Kids and their fads, right? Shopkins, Minecraft, Pokemon, demonic rituals... who can keep up with their latest craze? This mom's story about her 6-year-old's new recess "game" is as funny as it is weird and creepy. That special mix that kids so often are.
Twitter user Anne Thériault told a story over a series of tweets about her 6-year-old son's new recess game.
Today I learned that 6yo & his friends are doing some kind of dark rituals at recess to summon IT. You know, as you do.— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507771762.0
OK, we all did the Bloody Mary thing. But we didn't like it.
It's like a bloody mary situation where they write IT in the dirt then repeat "killer clown, killer clown" over and over— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507771791.0
"Every time we do it, something about the world changes." OMG RUN AWAY!!
6yo, wide-eyed, says "every time we do it something about the world changes! one time I saw a letter D in the dirt and NO ONE EVEN DREW IT"— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507771840.0
Kids don't know subtlety or understand implied meanings. You need to say exactly what it is you don't want them to do.
I was like "please don't do demonic rituals at school" I can't believe those words came out of my mouth for real— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507771876.0
If it comes to it, this Twitter thread could serve as evidence.
Anyway if I die, please know that it's because my son summoned a killer demon clown at recess— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507771900.0
The hardest thing about navigating those school years as a parent is teaching your kids that they don't have to do it just because all the "cool kids" are.
But honestly I feel powerless to stop it. I mean, who am I to tell him not to summon demons if all the cool kids are doing it?— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507771998.0
It's tough to put your foot down as a parent. Is it really so bad? Does the kid really need to stop doing it? Isn't it nice that he's playing with (demonic) friends?
I don't want him to be an outcast at school just because his mom won't let him do demonic rituals to summon horrifying creatures— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1507772038.0
People of Twitter loved this story.That's one way to look at it. Maybe these kids are gifted! If they're already summoning demons in kindergarten, what the hell are they going to do at 6th grade slumber parties??
Teachers have definitely seen it all.
@anne_theriault @texastonja @BlessAmysHeart As a teacher.... https://t.co/OwwTp0yJ6T— Jo (@Jo)1507862557.0
Reason #75489 that teachers should make all the money: phone calls home to parents.Dealing with kids all day is rife with awkward moments. With the 6-year-old set it's usually around kids who can't button their pants after using the bathroom, or who don't get to the bathroom in time, or really anything else involving the bathroom. Much less about killer clowns. This conversation would be far outside the typical kindergarten teacher's wheelhouse! You'll want to see the stories (and pictures) that some people shared of their own creepy-ass kids!
How freaking scary is elementary school these days??
@anne_theriault My 8yo drew this and said they use it on the playground for a game they call HORROR. So...um...grea… https://t.co/V1xm6G30lX— Amy (@Amy)1507823011.0
Is motherhood stressing you out? It could be worse. You could be this mom:
@anne_theriault 3a.m. I sensed something beside my side of the bed. I woke up to little twin wearing this...just… https://t.co/p3ULgMOpt2— Lady Hector (@Lady Hector)1507823871.0
Usually, when it comes to horror, it's the parents' job to show the kids that there's nothing to be afraid of.
@anne_theriault I went into a dark bathroom alone to summon Bloody Mary to prove to my then 6yo that it wasn't true… https://t.co/Hqs5zGulqO— Trowel & Paintbrush (@Trowel & Paintbrush)1507816917.0