It's a universal truth, kids do the craziest things—all of the time. Not only that but when you ask them why they thought that putting cheese between their toes was a good idea, they'll just shrug and say, "I don't know."

It takes a while before children get old enough to not try everything that crosses their mind. And before that happens, parents make sure they take pictures of their shenanigans. Otherwise, why would people believe they used to trim their nails so that they would look like finger crowns?

Luckily for us, some moms and dads share these "kids make no sense" photos on the Internet too. So sit back, relax (you won't have to clean up the mess), and enjoy this exclusive compilation of malfunctioning kids by Bored Panda!

#1

Pants

Pants

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

He looks fabulous

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These pictures, of course, are meant as light-hearted jokes, but if we were to get serious for a moment, Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., who is a nationally recognized parent coach, and psychologist, says that parents should really strive to understand their child; it's an important part of helping them become secure and healthy because it not only shows them you love them but also encourages them to love themself.

To make us see how important feeling understood has been in our own lives, Bernstein provides the following questions: Who most understood your feelings, needs, and desires as you were growing up? How did you feel about the person who understood you the most? Who least understood your feelings, needs, and desires as you were growing up? How did you feel about the person who understood you the least?

#2

We Have 6 Beds And My Kids Still Sleep Like The Grandparents From Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Every Night

We Have 6 Beds And My Kids Still Sleep Like The Grandparents From Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Every Night

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1 month ago

Lovee

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Reflecting on these questions should help us to fully appreciate the value of understanding a child. He ends the list with these questions: How did feeling understood help you to behave in an appropriate manner? Did feeling misunderstood ever influence you to make poor choices or to behave in an inappropriate manner? If you answered yes, what did you do?

"As you'll probably see by your responses to the above questions, feeling understood provides us with the emotional leverage to do our best to make good choices and do the right thing on a daily basis," Bernstein concludes. "No child or teen ever complains to me that his or her parents show too much understanding and emotional support."

#3

My 4-Year-Old Daughter Was Watching Something On Her Tablet That Scared Her. So She Came Back With Protective Headgear

My 4-Year-Old Daughter Was Watching Something On Her Tablet That Scared Her. So She Came Back With Protective Headgear

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Aroace tiger
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1 month ago

Prepared for anything

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Of course, parents can't be prepared for everything. Every now and then, kids will behave in a way that completely throws moms and dads off guard. Vicki Broadbent, a mom, TV Broadcaster, founder of HonestMum.com, and author of The Working Mom: Your Guide To Surviving and Thriving At Work and At Home, thinks the key in these situations is to respond, and not react to your child. "It can be hard when they're having a meltdown publicly for example but it's a learned behavior you can practice and achieve," she told Bored Panda.

"I've learned, two kids later, to take a few deep breaths, take 5, so my response is usually a calm one. In time, if you behave that way consistently, your child will mirror you so tantrums become more infrequent, and shorter when they arise," Broadbent described her course of action. "I've been teaching my children (ages 11 and 8) how to take deep breaths, encouraging them to self-soothe when they feel anxious or worried."

#4

This Is How My Son Was Sleeping. He May Be Immortal

This Is How My Son Was Sleeping. He May Be Immortal

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1 month ago

We need to study his skin

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"Ultimately, children, like us, want to be listened to [and] vent as we do, they will experience bad, challenging days and will feel frustrated and upset by them. Your kids want to know that your love is unconditional and that they are emotionally safe with you. Your job is to prove that to them every day," Broadbent explained.

However, if you do have concerns over your child's behavior and if they are consistently doing something out of the ordinary, have speech delays, are crying for long periods of time, or appear in pain, the Honest Mum thinks you just need to speak to your doctor and investigate.

"Many behaviors that might seem odd to you are simply formative milestones (children having fun, exploring the world around them) but if you're worried, seek help as your child could be unwell, have learning difficulties, etc. Trust your parental gut instinct, it won't let you down."

#5

Why Go To Playground, When You Can Have Your Own Personal Customized Brother-Swing

Why Go To Playground, When You Can Have Your Own Personal Customized Brother-Swing

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

I CAME IN LIKE A WRECKING BALL

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#6

Imagination Level 100. My 2-Year-Old Daughter Drew A Pillow With Chalk, Then Laid Down For A Nap

Imagination Level 100. My 2-Year-Old Daughter Drew A Pillow With Chalk, Then Laid Down For A Nap

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BananaJo
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1 month ago

Kid: I wanna nap! Dad: You wanna nap? Kid: Yeah. Dad: Ok. Kid: Goodnight *lays down on floor* Upvote this if you know the meme

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#7

Lost My Kid In Target. Found Him Here

Lost My Kid In Target. Found Him Here

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

'hi dad how are you'

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#8

Asked My Sister If My Nephew Was Enjoying The Wedding. This Is The Picture She Sent Back

Asked My Sister If My Nephew Was Enjoying The Wedding. This Is The Picture She Sent Back

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

That's a kid who chose a look and character and stood by it

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#9

Daughter Wanted A Barbie Centaur. Introducing Barbitaur

Daughter Wanted A Barbie Centaur. Introducing Barbitaur

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Aroace tiger
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1 month ago

I actually like it

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#10

To Avoid Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes, I Gave My Daughter A Mix Of Dolls And Toy Cars To Play With. This Is What Happened

To Avoid Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes, I Gave My Daughter A Mix Of Dolls And Toy Cars To Play With. This Is What Happened

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1 month ago

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And now you know stereotypes exist for a reason. Anything else you want to force on your child? Perhaps insist she doesn't "dress like a girl"?

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#11

Walked In On My Son Watching TV Like This. Freaked Me Out For A Second

Walked In On My Son Watching TV Like This. Freaked Me Out For A Second

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

I do that

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#12

This Is How My 2.5-Year-Old Niece Insists On Holding Her New Baby Brother

This Is How My 2.5-Year-Old Niece Insists On Holding Her New Baby Brother

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BananaJo
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1 month ago

Poor baby. Look at his face

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#13

“He’s Upset His Gloves Match His Jacket”

“He’s Upset His Gloves Match His Jacket”

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

I'm a fashion icon, you cant give me an all blue outfit, it's so last season

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#14

I Was An Interesting Child

I Was An Interesting Child

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Lol

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#15

Ah, Siblings

Ah, Siblings

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ravina nimje
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1 month ago

Real-life scenario practice for the future.

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#16

My Daughter Now Has A Special Book, Carries It Around Everywhere And Uses It For Everything. It Is The Official Mr. Boston Guide To Bartending And Drink Mixing

My Daughter Now Has A Special Book, Carries It Around Everywhere And Uses It For Everything. It Is The Official Mr. Boston Guide To Bartending And Drink Mixing

The other day she snuck it into the car and tried to take it to daycare. She asks to sleep with it, as if it’s a stuffy.

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

It matches her shirt, how can she not take it everywhere

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#17

My Son Didn't Want To Be A Tiger Or A Superhero, He Wanted To Be A Traffic Light

My Son Didn't Want To Be A Tiger Or A Superhero, He Wanted To Be A Traffic Light

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Precious

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#18

My Mom Said This Was One Of My Favorite Things To Do As A Child

My Mom Said This Was One Of My Favorite Things To Do As A Child

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

I only see her fabulous hair

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#19

My 2-Year-Old Cousin Is Genuinely In Love With Her Skeleton

My 2-Year-Old Cousin Is Genuinely In Love With Her Skeleton

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago (edited)

He's gonna get a boner 😂 srry that was inappropriate for a two year old don't mind me imma go to hell now

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#20

Hmm, That's A Worry

Hmm, That's A Worry

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me
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1 month ago

Yikes

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#21

My Son Is Starting His Summer Off Right

My Son Is Starting His Summer Off Right

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

yeah... right...

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#22

Not Sure If I Should Be Proud Or Concerned. My Daughter Said “He’s Got The Rona!” And Started Making Him A Coffin

Not Sure If I Should Be Proud Or Concerned. My Daughter Said “He’s Got The Rona!” And Started Making Him A Coffin

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

She's protecting our society

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#23

He Looks Comfortable

He Looks Comfortable

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

These things are weird

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#24

My Daughter Always Steals Printer Paper To Draw On So For Christmas I Wrapped A Pack Of 500 Pages Of Paper. She Started Running Around Screaming With Excitement

My Daughter Always Steals Printer Paper To Draw On So For Christmas I Wrapped A Pack Of 500 Pages Of Paper. She Started Running Around Screaming With Excitement

Easiest present ever.

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago (edited)

I thought she meant for drawing on significant other at first lol

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#25

She Was Screaming For Me To Keep Putting More In Her Shirt

She Was Screaming For Me To Keep Putting More In Her Shirt

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Me.

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#26

Trying On Clothes With A Toddler In A Nutshell

Trying On Clothes With A Toddler In A Nutshell

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

This looks nice mum👍

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#27

My Two Kids Sitting Next To The Brand-New Couch My Wife Ordered Them

My Two Kids Sitting Next To The Brand-New Couch My Wife Ordered Them

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Lasagna Cat
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1 month ago

Their spirit animal is cat 🐱

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#28

My 3.5-Year-Old Niece Thinks She's A Ninja

My 3.5-Year-Old Niece Thinks She's A Ninja

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AnimalsRuleHumansDrool
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1 month ago

Is that a nappy!?

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#29

Pool vs. Paint Bucket

Pool vs. Paint Bucket

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marion crane
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1 month ago

if i fits i sits

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#30

Went To Check On My Daughter

Went To Check On My Daughter

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Davor Jelacic
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1 month ago

They grow up so early

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#31

Turn Your Back For 30 Seconds

Turn Your Back For 30 Seconds

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

What's fat, orange and that everyone avoids? A traffic cone. *what did you expect?*😏

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#32

My Brother Has Discovered That His Swim Shirt Holds Air

My Brother Has Discovered That His Swim Shirt Holds Air

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

emergency inflatable underpants!

Yopees
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1 month ago

I did this all the time in the deep end.

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Piper McLean
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1 month ago

Lol I did the same thing before my swim class started

BILL CIPHER!
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1 month ago

He looks absolutely ridiculous I let out quite a chuckle

Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
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1 month ago

I would do this to me bathing suit in their pool all of their time.

Lucy Skinner
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1 month ago

DIY life jacket

Zlaxcat Youtube
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1 month ago

Michelin Man!!!

Saranya Sajith
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1 month ago

floaty suit ?

Lena Hill
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1 month ago

He looks like he’s doing an impression of Kingpin (Spider-verse) lol

BILL CIPHER!
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1 month ago

Ikr kingpin is huge why do scientists not study it?

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Saranya Sajith
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1 month ago

floaty suit?

Nerds All the Way Down
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3 days ago

I do that! It's really funny XD

MELISSA TULLOSS-NOLAN - STUDENT
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3 weeks ago

I did this when I was younger and pretended to have b00bs

Nem
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3 weeks ago

I did that when I was a kid. And my sister does that now. It's halarious.

Hermione Lovegood
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4 weeks ago

haha I figured that out 2 years ago too and whenever my dad tells me to wash the swimsuits I hold on and squeeze to the sleeve and bottom part, then blow in air on the other sleeve, hold it tight, and push it down underwater to admire the big bubble it makes. entertains my sister too.

ISABELLA CHATHAM-STEPHENS
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1 month ago

OMG I DO THAT TOOOOOOO!!!

Derek Liu
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1 month ago

chonk

The Super Bumblebee
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1 month ago

(newspaper headline) Kid floats away after inflating bathing suit. Parents hear screaming and hees and haws at night. Update: Fell through the roof... like the headline...

Anna2010
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1 month ago

oh my god

Alex K
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1 month ago

i used to do that to my wife's bathing suit

Juliette O'Donnell
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1 month ago

Don't fart

Mary Peace
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1 month ago

I didn't do this but kids at school who did life-saving lessons, had to bring a pair of pyjamas, to take in the pool, tie knots in sleeves etc and fill with air.

Ted Smith
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1 month ago

Now on my bucket list

Sportsgal
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1 month ago

Incredible Swimming Hulk

Elle Malkamäki
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1 month ago

I wish my new bathers didn’t do this. It’s a blue one piece. I look like that kid in Charlie and the chocolate factory that blows up into a giant blue berry

Susan Williams
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1 month ago

So exited by the discovery, I'll bet.

SheHulk
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1 month ago

Aaaannnnddd ... Mr inflatable!

Furry_Danger
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1 month ago

I've done this!

Sarcasm101
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1 month ago

We know we all did this

Pazuzu
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1 month ago

looks like the dude from "big trouble in little china" about to explode

crimson (mudwing rainwing)
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1 month ago

whoa. thats WAY bigger than i can do

JessG
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1 month ago

Lookin' like Penguin

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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1 month ago

Excellent.

kjorn
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1 month ago

looks cool

Mishka Katira
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1 month ago

I did the same XD

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1 month ago

me too!

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Haunting Spirit
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1 month ago

What's a swim shirt for?

Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Big balloon. Big balloon. Higher than the sun and moon. Flying high. In the sky. Fly fly fly fly and fly

meltinginoz
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1 month ago

THIS WAS WHAT I DIDDSDD

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#33

My Kid Sleeps Like He Fell Down In Family Guy

My Kid Sleeps Like He Fell Down In Family Guy

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

is he ok?

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#34

Introducing My Middle Child (Please Note The 3 Other Children Playing Normally In The Distance). She Found A Dead Squirrel And Was Super Excited

Introducing My Middle Child (Please Note The 3 Other Children Playing Normally In The Distance). She Found A Dead Squirrel And Was Super Excited

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

Looks like a stuffed animal toy to her

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#35

Instead Of Just Letting Us Know Verbally She Woke Up From Her Nap, Or Opening Up The Cracked Door, She Thought She Needed To Wave At Us From Under The Door Until She Got Our Attention

Instead Of Just Letting Us Know Verbally She Woke Up From Her Nap, Or Opening Up The Cracked Door, She Thought She Needed To Wave At Us From Under The Door Until She Got Our Attention

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

That isnt her hand...

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#36

It Was Too Quiet Upstairs. This Is How We Found Her

It Was Too Quiet Upstairs. This Is How We Found Her

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

I've done that before

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#37

Honest Card

Honest Card

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Oop

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#38

My Daughter Thinks The Closet Looks Less Creepy At Night Like This. That Makes One Of Us

My Daughter Thinks The Closet Looks Less Creepy At Night Like This. That Makes One Of Us

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

less creepy, you say?

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#39

My Son Watching TV This Morning

My Son Watching TV This Morning

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Wow that must have been terrifying

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#40

Found This While Looking Through Old Pics. I Was A Weird Kid

Found This While Looking Through Old Pics. I Was A Weird Kid

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Davor Jelacic
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1 month ago

Currently employed as a modern dancer?

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#41

We Caught My Girlfriend's Niece Doing This At The Mall

We Caught My Girlfriend's Niece Doing This At The Mall

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Figures.

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#42

Little Cousin’s Prompt Was, “What Place Do You Want To Go And Visit? It Can Be Anywhere In The World”

Little Cousin’s Prompt Was, “What Place Do You Want To Go And Visit? It Can Be Anywhere In The World”

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Need dem hot dogs

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#43

My Friend Is Potty Training Her Kid. This Is How She Poops When She's Cold

My Friend Is Potty Training Her Kid. This Is How She Poops When She's Cold

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justagirl
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1 month ago (edited)

I like that little girl using a terrain patterned blanket. Its color tolerates stains well. Smart kid.

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#44

I Was Going Through An Old Family Photo Album, I Found A Picture Of Me When I Was 9

I Was Going Through An Old Family Photo Album, I Found A Picture Of Me When I Was 9

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Tarcandor
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1 month ago

I get it, sometimes you have to take extreme measures when you have a stuffy nose.....

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#45

Checked On My Daughter To See How School Was Going. Now Waiting For The Teachers Email. What’s With The Bat?

Checked On My Daughter To See How School Was Going. Now Waiting For The Teachers Email. What’s With The Bat?

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ravina nimje
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1 month ago

SHe is being DC villain.

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#46

Spider-Men Sleepover

Spider-Men Sleepover

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Spider man spider man. Does whatever a spider can

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#47

Took My Daughter Out For A Nice Dinner

Took My Daughter Out For A Nice Dinner

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Davor Jelacic
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1 month ago

That will teach you

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#48

No, You’re Not Dead, Mickey Is

No, You’re Not Dead, Mickey Is

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

RIP Mickey

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#49

Wife And I Went Out One Night And Came Home To My Son Sleeping Like This

Wife And I Went Out One Night And Came Home To My Son Sleeping Like This

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Diddlybop
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1 month ago

I remember a few of years ago my mum found me in that exact same state

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#50

Was Looking Through My Fourth Grade Yearbook And Found This

Was Looking Through My Fourth Grade Yearbook And Found This

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Diddlybop
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