Kids are known to say things honestly and without filters. Maybe because you don’t expect them to say certain things, when they say it, the only reaction left is laughter. Kids sometimes come up with such hilarious things to say that parents often go to Twitter so that the whole internet can laugh together.

One of those parents is Jessica Valenti, who shared how her 3-year-old daughter got sick after eating carrots but her reaction was that she would need even more carrots, which you could understand metaphorically and take inspiration to not give up when things get difficult.

Image credits: Richard Leeming

In response to Jessica's tweet, many people started sharing some genius things their children have said, so here is a list of the best ones. If you have anything to share, put it in the comments and upvote the tweets that made you laugh the most.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Technically correct.

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Jessica Valenti is an American feminist writer and a columnist for Medium. She has almost 300k followers on Twitter and usually her tweets get several hundred likes, but recently, her tweet about her daughter’s hilarious reaction to getting sick from carrots was liked over 100k times.

Then she added her second favorite thing her daughter ever told her and it was her saying that Jessica was wearing clown pants, though she herself thought that they were very fashionable. Apparently, Layla, her daughter, thought they looked like pajamas.

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Billy The Kid
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1 year ago

That is great and wise support from a 4yr old!

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Verena Gitterle
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1 year ago

Always look at the bright side!

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 year ago

A BIG nice save!

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Children that speak their minds without thinking about how their words could affect someone can make parents feel uncomfortable, especially if they say something rude or inappropriate in front of other people, but it can lead to funny situations that later are worth telling over and over again.

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Airis Malfoy
Community Member
1 year ago

So did I. But, plot twist. I was the younger one.

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wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

stuff gets eaten one way or another

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Hans
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1 year ago

Existential questions.

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Also, they see the world in a more simple way, so they come up with some creative solutions to problems. Maybe they’re not realistic, but they are creative. Bored Panda has done plenty of articles about children surprising adults with how they think. For example, a teacher from the UK, George Pointon, asks his first graders various questions and he puts them up on Twitter with his own commentary. 

The internet loves these tweets and if you would like to see what that is all about, you can find the answers the children gave to the teacher asking what they would do if they became the president of the world here, or what they think is the one thing that makes a person an adult here. The tweet that received the most love is the one in which the teacher asked his students to tell him their best jokes, and you can find the article about it here.

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

He had a plan!

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice one kid, you'll never be disappointed.

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LaurenMeir Report

wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

yes sweetie, now let's use that international hand symbol for "what the f**k is this guy doing"

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wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

apply hot water to sore throat

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Judging from these tweets, it seems that the children didn’t mean what they were saying to be funny, but having a sense of humor is a part of healthy development. It gets more sophisticated the older they get and having a sense of humor helps kids emotionally and socially.

Humor is a concept that is difficult to define and it’s even more difficult to pinpoint what it is that makes us laugh. There are many theories to this, but one of them that is often discussed is the incongruity theory, which “suggests that we find fundamentally incompatible concepts or unexpected resolutions funny. Basically, we find humor in the incongruity between our expectations and reality.”

So enjoy this list of children saying unexpected things and possibly things that are so different from the reality we see that they give us a little chuckle.

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ClayDayton Report

wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

well, did you?

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
1 year ago

Brutal!

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

Sweet revenge

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James016
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1 year ago

You can feel the sarcasm.

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

He is always where he should be

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mulk
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1 year ago

HE is a zombie (you'll nail it)

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wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

oh but you see, she created you

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
1 year ago

Yas Queen!

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Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 year ago

A geologist in the making... (or gemologist!)

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mtut76 Report

wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

i liek to think people inherit their personalities from their parents =)

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Autumnsage18
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My little brother on the prospect of climbing snowdon when I suggested it because I wanted to: "I do not want to climb a mountain; that is not my dream"

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Aisling Raye
Community Member
1 year ago

When I turned 40 (in April) I dyed my naturally blonde hair bright "mermaid" turquoise. I saw my nephew (7yo) a few days later and he told me I looked the cheese he found in his fridge. Wow little dude, your mom went from blonde to purple 6 months ago...I can't imagine what he told her when she did that lol

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

Little pigs are cute!

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Al Christensen
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1 year ago

I suddenly need a STOP BEING WRONG tee shirt and bumper sticker.

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Mere Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

It's always the ninja poop squirrels. (That's a rather unlikely sentence..)

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s always going to be more exotic to take after someone remote and mysterious!

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Douglas Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

My 8 year-old nephew told me my new glasses made me look the oldest man in the world with the biggest nose in the world and put on my old glasses.

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Glynna Bowood
Community Member
1 year ago

To EAT?!-Where did that come from!!

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StrawberryParfait
Community Member
1 year ago

Never too young to learn to make your own breakfast, kid.

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Emma Byrne
Community Member
1 year ago

An attempt was made.

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

Who knows?

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wow that's fantastic
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1 year ago

she has a point

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juliakarmo Report

wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

don't worry there are more clownish ppl out there

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Alexsei
Community Member
1 year ago

My baby sis always runs away from our mom and calls her a monster everytime mom wears make-up 🤣

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 year ago

A practical mind

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wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago

you see, that child from the queen post earlier might have a soulmate

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Lorna May
Community Member
1 year ago

reminds me of when we were stopped at traffic lights and my 5 year old read the billboard on the church on the opposite side of the intersection. It read in huge letters "JESUS SAVES" My son promptly asked "WHICH BANK?" The catch phrase of an annoyingly frequent ad on TV at the time.

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Benjamin Thor Collier V
Community Member
1 year ago

It was during the Clinton/Bush Presidential race. My 3 year old had seen a bunch of Clinton ads on TV showing the Bush speech in which he said, “Read my lips…no new taxes…” She was standing at the top of the stairs eating Doritos when I came home from work one day and said, “Hey Daddy…Read my Chips!” followed by her hysterical laugh. I knew she’d never take life too seriously after that….

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wow that's fantastic
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

billy, there are words you have yet to learn

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