People cry for a variety of reasons, but it's usually the kinds of extreme feelings of happiness or sadness that get the waterworks flowing. Not for kids though. Kids quickly learn that crying gets a reaction from their parents, and can begin bawling in dramatic fashion at the drop of a hat.

Because we know this, we are allowed to laugh at the seemingly cataclysmic situations that these kids find themselves in. Although it might seem that someone is about to die, that kid just isn't allowed to eat the cat food. Or throw books at her parents face. Or any of the other absurd reasons why kids decide to throw a major wobbly. As a sequel to our previous post, we here at Bored Panda have made another list of the hilariously ridiculous reasons why kids cry, so scroll down below to check it out and share your own stories in the comments!

#1

The Golden Gate Bridge Isn’t Actually Golden

The Golden Gate Bridge Isn’t Actually Golden

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

To be fair, the name is pretty deceiving for a kid. I used to think it was gold too

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But what are some legitimate reasons why your child might cry? There is usually something deeper going on behind these tantrums over nothing, the most common of which is over-tiredness. One of the most frequent reasons cry is just simple fatigue, and it can lead to some pretty irrational behavior.

Keep an eye out for common signs of tiredness like as rubbing eyes, yawning or looking a little glazed over in the eyes. It might just be time to settle your little one down for a nap to help them get back into a better mood, and not fly into a temper for the most absurd reasons.

#2

Life Is Super Tough When You Can’t Pick Up The Book You Want Because You’re Sitting On It

Life Is Super Tough When You Can’t Pick Up The Book You Want Because You’re Sitting On It

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knittin' kitten 1 month ago

Problem solving learning experience. He's not got it figured out is all. He'll learn

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#3

We Wouldn’t Let Him Swim In The Sea. He Can’t Swim & Its 6 Degrees

We Wouldn’t Let Him Swim In The Sea. He Can’t Swim & Its 6 Degrees

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Destini Robinson 1 month ago

Whether it was Celsius or Farenheit, it's a good thing you didn't let him.

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Just we get a little grumpy and diva-like when we are hungry, so do kids. Usually they will tell you straight out that they are peckish, but for kids who can't speak yet, crying is the way to get their point across. So if ridiculous reactions to silly things are occuring, reach for a healthy snack and see if that helps.

Kids can get stressed out too, which can also be a cause of irrational crying. Some parents, while meaning well, can overload and over stimulate their kids with playdates, soccer practice, language lessons, you name it. Sometimes kids need a little peace and calm so they can relax and unwind, just like we do.

#4

She Wanted Ravioli For Dinner

She Wanted Ravioli For Dinner

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Falcon 1 month ago

That's why you don't ask a child that young what they want for dinner and just make something. The end result will be the same in both cases. 😅

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#5

He Wants To Get On The Bus. The Bus On The TV

He Wants To Get On The Bus. The Bus On The TV

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Lyop 1 month ago

Do you know how many times I cried cos I wanted to get on The Magic School Bus? Very valid reason to cry tbh...!

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Kids can be hungry for attention, and if they have learned that crying gets it, they will keep it up. Even negative attention, telling them to stop it and shut up for example, reinforces this kind of behavior. If you know your child is having a tantrum purely for the attention, it's best to ignore them. It's no fun to scream and shout the house down if nobody is listening!

If you give plenty of positive attention to your child, this kind of attention-seeking should be less of an issue. Let them know that good behavior is rewarded with positive reinforcement, offer lavish praise and set aside some time each day to play, together, one on one.

#6

He Finished His Cheese Stick And Asked For More, So When I Opened Another One He Flipped Out Because It Wasn’t A New One He Wanted. He Wanted His Old One Back That He Already Ate

He Finished His Cheese Stick And Asked For More, So When I Opened Another One He Flipped Out Because It Wasn’t A New One He Wanted. He Wanted His Old One Back That He Already Ate

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BusLady 1 month ago

Wait a couple hours.

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#7

He Does Not Want Me To Take His "Sticker" Away. At Least It Might Absorb The Tears!

He Does Not Want Me To Take His "Sticker" Away. At Least It Might Absorb The Tears!

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Nimthirielle 1 month ago

Haha! My daughter did that, she put it on her mouth and said it was her doctor mask! :D

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So, funny as these irrational kids and their tantrums might be, there is bound to be another reason beyond the 'wrong color M&M' to their distress. Let the tantrum run its course, and find out the real reason why your kid is acting like such a diva!

#8

I ‘Refused’ To Switch The Sun Off So His Pumpkin Could Light Up

I ‘Refused’ To Switch The Sun Off So His Pumpkin Could Light Up

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

I love that kids seem to think that parents have these magical powers that can manipulate the world around them. It's kind sweet

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#9

The Face Of Someone Who's Mom Wouldn't Let Him Hold His Own Poop In His Hands

The Face Of Someone Who's Mom Wouldn't Let Him Hold His Own Poop In His Hands

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

My puppy gets sad when I don't let him eat his vomit.

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#10

I Wouldn’t Let Him Eat A Battery For Breakfast....

I Wouldn’t Let Him Eat A Battery For Breakfast....

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

Hey, the kids gotta get his energy from somewhere!

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#11

The Daffodils Are Gone, And I Can't Bring Them Back

The Daffodils Are Gone, And I Can't Bring Them Back

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BusLady 1 month ago

Don't worry, little one. They'll be back next year.

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#12

He Suddenly Wanted His Cycling Backpack

He Suddenly Wanted His Cycling Backpack

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meow point1 1 month ago

Maybe he had a dream about it and is confusing it with reality because of his young age.

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#13

I Killed A Bug In The Laundry Room. Apparently It Was Her Best Friend

I Killed A Bug In The Laundry Room. Apparently It Was Her Best Friend

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BusLady 1 month ago

"You killed Charlie."

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#14

I Told Her She Couldn't Go Inside The Dishwasher

I Told Her She Couldn't Go Inside The Dishwasher

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

Kids can be strange. but then again. I wanted to go in one too

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#15

I Told Him He Had To Stop Biting The Cat

I Told Him He Had To Stop Biting The Cat

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MagicalUnicorn 1 month ago

let cat teach him a lesson

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#16

He Wanted The Yellow Cup, So I Gave Him The Yellow Cup. Now His Life Is Ruined

He Wanted The Yellow Cup, So I Gave Him The Yellow Cup. Now His Life Is Ruined

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Jo Firth 1 month ago

Love the caption ...

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#17

Wouldn’t Buy Her Women’s Razors

Wouldn’t Buy Her Women’s Razors

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rai mei 1 month ago

awwww poor little Anna ~

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#18

Won't Let Her Throw Books At My Face

Won't Let Her Throw Books At My Face

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Molly Universe 1 month ago

I relate to this kid.

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#19

Because She Doesn't Have "More Toes" To Paint

Because She Doesn't Have "More Toes" To Paint

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The Girl on Fire 1 month ago

Hey, her fingernails aren't painted. Just tell her those are her extra toes.

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#20

Sean Said The Word...green

Sean Said The Word...green

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Shadow 1 month ago (edited)

Green is not a creative color

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#21

He Wants Me To Reattach The Nails I Clipped Off His Feet.

He Wants Me To Reattach The Nails I Clipped Off His Feet.

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Michelle Muirhead 1 month ago

There is always glue:)

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#22

I Bought Him A Kite. Obviously, I'm A Monster

I Bought Him A Kite. Obviously, I'm A Monster

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Aria Whitaker 1 month ago

How DARE you!!!

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#23

I Won't Let Him Eat The Cat's Food

I Won't Let Him Eat The Cat's Food

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Lomion 1 month ago

*First child* You don't let them eat cat's food. *Second child* If they eat cat's food, that's cat's problem, not yours.

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#24

All That Hard Work On The Toilet Only To Find Out Your Mommy Flushed Your Poo Before You Got To Say Your Good-Byes.

All That Hard Work On The Toilet Only To Find Out Your Mommy Flushed Your Poo Before You Got To Say Your Good-Byes.

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HermioneHarryandRon 1 month ago

We are gathered here today to mourn the untimely demise...

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#25

Daddy Touched My Balloon

Daddy Touched My Balloon

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Krysta Pandoo 1 month ago

I'm with the girl on this one. My balloon.

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#26

I Didn't Let Her Run Into The Road

I Didn't Let Her Run Into The Road

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BusLady 1 month ago

Cute Mom and daughter costumes.

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#27

Told Her No To A Bath After She Just Got Out Of A Bath

Told Her No To A Bath After She Just Got Out Of A Bath

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Kaisu 1 month ago

That's how it was as a kid, you didn't want to get in the bath but when you were in there, then you didn't want to get out

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#28

I Won’t Let Him Eat Trash

I Won’t Let Him Eat Trash

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

My dog does that too, then she pees on my shoe

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#29

Do You Want Me To Let The Ducks Out?

Do You Want Me To Let The Ducks Out?

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Giovanni 1 month ago (edited)

Genevieve is a lovely name, we need less weird spellings and more middle ages names please

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#30

Because We Got Her A Unicorn Birthday Cake, Just Like She Wanted

Because We Got Her A Unicorn Birthday Cake, Just Like She Wanted

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Dream Wolf 1 month ago

She's overwhelmed with joy! Nah, kids are just confusing

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#31

He Couldn’t Take Off His Pants, And Then Escalated When He Couldn’t Find The Booger That Fell From His Nose

He Couldn’t Take Off His Pants, And Then Escalated When He Couldn’t Find The Booger That Fell From His Nose

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Muhammad Cisco Zulfikar 1 month ago

He lost his gold ya know :(

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#32

She Dropped A Stool On My Toe And I Said “Ouch”

She Dropped A Stool On My Toe And I Said “Ouch”

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meow point1 1 month ago

Sympathy probably. She's still too young to properly understand that it would hurt, and the parent saying, 'ouch' lets her know that it does and she's crying because she caused her mother/father pain.

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#33

I Handed Her The Wrong Pink Marker

I Handed Her The Wrong Pink Marker

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HermioneHarryandRon 1 month ago

Mum, it's fuschia, not pale-rose-pink. Jesus!

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#34

I Wouldn’t Let Her Drink The Chemicals Under The Sink

I Wouldn’t Let Her Drink The Chemicals Under The Sink

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BusLady 1 month ago

Get a child lock, for heaven's sake.

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#35

Wouldn’t Let Her Eat The Bath Bomb

Wouldn’t Let Her Eat The Bath Bomb

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BusLady 1 month ago

After she refused to eat her broccoli at dinner.

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#36

She Is So Mad That My Shoes Don’t Fit Her!

She Is So Mad That My Shoes Don’t Fit Her!

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Destini Robinson 1 month ago

Don't worry, one day they'll be to small.

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#37

Because There Was A Piece Of Fuzz On His Leg!

Because There Was A Piece Of Fuzz On His Leg!

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Hope Floats 1 month ago

I still remember the almighty tantrum my daughter had when I dared to say no to her,when she demanded that I trim her hair with our lawn mower!!! ... The "developing mind " is a strange place....

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#38

I Wouldn’t Let Him Pull His High Chair Over And Die

I Wouldn’t Let Him Pull His High Chair Over And Die

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Destini Robinson 1 month ago

When depression hits WAYYY to soon.

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#39

She Asked Specifically For Two M&m’s. I Gave Her Two M&m’s

She Asked Specifically For Two M&m’s. I Gave Her Two M&m’s

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BusLady 1 month ago

Just the wrong colors.

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#40

We Got A New Microwave

We Got A New Microwave

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Miriam Brose 1 month ago

Yes, I always cried when we got a new car. 😂

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