It’s a sad day when you realize you are never again going to win every single argument with your kids. They understand logic, they 100% know how to turn your own words and actions against you, and they will never be afraid to challenge you on pretty much anything.
You had a good run while it lasted, though.
So, let’s raise a glass to these 10 parents, who just realized they are no longer smarter than their kids (at least not about everything).
10. They’ve already taken everything else.
Might as well hand over the candy, too.
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. Free the feet!
I could get behind this, at least in the summer.
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. Why are toddlers?
They are so sweet and so hell-on-wheels at the same time.
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. Competition is how you motivate this family.
She knows how to play the game.
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. She’s prepared him for life.
Time to sink or swim, kid.
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
— Disney Mommy❤️ (@4Ever_Waiting) January 16, 2017
5. I don’t think you’d want to see that movie.
It’s a tragedy, for sure.
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. You have to be more specific with your instructions.
That’s in the manual.
— Stefanie Humphreys (@StefHumphreys) January 20, 2012
3. If only they feared us the way they did a T-rex.
Maybe we need to eat one of them.
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 poor dog.
I think the kid meant for it to go the opposite way.
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. It can definitely be both.
I’m just saying.
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
I am sort of looking forward to this day as a parent and sort of not.
If it has passed for you, tell us the story of how your kid’s brains got the better of you the first time!