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22 Parents Who Caught Their Kids Before They Did Something Dangerous

Parents are on high alert when their kids are in the house. Whether you got 4 hours of sleep or the much-sought-after, possibly mythical 5 hours, you must remain vigilant while watching children. Mostly, they try to eat stuff you told them not to. Occasionally, however, they try to pull off dangerous stunts.

A viral Twitter thread about parents catching their kids just before they hurt themselves took off after this post:

Hundreds of parents jumped in to share their experience stopping their kids from doing something dumb. If only you could do it their entire lives. Alas, you can only keep these fond memories.

Here are the funniest and scariest examples of parents catching their kids before they did something dumb:


1. It’s nothing ’til it’s something.

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2. Beware the wobbling coffee mugs.

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3. Maybe things were worse when we were younger.

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4. I have two needs.

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5. Even Mero must remain vigilant.

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6. Check on your kids for the sake of your wallet.

7. Parents know what’s what.

8. This one worked out just fine.

9. Sometimes, you have to let them figure it out themselves.

10. Mommy’s on the phone, don’t hurt yourself.

11. Should have let them at least try.

12. Clean up this mess and THEN go in the fridge to play.

13. Creepy and then scary.

14. It’s all fun and games until something doesn’t fit.

15. This should only happen in a home you own.