Schools are closed, you're working from home, and you can't have your kid stay over at their grandparents' place. This situation means that parents are spending more time than ever before with their adorable munchkins. Now, they're getting into all kinds of trouble and driving their parents bananas!

Bored Panda has collected a bunch of funny photos showing the struggles and joys of parenting during the quarantine. Life can be very fun(ny) when you're with your kids all day, every day. However, that means that coming up with activities to keep your children busy is more important than before.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite of these funny kids, and share your own stories about the coronavirus lockdown in the comments below, dear Pandas. When you're done enjoying this list, be sure to check out our post with some great parenting hacks on homeschooling your children during the quarantine right here.

#1

Keep The Kids Busy While At Home

Keep The Kids Busy While At Home

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

this is a pretty smart idea!

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#2

I Know The C-Virus Is Scary, But Try Working With A 4 Year-Old Dressed Like Spiderman Perched On The Kitchen Table Behind You. Day 6

I Know The C-Virus Is Scary, But Try Working With A 4 Year-Old Dressed Like Spiderman Perched On The Kitchen Table Behind You. Day 6

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khyati desai
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3 months ago

Lol, this is awesome

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#3

Y’all I’m Dying! This Is Ben’s Journal Entry From Monday About Our First “Home School” Day. That Last Sentence

Y’all I’m Dying! This Is Ben’s Journal Entry From Monday About Our First “Home School” Day. That Last Sentence

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Kate S
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3 months ago

Points for style

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You're trying to finish your report right before the deadline, but your kid is running around pretending to be a superhero. Or you want to sit down and watch some TV, but that's the moment you realize that your toddler broke it. Ah, the wonders of raising kids! It's a challenge, but there are things you can do so you can focus on your work.

For instance, Allyssa McCabe, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, told The Atlantic that it's easier to keep kids busy during the workday without supervision the older they are. But for those readers out there who have young kids, don't panic just yet!

“For young children, independent play is tough. They really need social interaction. Parents will be tempted to hand over an iPhone or iPad or the like. This is understandable, but parents should also know that the younger the child, the worse this is for their language and cognitive development.”

#4

Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Outsourced My Home-Schooling

Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Outsourced My Home-Schooling

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

Wait until he starts teaching them how to drink out of the toilet!

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#5

Day 12

Day 12

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Kate S
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3 months ago

Keeping it real

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#6

It's A Trap

It's A Trap

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

lol :)

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Instead of making your kid sit surrounded with electronic devices all day long, it's best to go for something that will actually help with their development. Give them art supplies or Play-Doh to get them creating!

Meanwhile, Michelle Martin, a professor at the University of Washington's Informations School and the founder of a children's summer literacy program, recommended that parents play their kids some audiobooks.

You'll be able to focus on work and your child will be engaged and learning. And the best part? While your kid's listening to Harry Potter, you can sneakily listen in, too, when you're taking a break. Now that's a win-win situation if we've ever seen one!

#7

Day 10 Of Quarantine. I Think My Kid Is Up To Something

Day 10 Of Quarantine. I Think My Kid Is Up To Something

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

Just summoning her imaginary friend!

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#8

Tolerance

Tolerance

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Vicky
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3 months ago

Same here

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#9

"Daaaad, We're Bored!" (Day 1 Of Lockdown) "Ummm Ok, Strip This Laptop Down, And This Desktop, And Then Rebuild Them"

"Daaaad, We're Bored!" (Day 1 Of Lockdown) "Ummm Ok, Strip This Laptop Down, And This Desktop, And Then Rebuild Them"

My god it's the most peace and quiet I've had all week!

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sh
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3 months ago

STEM for the win.

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#10

Came Across This On My Morning Walk

Came Across This On My Morning Walk

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FF Bougnat
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3 months ago

Freaking! Looks like horror movie...

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#11

Working From Home As A Parent

Working From Home As A Parent

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3nails4holes
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3 months ago

amateur. that's masking tape. it doesn't have the holding power you need for two kids who have exhibited moderate levels of age-appropriate strength. i recommend t-rex duct tape for this particular job. you're welcome.

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#12

The New Office View

The New Office View

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-= Mila =-
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3 months ago

Barricade the door!

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#13

My Son Discovered That I'm Not Really At Work, But Am Working From Home

My Son Discovered That I'm Not Really At Work, But Am Working From Home

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Zoe's Mom
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3 months ago

'Here's Johnny"

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#14

My Kiddo Cut His Hair Yesterday, Then Agreed To Let Me Have A Little Fun With It Before We Fixed It

My Kiddo Cut His Hair Yesterday, Then Agreed To Let Me Have A Little Fun With It Before We Fixed It

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Max Han
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3 months ago

He looks like a junior professor

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#15

The Children Are Home From School For Two Weeks. Send Help

The Children Are Home From School For Two Weeks. Send Help

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Kate S
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3 months ago

I know I'm not supposed to claw the little humans, but desperate times....

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#16

Schools And Sports Are Cancelled. Social Distancing. I Have Three Kids. Our Cozy Fort

Schools And Sports Are Cancelled. Social Distancing. I Have Three Kids. Our Cozy Fort

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ƒιѕн
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3 months ago

Forts.Are.Awesome.

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#17

Isolation's Going Well

Isolation's Going Well

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JessG
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3 months ago

Where were you that this was going on for so long?!?

Shelli Aderman
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3 months ago

Parents aren’t allowed to use the loo? It takes a child .5 seconds or less to make a mess!

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Carol Emory
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3 months ago

I was on the phone at the customer service line at Nintendo of America one afternoon. A man called to get information about where to get replacement game controllers. As I'm giving him the information, he cries out "Layla! What are you doing!?!" Turns out he'd taken a break from painting his daughters bedroom bright pink. She liked the color so much, she dipped her shoes in the paint, put them on her feet and walked across the carpet covering the living room floor. Needless to say..he had to go.

Cold Contagious
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3 months ago

OH me 😱

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doges are kool 12345
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3 months ago

Hay kids they said, it will be fun they said

Bex
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3 months ago

One day in less than 2 minutes my 3 year old niece managed to get naked and cover her body in peanut butter pretending it was lotion. You don’t believe it until you live it, but kids are super fast, especially when they know they’re doing something they’re going to get in trouble for!

Jean Kulig
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3 months ago

My niece, just over 2, covered herself in sudocreme while sitting on lounge chair. Horrible stuff to try and get off, waterproof, took her about 90 seconds. Don't underestimate how quickly they can do something they shouldn't do.

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Lilsomms
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3 months ago

I love how folks who clearly do not have children are down voting those that do because they don't like to be wrong.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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3 months ago

Mental gymnastics of a mother

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ƒιѕн
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3 months ago

Never leave an opened can of paint unsupervised with kids around.

Anna roberts
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3 months ago

Never leave a can of paint, opened or closed

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Spikey Bunny
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3 months ago

It can happen faster then you think... to the best of parents with the sweetest of children. If it happens to you, keep it WET until it is all cleaned up. If you let it dry, especially in carpet, it will be there forever... but if you keep it wet with water, you can keep cleaning it and call a carpet extraction-cleaning company. Happened to my neighbor when our kids were little. Again, red paint.

Krizia Endermann
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3 months ago

How did she paint her entire back?

Water Bottle
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3 months ago

You roll around

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Ashley Galyen
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3 months ago

Artist?

bingwindowsgoggleandroid
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3 months ago

Artist.

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Christina Adams
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3 months ago

To all you complaining about taking pictures, the damage has been done, does 2 more minutes even matter at this point? Plus you get to show them when they're older! Also, kids are ridiculously fast, paint spreads incredibly fast, and naked children are meant to be perceived as innocent unless you're a pedophile. Poor parent probably just had to use the bathroom.

Margaret Hearn
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3 months ago

Now just get them to shimmy where you haven't painted, job done !

Pierre Couture
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3 months ago

damn the runt is quiet. . . TOO QUIET

XxInstantKarmaxX
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3 months ago

at this point, you just join in to

Claire Armstrong
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3 months ago

Um, this reminds me of the time that my brother did some painting for our parents when he was about 3. Parents had left the paint tray and roller out after they'd painted our stairs. Next morning the bro gets up before anyone else and decides to do a bit of painting as well - with chocolate mousse!! I don't think his looked as bad as this picture though lol! He was a holy terror when he was younger, he was always doing things like that. Like pouring a full bottle of milk into dolls tea cups, he only stopped when the bottle was empty! And don't even get me started on the hamster incident!! Oh, bro's name, mum wanted to call him Damien, dad said no, so they settled on Damon. Hmmm 🤔

Sherry Hart
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3 months ago

OH NO! Just NO!

Jim Kang
Community Member
3 months ago

Good lord! NO!

Paige Garberding
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3 months ago

Well, SOME body had a great time making this mess, a budding artist perhaps. I hope that's latex paint...

MARIAH FLORES
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3 months ago

Y'all I did that at the age of 3 I COVERED myself in vaseline. lol

okpkpkp
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3 months ago

I was a painter for years but have never seen a paint spill of this magnitude.

Shirley Phillips
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3 months ago

Staged, no handprints on the outside door!

Ori
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3 months ago

And no paint in hair🤔

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Michele Clarke
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3 months ago

This could have been a 2 min bathroom break!

Christine Ladyman
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3 months ago

Who left the paint out! !!

CherryCola♥
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3 months ago

Mommy!? I know what I wanna be when I grow up!! A marshmallow! And I am one already! ARe yOu ProUd!?

Jean Noone
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3 months ago

Ha ha!

Steve Barker
Community Member
3 months ago

They are little wild animals.

Carolina Marshall
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3 months ago

White floor it is...

Martti Laurson
Community Member
3 months ago

Where the hell do you keep your paint jars? Several pictures with the same scenery

David Geurtsen
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3 months ago

Silence is golden...unless you have a toddler. Then silence is a call to action.

Crystal Vandenbroek
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3 months ago

My guess is she was cleaning the last mess the. Hold had mad and turned her head for a split second, or god forbid she may have even been making some sort of food beverage for her child....

Cathy Proctor
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3 months ago

when she's quiet for that long........WORRY!

desert29rat
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3 months ago

At least she's occupied.

Alex miller
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3 months ago

BODY ART XD

Evelyn Webb
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3 months ago

I wished my sons were little again and that I could have this extra time with them. They’re 21 and 28. Seeing pictures like this make me appreciate my lot in life.

Laura Crawley
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3 months ago

Did you tinkle a bit when you laughed! Too funny!

Fred Bigox
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3 months ago

Why are you not stopping her but taking pictures instead?

Nick P
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3 months ago

I think he was enjoying it since he was shooting the whole incident instead of stopping it...

Shay Paul
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3 months ago

She reminds of a Japanese horror movie

Cj Howard
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3 months ago

I hope that's Latex paint

Alma Griffin
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3 months ago

I crying, this is so darn funny

Fran Stateler
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3 months ago

More fun was never had by one child!

Mary Bartlett
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3 months ago

Wow!!

Katie S
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks good!

Cameron Metcalf
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3 months ago

do you need help?

Teresa Groth
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3 months ago

Must be ready for time in learning how much you are looking forward to cleaning it up!

Sue Knerl
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3 months ago

Mowgli

Bruce Kunde
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3 months ago

I'm sorry, but this is bad

Aitchilm
Community Member
3 months ago

Budding expressive artist. At least she thought enough to take off her clothes so as not to get paint on them.

Ashley Wright
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3 months ago

Where are the parents???? What a mess.

Sharon Vaughn
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3 months ago

I sure hope that's water-based.

Michele Dowdy
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3 months ago

I hope that is water based paint!!!

Mike Rodrick
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3 months ago

A future abstract artist in training.

Tim Garber
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3 months ago

Oh no!

Jen Kott
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3 months ago

😳😳😳😱

Julie Hoblin
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3 months ago

Omg!

Johanne Trudeau
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3 months ago

Was that your goal to paint the floor?!?!?

Patty Leaton
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3 months ago

never leave stuff kids can get too good luck

Alison Coles
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3 months ago

There seem to be several photos with the child in varying degrees of paint cover... I'm just wondering, who took them? Another child, in on the prank... or do you suppose this might just be a set up for social media purposes.... still funny, and I hope they wanted a limed oak floor as that's what they've now got! haha

Rhonda Creamer Neville
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3 months ago

Seen this 3 times. Getting old

Kasangaki Dominic
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3 months ago

Learning how to mix dhow on the floor.

Sarah Bateman
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3 months ago

Probably working or peeing, Judgey Jessie.

Kathy Panton
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3 months ago

totally staged. For one the kid has the paint perfectly covering her whole body, wven with rolling around it wouldnt do that. and same with the distribution across the floor. I dont know why you would deliberately ruin your floor like that

Donald Holder
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3 months ago

Alert! Naked child!

Christina Adams
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3 months ago

Does this bother you so much because it arouses you?

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Jan Tore Kvarsnes
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3 months ago

If thats paint, i hope the kid got cleaned up fast. Can be very dangerous being covered with paint. But it depends what kinda paint it is tho

Theory Buchannon
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3 months ago

lol sorry but lol

ezPZ
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3 months ago

Atack on titan

Kanga9ine
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3 months ago

Lesson learned. Score 1 for the kid.

Susan
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2 months ago

You'll be surprised at the amount of damage a 4yr old can do in 5 minutes FLAT

Paula Lloyd
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2 months ago

Oh MY !! LOL

Pamela Knox
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2 months ago

Make her clean some of that up with you and see if she does it again. Also, no dessert.

Deeno
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2 months ago

Omg! What is that?

Noel Bovae
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2 months ago

Did my 1 comment really post like 6X, or does it just look like it from my end? (Wonder if this one will show up just once like it's supposed to, or a million times, like my last??)🤔

Isabella White
Community Member
2 months ago

Even Flex Tape can't fix that

Jacob Nelson
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2 months ago

The markings on the floor next to the paint can look like a certain clowns head... IT all makes sense.

Ariel Fox
Community Member
3 months ago

WHO would let their kid go this far??! Don't envy them the CLEANUP!

ELIZABETH A HIGBIE
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3 months ago

Uggghhhh!! I have So MANY questions! Like many others, my immediate thought was “ How long was this child left alone?” Because there’s absolutely no denying the obvious fact that this parent/adult failed their child and self. By #1 leaving a dangerous chemical (exhibit A: the bucket of paint) for a child to have such easy access to? #2 The college of pictures shared on social media tell the story for you. And it’s clear that leaving the paint was bad judgment , but even scarier is the question of HOW LONG was this innocent child left in this Dangerous situation? I find it pathetic that the person is so freely sharing their own bad choices as if it’s just another day in the park. SMFH

CincyReds
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3 months ago

What the hell? Did you just sit and watch this happen?

Chris Sabol
Community Member
3 months ago

How did a child that little pry the top off a paint can? I, as an adult, have to use a special tool or screw driver to get it off. Then that means you left the child in a room with an open can of paint. You aren't too smart, are you?

panda to nobody
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3 months ago

BUllshit... who stops to take pictures while this is happening? STAGED.

Christina Adams
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3 months ago

The damage has been done, does 2 more minutes even matter at this point?

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Paula Swanson
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3 months ago

And you stand there and take pics while the child is still doing it...I have no compassion for you.

Kate Priestley
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3 months ago

That has to be staged. If my kid did this I'd freaking out, not taking photos.

Christina Adams
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3 months ago

We all make mistakes in the heat of passion, jimbo.

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Jessica Cole
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3 months ago

I never understand how parents see something like this and just take a picture. I'd be totally freaking out. I wouldn't be like, "Let's just let this continue while I spend five minutes taking pictures of my kid and house covered in paint."

REDNEKNATION
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3 months ago

she's also has no cloths on

2BX
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3 months ago

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Staged!

Jo Choto
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3 months ago

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Anybody who leaves a small child alone with access to a can of paint for that long deserves exactly this.

MammaG
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3 months ago

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Why would you post a photo of a naked child?

The Original Foxxy Has Herpes
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3 months ago

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Because it's hot.

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I would have beat her ass so good she'd never forget this lesson. :-( Sorry!! I got spankings, and I never did anything this bad. I KNEW better!

Lilsomms
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3 months ago

I sincerely hope you do not have children.

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#18

Using My Tears To Clean The Crusted Green Paint Speckled All Over Our House

Using My Tears To Clean The Crusted Green Paint Speckled All Over Our House

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-= Mila =-
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3 months ago

Nickelodeon!

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#19

Working From Home

Working From Home

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glowworm2
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3 months ago

This one is awesome. Chill dad!

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#20

Day 2 Of 6 Week Break And My Kid Already Broke Our TV

Day 2 Of 6 Week Break And My Kid Already Broke Our TV

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

whelp on to the board games

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#21

Tired Of Your Kids Barging In While You Try To Get Some Work Done At Home? Underwear On The Doorknob Works Wonders

Tired Of Your Kids Barging In While You Try To Get Some Work Done At Home? Underwear On The Doorknob Works Wonders

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Carol Emory
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3 months ago

Especially if they've been worn already and come complete with skid mark.

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#22

I Run A DnD Campaign For My 5-Year-Old And 3-Year-Old. Here Is Our Health And Initiative Tracker

I Run A DnD Campaign For My 5-Year-Old And 3-Year-Old. Here Is Our Health And Initiative Tracker

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

Awesome!

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#23

We Went From “Home-Schooling” To A Roller Skating Party Real Quick

We Went From “Home-Schooling” To A Roller Skating Party Real Quick

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Kate S
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3 months ago

Physical education is important too

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#24

I'm Regretting Panic Buying $100 Worth Of LEGO's To End Up With My Children Ignoring Them And Instead Playing With A Cardboard Box And A Can Lid For The Last 2 Hours

I'm Regretting Panic Buying $100 Worth Of LEGO's To End Up With My Children Ignoring Them And Instead Playing With A Cardboard Box And A Can Lid For The Last 2 Hours

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Jim Kang
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3 months ago

Love the creativity.

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#25

I Guess That's How People Will Go Bankrupt

I Guess That's How People Will Go Bankrupt

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sh
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3 months ago

This is why I can't procreate... I have no patience for this type of thing.

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#26

Work From Home

Work From Home

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Ryan Baker
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3 months ago

The best thing is the dad (I assume) is fine with the kid texting his boss random letters, numbers, and emojis, so it ends up like:

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#27

Day 2 Working From Home With This Little Terror

Day 2 Working From Home With This Little Terror

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slackjack
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3 months ago

How could such an angelic face be such a terror?

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#28

While The World Is Fighting Over Toilet Paper, My Toddler Is Giving Ours A Bath

While The World Is Fighting Over Toilet Paper, My Toddler Is Giving Ours A Bath

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khyati desai
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3 months ago

Nooooo

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#29

Break Time. Homeschooling

Break Time. Homeschooling

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Soggy Crumpet
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3 months ago

Looks like yard time when you are in jail

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#30

Day 7 Of Quarantine. Wearing Minnie Mouse Ears Whilst Bench Pressing Kids

Day 7 Of Quarantine. Wearing Minnie Mouse Ears Whilst Bench Pressing Kids

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REDNEKNATION
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3 months ago

awesome dad right their. wish my dad was that fun

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