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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wandile dludlu
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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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Dave In MD
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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
Community Member
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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Saranya Sajith
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1 month ago

floaty suit?

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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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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

i have so many questions...

earringnut
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1 month ago

So do I, but please don't answer them.

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Peachthepan
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1 month ago

This kid is my idol. I wanna be this unsettling always.

AlmightyOne
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1 month ago

I can teach you

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Alien
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1 month ago

In first grade I made a valentines card for my mom. It was supposed to say “I love you to bits and pieces” but instead it said “I’ll tear you to bits and pieces”

FABULOUS1
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1 month ago

So which one did you end up doing?

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Mishka Katira
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1 month ago

This kid clearly has already got a degree in anatomy and biology.

Miss Cris
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1 month ago

No. The kid ate his/her father.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

No one wants a floppy boneless Daddy

Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

well that escalated quickly...

Martin Kaine
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1 month ago

First: "His bones".......all three of them. Second: "His bones" was only #1, what were the rest?

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
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1 month ago

I had to do one of these. My answer was "He likes to jump with the birds".

Dayton Alder Ernest
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1 month ago

Oh my god my world is ending this is hilarious and it is too strange and funny to exist.

Diddlybop
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1 month ago

Oop

Gamerz
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1 month ago

WHAT THE F*****G HELL IS THIS

Turdman59YT (Jay)
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1 month ago

hIs BoNeS

The one and only
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1 month ago

b o n e s

Blinding_Darkness
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1 month ago

I actually Burst out laughing

YoyoSthlm
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1 month ago

Three year old?? I don't think so...

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

Why not? The drawing looks pretty 'three yo' to me. Obviously he didn't write it

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PrinXe Nightmare
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1 month ago

spirit animal: dog

François Carré
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1 month ago

So that skeleton in the other picture was actually the girl's dad.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 month ago

Must be 'skinny', she feels them when she sits on his lap ??

James T
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1 month ago

My my.

real._.izuku
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10 hours ago

Are- are you sure he has bones?

Faith Nicole
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1 month ago

Uhhh......🤔 what?!

cielphantom
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1 month ago

how did you see his fricken bones

Layla Corman
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1 month ago

Ummmmm.....

Elma Young
Community Member
1 month ago

Ookay Jason or Carrie??

William Ruel-Lee
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1 month ago

same

The Super Bumblebee
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1 month ago

DE HEK

Marissa Taylor
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1 month ago

wish we could have been there to see daddy's reaction lol

Oskar vanZandt
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1 month ago

Forensic pathologist in the making?

Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

b o n e s

Jonquil Dakin
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1 month ago

U should get a Physcopath rest

Wannabe Wakandan
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1 month ago

The bonesssssss

LegendYak
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1 month ago

His bones...?

.because humor
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1 month ago

Starts chanting demonically

BoredDragon
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1 month ago

I, uh........nope

Skaiya
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1 month ago

I don't think a kid wrote this card!

Bobatea22
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1 month ago

Everybody likes daddy’s bones!

New Prometheus
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1 month ago

Do 3-year-olds write like that?

Tobias the Tiger
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1 month ago

Oftentimes when someone is in the preschool age range, they'll say what they want written and their parent/teacher/etc will write it for them. I remember doing that pretty often when I was too young to write.

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David Gripon
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1 month ago

He must have been the elephant man

Jerry Mathers
Community Member
1 month ago

This is best answer to almost any question about things you like. What was your favorite part of dinner? The bones. What was the best part of the Super Bowl? The bones. I can't wait for my next performance review.

Josh Vega
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1 month ago

I hope he does too

Papa Bonez
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1 month ago

Strong bones are key to life. I would know.

jonnotheGOAT
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1 month ago

*visible concern*

ethan simpson
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1 month ago

umm

Bryan Zhang
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1 month ago

whatttt

~*Zodiac lover~*
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1 month ago

Wait but-

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

Err...

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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
Community Member
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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