The world through the eyes of a 6 year old can be a strange, simple, sweet place. For the people around them, though? It’s downright freakin’ baffling.
Good job we have these interpreters around at all times – wait, what do we call them again? Right, ‘parents’, let me write that one down – to tell us what the heck these little guys and girls think is going on.
Here are some of the times parents were amused, bemused, or confused by what their 6 year old had to say… or maybe it was just so downright profound they had to put it on Twitter.
Bless social media for bringing quirky family moments like these into all of our lives for the world to enjoy!
1. You do know that’s a stupid question, right?
Me: Did you have a good day at school?
6-year-old: That's not how school works.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) May 8, 2017
Listen dad, we both know that’s not how things operate around here.
2. I’m gonna start using this one in my every day life
ME: Have you washed your hands?
ME: Really? That seemed too fast.
6: Oh, I thought you meant ever.
— Baby Sideburns (@BabySideburns) February 12, 2018
“Have you done your taxes?” Yes, of course. “Really? We didn’t get your return.” Oh, I thought you meant ever! I mean, I did them in 1974, I thought that was me done!
3. Sounds like a pretty good lunch to me…
6-year-old: I hate how you pack my lunch
Me: Maybe you should pack your own lunch
6: *packs 28 Oreos*
Me: Maybe I should pack your lunch
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) March 15, 2017
If you’re old enough to pack your own lunch, you’re old enough to call up the dentist yourself!
4. What do you want to be when you’re older?
— Annie Zanella (@weezanella) January 21, 2018
5. Damn that was cold. When this kid grows up, they’re going to be a savage!
6yo: "I forgot."
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) November 14, 2017
Let me remind you: now you say, “Where’s mom?”.
6. It truly is the never ending story!
If anyone has a solid 3 hours on their hands, my 6 year old has a story about Pikachu he'll tell to anyone who is willing to listen.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) May 7, 2017
Their magnum opus at the tender age of six.
7. There are boy jobs and girl jobs… yeah, right!
My 6yo son just told me it was a girls job to do dishes. Now he and daddy are in the kitchen cleaning everything.#parenting
— TheMightyLar! (@BrionyClearmyst) October 23, 2017
Right on, sister!
8. Manners cost nothing… except for some of your dignity as a parent
My six year old wanted a mint, so I asked, "What's the magic word?"
Her response: "Now."
— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) September 9, 2014
Wow, your kid is Wednesday from the Addams family? Unreal!
9. Those tiny freakin’ idiots will believe anything…
Me: "Would you like an apple?"
Daughter: "Ew no way."
Me: "…Would you like apple slices?"
Daughter: "Oooh yummy! Yes!"
Mastering the art of 6 year old snack logic one day at a time.
— Tara Brown (@Faux_Ma) February 1, 2018
I mean, erm… hi, sweetie! Would you like a delicious snack that I have totally not muttered into for the past 5 minutes?
10. Ah, the eternal battle that is meal times!
Me: Are you hungry?
— Emma Robinson (@emmarobinsonuk) February 21, 2018
Am I hungry? Depends what’s for dinner, ma. Your move!
11. People should definitely come with ‘mad’ bars above their head, so you can tell how angry they are
My 6yo just yelled that he is 24% mad at me so, yes, math does have real world applications.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) August 30, 2017
Is it bad that I thought, only 24%? That’s not THAT mad, right?
12. How the tables have turned!
6YO Daughter: Dad, what is "lame"?
Me: When something is not cool or interesting.
Her: Your jokes are lame.
— Peter Gasca (@petergasca) July 24, 2017
You walked right into that one, buddy!
13. Why did you have to kill the chickens, mommy
6y.o, spotting tray of chicken wings: “Wow! That’s a LOT of dead chickens!”
-Why we can’t have dinner guests.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) December 13, 2017
This is why we can’t have nice things, darling.
14. You haven’t been letting that 6 year old watch Game of Thrones, right?
Six year old just asked for a throne for Christmas so I think we're good for now on the whole self-esteem thing
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 22, 2016
Now honey, you know that Santa could never fit a whole throne on the back of his sleigh… phew, got away with that one!
15. You do the math!
Me: Where are the pretzels?
6-year-old: I ate them.
Me: I told you to divide them into four equal piles.
6: Each pile has zero.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) April 12, 2017
Dang, looks like we got the next Stephen Hawking on our hands here!
16. Kids with their cute names for things!
— ClaireN (@RoadTripJones) February 3, 2018
Erm… maybe not, honey!
17. Is that kid dressed like Boo from Monsters, Inc. on purpose or what?
Only a six year old or Satan is this happy at 6 in the morning. pic.twitter.com/ipD2aJXd6j
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) June 3, 2015
This is absolutely true.
18. This is the kind of humor I can definitely get behind!
My son recently came up with a whole joke on his own:
6yo: Where do livers go swimming?
Wife & I: Where?
— Brian Ray James (@SeekingEcopolis) January 18, 2018
Makes about as much sense as a joke needs to these days… I bet his little kindergarten friends were laughing into the sandbox.
19. When your job isn’t that exciting, but to a 6 year old it sounds AMAZING
My 6yo Son: Dad what did you do at work today?
Me: I built slides.
Me: Not that kind.
— Byron Schaller (@byronschaller) March 1, 2018
It’s for a Powerpoint, son. “POWER point? Is that a kind of Transformer” Sigh… Holy moly…
20. We’ve all been there!
— Erica Millard (@erica_millard) January 8, 2018
If all most of us ever dreamed about was eating a taco, then the world would be a better place!
21. Daddy is a means to an end, son. You’ll understand when you’re older
My 6yo today as we make brkfst: "Daddy when r u gonna do work and make money again?"
Guess I'm no longer fun to have around. #parenting
— Dr. Brian H. Williams (@BHWilliamsMD) October 5, 2017
Come on dad, we’re out of Lucky Charms here, I thought you were meant to be a breadwinner here!
22. They say that no child is born to hate
The 6yo and I were having an impromptu discussion on bigotry (spurred on by how the Dursleys treat Harry Potter).
6yo: "That's not right. I like you even though you're different from me. You have wrinkly skin and I don't…"@jk_rowling #parenting #HarryPotter
— Jessie Miles (@JMiles1) December 19, 2017
Ah, the world through a child’s eyes… brutally truthful!
23. I’m proud of you, mom
— Laszlo Timar (@ltimar) July 28, 2017
Just look at that kid and tell her you made her… so I guess this IS the first good thing you made! Ohhhh! Burn!
24. You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!
Asked my 6yo whether he missed me during his week’s holiday to his Granny’s or if he’d had too much fun for that.
He said he’d had so much fun he’d forgotten who I was. So that’s nice. #parenting
— ChemFem?️? #FBPE (@Mol_E_Cool) November 12, 2017
Listen lady, don’t ask the questions if you’re not ready for the answers!
25. Reasons My Son Is Crying, with a reason he’s not crying this time!
Me: "How excited are you to get a puppy dog?"
6yo: "THIS WILL CHANGE MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!"
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) September 27, 2017
In what world would that NOT be something for a 6 year old to be the most excited about?
26. See if you can find his ‘off’ switch
My six year old has two volumes: loud, and helicopter-landing-loud.
— Tara Brown (@Faux_Ma) July 26, 2015
I find it’s anywhere on the head area, so long as you hit it hard enough…
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