Now that you’re all grown up, when somebody asks you what your parents do for a living, you know what to say. It’s easy. Your mom’s a lawyer/doctor/space engineer while your dad… wait, what does your dad do exactly? It’s got something to do with documents, drills, and dinosaurs. Right?

That moment of confusion right there and your imagination going wild—that’s your inner child showing. And for a moment, you feel like you’re a kid again, making others laugh with your hilariously imaginative renditions of your parents’ work. Twitter user LadyBugAssassin tapped into that and started up a viral thread about kids sharing interpretations of their parents’ jobs that will make you giggle.

Scroll down and upvote your fave tweets, dear Pandas. We’d also love to hear from you if your kids or any children that you know have made you laugh with their descriptions of their parents’ jobs. Ready to chuckle? Let’s go!

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ComicEricaClark Report

Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The gun comes only into play if they refuse.

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Who? Me?
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🤣🤣🤣 I'm laughing way too much

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LadyBugAssassin’s thread got more than 130.6k likes and was retweeted over 14.8k times. Even though they’re impressive, they’re just numbers. The real victory is in making us laugh and giving us a set of fresh new perspectives on life. And, we’ve gotta say, seeing the world through the eyes of a kid is awesome. Sometimes, you get so caught up in being a grown-up that you forget to see the fun in life.

Now, we all know that our parents have huge effects on our lives and our development. It’s common sense. But it’s interesting to see to what extent this is true. For example, The New York Times writes that children are inclined to follow in their parents’ professional footsteps.

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Hannah_Cu_ Report

WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who wants to admit that their father is a lawyer?

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HaleySteez_ Report

The NYT states that boys are more likely to pick the same line of work as their dads than their moms while girls are slightly more likely to follow their moms than their dads when it comes to jobs.

The jobs that are most likely to be passed down to the next generation include lawyer, doctor, baker, legislator, and steelworker. Meanwhile, parents who are middle managers, clerical workers, or service workers are less likely to have their children pick the same profession. Our verdict? It’s time to follow your dream of opening up a quaint bakery in the countryside.

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maryps Report

A.M. Pierre
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In fairness, I think a lot of office jobs can be described this way at times. My last office job was 1/2 "sit and do crossword puzzles" and 1/2 "how on earth am I going to finish this insane project on time?!"

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Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, would take this rather positive. Yout daughter notices that you do hard work that people who do it as a job are being paid for.

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A.M. Pierre
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dad also paints houses for a living, and before he paints he often primes the surface with Kilz (pronounced "kills"). [puts on conspiracy hat] It's all connected, man! ;-)

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nearly correct. He took it away from people who needed it and from people who didn't want to give it to him. As politicians do....

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oliviaannekent Report

History Fan
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's Garfield's main servant. After Lasanga comes Coffee.

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AndieOlson Report

Curry on...
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kids use the words they hear, and often in correct context. Their brains are sponges. They can just as easily learn the five syllable words as they can the 'baby' words.

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ChristyCindy Report

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A property manager in a suit & tie? Around here property managers usually drive a truck & wear a tool belt...

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NICUBSNRN Report

WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't get the "really" thing. The girl gave an accurate description.

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authenticshay Report

Katherine Gardner
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nothing wrong with working fast food. And being a manager can be tough!

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CaviarCarty Report

Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finshing every Tweet with "lol" does not make it funny, alas.

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GiuDiSta50 Report

Vanta Black
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Was she destroying personal documents?