19 Things That Were Totally Normal To Do As A Kid, But Are Super Creepy As An Adult

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As a kid, you can get away with a lot of weird crap—sucking your thumb, streaking in public, etc. But if you stop to think about it, doing any of these things as an adult would be beyond disturbing. Just take it from these Redditors who are sharing the habits that were acceptable to do as a child, but are just downright creepy as a grownup.

1. “Standing by your parents’ bed, staring at them waiting for them to wake.”

Rancethetank

2. “Playing with children you met outside.”

crybz

3. “Run, scream, and cry in public.”

xX_MrLeftHand_Xx

4. “I feel like children stare a lot, so that.”

xxxJxshy

5. “Running around in public wearing nothing but a shirt and diaper.”

jongilbunny

6. “Have baths with your siblings.”

15pseudonyms

7. “Invite complete strangers to come play with you and be your friend.”

Designertoast

8. “Sprinting down the sidewalk in a large city; when I see kids do it, totally normal. When I see adults do it, I assume something is seriously wrong.”

uwsrunner

9. “Pull your pants all the way down to your ankles when peeing at a urinal.”

kwityerbitchin5

10. “Climbing things. As a kid it was play and fun. As an adult people think you’re trying to break into a house and call the cops.”

Radthereptile

11. “Climb into your mother’s bed in the middle of the night.”

eyeball-beesting

12. “Screaming look what I can do then literally doing the dumbest f**king thing ever.”

joshmctosh913

13. “Shit myself.”

fittedmilk

14. “Sucking on ur mom’s titties.”

B-Average

15. “Running anywhere and everywhere.”

Atlxel

16. “Drink with a baby bottle.”

kireiumiii

17. “Throwing a tantrum.”

-eDgAR-

18. “Having an imaginary friend.”

ElJaythakid45

19. “Sucking your thumb.”

peberpig

h/t Reddit