I think every parent has that inevitable moment when you realize that your kid is smarter than you – at least about some things. Or at the very least, they’re way smarter (and have picked up on way more stuff) than you realized before then.
Lucky for the rest of us, even if that moment is rough for you, it’s hilarious to onlookers – and so, my friends, here are 11 parents who are about to get a rude awakening from their smart-mouthed kids.
11. It could just as easily have been Mommy.
Everyone needs some time alone, you know?
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. Kid has a point.
You see what he did there.
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. “It’s too early” is hard to argue with.
My own toddler says “I only do that on Sundays,” so…
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. Sure, you could argue with that.
I think she might win, though.
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. Kudos to dad for catching that one.
Experience has its perks.
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 child is ready for anything.
He’s got whatever the world tries to throw at him.
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. Because she is definitely not moving.
Or maybe she thinks his screen is too loud.
*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. This is especially rough when you know she gets it from you.
I’m assuming, anyway.
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. If it sparks joy, let them have it.
That’s my philosophy, anyway.
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. Get the girl her chocolate milk.
Sister earned it.
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. That’s what you get for teaching her about time zones.
I’m happy my kids can’t tell time yet, to be honest.
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
I love it. I mean, my kids are still toddlers, so I know I haven’t been there, but…I love it.
Tell us the moment you realized your own kid was pretty dang sharp down in the comments!