Some time ago, we were all tiny versions of ourselves with heads full of the most insane ideas and thoughts about the world above and beneath us. Fast forward to today, and some may be raising kids of their own, while others are sharing homes with little brothers or sisters. The fun part about it is that it never gets boring.

Because kids are goofy, silly, cute, and totally clueless about this whole thing called Earth that we live on. Out of sincere curiosity and hunger to get to know things, they come up with the funniest things you’d never read in books.

From searching for tiny seashells that are in fact just pistachio shells washed ashore, to making more money out of a $1 bill by cutting it into pieces, the list goes on. Bored Panda compiled pictures of some of the funniest incidents that only little ones can get themselves into. Psst! More of the same goofy kids just being kids wait in our previous articles here, here, and here.

#1

My 5-Year-Old Nephew Figured Out I’m Still A “Kid”

My 5-Year-Old Nephew Figured Out I’m Still A “Kid”

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Adam Francis
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6 months ago

This is the best

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#2

One Of My Earliest Memories

One Of My Earliest Memories

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Hans
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6 months ago

Children are usually very clever. Wrong incentives are easily given...and you cannot really blame them for the choice they then make!

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#3

Kid Thinks His Mom Is A Murderer

Kid Thinks His Mom Is A Murderer

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David K
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6 months ago

LMAO!

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To find out how children think and come up with the most incredible things we as adults would never think of, one has to look into the world from a child’s point of view. And it turns out, this is very different from the ways adults view the world around them.

One of the driving forces in a child’s development is curiosity, which helps them to discover and try out new things and learn something about them. This early knowledge is something kids carry well into their childhood and maturity.

Bored Panda reached out to Brenna Hassinger-Das, an assistant professor in the psychology department at Pace University, New York. Brenna explained that the job of children is “to play and learn.” But making ourselves time to be curious in whatever forms we can is something that adults should also work on throughout their lives.

“Research suggests that it relates to satisfaction, happiness, empathy, and problem-solving skills,” the professor said and added, “we are always in need of refining the ways in which we view the world.”

#4

Oh My Lord What Even Are Children

Oh My Lord What Even Are Children

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David K
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6 months ago

Your niece loves you, but you already know that, right?

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#5

Kids Are Stupid

Kids Are Stupid

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

I LOVE this idea, too bad my son is too old for that to work, he would catch on pretty quick.

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#6

Mom Told Her Daughter To Grab Her Mask So They Can Go To The Store. This Was The Mask She Grabbed

Mom Told Her Daughter To Grab Her Mask So They Can Go To The Store. This Was The Mask She Grabbed

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David K
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6 months ago

I see nothing wrong with this one.

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Brenna said that research has shown that curiosity not only relates to academic skills, like improved reading and math, but also “fosters imagination and exploration.”

“Parents can nurture curiosity in a lot of different ways. For instance, encouraging children to take part in free or unstructured play allows them to figure out how things work and develop their own storylines and directions for their play.”

The professor also said that it’s important to “encourage children to ask questions (and then answer them in a developmentally appropriate way) and to let children follow their interests. For example, “If your child loves animals, go for a nature walk where you live (whether in a city or in a more rural area) and point out all the animals you see. You could also read books about the animals they like and perhaps venture out a bit further for a hike.”

It turns out that fostering curiosity early could also have the added benefit of helping your child develop a habit that will continue into adulthood. “We know that curiosity is still important for learning and overall life satisfaction,” Brenna concluded.

#7

"Faster!"

"Faster!"

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Patti Brock
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6 months ago

🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

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#8

He's Cute Tho

He's Cute Tho

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Wendillon
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6 months ago (edited)

If it worked like this I think more people would take up smoking... Edit: People it's a bloody joke. I know smoking is bad. Please note the kiddos logic in the post itself since THAT's what I'm talking about.

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#9

Winnie The Poo

Winnie The Poo

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Troux
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6 months ago

Oh bother...

CrEaTiVe_duck
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6 months ago

lmao yes

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Rez Fidel
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6 months ago

This deserves a prominent place... perfect conversation starter.

Katie Lutesinger
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6 months ago

When we were kids my little sister actually DID make a poo out of clay. I mean intentionally. She even made some clay flies to go on top. We all thought it was so funny.

LottieH
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6 months ago

I "display" all my children's homemade stuff on the very top of my bookcase, this is one that would be further back and out of sight, but I still have it for when they ask 😉

Kevin Donegan
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6 months ago

I say make it the centerpiece of your dining table!

Zophra
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6 months ago

Or bathroom tank lid?

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Beth Taccia
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6 months ago

This is fantastic! A masterpiece! I hope it was displayed proudy!

Irina Rachow
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6 months ago

Laughing way too hard!!

Kim
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6 months ago

I’d say it looks like poop and encourage the kid to do better next time.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeesh. Did the teacher have a brain cramp when they decided to supply that exact shade of brown clay for art class? And where were they when this child was making Winnie the Poo? I mean, make a strong but diplomatic suggestion that the child make a multi-colored caterpillar, using lots of bright non-poop colors, instead. Of course, now that the deed is done, you just know this artwork will be trotted out every time she brings a new significant other home to meet her parents.

Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Definitely looks like it belongs in the toilet.

Flavia Slag
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6 months ago

LOL! Maybe you should have your daughter paint it!

My O My
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6 months ago

I like it in the car best

Jacey Lynn
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6 months ago

Why brown tho?

glowworm2
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6 months ago

Yeah. This is hilarious though.

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Today we do painting lessons!

CincyReds
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5 months ago

This pretty damn funny

Gavin Magnus
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6 months ago

Lookin good....Well on second thought you should not be carrying that

Johanne Trudeau
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6 months ago

Hahaha!!! Priceless!!!

Caroline Overill
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6 months ago

Try painting it

Tina Harbour
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6 months ago

Hahaaaaaaaa!! Save it somewhere safe and gift it to her on graduation day!🤣

Dawn Welton
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6 months ago

OMG, I'm dying!!! lol-5fda9e...a054ac.gif lol-5fda9e9a054ac.gif

Minecraft Nube
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6 months ago

The scat is real!!! dramatic music starts playing the the background

kjorn
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6 months ago

remember one time my girl have brown playdoh and i make one to look like poo. i just put it in my short and make it fall on the ground... the look on her face was priceless!!!

beautiful plumage
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6 months ago

if you have one or more pets.... and you have a spouse.... the could get you on america's funniest home videos. OR a fun way to get rid of houseguests.

Krazy Onion (KJ)
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1 month ago

It would be unsettling if clay didn't harden.

Marilyn Ransberry
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1 month ago

Love it! You have to save it!

Tobias the Tiger
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4 months ago

Mr. Hankey's cousin.

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
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4 months ago

kids in preschool are hilarious

Kim Conroy
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5 months ago

make a butterfly for her and tell her it changed!

Karen Lyon
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6 months ago

I think someone should tell the preschool teachers to add the extra step of green paint. Oh dear......

Pavel Dana
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6 months ago

WOW ! YOU are infected with COVID !(no smell

Nukka Duke
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6 months ago

No sh*t.

Donna Corliss
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6 months ago

Perfect toilet paper roll holder

Sam Cook
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6 months ago

What a piece of crap.

Eshaa Venkatesh
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6 months ago

I laughed too hard at this... 😄

John McIlveen
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6 months ago

I've made a few of those.

Julie Bradley
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6 months ago

Paint it

Shirley Heyn
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6 months ago

I made my mother some Styrofoam ball earrings with seashells & beads. I was soooo proud when she wore them to church. I got them back many years later. I have very happy memories every time I see them in my jewelry box!

Shirley Heyn
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6 months ago

A definite keeper. . . save it until she is older (20-30) and re-gift it back.

Judy Rofe
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6 months ago

Oh dear!

Beth McFadden
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6 months ago

Paint it.

Znaya
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6 months ago

I wonder how many people hurt themselves trying to avoid this caterpillar :)

Gregg Bender
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6 months ago

Well, s**t...

Jo Ellen Washburn
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6 months ago

LOL!!!!

Maureen Peters
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6 months ago

This is it, awesome piece of art!

Martina Arata Bewsher
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6 months ago

This shouldn’t be this funny! I’m literally crying 😂🤣

backatya
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6 months ago

Damn the dog couldn't make it outside in time :-))

Anna roberts
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6 months ago

Get a dog, if your lucky, he will eat it

Vicki Perizzolo
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6 months ago

don't drop it in the pool

miten sasmita
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6 months ago

Paint it colorful and add the eyes

Journey Maze
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6 months ago

poor wtp ( winnie the poo

Sharon Vaughn
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6 months ago

Tootsie Roll!

Kat boyer
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6 months ago

😅😂🤣

Cindy Jarrett
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6 months ago

Ewe

Merilyn Horton
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6 months ago

Keep it, I kept one my son made, and tricked him with it for many years

Annie
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6 months ago

It's the thought that counts, right? :)

Veronica Vatter
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6 months ago

Who on earth gave them BROWN clay?

Alex Hamilton
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6 months ago

By Jove I feel better after that!!

Meami
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6 months ago

My oldest daughter made a clay cat when she was in elementary school. It looks like a pile of poo. I keep it in my office at work. It's Poo Cat.

MAKtheknife
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6 months ago

Even Rodan had to start somewhere.

Jeanne Clapper
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6 months ago

OMG. Parents rock!

Jane W.
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6 months ago

Maybe you could suggest she paint it all pretty and provide the paints and place to that. All I could think of, as there is no hope for it the way it is.

Random Ruocen
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6 months ago

When ur doing homework and you see this...

23AClark
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6 months ago

You know I can't breathe, right? 😆😆😆😆😆

Damien Albaugh
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6 months ago

I know where to put in the f*****g fire it goes

Kimberley Thomas
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6 months ago

putting sucky art on the refrigerator is easier than this

Goth Nurse
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6 months ago

That is the most awesome gift for a parent who is prone to do pranks.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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6 months ago

At least it wont turn white in the sun!😀

Patricia Kasprowski
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6 months ago

Hysterical!

Patty Leaton
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6 months ago

the best

Vanta Black
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6 months ago

Pooh sticks.

Parmeisan
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6 months ago

Tell her you have an exciting project planned and you will paint it together! Get green paint and sparkles. Choose the shade wisely. :D

bdunbar@kcls.org
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6 months ago

You should see some of my christmas tree ornaments. Strangely they're my favorites ;-)

Kimber Gijbels
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6 months ago

Love this

Emiliano Alvarez
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6 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

Patty Stier
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6 months ago (edited)

Time to put the caterpillar in a nice box 'cocoon' and store it waay back high up in the attic closet to bring out in 10 or 15 years (that's how long it takes) to become a beautiful butterfly she could set free to fly away. Sound good, yes? Now to convince your daughter this is true!

Louloubelle
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6 months ago

I don't even....

kjorn
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6 months ago

nice way to not get your car stolen if you put it on the driver seat

Lord Mysticlaw
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6 months ago

Oh no. If only it weren't brown.

ethan simpson
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6 months ago

OMG!!!!!

Paul Werner
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6 months ago

Get it bronzed and put it on a plaque

NWB
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6 months ago

hahahahahahahaha

Ray Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

That's a keeper!

Laana
Community Member
6 months ago

She’s laughing behind your back,she knows it is a real big 💩! 😁

Lærke Littlebird
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6 months ago

Colour it! Then it might look like rainbow poo :D

Ms.GB
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6 months ago

You put it out in the front yard of course....where else would a Caterpillar be

Jjjane20
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6 months ago

My mom hay similar snail that my brother did at preschool. The only difference is that our 💩 has a shell. My mom has been keeping it for almost 20 years :)

Zoe's Mom
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6 months ago

Oh, the fun you could have with this!

Joanne Haywood
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6 months ago

When you have visitors, put it by the side of the toilet. Then wait and see if your visitors are way too polite to mention it.

Sheila Crosby
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6 months ago

Keep it and bring it out at her wedding. On second thoughts, don't.

Bunny Girl
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6 months ago

oh, oh my

Sherry Hart
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6 months ago

Oh my 🤦🏽‍♀️

Artoonist Corine
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6 months ago

Paper weight?

Bubbs Art
Community Member
6 months ago

Ummm... a pile of poo?

Piper
Community Member
6 months ago

Maybe they should paint it?

KatHat
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6 months ago

Tell her "Oh, it's so great! And wouldn't it be EVEN PRETTIER all colourful and glittery?" And then paint it.

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#10

Stupid But Wholesome

Stupid But Wholesome

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David K
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6 months ago

Brushing is a nice community activity actually. Next time you can invite your neighbors over to your house.

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#11

*Patrick Selling Chocolate* “I Love You”

*Patrick Selling Chocolate* “I Love You”

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Bubbs Art
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6 months ago

This kid is Patrick starr confirmed

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#12

Kids Are Stupid. Over

Kids Are Stupid. Over

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Martha Meyer
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6 months ago

That's normal though? They don't need much more than their imagination to play.

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#13

When The Photographer Says “Touch Your Cheeks Together”

When The Photographer Says “Touch Your Cheeks Together”

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Bill
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6 months ago

At least they picked the right set of cheeks.

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#14

Remember, Always Use Your Dominant Hand If You Want To Win A Chess Match

Remember, Always Use Your Dominant Hand If You Want To Win A Chess Match

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chi-wei shen
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6 months ago

A funny grandfather.

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#15

Cyclop Tiddie

Cyclop Tiddie

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Tomas Holicka
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6 months ago

Poor child, that's uncle W***y's codpiece!

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#16

My Son Asked Me Why This Lady Is Reading Poop Magazine. I'm So Proud

My Son Asked Me Why This Lady Is Reading Poop Magazine. I'm So Proud

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Haha, wise beyond his years.

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#17

My 7-Year-Old Son Was Excited To Show Off His Clay Pirate Boat

My 7-Year-Old Son Was Excited To Show Off His Clay Pirate Boat

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Troux
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6 months ago

He will spend most of his life trying to get in that boat.

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#18

Got New Doors Installed. He Doesn't Realise One Of His Favorite Hide And Seek Spots Has Been Severely Compromised

Got New Doors Installed. He Doesn't Realise One Of His Favorite Hide And Seek Spots Has Been Severely Compromised

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David K
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6 months ago

Act like you don´t see him. Don´t ruin the game for the little fella.

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#19

Identically Unperturbed By What They Did To Themselves With The Clippers At 5am

Identically Unperturbed By What They Did To Themselves With The Clippers At 5am

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MrsPossum
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6 months ago

LOL, compared to some lockdown home-haircuts, these are pretty good!! 😁

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#20

How My Dad Tricked Me Into Eating My Crust

How My Dad Tricked Me Into Eating My Crust

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Roxy
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6 months ago

ha lol

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#21

Kids In Rome Were Mischievous Too. Toddler's Footprint In A 2000 Year Old Clay Tile

Kids In Rome Were Mischievous Too. Toddler's Footprint In A 2000 Year Old Clay Tile

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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6 months ago

I don't know why, but this is really sweet.

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#22

This May Work For A Long While

This May Work For A Long While

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

You cheatereaterer.

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#23

When I Was 2 I Thought An Electrical Box Was A Robot. My Mom Let Me Take A Picture With It, And I Have Come Across That Picture Again

When I Was 2 I Thought An Electrical Box Was A Robot. My Mom Let Me Take A Picture With It, And I Have Come Across That Picture Again

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Troux
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6 months ago

Oh no this is too precious! 😭

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#24

Not Ready To Be A Bird

Not Ready To Be A Bird

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Gëë Bëë
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6 months ago

Ohhh did anyone else hope that he was going to be told he had Chicken Pox!?

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#25

My Son Found Sea Shells On His First Trip To The Beach. I Didn't Have The Heart To Tell Him

My Son Found Sea Shells On His First Trip To The Beach. I Didn't Have The Heart To Tell Him

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MrsPossum
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6 months ago

Aaaaw! Well technically.....technically.... they are shells. Near the sea..... 😊

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#26

But What If?

But What If?

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David K
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6 months ago (edited)

There is an entire continent of "WHAT IFs" in the child world that can totally ruin it for them once they realize them.

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#27

Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

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David K
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6 months ago

Does he quarantine those that don´t pass the test?

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#28

Potato Mind

Potato Mind

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Bahaha, omg so gross but bloody funny.

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#29

Not The Smartest Kid

Not The Smartest Kid

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Arctic Fox Lover
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6 months ago

Whaaat? How'd he figure it out? That was a genius plan!

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#30

My Nephew Got A Card From His Teacher And Was Stoked. He Read It, Then Instead Of Showing Anybody, He Sat Pensively On The Couch For A While. Finally A Quiet Voice Asked “Auntie, How Long Have I Had Autism?”

My Nephew Got A Card From His Teacher And Was Stoked. He Read It, Then Instead Of Showing Anybody, He Sat Pensively On The Couch For A While. Finally A Quiet Voice Asked “Auntie, How Long Have I Had Autism?”

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Roxy
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6 months ago

Bahaha laughed so loud on this I can't breathe

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#31

My 1,5-Year-Old Daughter, Ladies And Gentlemen

My 1,5-Year-Old Daughter, Ladies And Gentlemen

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The one and only
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6 months ago

I'm wheezing

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#32

Well, It Was For Science

Well, It Was For Science

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Owies, a mistake you would only make once. (Or should).

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#33

She Got Laid-Off

She Got Laid-Off

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chi-wei shen
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6 months ago

Lucky you,

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#34

My Little Brother's Search History. Lots Of Diarrhea And Vomit Followed

My Little Brother's Search History. Lots Of Diarrhea And Vomit Followed

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Mimi777
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6 months ago

This made me laugh. What happened with the toenail though? Did he stub it while drinking bubble bath?

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#35

A Friend On FB Just Posted This

A Friend On FB Just Posted This

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David K
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6 months ago

Clever, must give it a try :-)

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#36

Okay All You "5G Risk Deniers" - This Settles It, 5G Is Dangerous

Okay All You "5G Risk Deniers" - This Settles It, 5G Is Dangerous

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rgr8
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6 months ago

How does one manage to get stuck in that?

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#37

When I Was A Kid I Was Stupid

When I Was A Kid I Was Stupid

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Ripley
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6 months ago

This is why using correct terminology is important. Euphemisms with kids just leads to misunderstandings.

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#38

Oh No, We're Lost

Oh No, We're Lost

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BoredDragon
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6 months ago

It’s like when you’re looking for something that’s in your hands

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#39

A Common Mistake, Really

A Common Mistake, Really

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David K
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6 months ago

Well, I for instance didn´t have a clue that the word Aneurysm exists when I was 10. Neither I knew about orgasms :-)

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#40

Me Being A Silly Child

Me Being A Silly Child

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Roxy
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6 months ago

Discovery of the year

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#41

That Time I Figured Out How To Take The Lid Off Of The Vent, And Proceeded To Get Stuck In It

That Time I Figured Out How To Take The Lid Off Of The Vent, And Proceeded To Get Stuck In It

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JiminKimLip7
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6 months ago

I found the impostor vent!

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#42

Someone's Kid Hung Up The Wet Wipes To Allow Them To Dry

Someone's Kid Hung Up The Wet Wipes To Allow Them To Dry

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David K
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6 months ago

Well, using 5 year´s kid logic, who would want the wipes to be wet? This was the right thing to do.

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#43

Yugioh With Made Up Rules

Yugioh With Made Up Rules

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Patti Brock
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6 months ago

Laughing way too hard at this!

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#44

He Wants To Get On The Bus, And The Bus On The TV

He Wants To Get On The Bus, And The Bus On The TV

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Mimi777
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6 months ago

Lol poor thing. Also that sweater is so cute!

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#45

My 3-Year-Old, Everybody

My 3-Year-Old, Everybody

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Yeah, no thanks.

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#46

Kids Are Quick Learners

Kids Are Quick Learners

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tangy chip
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6 months ago (edited)

when i was l little i thought every language sounded the same so when someone spoke spanish I thought it translated to english in people's heads.

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#47

My Niece’s Hiding Spot

My Niece’s Hiding Spot

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JiminKimLip7
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6 months ago

What niece?! I only see a box

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#48

My Kid Won't Eat Her Eggs Because They Have "Dark Spots". Yeah, That's The Fork

My Kid Won't Eat Her Eggs Because They Have "Dark Spots". Yeah, That's The Fork

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Hans
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6 months ago

Careful one!

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#49

My Sister Drew On Her Passport

My Sister Drew On Her Passport

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David K
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6 months ago (edited)

What exactly did your glasses wearing, beard sporting sister draw on her passport?

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#50

My Little Brother Grabbing Live Wasps Because "It's Fun"

My Little Brother Grabbing Live Wasps Because "It's Fun"