That saying “kids say the darndest things” exists for a reason, and if you have kids or are around kids every single day, you can definitely vouch for the fact that it’s true. Most of the funny things they say result from them trying to understand the world around them, which also can make it adorable – but in certain circumstances, it definitely doesn’t make it less awkward.

These 14 kids threw some real curveballs at their parents, and I can’t imagine the latter group was prepared. That said, they did their best to react in the moment, and as a parent myself, I salute them.

14. We’re not as smart as they think we are.

But we’re going to let them think we are for as long as they’ll believe it.


13. She had to choose finger.

It was sort of cute until then.

12. Me either, kid.

We all have to eat it though, so get some good floss.

11. If they haven’t seen it, it doesn’t exist.

I’m sure this makes perfect sense to kindergartners.

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10. This is downright hilarious.

I would pay good money to see that mom’s face in that moment.

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9. That’s a fair assessment.

Maybe call 9-1-1 first, though?

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8. A girl after my true crime heart.

She’s just out there asking the real questions.

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7. When you gotta know you gotta know.

Might want to avoid those ducks the next time you stroll through the park.

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6. Well, time for a whole different conversation then.

Like what is trash and what isn’t. My 3yo is also confused.

5. She was so calm about it, too.

This is a woman who has been on the job for more than a few years.

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4. I love this kid so much.

He definitely deserves his Disney trip.

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3. Just keep asking questions.

Assume they’re not really asking what it seems like they’re asking.

2. You just wait for it.

Because you don’t want to be the one to break the bad news.

1. The trauma is real to them.

Even if it makes absolutely no sense to anyone else.

Your kids will, if nothing else, keep you on your toes, folks. Am I right?

What’s one of the funniest and most unexpected conversations you’ve had with one of your kids? Tell us about it in the comments!