Malaysian parents take to Facebook to share the mischief that their kids have been up to during MCO

Mark Ryan Raj
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I wonder what happened here? — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
I wonder what happened here? — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

PETALING JAYA, Jan 20 — Being cooped up at home during the movement control order isn’t easy under normal circumstances.

But being stuck at home with kids is a different ballpark altogether, as many a parent will tell you that children get up to all kinds of mischief.

This is probably what prompted the creation of a local Facebook group called “Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?” (What Did Your Kid Mess Up Today?) last year, as Malaysian parents began sharing photos of the mess their kids made at home.

Now, with the MCO being put in place for a second time, parents around the country are active again on the social media group, as they’ve been sharing loads of images of the shenanigans their kids have been getting up to during “MCO 2.0”.

This child decided to make his dream of ‘laying in the snow’ come true. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
This child decided to make his dream of ‘laying in the snow’ come true. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

One user, for example, shared a photo of how she found her son “happily sleeping on snow” after he ripped out the cotton from one of his pillows.

Another child did something a little different to infuriate his parents as he decided to make a “snow angel” while casually laying in a mud pit outside his home.

At least the children were showing some interest in gardening right? — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
At least the children were showing some interest in gardening right? — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

Facebook user Shakira Ahmad also shared the other parents’ disbelief after she caught her children gardening at home, as the toddlers plucked the leaves out of the plants at home and carefully arranged them on the couch.

It isn’t every day you catch your child with a slipper in his mouth. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
It isn’t every day you catch your child with a slipper in his mouth. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

But at least those children didn’t do what Nor Aine’s son did, as the social media user discovered her young boy chewing on a slipper for “dessert” right after his meal.

Some children even went the extra mile to cause havoc at home by picking on their family members.

The grandpa doesn’t look particularly bothered by the stickers or makeup on his face. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
The grandpa doesn’t look particularly bothered by the stickers or makeup on his face. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

Nur Hafizah Abdul Hadi’s children, for example, used their grandfather as their creative canvas by giving him a makeover and covering his face with makeup powder, as well as putting a bunch of stickers on his face while he was watching YouTube videos.

Imagine yourself going to fill a plate of rice and you find this waiting for you. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
Imagine yourself going to fill a plate of rice and you find this waiting for you. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

One child even tried to play a cheeky prank on his family, as the child placed a toy spider in the rice cooker for an unsuspecting family member to find.

Other parents also noted at how relaxed some of their children are while on “holiday”, as they spend most of their time at home dressed up as their favourite superheroes.

Superhero masks seem to be all the rage in homes across the country. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?
Superhero masks seem to be all the rage in homes across the country. — Picture via Facebook/Anak Sepahkan Apa Hari Ini?

The group was initially created in August of last year and currently has over 170,000 members to date on Facebook.

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