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What is the Worst Mess Your Kids Have Ever Made?

7 Worst Messes My Kids Have Made

by Kristen Chase

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!

by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM
Replies (21-28):
by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Probably dragging her potty chair all over my house!

by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

My DS has ripped everything out of his walk in closet... well... not OUT of it.. just put everything in his reach on the floor... about 3000 cards [Cars game cards, and other things my 9 y/o left when he went to live with his father] and EVERYTHING is everywhere... i am going to clean it up tomorrow... I told DS he needs to clean some of it tonight...  but hes not even 3 yet... and wont be cleaning anything up... lol... <3

by Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I walked into my apartment to find my brother asleep on the couch (he was baby sitting) and butter and eggs on the ceiling. There was a knife and orange in the crib. The fridge crisper drawer was on the kitchen floor, along with smashed tomatoes. My 2 toddlers and baby were covered in butter and eggs. I looked at my brother and said "This better get cleaned before I get back." I got in my car and left. I think he was putting them in the bath tub before I got out of the parking lot. And the apartment management had to have the ceiling repainted because of the greasy spots from the butter.

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM

3 children....75 gal fish size football...carpet.  Anyone with kids can put this one together.  lol  My livingroom is not...and never will be...the same again.

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:15 AM

My daughter "cleaned" the windows with diaper cream once.  That was fun...she also cleaned her hair with it.  

My two middle children decided to make "magic clay" in the middle of the living room floor. this involved pouring an entire box of cornstarch on the floor and then mixing a bunch of glasses of water on top.  By the time I got downstairs the 3 year old and the 6 year old had the stuff covering nearly every surface of the living room.  

My youngest knocked a 20 lb bag of flour off the counter.  

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 3:33 AM

My middle daughter decide to see what would happen if she put her peanut butter and jely sandwich into the VCR.  I keep waiting for one of her kid to do something similar.  We bought a new VCR since it would cost more to have that one cleaned than it did to get new one.


by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 4:01 AM
When my older son was 8 he was showering with a snake shower head. Idk what possessed him, n
But he decided to turn the shower head UP and soaked the ceiling!!!!

I was steaming mad!!! My df was trying to dry it faster before I beat that wet butt senseless!

To this DAY I do not know what came over that child, but I believe my shrieking for thirty minute exorcised that particular demon!!
by Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 8:45 AM

My daughter had a bloody nose during a nap.  She was prone to them so not upset.  She did decide to clean herself up by wiping her hands & face on the walls & bedding.  It looked like a massacre in there!

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