28 of the Cutest Mistakes that Kids Have Made
Hey, it can be tough figuring out this world we live in! These innocent goofs will give you the chuckle you needed today.
What’s in a name?
“My 4-year-old son calls all robbers ‘Roberts.’ It’s cute until he meets someone actually named Robert and then it’s hilarious. He’ll ask questions like, ‘Are all Roberts bad?’ ‘How did a Robert get in our house?’ ‘Are there any Roberts hiding in my room?’ Thankfully all our friends named Robert have a good sense of humor.” —Rebecca G., 35, Burnsville, Minnesota. Don’t miss these 25 hilarious photos of babies that are actually super cute!
Gold, frankincense, and…pepperoni
“Tyler loves to play with our nativity set at Christmas time. One night I was asking him who everyone was. I pointed to a wise man holding a package. ‘Who’s this?’ I asked. ‘The pizza guy,’ he replied. Makes sense—Mary and Joseph probably would have loved a pizza that night.” —Tracy P., 38, Lakeville, Minnesota
It’s an animal—and an STD
“My five-year-old daughter has always been super chatty with strangers. Most of the time it’s fine but one day we were waiting in line at the store after a long day of collecting crab shells at the beach. When we got to the front, she said loudly to the clerk, ‘Hi, I’m Audrey and this is my mom Shelli and she has crabs!’ Of course I wasn’t holding any crabs at that moment. I turned bright red as the whole line went dead silent.” —Shelli C., 44, Westminster, Colorado. Think that misunderstanding is hysterical? Here are some adorably funny works of art created by kids that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Give me your poor, your tired, your confused pronouns…
“My two-year-old daughter was still figuring out when to use ‘you’ and when to use ‘me.’ So one day we were driving down the Las Vegas strip and she starts yelling, ‘Mama! I see a statch-me! A statch-me!’ We were so puzzled until we realized that she was looking at the mini Statue of Liberty at the New York Hotel. Get it? A statch-you!” —Amanda O., 31, Manchester, New Hampshire
76 trombones and 110 cornets really is a lot
“My two-year-old daughter’s favorite movie is Mary Poppins, and she loves to sing along to all the songs. One day we noticed she was actually singing the lyric as ‘your heart starts beating like a big ass band.’ I never corrected her because it made me giggle and she was two and had no idea what a ‘brass band’ was anyway so it was cute.” —Janette K., 37, Gainesville, Florida. These are 41 more ridiculous things people (and maybe even you) actually believed as kids!
Time for a career change?
“My three boys have always been fascinated by soldiers, and so one day when we saw a man in uniform at the mall they begged to go talk to him. I told them he was a veteran and they could go thank him for his service to our country. But my five-year-old got a little confused and loudly announced, ‘Hey thank you for being such a great veterinarian!” The soldier took it well and told him he too loved dogs… and kids.” —Jason A., 41, Seattle, Washington
They are both big, gray, and owned by our overlords
“My three-year-old misunderstood skyscrapers and instead calls the tall buildings downtown ‘skywalkers.’ We had recently watched Star Wars, and it’s so cute we just let her think it.” —Robyn S., 31, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Don’t miss these hilarious but true parenting tweets that are totally relatable!
That’s one way to take your medicine, we guess
“We were driving in the car when my nine-year-old son suddenly started screaming, ‘It burns! It burns!’ We frantically tried to figure out what was hurting him when he blew something out of his nose. I picked it up. My son had stuck a mint cough drop up his nose because it was for congestion and he thought it would clear up his nasal stuffiness! I almost peed my pants laughing as I tried to explain that that’s not how it works.” —Angela W., 40, Angie, Maryland
Zoos are very educational!
“I took my four- and two-year-old on a trip to the zoo. When we got to the pen featuring wild boars my older son exclaimed excitedly, ‘Oh look that one is giving his friend a piggyback ride!’ I followed his gaze to see the animals not playing ‘piggyback’ but doing, well, what animals do. I was ready to shrug it off and continue but then a nearby zookeeper said, ‘Actually that’s how they make babies.’ My son looked at her, then looked at me, then looked at his little brother and then back at me again before yelling, ‘Is that what you and daddy did to get Charlie?’ I died.” —Jess M., 32, Aurora, Colorado
To be fair, Mommy does love Miami
“As we drove across the overpass each day, I would point out the different directions to my kids, explaining ‘That way takes you to Daddy’s shop,’ ‘This way takes you to the store,’ and ‘The other way goes to Miami.’ A few days later we were in the car and my son pointed at one of the off-ramps and proudly said, ‘That way goes to mommy’s-ami!’” —Collette B., 57, Melbourne, Florida