Daycare workers have to deal with children throughout the whole day. Children are the most curious, cunning, and conscious beings. So, there is no doubt that the job of a daycare worker is not a piece of cake. They have to be face to face with many unexpected situations and embarrassing queries. Let us look at some of the most shocking stories revealed by daycare workers from their personal experiences.
Your Secret Is (Un)safe With Me!
Daycare centers have to deal with lots of children. No secrets are safe with children. They just love to share everything they know and hear about, especially about their parents.
They tend to be more open with daycare workers. This child shared with her daycare teacher that her dad has sleepovers with lots of women. Apparently, her mom is still with her father because of his money. How unexpected is that to hear from a child? We wonder how the teacher reacted to that.
The Right Cue
Growing up, different children go through different experiences. Childcare workers have to deal with all sorts of different scenarios. Kids have their own innocent way of portraying their experiences. Sometimes, they will say something totally strange, but in the most normal tone ever.
This child shared that his mother and her boyfriend had a fight. However, when the little boy went to kiss his mom goodbye before school, he saw they were not dressed — thus, he figured that they patched things up. That’s some innocent way of understanding elders’ relationships.
Kids have the sweetest bond with their mothers. They tend to grow closer, as they spend more time together. As a matter of fact, they’re with their mothers during some private moments too. This is why they know a lot about their own mothers.
For example, this kid told his daycare teacher that his mommy had to call in sick because the plastic in her breast popped. Apparently, his mother had breast implants. Someone needs to tell this kid he shouldn’t share everything.
Stick to the Cod
Many parents choose to teach their children code words for slightly embarrassing business, especially regarding going to the bathroom. When they’re at daycare, the workers are supposed to understand all these special terms.
However, some families go too far with this idea and make it sound inappropriate. This kid was exposed at his daycare when he said he had to drain his snake. This was an expression he learned from his uncle to announce he needed to pee. That must have been a bit of an uncomfortable moment.
All the stories daycare workers hear from the kids are really difficult to digest. Some stories are inappropriate, while some can be pretty scary. This worker once heard a child say he learned to use the eraser when his dad removed zeros from checks.
Yes, the daycare workers have to hear these stories and keep them to themselves. They can barely even make the children understand how private the information they’re spreading is. We hope the kid does not meet a cop anytime soon.
Children spend a long portion of their day in daycare. They tend to be more open with daycare workers. They can share their feelings pretty casually.
This child here shares with the daycare center worker that her father only shows up at school events, so he can pretend to be with his family. This is something super sad for a child to be able to process. However, this child shares this somewhat reluctantly, it seems. Her daddy was a black sheep.
The Big Secret Keeper
If you work at a daycare center, you should know you have a sacred responsibility. You have to be a great secret keeper. You will have to bury the craziest secrets of the children’s family because they will literally tell you anything.
For example, this kid shared with his daycare worker that he has a secret brother, someone his mother had when she was 18, but no one knows about. Whoa! Now, the daycare worker must be wondering what to do with such a bizarre piece of information.
As a daycare worker, you have to educate the children with basic knowledge. Of course, the lessons are going to be playful. They need to be informative too. However, you’ll find some children who keep bringing up their practical lessons.
In a lesson about herbivores and carnivores, this kid shared with the whole daycare group that his parents were carnivores since he saw them being intimate together. We wonder how difficult it is to explain it to the rest of the class.
I Got You!
The children that come into the daycare are not always sweet and naïve — some of them are witty and sharp. The workers have to put in extra effort for those.
This daycare worker shares that one time, a student was telling everyone her brother drowned, and after a pause, she would say she was kidding. She must have grown a dark sense of humor. We hope the daycare manages to keep the rest of the children at bay from falling for her wit.
The Lost Dad
Children are very fond of telling stories, especially those with a big impact. At daycare, students feel excited to share. However, sometimes, these stories are way too personal. This child shares that his father abandoned them and apparently lied about his identity.
Now, his mother has hired a private investigator to find his dad. As traumatizing as the story sounds, the kid narrated the story much simply. We hope the daycare workers find a way to console the child gently.
The Left Out Fella
Children can get upset over the smallest things possible. At daycare, the workers have to keep a close eye that no one is upset about anything. This is why the kids have room to be more comfortable.
This child shared with a daycare worker that his parents watched a special kind of movie for his mother’s birthday. However, he was upset because he wasn’t allowed to watch. We understand why he was heartbroken and hope the worker was able to cheer him up.
The Observant Kid
Children are very observant. They are aware of things that go on around them. They also try to connect the dots. Daycare workers have to work with such active and curious children, which is more than enough to explain how hard they have to work.
This worker was trying to explain the importance of math in a class when the child claimed that his dad doesn’t need math since he grows certain medicinal herbs at home. The worker sure has been blunt to hear so. Surely, the whole class was curious.
Health Conscious Parents
Children ask the most inappropriate question with utter innocence. The daycare workers are responsible for answering these queries with the utmost patience and politeness. This daycare worker shares that one time a child asked why her parents made struggling noises after bedtime.
The worker replied that they exercise after dinner. This really killed two birds with one stone. Now, the kid knows it’s important to exercise and won’t bother her parents. 10 points to this witty daycare worker for saving the day.
The Big Papa
Daycare centers are all about sharing and communicating with others. As a result, the children learn to exchange emotions. Because of this trend, children come up with all sorts of hilarious stories.
For example, this daycare worker shares, she asked a two-year-old in her class about his parents’ names. He called his father “big papa,” as that’s what his mother calls his father. This is hysterical. We hope the worker didn’t burst into laughter. However, we wouldn’t have been surprised if she had.
Mother in Distress
Sometimes, parents don’t think that fighting about even the littlest things affects their kids. But, children have fragile hearts. Daycare workers have to be the bridge in such situations to comfort the children.
This daycare worker shares that one child complained he couldn’t sleep because his parents kept yelling at each other in the middle of the night. Such experiences can be harsh for children of their age. The daycare workers need to carefully help them so that such events don’t cause long-term childhood trauma.
Break a Leg
To some children, their parents are their role models. So, they love to act like their parents whenever they get the chance. You can see the children consciously or subconsciously resembling their parents at daycare centers.
This daycare worker shares that this one time, a child started twerking on the table when he was asked what his parents do for a living. We’re not sure what this kid was trying to explain. However, it must have been an entertaining morning in the class.
Birds and Bees
The children are always curious about birds’ and bees’ conversations. However, unfortunately, most daycare workers have a difficult time explaining such questions. They have to make sure their answers are age-appropriate.
One day, this daycare worker shares that a child asked her when two men are married, who’s going to bear the child? Yes, the questions keep getting more complicated with time. The flying duck with a baby in a basket may not just be the right answer anymore. The daycare workers need to get more creative.
Some children are really close with their parents. They have their own family time and everything. However, sometimes, they pick up odd things that daycare workers have to deal with later. This daycare worker shares once a kid drew a picture of himself and his father.
Except in the picture, they weren’t wearing clothes. This must have been super uncomfortable. Yes, these are some of the more gruesome details daycare workers have to go through in their day-to-day lives.
Daddy Is a Pretty Girl
Children are as innocent as morning dew. They will curiously observe everything around them. This daycare worker shares she was putting on makeup once while she found a boy staring at her.
When she asked if his mother wears makeup, he replied no, his father does. As shocking as this sounds, the boy had the cutest way of explaining how his dad wears makeup and his mother’s dress. Well, people can have hobbies.
The Dark Imitation
Like we said before, children like to imitate their elders, especially their parents. This is a very common phenomenon. Daycare workers have to witness a lot of these behaviors, as they spend a great deal of time with kids.
For example, this daycare worker shares, this girl was talking on a toy phone once and was yelling at her father, pretending to be her own mother. This must have been scary and sad at the same time. We hope the daycare worker keeps the secret to herself.
When children discover something new, their faces glow with excitement. It’s wonderful to hear about unless you’re a daycare worker. Because if you are one, then you have to deal with it.
This daycare worker shares one time a girl told her that her father has a secret family where she has a sister of her own age. The child has been super excited about the whole thing. However, the daycare worker had no clue how to respond to such information.
Children are the best sources for tea spilling sessions. They will tell you all the juicy gossip in the family. Being a daycare worker, you have to hear these whether you want to know or not.
This daycare worker revealed that a kid shared a story in which his mother broke his father’s guitar because he was with another woman. We wonder how the child even comes up with this information. Why would parents even share such details with their children?
The Night Birds
Daycare workers have to be very patient and dedicated. They find themselves in embarrassing situations quite often. So, they have to be careful around the children. However, no matter how hard they try, some children will always succeed in creating an uncomfortable situation.
While reading about owls, this daycare worker shares that one kid shares that her parents make sounds like owls in the middle of the night. We hope the daycare worker found some sort of explanation for the child.
The Closet Greeneries
Some children are real cuties. They’re always a step ahead to be helpful and kind to others. However, they still are children and will spill facts no one asked for. In this daycare center, the children were being taught how to plant trees.
She shared that she was excited to learn so that she could help her father grow his special plants in his closet. We wonder how she found out about the secret closet. The daycare worker has to ignore this secret too.
Geography Is a Crime
Daycare workers deal with all sorts of kids and so, they come across all types of stories. Every kid tells their stories differently, and they’re very interesting to listen to. For example, this daycare worker was talking about geography.
One of the kids was excited to tell his geography story. It turns out his uncle went to jail because of geography, which is weird. However, the daycare worker understood it was not a geography story. The kid misunderstood. Days in daycare are a rollercoaster ride for the workers.
The Broken Computer
Not every kid grows up in a normal household. They see so many ups and downs. There are kids out there who are even unable to put those things into words. They come up with sentences you can’t understand quickly.
A former daycare worker reveals that one of the kindergarten kids shared that his father threw their computer out of the window. When the worker asked what the reason was, he said that his mother’s boyfriend was on it. His mother probably was cheating on his father.
Money in the Bank
Children ratting on their parents is common in daycare centers. They want to tell the class pretty much everything. Being a daycare worker among these children is an absolute challenge.
So, this daycare worker shared that one time, a kid told him she couldn’t do anything peacefully in the kitchen because her mother sold bags full of green herbs to people through the back door. We really are sorry that the kid has to see such things. Hopefully, the daycare worker gets to intervene in such situations.
A Love Parallel?
Kids have their own coping mechanisms. They will deal with things the way they’ve been told to. Most parents hide their secrets from kids in various ways, and kids behave according to that. This daycare worker got to know about this kid whose parents are having affairs.
The kid said the bad lady took her father away. The shocking part is that the bad lady’s child also studied in the same classroom. Daycare workers need to remain very patient in such situations.
The Heavy Burden
A daycare job isn’t easy. Most of the time, childcare workers deal with such issues that are very hard. Kids have no secrets. One of the childcare workers shared this story of a mother. Who hides her whole identity from her child?
They’re totally different people when working in a company. This woman is hiding from the outer world. Kids often don’t get along with such information. At the same time, workers get confused about how to deal with this.
Kids love to pour their imagination through paintings. At the daycare center, the children get to be creative with brushes. This little girl painted a family picture where there was a little child in her mother’s belly.
The innocent kid did not know that was a secret between her and her mother. Parents wanted to keep it as a surprise but were caught off guard when the secret became an art piece.
Bath Time Stories
Kids share hilarious stories based on their daily life. This former childcare worker shared this hilarious story that he’ll never forget. Once a little girl told her that her mom shaved her father’s back while showering.
Another one told her that when her father keeps an eye on her during bathtime, he sometimes takes that time to poop. Daycare workers get to hear this very intimate information. They feel embarrassed when they face their parents afterward. Kids’ way of telling things is weird, albeit hilarious.
Kids are like clay. You can mold them into any shape you want. Similarly, they will believe whatever you’re going to tell them. Telling them about their ill parents might affect their mental health. A daycare worker needs to be very careful about these sensitive issues.
Once a daycare worker shared this emotional story where a little girl believes her father works in heaven — when the truth is, her father is no more. Dealing with such situations is never easy.
The way of telling things is quite different for kids. Sometimes, they’ll say things casually, and other times with utter excitement. One cannot assume what the information is about. This elementary school teacher experienced an awkward situation.
When she asked her student who was picking her up from school, she replied her mother. The teacher again asked, what about your father? The girl revealed that her father is in jail. That was shocking for the teacher. Teachers often get stuck in this kind of situation.
The Harsh Reality
Different children experience different things while growing up. Not every kid has the privilege of having a perfect family. Here the four-year-old kid’s parents split, and they live with their present partners.
Coping up with such things is difficult for the kid. The kid thinks her father physically assaulted her mother. Luckily, the daycare worker understands the matter.
Dark and Beetlejuice
Parents should always tell their kids about their profession. It’s better for kids if they have enough information about their parents. This daycare worker reveals that one of her students explains her parents’ profession in a very funny manner.
She tells everyone that her mother pokes corpses. She loves to say dark and Beetlejuice. Because her parents are morticians, it’s pretty evident they’re letting her know more about that.
Kids adapt to anything very quickly. They will imitate you like a parrot. This tendency of them is quite funny. At the same time, it can bring about awkward situations for the parents.
According to this daycare worker, she shared that a little kid started crying because another kid called her baby. When the kid was asked, the answer was unexpected. The reason was that her mother used to address her father withs “baby” every night. That’s why she picked it up.
The Sergeant Dad
Kids have their own way of explaining a word. They get creative when sharing their thoughts. Here, the daycare worker disclosed one of the hilarious stories she came across. When asked about her father’s profession, the kid said her father fixed breasts.
That was an unlikely, very weird answer. When the daycare worker confronts her mother, she replies that he’s an anesthesiologist. The kid must have picked it up at a family gathering. The kid has a sharp ear. She picked up this bizarre word from a casual conversation.
Kids and their honesty! You cannot see any other human being as straightforward as a kid. They’ll say things so bluntly. The daycare worker faces this type of situation every day.
Here, the daycare worker shared her story. When her kindergarten student protested and said that he didn’t choose to be there, but that his dad did, the OP couldn’t really argue.
The Sneak Peek
Kids are always eager to share whenever they hear something relevant. Daycare workers spend a great deal of time introducing new things to the children. However, the children sometimes are almost always ready to intervene.
For example, this daycare worker shares the time she showed handcuffs, and a child was eager to share how her mother also cuffs her father sometimes at night. Situations like such are really sabotaging. The daycare worker must have had a difficult time diverting the class’s attention from the topic.
Toy Story Again
A daycare worker has to deal with weird situations. You’ll never know what’s coming next. Kids will bring in whatever they find attractive, and it can be anything. Their curious minds have no boundaries.
According to this daycare worker, one of the kids brought her mother’s toy with her. Workers were so confused that they didn’t even know how to turn it off. You cannot blame the kid, though. They put the daycare worker in a hassle.