If you have kids, you know that they really are just little versions of adult human beings. They’re still figuring out who they are, how to wipe their own butts, and how to manage their emotions, sure, but human beings all the same.
They also all latch onto the weirdest things to obsess over as they search for their “thing” in life, but listen – I think we all do this, too!
If you think your kids obsession is super weird, you might feel a bit better after reading these 13 parents’ confessions!
13. They just want to be like us.
It’s kind of cute when you think about it.
Why are kids obsessed with toy tools and toy appliances? Like buddy this is the one time in your life you don’t have to do shit, why you wanna pretend to repair the washing machine and cook fake pancakes?
— The Dad (@thedad) July 19, 2018
12. They say to parent the kid you have.
This feels a bit of a better problem to have, to me.
As a parent, I was prepared for the boy to get into violent video games, but I was not prepared for him to become obsessed with a vineyard management sim called Terroir and get upset about critics slagging off his Zinfandel
— Will Wiles (@WillWiles) September 7, 2021
11. I’d say they’re raising him right.
You’ve gotta get behind your team.
My 5 yo went from not knowing about the Olympics to yelling at the tv and trash talking entire nations in a matter of minutes.
— Daisy (@Daisyldoo) July 26, 2021
10. Bless his heart.
The line between reality and fantasy can be tough to find.
my son is crying bc he wants to be a flamingo “not a pretend one”
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) February 8, 2021
9. For him or you?
I’m going to go ahead and say both.
The thirteen-year-old got a kazoo. Thoughts and prayers, please.
— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) September 4, 2021
8. Sometimes their obsession becomes your obsession.
And you’re super thankful for it.
My son is obsessed with the moon, which means that suddenly I also am, and that I now understand more of how the moon works than I have in my whole life and it's pretty fucking amazing and I'm disappointed that I wasn't paying attention before this.
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) June 17, 2019
7. You’ve got to admire his commitment.
I’ve gotta think he’s going to blink eventually.
My animal-obsessed son has decided that he's nocturnal. He still sleeps at night but insists that he can see in the dark & won't let us turn on the lights for him. The highlight of my evening is him tripping over toys and bumping into walls while acting like he meant to do it.
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) December 13, 2020
6. This is one of the best things I’ve ever heard.
I can’t stop giggling.
My kid used to be OBSESSED with Chuck E Cheese so we started calling it Charlie Provolone’s just so we could talk about it without him freaking out.
You parents have any secret code words?
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) August 9, 2019
5. There are more annoying things about IKEA.
I’m just saying. You know I’m right.
I want support my children and encourage them to follow their dreams, but right now my 3yo's dream seems to be to open every cupboard door in IKEA
— Annie Way (@Anniewritess) March 25, 2021
4. We don’t need more reasons to cry every day.
I’m just saying.
everything is terrible so of course it's a perfect time for my kids to get obsessed with watching Wall-E non-stop
— maura quint (@behindyourback) April 22, 2020
3. It’s all a matter of perspective.
And if she can get the cat to talk I think you should let her.
Wife: i’m concerned our toddler is obsessed with comic books.
Me: what makes you say that?
Daughter: [to our cat] what is your origin story?
Wife: see what I me-
Me: shhh I wanna hear our cats origin story.
— NewDadNotes (@NewDadNotes) January 3, 2019
2. I never thought Yosemite Sam could be wholesome.
Not to mention charming.
My 8yo daughter is on a Yosemite Sam kick.
This morning, she saw me off by saying, “Have a good day, you no-good bushwhackin’ varmint!”
— Hunter the Bounty Dog (@huntergraybeal) January 7, 2021
1. My son is the same way.
It’s adorable until the nightmares keep him up at night.
My toddler is obsessed with anything dark, spooky, or halloween themed and let me tell you goths have never been so adorable.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) May 3, 2020
Kids are so weird but also delightful and the best, right?
What is your kid obsessed with? Share with us in the comments!