One of the things that’s interesting about parenthood is how your kids are often two things at once. Like, you love that your child is curious and observant and precocious…but sometimes you don’t love the questions that result from those traits, often out of the blue.

As adults we’re used to having time to prepare for tests, you know? Kids don’t care, though – they will lob any old weird question or observation at you any old time and 100% expect that you have the answer.

I have to think these 15 parents were not at all prepared, but listen – they did their best. That’s all we can all really do.

15. This might actually work.

Heck, it might work for adults, too.

14. Bless his heart.

Maybe he still thinks hiding makes him completely invisible.

13. This is actually priceless.

Thatย would be amazing if you thought about it that way.

12. I guess no one ever told him it was optional.

Bless his heart.

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11. It won’t last forever.

Someday soon they will be certain they know more than you do. Nay,ย everything.

10. A missed learning opportunity.

At least it’s been shored up now?

9. I guess you really do use math every day.

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t sign up for this.

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8. Always ask the follow-up questions.

Just assume at first that they have no idea what they’re talking about.

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7. It boggles the mind.

He wanted to let it out at just the right time, I guess.

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6. That game needs some work.

Of course it does go a lot quicker that way.

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5. That’s one way to look at it.

I doubt he’d be that thrilled with the reality the rest of the year, though.

4. I mean she probably appreciated it.

That’s not an easy job to do on a daily basis, either.

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3. Good job on sounding it out.

Not on the pronunciation, but you’re halfway there.

2. Parenting can be fun sometimes.

Even if you’re technically traumatizing your child.

1. Information that would have been useful five minutes ago.

Kids are really good at the timing, aren’t they?

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I think they handled it about as well as can be expected, don’t you? And some of them handled it with a lot more humor that I would have, too!

What’s a funny-but-unexpected conversation you’ve had with your kids? Share it with us in the comments!