It would be a lot easier if we, as parents, could reliably remain smarter than our kids for at least a decade or two, wouldn’t it? In some ways we are, of course, because experience is the very best teacher, but there’s no denying that those little rugrats can get the best of us when we’re not paying enough attention.
And on these days, at least, these 10 kids had their parents’ numbers – and it’s unclear whether or not they won the argument or got grounded for it.
Could go either way, really.
10. I guess that means it’s half hers.
But only if you agree.
4-year-old: Can I have some of your candy?
Wife: I got this for Mother's Day.
4: You're only a mom because of me.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 13, 2017
9. Her ancestors are speaking.
I am here for this message, too.
4-year-old: Why do we have to wear shoes?
Me: They protect your feet.
4: No, they trap your feet. *whispers* They’re feet traps.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) January 7, 2019
8. He claimed every single slice.
That’s how you get pizza for breakfast, my friends.
When you're not hungry for the whole pizza, but you still don't want to share.
-4yo life hack pic.twitter.com/5LmGoYSs94
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) November 17, 2015
7. She knows her competitive mother.
But not that mom will always make you another grilled cheese, anyway.
I just made my daughter a grilled cheese and her response was “this is perfect, I bet you can’t do it twice” so yes, she knows how to play the game
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) January 14, 2021
6. There’s nothing to do but clap.
And go do your own thing, because he’s good.
Food isn't allowed in the living room. His tablet isn't allowed in the kitchen. He beat the system. I quit. 😶 pic.twitter.com/6k0HONH3ED
— Stoner Mom💚 (@4Ever_Waiting) January 16, 2017
5. I certainly hope not.
That would be one tragic film.
My 5 year old son just asked “what if we put a slice of turkey in the DVD player and it played a movie about the turkey’s whole life” and none of the parenting books I’ve read have prepared me for this question.
— octopus/caveman (@OctopusCaveman) August 26, 2018
4. This is technically correct.
You’ve gotta give it to her…this time.
— Stefanie Humphreys (@StefHumphreys) January 20, 2012
3. Like we’re dinosaurs.
I suppose to them we kind of are.
Walked into my kids' room and my 5yo son grabs my 9yo daughter and whispers, "Don't move. Their vision is based on movement."
— 𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚘𝚞𝚏𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚜 (@EliasToufexis) June 18, 2018
2. The other option is we all go pantsless like the dog.
I’m here for it.
My son was crying and asked, "why doesn't the dog have to wear pants?" And it's like, I don't even know. So now I'm putting pants on a dog.
— ally (@TragicAllyHere) September 30, 2016
1. Hey, free bowl!
I’ve done this with ramekins but this is next level.
Asked my son to box up his leftover mac and cheese at the restaurant and he put the entire bowl in there and I’m not sure if he’s an idiot or a genius. pic.twitter.com/3EVFt9xkqK
— The Dad (@thedad) February 27, 2018
These are just hilarious, and comedy is one of the best side effects of becoming a parent.
What’s the funniest/most surprising thing your kiddo has said lately? Share it with us in the comments!