Kids say the craziest things, and sometimes once you’re done laughing, you realize they are absolutely correct. Children don’t process information through the same filter as adults. They don’t adhere to all of the weird societal rules we accept without question. The world hasn’t beaten them into submission yet. Without much effort, they can think outside of the box.
Now, you might be reading this and thinking, “My kid isn’t smart. I pulled a toy car out of his nose last week.” Fair enough, but that’s the kind of innovative thinking that provides answers to questions we never even thought to ask. Like Elon Musk says, “You have to stick a few toy cars up your nose before you can invent a Tesla.” Or something like that. I don’t know. Anyway, here’s some kids who are obviously smarter than me.
Daughter just told me, “Dad, I don’t make sandwiches, I eat sandwiches.”
One day her picture will be on money.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) October 24, 2014
I just asked my 8yo to quit yelling and he said, “I’m NOT yelling. This is my voice and all my life I’ve been whispering. Now I’m free!”
— JennyPentland (@JennyPentland) December 21, 2013
My 6yo got herself dressed then walked around the house making us all sign a paper agreeing that her outfit looked good.
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) April 7, 2017
Asked my son to box up his leftover mac and cheese at the restaurant and he put the entire bowl in there and I’m not sure if he’s an idiot or a genius. pic.twitter.com/3EVFt9xkqK
— The Dad (@thedad) February 27, 2018
Me: How many chicken nuggets do you want tonight?
Me: As a guide, you usually have 4-6
7yo (thinking): 30
— Zoe vs. the Universe (@zoevsuniverse) March 19, 2018
toddler *banging his hammer on the coffee table*
me: What are you making?
— Josh (@iwearaonesie) March 1, 2018
4yo from the other room: I love you, Mama.
Me: Aww, I love you too!
4, angrily: No, that was my doll saying it to her mommy!
— SpacedMom (@copymama) October 30, 2017
Me: Did you just push your sister?
Me: Looked like you did.
4yo: I just gave her a high five with my whole body.
— Jason Osmond (@Jasonmarriedup) November 25, 2017
It was princess day at dance and one little girl came as a hot dog I have never admired someone more pic.twitter.com/iro5mL2Bvc
— Grayson Lamontagne (@graysonl3) May 9, 2016
2yo referred to her coat pockets as “snack holes” and this is what I shall forever call them
— Rebecca Caprara (@RebeccaCaprara) February 23, 2018