15+ Times Children Showed Their Spontaneity in Unforeseen Ways

Family & kids
4 months ago

It is hard not to admire the spontaneity of children. They often do strange but funny things that make even the most serious of adults smile. We’ve found a whole thread where people tell us about their children’s witty ideas.

  • My little sister nearly failed kindergarten because she didn’t know the alphabet. In fact, she didn’t bother trying to learn it. When asked why, she said, “I don’t need to learn my letters because I’m pretty.” © ZephyrLegend / Reddit
  • A friend of mine was trying to teach his daughter to pick up her toys when she was younger. When she didn’t do it one time, he told her he was going to throw away everything that was still on the floor. She picked them up and put them in the trash can for him. © xJeffmanx / Reddit
  • I have twin daughters. One of them came up to me one day and said, “There are lots of members of our family tree, and I’m probably the prettiest one, don’t you think?” © andante528 / Reddit
  • My almost 4-year-old told my 6-month-old that she didn’t exist and was only something in her mind, and that this world was probably all a dream that the 4-year-old was having. © austinmiles / Reddit
  • My son was at a well-child check-up, and when asked about his eating habits, he told her, “I think I eat too many vegetables.” © zapv01 / Reddit
  • My son started 2nd grade this week. A couple of weeks ago, the school sent out postcards with the date and time of the “open house” and his teacher’s name. I asked him if he was excited to be in Mrs. So-and-so’s class, and he said yes, but he was also worried. I asked what he was worried about, and he said, “What if she falls in love with me and wants to marry me?” © jeanneeebeanneee / Reddit
  • I was telling my 6-year-old about my lottery ticket, and he asked, “If we win, can I have one million? I am going to give it to my principal so he closes the school forever!” © O****Nightowl / Reddit
  • My 7-year-old daughter didn’t want our houseguests to go in her room because they might see her awards (good grades, taekwondo belts). She worried they would think she was famous. © Gatorphan / Reddit
  • I was playing cops and robbers with my son and my niece (both about three at the time). They put me in the jail (the sofa) and proceeded to walk out of the room. As she was exiting, my niece turned to me with a deadpan face and said, “Watch your back...” Then just left. © bthompson04 / Reddit
  • We decided to send our son to a private school. They did a series of admission tests and the final test was an interview with the principal. She asked him a few pretty basic questions, one of which was to spell his name. He looked at her puzzled and got up to leave. Then he turned to me and said, “I don’t want to go to this school, the principal can’t even spell my name.” © Rangestalker / Reddit
  • My son told me he doesn’t need school because he already knows the names of 10 dinosaurs. © the*******ofalabama / Reddit
  • My sister did this growing up. My grandpa drove a couple of hours to come to her 2nd or 3rd birthday. When he was getting ready to leave, my parents told my sister to go give him a hug. She did not want to do so, and they kept insisting. Eventually, she walked over to my grandpa and kicked him right in the leg. © sillywabbittrix / Reddit
  • My 6-year-old son recently put his foot down, letting me know it was not OK for me to tell him what he could wear or not because he is allowed to have “his own fashion.” Ok, fine. Shorts, sandals and one black sock it is. © Hefty_Detective / Reddit
  • When my son was about 6, he was in the back seat with a friend, and he boasted that he had once thrown up his entire Chinese dinner on his bedroom carpet, and you could see the food and everything. © ThaneOfCawdorrrr / Reddit
  • While leaving a family gathering, my cousin asked my little boy for a fist bump. My child refused, and my cousin said, “Come on, why no fist bump?” My kid, 5 at the time, looked him straight in the eye and said, “I don’t want to break every bone in your arm.” © dark__star / Reddit
  • Once, when my brother was 4, he went around the entire neighborhood and wrote his name on everyone’s garage doors in really big letters with a permanent marker. © LonelyPauper / Reddit

Kids can turn your life upside down. Parents featured in this article definitely had a difficult time holding back laughter at their children’s stunts.

Preview photo credit Rangestalker / Reddit


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