If there’s one thing that’s universally true about kids it’s that they call things as they see them.
They don’t pull any punches and they don’t really understand what they should and shouldn’t say, so you really never know what’s going to come out of their mouths.
Which is great, especially when they look at a common object and call it something else – but something that totally fits, anyway.
11. It would be nice to be able to pass someone good manners.
“My kids called napkins ‘good manners’…. Lol.”
― Gina de los Santos
10. It has sauce and layers, so…?
“A boy I babysat called lasagna ‘spaghetti cake.’”
― Allison Kennedy
9. Handle with care.
“My son called all UPS trucks the ‘bubble wrap truck.’”
― Christina McLaughlin
8. Makes perfect sense.
“Our oldest called knives ‘cut its’ because we would say ‘Do you want me to cut it?’
So he would say fork, spoon, cut it.”
― Jen Trotter Milke
7. This makes me giggle.
“My daughter calls hard taco shells ‘crunchy buns,’ and I don’t think we will ever call them something else.”
― Angie Salo
6. Does he work for IKEA?
“My son used to call instructions ‘destructions’ ― which could be explained by my terrible DIY skills!”
― Jamie Smith
5. Yet another reason to hate pants.
“When my now 9-year-old son was little, he always called bras ‘boobie pants.’
Walking through the underwear section of shops with him was always a fun experience with him yelling it at the top of his voice, as it made him laugh.”
― Emma Williams
4. That’s one opinion.
“My son used to say ‘moldy bar’ for granola bar.”
― Maya Broadfoot
3. I need an explanation for that last one…it sounds like a whistle?
“My daughter calls polka-dots ‘cocoa-dots’ and fire hydrants ‘hydro firemen’s.’
And instead of whistling to call the dog, she says ‘feet feet.’”
― Mindy Guthrie
2. It’s a common thing for a reason.
“Both of my girls referred to their backpacks as ‘pack packs.’”
― Cindy CJ Avis Farrow
1. Those are kind of beautiful. Ha!
“My daughter called Kit Kat candy ‘Kitty Kats’ and Frosted Flakes cereal ‘Frosted Snowflakes.’”
― Gena Bennett Catino
I’m going to adopt a few of these myself, I think.
What’s the greatest wrong thing your kid has called something?
Share it with us in the comments!