Usually kids aren't familiar with the full scope of language (metaphors, allusions, and so-on), meaning when an adult tells one to "keep an eye on the ball", he might as well try to put his eye on the ball.


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To illustrate that, Bored Panda has collected some of the most hilarious images of kids taking instructions too literally. From training dogs by showing them YouTube videos, to dressing up for a literary adventure, these little fellows were just trying their best to follow instructions.

Have you witnessed something similar yourself? Upload your pics below and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

#1 "Keep Your Eye On The Ball Son"

"Keep Your Eye On The Ball Son"

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Giulia 2 months ago

Hahahaha the dad's reaction! XD

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#2 2nd Graders Homework. My Friend's Awesome 6 Year Old Son Is Autistic And Takes Instructions Literally

2nd Graders Homework. My Friend's Awesome 6 Year Old Son Is Autistic And Takes Instructions Literally

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Septia Yudhi Nugraha 2 months ago

genius! exactly as instructed.

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#3 This Isn't Exactly What We Meant When We Told Him That He Could Look Up Puppy Training Tips On Youtube

This Isn't Exactly What We Meant When We Told Him That He Could Look Up Puppy Training Tips On Youtube

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Jasmine Chen 2 months ago

The dog seems to be injoying it

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#4 We Told Our 3yr Old That New Years Is Special Because You Get To Toast To A New Year. A Few Hours Later She Said "Are We Gonna Make Toast Now?!" And Thus A New Years Day Tradition Was Born

We Told Our 3yr Old That New Years Is Special Because You Get To Toast To A New Year. A Few Hours Later She Said "Are We Gonna Make Toast Now?!" And Thus A New Years Day Tradition Was Born

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Rana 2 months ago

look at her smile ... so cute ...she stretched every single muscle of her face

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#5 My Kid Said I Gave Her Too Many Grapes. I Said Just Eat Half Of Them

My Kid Said I Gave Her Too Many Grapes. I Said Just Eat Half Of Them

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Superluminal1 2 months ago

The Grapes of Wrath.

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#6 Toddler Was Asked To Feed The Cat

Toddler Was Asked To Feed The Cat

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

He could have at least peeled it

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#7 Bring A Fish To School Day

Bring A Fish To School Day

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Mike Olson 2 months ago

How did the child take this "too literally"? Unless the instructions were to bring a living fish in, this seems like instructions were followed?

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#8 Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

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Baenjolras 2 months ago

I assume it was put up like 'Don't place a foot outside' or something similar

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#9 Not Exactly What I Had In Mind When I Told My Son It Was Too Nice Out To Play Games Inside

Not Exactly What I Had In Mind When I Told My Son It Was Too Nice Out To Play Games Inside

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Lukas Nirgendwo 2 months ago

Checkmate mother!

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