Were we this funny as kids?
Something about growing up into adulthood makes us forget what we were like as children. Sure, we remember a handful of spotty stories, but not many grown-ups remember what it was like, or even to think, as a child.
Right from when kids start talking, they become an endless source of entertainment. Mispronouncing words is adorable and are cute facial expressions. As they grow older, they become less innocent: They learn that they don’t have to tell the truth in order to get their way. But most kids aren’t as clever as they think they are. Parents of Reddit tell the stories of their kids who think they can outsmart their elders.
Two out of Three
My son was about seven. After finally getting his attention I asked “Didn’t you hear me calling you?”
He said “Not the first two times.”
Edit: Wow, thank you for all the upvotes and the gold! For anyone curious, he was not being sarcastic, he was just trying to innocently lie his way out of a tough question. Though he is a snarky, funny one now!! (SlowJoeSlojokovitz)
I can talk directly at my 6 year old and he’ll claim he didn’t hear anything I said. Then yesterday he came in from OUTSIDE to inform me he heard me drop an F-bomb – he was 50 feet away. They filter constantly. (StuartMThomas)
I saw you
I opened the kitchen trash can to find a perfectly functional stapler sitting at the top. Turned to my family in surprise and asked who put it there.
5 year old: It wasn’t me.
Husband: I didn’t do it.
So, we all turn to look at my 3 year old daughter, the only remaining suspect.
3 year old: [after long pause] It was you. I saw you. (lessachu)