Children have none of the inhibitions and limitations us adults have learned, so saying things that are totally out of left field, essentially giving their parents the heebie-jeebies, isn't out of the ordinary. So, I asked moms to describe the one time their kid completely freaked them out and was reminded that, more often than not, "out of the mouth of babes," comes some seriously creepy things. Yikes.
For example, my son has started creating very imaginative names for his toys, like "Ike Striker" and "Jovis Bake." He either has a future career as an author, or we have a bit of a weirdo on our hands. He also seems to have a fascinating recall that bests our sleep-deprived memories. He'll often reminisce about things that happened over half his lifetime ago, or bring up details that we have long since forgotten. It's both incredible and somewhat infuriating. In the end, I've realized there's a fine line between being impressed by your kid and being totally freaked out, especially when their comments are about the paranormal or things that challenge your notions about how the world works.
Many people feel afraid when they first become parents; the responsibility, the messy bits, and the fact that you can never take a day off. However, it turns out the most frightening things about children might just be the things they say. Don't believe me? Well, just take the following moms' words for it: