23 Parents Shared Some of the Most Illogical Things That Made Their Little Ones Cry
Taking care of small children requires a lot of patience and affection. But, above all, you should be willing to throw logic out the window. Because when they can’t hold their tears back anymore, even seeing a fly by can make them get down on the floor and cry until they run out of strength.
Bright Side wants to share with you moments when parents were confused because their children became a sea of tears for no apparent reason.
- First: his dad left for work. Second: he dumped out the box of goldfish crackers. Third: I picked up the goldfish crackers. Fourth: it wasn’t the proper episode of Paw Patrol. Fifth: I won’t let him eat shoes. © Autumn_Tea95 / Reddit
- He didn’t get to push the button on the microwave. The second meltdown was when we were playing with his trucks, and his older brother grabbed the excavator and didn’t make the right noises that apparently only “daddy” knows how to make. © Stayathomedadof6 / Reddit
- The cat was touching his toy. The toy HE threw onto the cat... He also had a meltdown because his leg was attached to him. © Boogzcorp / Reddit
- She wasn’t on the couch with her bottle and teddy bear. But actually, she was, but things weren’t right. © BronzeAgeTea / Reddit
- I don’t have a toddler, but my aunt has 2, and one of them had a breakdown today because I took a bar of soap from her as she was about to take a bite of it. © Imveryunoriginal17 / Reddit
- My daughter really wanted more milk in her already half-full cup. So I pretended to pour more in there, and all was well again. Oh, and she always wants one of her brother’s melatonin gummies, but she doesn’t need them, so I had to get a Flintstone multivit gummy and pretend to take it out of the melatonin jar. © sSommy / Reddit
- I cut her peanut butter toast. She did not want it cut. I had to uncut it by making the move in reverse and spreading peanut butter over the cut line. It worked. I lie to my kids every day. © papparmane / Reddit
- She had a meltdown because she wanted a bowl of Cheerios. She had a second meltdown because I brought her a bowl of Cheerios. © CJBG9491 / Reddit
- I asked her if she would like to try the mashed potatoes that I made. There was no proper answer, but based on the hysterical crying and running outside the house, I guess she was not hungry. © Away-Suspect-173 / Reddit
- He woke up from nap time, and his sister spoke to him too soon. He gets that from my side of the family. We need to ’load’ properly when we wake up or get very cranky. © Arugula-Current / Reddit
- I was brushing my teeth last night, and when the electric buzzing cut off, I could hear the tears from across the house. I slowly walk over to my daughter’s room, and she’s standing in the middle of her room with her nightshirt on, sobbing uncontrollably with her pajama pants around her ankles. My wife is visibly frustrated and has her face in her hands.
Later I would learn she was trying not to die laughing. Concerned for my wife’s sanity and what was happening with my daughter, I tried to calm her down to find out what was happening. After 5 minutes of directed breathing and calming, she finally let me know what the matter was: her pajamas were too soft. © TwoTonRhino / Reddit
- One of her stuffies “wanted to sleep with mommy and daddy last night,” even though she purposely removed the toy from our room the day before. The stuffy “cried all night,” which in turn meant an hour’s worth of her tears. © FesteringMalignant / Reddit
- She threw a big tantrum because her ice cream directly picked up from the freezer was hot. Hot because it had “smoke” coming out of it. I tried to make her touch it with her hand. It didn’t work—lots of crying. Apparently, the ice cream burnt her hand. © Narayan-n91 / Reddit
- She wasn’t allowed to run around the house with a fork in her hands. Apparently, me taking away the fork was the end of the world. It was a Greek tragedy level drama. © Muisvleer / Reddit
- The hot wheels track broke. He pulled it apart because he was upset. Then the melt down. I put it back together and said “fixed”. He stared at it for a moment with the teary hesitation and then went full meltdown again. And then it was nap time. © Gurgoth / Reddit
- Aunt of a 3-y/o. He was mad at ME because I was not able to roll a ball in a straight line to where he was. Then he got mad at the ball because HE wasn’t able to do it either. He was being very specific, think “the ball needs to be in this specific cm2.” © blockedontinder / Reddit
- At the end of the swimming session, the fish water was turned off. © technicalevolution / Reddit
- Not a parent, but when watching my 2-year-old brother the other day, I burped when he was apparently trying to sleep, and he cried for about 2.5 hours. © Substantial-Award-20 / Reddit
What was the craziest reason your little ones burst into tears? Tell us in the comments!