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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ravina nimje
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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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Davor Jelacic
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1 month ago

By all means, let her handle a dead animal... Better yet, take a picture of it 🙄

Linus Nilsson
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1 month ago

OP got spares.

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Diddlybop
Community Member
1 month ago

The squirrel seems to be screaming ' free me'

wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a stuffed animal toy to her

Michelle C
Community Member
1 month ago

Did it die from a heart attack!?! Where the hell do you live that has squirrels that huge? ypcfiheqpd...258fd7.jpg ypcfiheqpd421-600ad6a258fd7.jpg

Alexandru Bucur
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1 month ago

That looks more like a marmot and if it is, then that's the normal size for them.

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JKE
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1 month ago

Apart from the obvious hygiene issue here, how do you get to be THE middle child of 4?

Claire
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1 month ago

Twins?

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Saranya Sajith
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1 month ago

that face

white_shadow
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1 month ago

Watch out cause the animal might still have rabies if it was infected. Just watch out.

Bobatea22
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1 month ago

Honestly....... yes

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John Ford
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1 month ago

Holy crap that squirrel is huge I thought it was a beaver

Amelia Bedelia
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1 month ago

I think it's a fox squirrel. They are enormous compared to gray squirrels.

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catslave6
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1 month ago

I was this child...it will all be okay, I swear. ;>)

Mark Howell
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1 month ago

Nothing wrong with foraged food. Will make a good stew ;o)

Lord Mysticlaw
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1 month ago

I am upvoting you to cancel out the downvote because some people round here have no f*****g sense of humour dude 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Adriana Coppage
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1 month ago

as a kid and still now I had a bone collection but I always handled the animal carcasses and bone carefully with protection which is NOT happening here. Does anybody want to see a picture of my baby fox skull?

Amy La Rose
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1 month ago

Actually, yes

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BookCrazyTeen
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1 month ago

That is one FAT squirrel. Or it’s just the type, I have gray squirrels and they are not that fat.

Amelia Bedelia
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1 month ago

Fox squirrel. They are huge compared to grays.

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
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1 month ago

Hey I played with a dead snake once

Dinah Brand
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1 month ago

She has gloves on.

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
1 month ago

I am 63 and i still pick dead animals to put them in nice resting places and give them a last witness regard. I always valued their little life that is gone. The first i picked was a dead rat when i was a kid in the city.

KelBel
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1 month ago

New pet

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

Taxidermist in the making.

Catherine Richardson
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1 month ago

Oh my gosh! The poor baby squirrel.

Sinkvenice
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1 month ago

Its a tad too big to be a baby squirrel :-)

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Furry_Danger
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1 month ago

Is it dead? It looks like it's trying to wiggle out...

Amelia Bedelia
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1 month ago

If it was alive, it would be ripping her face off.

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lucy dale
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1 month ago

pfft that 100% was (and still is) me.

CincyReds
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1 month ago

Please put the squirrel down, why in the world would you let her pick that up...Hopwfully you covered the poor thing up with some brush and let it rest n peace.

My O My
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd carry it around too!

Bunzilla
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1 month ago

yes, the child looks ecstatic

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
1 month ago

That is NOT a squirrel!

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 month ago

You sure thats a squirrel? That thing looks huge! Ours are way smaller.

Shelli Aderman
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1 month ago

LOVE HER!

Susan Williams
Community Member
1 month ago

future world famous scientist

Bobatea22
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1 month ago

Thought only cats did that.

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
1 month ago

I would do that they are so cute

Wade Schad
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5 days ago

I did that with dead baby rabbits when I was little

MELISSA TULLOSS-NOLAN - STUDENT
Community Member
3 weeks ago

this is what I did as a child when we went camping tho.. sums up my camping trips

Teucer T
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4 weeks ago

Bug... Replied to one post and the reply ended up on all of them.

Jan the doris
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a bloody beaver woman.....

Tina Harbour
Community Member
1 month ago

Poor little guy.....

tmw
Community Member
1 month ago

aw hell naw. those things have fleas on them that carry plague, like actual bubonic plague. but.... how do you get a middle child with FOUR kids?

Duckybird
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1 month ago

Lol when my Neice was 2 we where walking in the park walking through the leaves she bends down and picks up this dead bird beautiful but dead and turns around and says here auntie this bird is for you, she knew I love birds and tell her what they are called or what type is singing. She was so happy to give me the beautiful bird

Elma Young
Community Member
1 month ago

A vet in the making.

Kenneth Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

She’ll never grow up to be a snow-flake... Dirt, bugs, critters.... Good Immune system 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Claire Murray
Community Member
1 month ago

Me in a nutshell

Louloubelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Jeez, she's wearing gloves.

Stephanie Stlawrence
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s a big a## squirrel!

Anne Nielsen
Community Member
1 month ago

Future taxidermist?

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
1 month ago

The middle child vying for attention !! It worked !! The psychological affecting the middle child ?

Martha Higgins
Community Member
1 month ago

That's one huge squirrel.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

It does rather resemble a stuffed animal...

Annamay
Community Member
1 month ago

You see, this is why I love kids

Sheenagh Murphy
Community Member
1 month ago

HAHA - kids - had a friend, walking with her son (around that age above)- sees a dead squirrel and gets really upset - he's crying - his mum says, "don't worry, he's gone to Heaven" - kid looks at her like she is insane... NO he isn't - he's RIGHT there and he's DEAD

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 month ago

Love her!

Woody
Community Member
1 month ago

looks like she strangled it

Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 month ago

At least she didn't try to eat it.

Caleigh Mills
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1 month ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ycvWFhHmTc

Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

There is no "middle" in the number four.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
1 month ago

Luckily she has gloves on. Remove the gloves inside out and put them in the wash.

AlmightyOne
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

THAT THING MIGHT HAVE THE F*****G BUBONIC PLAGUE WHAT ARE YOU DOING? CHILD NO!

shinshige
Community Member
1 month ago

WTAF??!!??

JENAVIVE RIVERA
Community Member
1 month ago

he might have rabbies for alll icare

Neal fy
Community Member
1 month ago

That's not a squirrel...

Candy Rae
Community Member
1 month ago

She might not even know its dead. Dont let her touch random( dead) animals

Aj Grimes (them/they)🦄
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm dying of laughter. There are tears in my eyes from laughing.

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1 month ago

Weird

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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
Community Member
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?