7 Worst Messes My Kids Have Made

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7 worst messes my kids ever madeIf you've got kids, then you know how messy they are. Even the neat ones. 

Wait, are there actually neat kids?

After comparing my kids' messes with a friend of mine, I thought it might be fun to rank order them all.

Now I have four kids under the age of nine, so I'm pretty sure you can imagine how messy my house can get. So without further ado, here are the 7 worst messes my kids have made. Can you relate?

7. The Lego Closet

We use a Swoop Bag for our LEGOs which is a brilliant organizational gadget, except when your kids decide to dump every single tiny LEGO out in their closet. On the bright side, they're contained in a closet, but on the down side, you've got 4517201 LEGOs in your closet.

6. Paper Towel Party

I'm not quite sure exactly what I was doing at the time, but my two middle children decided to unroll about three paper towel rolls and shred them all over my kitchen (see above) I swear I was finding paper towels in all sorts of weird places in my kitchen for days after. And yes, it's worst than LEGOs because you've got piles of paper towels completely USELESS. Argh!

5. It's Raining Styrofoam Peanuts! 

I'd love to personally strangle whoever invented styrofoam peanuts, because I cannot tell you how many times I've had to clean them up off my floor. The winner was when I had an entire near television size box of peanuts in my foyer that the kids had to decided to tear apart and toss in the air like rain.

4. Toilet water puddles

Just a few days ago, my little girls decided to go to the potty together (one on the big toilet, one on the baby potty) and then when they clogged the toilet, they decided to plunge it themselves. And then jump in the water. Gross.

3. Maple syrup spill

I'm not quite sure how my son managed to drop the entire container of maple syrup, but he did, and it broke, thus covering my kitchen floor in a large puddle of maple syrup. I have never cleaned up something so sticky in my life. In fact, I think the spot is still sticky.

2. Inky Naptime

Many years ago when my now 9-year old was just two, we lived with my in-laws and instead of napping, she decided to play with a broken ink pen in her room. I walked in to discover the white carpet, the walls, and her hands and face covered in ink. Hooray for Stainmaster carpets. And paint.

1. Powdery Web

By far, the worst mess was when my two middle children (are you sensing a theme here) got a hold of a container of GoldBond powder and completely covered my entire living room with it. The whole room was WHITE. To make matters worse, they took about four balls of yarn and wrapped them around the furniture, creating a powdery, yarn spiderweb.

Tell me about the worst mess your kids ever made!

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antfa... antfarmer101

While I was in the bathroom (by myself, which I should have known was too good a thing to be true), my two darling little angels dumped a bag of pretzel sticks on the floor and then stomped through it/ran over it with the tricycle. I came downstairs to a floor COVERED in broken pretzels and scrunched up pretzel dust. It was epic. They had strewn it from the front door to the back door, all through the living room and into the kitchen. And they did it all in less than five minutes.

RiotP... RiotPixie

My oldest daughter, 15 months when it started, would get into her baby sister's powdered formula and eat it as well as dump it all over the floor. Baby formula + bare feet = huge, sticky mess! She did it almost the entire year her sister was on formula, an entire can at a time. Expensive and messy.

nonmember avatar Ali

My kids (aged 2 and 3 at the time), decided to get into the Sharpies while I was at the store and with grandma watching them. They took the markers and colored all over the wall, table, and carpet!! And we rent by the way.. they managed to do all of this in the 10 minutes their grandma was in the bathroom. To this day, I have no idea how they found the markers because that kind of stuff is always high up in the hutch. Another time my daughter (3 at the time) got out of her bed (at 4am) and somehow managed to put diaper cream all over the cat. She then came into out bed room saying she "cleaned kitty". Poor cat had to be shaved. Needless to say we re toddler proofed our apartment after that.

eupeptic eupeptic

There's a blog (with a NSFW title and web address) where people have shared the messes their kids made and the things they've damaged or destroyed: Sh*t My Kids Ruined (linked).


My favorite one (mainly because it wasn't an intentional mess - just an accident) was where the kids just wanted to feed the dog while their mom was asleep... link.

Sarah Cazier

Im about to be a sanctimommy and I hate it but.... my cousin is always posting about things her 4 kids have broken, messed up, destroyed from the cheap to spendy to the sentimental. Every time I think... how in the world did they get that in their hands??? Am I the only mom who puts things up where my kid cant reach them??? Granted, I'm only 2 years into parenting with #2 still in utero.. but if I think for even a second that my son might find it interesting I put it somewhere he just cant get to it.

londonr londonr

When my son was potty training at the age of two, one day he woke from a nap with a dirty diaper. He became curious of the mess that was in his pull up and investigated. I believe that he became so grossed out that he shook his hands to try to get the sticky stink off his hands and flung poo everywhere. Then when it still wouldn't come off, he wiped his hands off on the walls, the carpet, the tv, the toys.......when I discovered the mess of his room and on him, I was in tears calling my mother in law to please pick him up because I was going to lose it. Good times.....

nonmember avatar manda

Nearly every day for at least a year my daughters played with their poop. Walls, windows, bedding, toys, themselves... I swear they held it until they knew I was sleeping. Eventually I discovered a mountain of poop behind the headboard of one of their beds when I moved it to get all the toys dropped behind it. It was a horrible time in my life.

nonmember avatar kaerae

No, @Sarah Cazier, you love it. You're insecure and it makes you feel superior. Get over yourself. There isn't an object in a house a toddler can't get in to trouble with in a pinch. If you were truly happy with your life you wouldn't be such a judgmental twit.

nonmember avatar Sarah

My ASD 2 year old went to the bathroom plugged the sink turned the water on and left. His daddy was on the porch talking to our neighbor when he came in there was water coming out of the ceiling. We lost 6 rooms!!! Thank god for home owners insurance

nonmember avatar Selfish Mom

When my then-two-year-old discovered the electric pepper mill. I was in another room and thought he was playing with his motorized car. For twenty minutes.

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