My mother always said she couldn’t choose a favorite age or stage when my sister and I were young, because every new one was immediately the best one. As a parent, I can certainly relate – though babies are sweet and cuddly and you hate to leave that stage behind, the precociousness of toddlers and early speakers has its own charms, and so on.
Personally, I can’t wait until my ids have a firm grasp on sarcasm!
In the case of these 22 parents, though, it’s their 7-year-olds who are currently shocking and awing them in the best possible way – and these tweets prove their point!
22. Eh, just give it to her.
7-year-old: What can I have for a snack?
Me: Any fruit.
7: Strawberry ice cream.
Me: Try again.
7: A banana split.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 7, 2020
21. Kids are weird in all the best ways.
20. There’s more than one kind of magic, I guess.
7yo son: May I have some water?
Me: What are the magic words?
7yo son: I can get it myself.
Me: There you go.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) January 6, 2020
19. That conversation is going to come back to haunt that kid in a few years.
My 7yo: Why do you have a tattoo on your butt?
Me: It's my lower back & lots of girls were getting tattoos there in the 90s.
Her: But why? Who did that to you?
Me: A tattoo artist near my college
Her: In college? (shaking her head) You made some bad choices, woman.
— LaToya Jordan (@latoyadjordan) February 3, 2020
18. Kind of makes you feel better about everything.
7yo: you know what I love?
7yo: that every pencil has an eraser attached. It’s like the world expects everyone to make mistakes. That’s pretty cool.#TheKidsAreAlright
— RanaAwdishMD (@RanaAwdish) October 12, 2018
17. One day, when he’s a teenager, you shall have your revenge.
7yo: I am so excited about sleeping in tomorrow.
Me: Me too!
7yo: I think I'll probably sleep until SEVEN!
Me: *sobs quietly
— Sarah del Rio (@sarahdelri0) September 4, 2015
16. I mean, she would have liked it either way.
7yo: How do you like my snowman?
Me: Why’s the carrot at—
7yo: He’s standing on his head.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) January 27, 2020
15. I hope he can carry that pragmatism into adulthood.
My 7yo son had the most mature breakup!
7YO: BTW mom, I broke up with my girlfriend.
ME: everything ok?
7YO: yah. We just realized we like different things. Like, she likes to walk around and chat and I like to run around and play a lot. So we decided we should just be friends.
— 🥧 SUZANNE 🥧 (@425suzanne) February 2, 2020
14. From the mouths of babes.
Hahaha! My 7YO just shut down a disagreement she was having with her sister by saying, "Stop being wrong."
I need to use this!
— Jennifer Michelle Greenberg 🦌 (@JennMGreenberg) January 23, 2020
13. We all are, honey.
7-year-old: I'm too tired for this.
Me: For what?
7: *motions vaguely at the world*
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 6, 2019
12. Tit for tat, but not like that.
Wife: “Do NOT lick the dog!”
7yo: “But he licked ME!”
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) April 21, 2019
11. I’m not sure how I would respond to that.
7yr old: will the apopolypse ever happen?
7yr old: I kinda hope it does, so I can try human meat.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) November 24, 2015
10. Why has no one thought of this before now?
My 7yo said if she ever gets married she wants to have a pajama-themed wedding, and I feel like my parenting has come to fruition.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) June 11, 2017
9. It’s a cruel, cruel world.
My son asked my 7yo how she would survive a bear attack and she replied she would try to be his friend, thus making her the most adorable of my children but also the least likely to survive an encounter with an actual bear.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) September 24, 2019
8. I suppose that’s one conclusion…
Me: u won’t know how to ride a bike right away. Takes practice
Me: took me many tries.
7yo: can I try now?
Me: be patient
7yo: Mama, can I try PLEASE
Me: be prepared to eat it
7yo: 🙄🙄 *gets on bike* *rides away*
7yo: *yells* u were not as smart as me maybe
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) March 18, 2019
7. It doesn’t actually make sense.
"Why do they beep out swears on tv? They show people getting hurt & swearing isn't worse than that." – 7yo daughter
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) January 18, 2016
6. 100% chance this was a male child.
7yo: Daddy, I can't find my stuffed animal
Me: Here it is
7yo: How did you find it?
Me: I looked
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) August 16, 2017
5. You might have different definitions of “ready.”
Me: Ready for school?
7yo: [in only underwear with pants tied around his neck like a scarf & a sock on each hand] Almost
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) January 10, 2017
4. She has a point.
7yo: Why can't I have coffee?
Me: It'll make u even more energetic than u already are
7: But u drink it all the time& u never have energy!
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) August 13, 2016
3. The world is definitely not fair.
7yr old "Do women get their periods on weekends too?"
7yr old mutters to herself "Jesus Christ"
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) November 20, 2015
2. I hope he’s not very competitive.
7yo- You worked way harder than me today, dad.
Me: I always will, lil buddy.
7: Not when you're dead.
Me: (Whispers) Jesus Christ.
— Cam Houle (@dailydairydiary) November 20, 2016
1. She’s using the word correctly in context.
My 7yo, shouting: MOM, THIS IS BULLS**T!!!
Me: Excuse me?!?
7yo: *shows me the back of a temporary tattoo that specifically says "For Boys."*
Me: Yeah… Yeah, you're right, it is.
— Addy Bross🌈[Author & Skeptical Cybrarian] (@AddyBrossWrites) February 5, 2020
There are days that are so, so hard, but man, these first 3+ years of parenthood have really gone fast!
Do you have a favorite age? Does your own 7-year-old surprise you on the regular? Tell us about it in the comments!