103 Kids Who Take Instructions Too Literally
Usually kids aren't familiar with the full scope of language (metaphors, allusions, and so-on), meaning when an adult tells one to "keep an eye on the ball", he might as well try to put his eye on the ball.
To illustrate that, Bored Panda has collected some of the most hilarious images of kids taking instructions too literally. From training dogs by showing them YouTube videos, to dressing up for a literary adventure, these little fellows were just trying their best to follow instructions.
Have you witnessed something similar yourself? Upload your pics below and don't forget to vote for your favorites!
This post may include affiliate links.
"Keep Your Eye On The Ball Son"
2nd Graders Homework. My Friend's Awesome 6 Year Old Son Is Autistic And Takes Instructions Literally
This Isn't Exactly What We Meant When We Told Him That He Could Look Up Puppy Training Tips On Youtube
We Told Our 3yr Old That New Years Is Special Because You Get To Toast To A New Year. A Few Hours Later She Said "Are We Gonna Make Toast Now?!" And Thus A New Years Day Tradition Was Born
My Kid Said I Gave Her Too Many Grapes. I Said Just Eat Half Of Them
Toddler Was Asked To Feed The Cat
Bring A Fish To School Day
How did the child take this "too literally"? Unless the instructions were to bring a living fish in, this seems like instructions were followed?
Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside
I assume it was put up like 'Don't place a foot outside' or something similar
Not Exactly What I Had In Mind When I Told My Son It Was Too Nice Out To Play Games Inside
Took My Son To A Modern Art Museum And Told Him That He Needs To Really Think About The Art And What They Are Trying To Say. I Am Not Sure, But I Think I Have A Smartass On My Hands
This Is Why My Kid Is Going Places
Directions Were To 'Draw Hands On The Clocks'
HILARIOUS... kids do the darnedest things. Still laughing!
I Was Fixing A Computer, And My 4 Year Old Son Asked Why, So I Said It Was To Make It Work Faster. A While Later, My Son Said He Had Already Solved The Problem. Then I Come Across This
My Friend's Daughter Taking The Instructions Literally
My Dad Told My Son To Get Ready For A Bedtime Story Adventure, So He Grabbed His Warm Hat And A Flashlight
I Asked My Son To Use Chopsticks At A Japanese Restaurant. This Is How He Used Them For The Soup
My Wife Asked My Son To Put A Jar Of Water In Our Dog's Bowl. Saw This A Few Hours Later. Mission Accomplished
My Son, The Realist, Brought This Home With Some Of His Kindergarten Schoolwork
I Told My First Grade Class They Were Writing Their Letters To Santa... I Should Have Been More Specific
I Told My 5-Year-Old He Could Watch TV As Soon As He Ate Half Of His Hot Dog
I Told My 2 Year Old To Put Her Shoes By The Front Door. She Takes Me Very Literally Sometimes
One Of Them Finally Cracked The Code
I love that the teacher gave credit for that response!
I Told My Daughter She Couldn't Take Clothes Off The Hangers And Try Them On So I Got This
I Asked The Kids Not To Eat All Of The Strawberries... Hey, At Least They Listen!
When Your Sister Uses Deodorant For The First Time And Gets The Ruler Out Cos "It's To Be 15cm Away"
My exhusband would do things like this, i could never cook with him. I eyeball things too much
Technically Correct, The Best Kind Of Correct (5-Year Old Style)
I Mean, I'm Not Going To Be Mad. That Is Where I Told My Son Pooh Goes
Told Our Kid To Go Put The Pizza Costume Back Where It Belongs.... Well He Wasn't Wrong
I Told My Son That I Don't Want To See The Cooler In This Room Again. I'm Not Even Mad
On My Birthday, 10-Year-Old Sister Asked Me What Kind Of Stuff I Liked. I Told Her Mustaches, Guitars And Sloths. She Went Into Her Room And Came Back An Hour Later With This
I Asked My Three Year Old Daughter To Put Her Toys Away. This Is Where She Put Her Guitar...
Hey, she has a point! If Mommy/Daddy don't have to put their guitar in its case, why should she? ;)
Told The 2Yo I Had To Finish Some Mixes Tonight - She Left This On My Desk For Me
I Told My 5 Year Old Son That, If He Could Blow It Up, He Could Jump It
My Friend Told His Kid To Put His Clothes Away And Came Back To Find This Instead
My Sister-In-Law Asked The 4Yo To Put The Cookies On The Dining Room Table
In His Defense, I Did Say To Put These In The Bathroom. There Is Nothing Like Having A Literal 2nd Grader Living In Your House
Told The Kids Repeatedly Not To Wear Their Socks In The Garden And Finally They Are Listening To Me... These Are My Socks
My 8-Year-Old Son Takes His Homework Directions Literally
Can't Deny That
This Smart Kid
Directions Said 3 Inches Apart. That's Precisely How Far Apart They Will Be
I Asked My 6 Year Old To Put The Extra Roll Of Toilet Paper Under The Sink
So I Told My 8 Year Old To Only Eat Half Of The Banana. This Was Her Interpretation
She knows what you meant. She's an adorable little smarty pants
Maybe I Shouldn't Have Told My Daughter You Can Make "Art" Out Of Anything
Asked My 11 Yr Old To Spread Out The Silverware After Cleaning
My Sister Taught Math To 4th Graders In China. Honest Mistake
New Post Sign In Sign Up Next Post My Daughter Takes Things Literally
I Asked The Kids To Organize The Shoes. They Did What I Said
My Little Sister Was Making Bookmarks And Asked If I Wanted One. I Asked Her To Make Me One That Looked Like A Companion Cube. She Did Me One Better And Made It An Actual Cube
I Asked My Son To Make Me Mozzarella Sticks And This Is What He Gave Me
I Said Out Loud That I Was Going To Get A Bag Of Chips. My 5-Year-Old Son Excitedly Jumped Up, Told Me He Was On The Case, And Ran Fast To The Kitchen. He Was Super Proud Of Himself When He Returned And Handed Me This
My Little Brother Was Told To Eat Half Of His Nuggets And This Is What He Did
What the hell is with this "half of" thing? It's starting to be creepy 😂
While I Appreciate My Daughter's Attempt, This Is Not What I Meant When I Asked For Her Help With Cleaning The House
The walls are part of the house. They get dirty too.