As parents, we like to think that we’re smarter than our kids – at least for a decade or so, you know?
The sad fact is that sometimes our kids outsmart us, and you just have to laugh and give them their props – or ground them for being a smarta$s, if that’s more your style. No judgment. Kids are tough.
These 11 kids are definitely going to be forcing their parents to make that call on a regular basis, because they’re already running circles around the humans who made them.
11. Learning from the best, I see.
We all need a timeout now and again.
My toddler shouted “I NEED A BREAK FROM ALL OF YOU” and then locked himself in his bedroom. When we asked what happened he replied “nothing I’m just being daddy”
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) March 31, 2020
10. The kid had to spell it out.
And he nailed it.
Me: Have a good day at school.
Child: Not possible.
Me: What? Why not?
Child: Hey dad, have a good day at work.
Me: Oh ok I see what you’re saying.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) January 22, 2020
9. I’m not sure it’s actually logic.
But it is hard to argue against, for sure.
Every time my 3yo doesn’t want to do something she says “no, cuz it’s yucky” and when I give her another option she says “no, cuz it’s too early for it” and I mean, how do you argue with THAT logic?!
— Snarky Mommy (@SnarkyMommy78) August 16, 2019
8. Everyone knows fried is better.
Not for you, but better.
7-year-old: I don't want mashed potatoes.
Me: They're just like French fries.
7: Then give me French fries.
There's a flaw in her logic, but I can't find it.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 14, 2020
7. Listen carefully.
You’re going to need to pay attention to this one.
7-year-old: I'm done with homework.
Me: You did it?
7: That's not what I said.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) February 4, 2020
6. This kid is going places.
And if it’s to jail, he’s all set.
The most “Shawshank Redemption” story you’ll hear today:
My younger son tries to sneak sugar packets out of restaurants and eat them in the car. We’ve taken to checking his pockets, so he stuffed five of them in a hollowed-out breadstick. pic.twitter.com/F81jQuvW7g
— Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) August 21, 2018
5. Yeah he’s definitely going to need to stick around.
She’s cooking up something.
*Quiet Daddy-daughter screen time on Saturday morning*
7yo: (watching show on iPad) Daddy, is this too loud for you?
Me: No Sweetheart, but thanks for asking.
— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) March 10, 2018
4. It’s as good an explanation as any.
In fact, I may steal it.
Me: You know better than to use that bad word.
Me: Then why did you?
5: My brain said not to, but my mouth does whatever it wants.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) October 8, 2019
3. And we’re definitely not giving up our coffee.
So I guess press play again you little animal.
9y.o: “Can we watch this movie again?”
Me: “No- you’ve watched it like every single day!”
9: “Yeah, but you drink coffee every single day & it brings YOU joy, so…”
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) February 17, 2019
2. You can’t really say no after that.
She wins this round.
5: (Sees me eating dinner, double-fisting with a glass of wine and water) – Ummm, Mommy, since you have 2 drinks can I at least have 1 glass of chocolate milk?
I can’t say her logic is flawed. Kid’s gonna be a champ negotiator.
— Goldfish and Chicken Nuggets (@gfishandnuggets) October 12, 2018
1. His knowledge of time zones is very advanced.
Either that or my kids are super behind.
5: Mommy, can I have a snack?
Me: No. It’s 7 o’clock in the morning. We don’t eat snacks before we have our breakfast.
5: Well mommy, it’s not 7 o’clock everywhere. We can have a snack now.
So apparently “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” can be used for kid snack logic too.
— Goldfish and Chicken Nuggets (@gfishandnuggets) March 9, 2019
These just cracked me up, probably because it didn’t happen to me.
At least not today.