If you claim that you've never committed a horrible offense during childhood, you're definitely lying. Even kids with the best intentions occasionally make insensitive comments or ask questions that embarrass innocent bystanders. Children just don't have certain filters; they're honest to a fault, and they certainly don't understand the mechanics of keeping secrets. Indeed, a child with loose lips might just be the worst thing to encounter when you're, say, having an affair or committing some sort of petty crime. Many a parent has been exposed for spending time with a mistress that pretended to be "just an aunt" because the child didn't know what trickery was afoot.
That's not to say that a child's bluntness can't be helpful and refreshing, but some young peoples' mental capacities are severely lacking. Certain children leave thumbtacks laying around to see what might happen, others dry hump pieces of upholstered furniture because why not? The horrible, arguably hilarious, things kids unknowingly do really make you wonder if they'll make it into adulthood.
Various adult Redditors are actually sharing their crazy childhood stories, though, so there may be hope for all those dumb little kids yet.
He Put A Thumbtack On The Ground, Pointy Side Up
He Thought He Wanted To Be A Man Of The Night
She Stole Waiters' Tips
He Almost Gave His Dad A Heart Attack
He Taunted Wolves
He Made His Parents Watch While He Dry-Humped The Couch