daycare looking at camera
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Photo Credit: @kevin.speer / Instagram

There’s no such thing as a safe surface when toddlers are involved. No matter how many sheets of plastic parents lay down or barriers they erect around their kitchens, kids will always get in and wreak havoc. It’s inevitable at this point.

This kid at daycare managed to get some beige stuff all over absolutely everything they could despite wearing a bib. This kid’s energy is pushing bib designers to reach new heights and his parent’s blood pressures to skyrocket.

Yeah, That’s Exactly Where The Food Goes, All Over The Leather Couch

kid picking pad thai out of his bowl sticking his face in the pad thai mess
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Photo Credit: @mick_kaine / Instagram

We’ve all got a picky eater in our lives. They whine and moan about the state of the vegetables in their bowl, or the smell of the food, or if two things are touching. You’d wish they’d just stop talking about it and not eat it.

This future chef has a very particular palette and he knows what he likes and dislikes. He’s even willing to send the dish back if it doesn’t excite his tastebuds. Or smear it on the couch. We’re sure this move went over well with the chef.

We’re All Crying Over This Spilled Milk

kid drinking milk with cats on the floor
Photo Credit: @RasputinsBar / Twitter
Photo Credit: @RasputinsBar / Twitter

When you spill milk you’re supposed to pick yourself up and pull yourself together instead of breaking down. This little girl decided that neither of these options suited her, so she laid down with the cats and saw what was so great about drinking milk off the floor.

This picture just screams “when in Rome.” Except they’re not in Rome, they’re at home. We’re all glad this little girl can bond with her new furry friends over a pint of milk, but we’re all hoping this watering hole closes its doors soon.

This Mom Made Sure He Dealt With His Lego Chaos

kid cleaning up legos on the floor
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Photo Credit: @terratyler / Instagram

This is a rare find in this series of messy kids – one who actually helped clean up the mess he made. Sure his mom is going to have to go through the giant pile of legos he swept up and sort them, but that’s a problem for the future.

This child is brave too. Not many people can withstand the sting of legos digging into their feet and here he is standing nonchalantly on top of these pointy toys. If he doesn’t become a professional organizer in the future he’s going to be a professional hot-coal walker.

This Kid Knows About Food Coma And The Danger Of Wearing White To Eat Saucy Foods

baby who ate spaghetti covered in sauce looking crazy
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Photo Credit: @shane714 / Instagram

Spaghetti is a must-have for any messy kids compilation. The saucy food just brings out the most chaotic and splatter-prone qualities in every kid. This kid knows that all too well – which is why he skipped the white shirt and showed up naked to bathe in marinara.

This is a seriously impressive amount of sauce that didn’t land on him which makes you wonder whether he got any in his mouth at all. But, judging by that sleepy food coma face, he’s definitely had a complete breakfast.