20+ Parents Who Wished Their Children Came With an Instruction Manual

Parents know that children have too much energy to make their lives boring. Your child may get upset because your gloves don’t fit their feet, or they may take all the money in your wallet and chop it up like a salad. And in this case, you might as well laugh instead of cry because, after all, we all love children and their crazy ideas.

1. “My son playing hide and seek at my parent’s house.”

2. “My 5-month-old daughter just realized we own a cat.”

3. “My daughter is trying to hide when she’s supposed to be in bed.”

4. “Opening this hand will have you questioning your own strength.”

5. “The true face of victory.”

6. “Whoever has children, I think you understand why he lies here.”

7. “Coworker’s daughter tried picking the lock to his car and got the barrette stuck.”

8. That frightened face when coming down the slide.

9. “She realized that, in a fit, she’s destroyed the thing she loves, and she’ll never see it whole again.”

10. “My wife showed me this photo she took of our daughters. ’That’s cute, they’re copying each other,’ I said. Then she zoomed in on me.”

11. “This keeps happening to her.”

12. “My son wanted to feel like he had an important role in helping me cook. Told him to keep an eye on the oven tray.”

13. It won’t be easy to untangle the robot’s hair.

14. “She thought this was ’white water.’”

15. “Found my camera on the floor and asked my kid if he’d been fiddling with it, ’no, of course not, daddy!’”

16. “A novel way to disapprove your dad’s wedding.”

17. “My toddler decided to ’help cooking’ today.”

18. “Kid was swimming in Target!”

19. “Playing hide and seek. Can’t find the kid ANYWHERE!”

20. “Opened the fridge to find out my 3-year-old decided to help me put the eggs in it.”

21. “Would not stop crying until she got her own cone of shame.”

22. “I commend my boy for always opening bags in the most unacceptable manner possible.”

23. “This is pure torture, and they’re just feeling it.”

24. “Emotional support cheese. I came home from work, and his grandmother told me he hasn’t let go since lunch.”

25. “3-year-old asked if he could have a muffin. I said yes. This one’s on me.”

26. “Temper tantrum because he can’t make gloves fit his feet.”

27. “My son always falls asleep in the weirdest, most awkward, and craziest positions in the world.”

28. “This old picture of me is pretty self-explanatory.”

29. “Asked my youngest to clean his desk, so he could at least work on it. I did not know what to expect, but I think he wins.”

30. “My brother is crying because we’re burning some wood in the fireplace.”

31. “My glasses finally came in. Paid $375 and decided not to get insurance, and my daughter got ahold of them 2 hours after arriving.”

32. “Mom: ’go play outside!’”

33. “I was mowing the grass today, and my wife texts me and says, ’I’m going to lay on the couch and maybe get a quick nap.’”

“I came in to see my kids treating her like a bean bag chair.”

34. “My neighbor’s toddler was a little too quiet.”

35. “I think my daughter was a cat in a past life. She’ll find any empty box and sit in it.”

36. “My 4-year-old’s work of art.”

37. “My niece just got upgraded from a crib to a single bed...”

38. “My 4-year-old unlocked the door to my office with a penny and let my 2-year-old in to create this $4,000 masterpiece.”

39. “My wife does planks around the house, and I come home to this absolute unit of a son.”

40. “She wanted to make ’Potty Soup.’”

41. “This one picture is a perfect representation of my boys!”

42. “This is my X-ray after I ate a quarter after stealing it from my brother when I was 5.”

43. “My son’s toothpaste. I have failed as a father.”

44. “My 2-year-old is using her binoculars to look at ants.”

45. “My friend’s 4-year-old cousin just cut this amount of money and says, ’She’s cooking.’”

46. “My 3-year-old bit my thumb.”

47. “The reaction of my boyfriend’s daughter to the pasta we made from scratch, which was longer than her.”

48. “My friend’s son struggling to pick up a book.”

49. “First, there was crying, and then there was laughing. Much laughing. Don’t worry, the baby is fine.”

50. “She absolutely hates family photos...”

51. He thought it was chocolate.

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