A fun part of parenting is always having the right answer or teaching your kids something for the first time and blowing their minds.
That only lasts for so long, though.
I’m not there yet with my kids, but according to parents on Twitter, seven is the age kids start to have thoughts of their own that are possibly hilarious and profound on purpose.
Disclaimer: Obviously some parents are full of shit, so don’t be surprised if a few of these end up in the Didn’t Happen dump this week.
7-year-old: I’m too tired for this.
Me: For what?
7: *motions vaguely at the world*
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) December 6, 2019
7yo: you know what I love?
7yo: that every pencil has an eraser attached. It’s like the world expects everyone to make mistakes. That’s pretty cool.#TheKidsAreAlright
— RanaAwdishMD (@RanaAwdish) October 12, 2018
“Why do they beep out swears on tv? They show people getting hurt & swearing isn’t worse than that.” – 7yo daughter
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) January 18, 2016
Hahaha! My 7YO just shut down a disagreement she was having with her sister by saying, “Stop being wrong.”
I need to use this!
— Jennifer Michelle Greenberg 😷 (@JennMGreenberg) January 23, 2020
Me: u won’t know how to ride a bike right away. Takes practice
Me: took me many tries.
7yo: can I try now?
Me: be patient
7yo: Mama, can I try PLEASE
Me: be prepared to eat it
7yo: 🙄🙄 *gets on bike* *rides away*
7yo: *yells* u were not as smart as me maybe
— Sabaa Tahir (@sabaatahir) March 18, 2019
7yo: How do you like my snowman?
Me: Why’s the carrot at—
7yo: He’s standing on his head.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) January 27, 2020
My son asked my 7yo how she would survive a bear attack and she replied she would try to be his friend, thus making her the most adorable of my children but also the least likely to survive an encounter with an actual bear.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) September 24, 2019
Being a parent teaches you a lot about yourself. For instance, this morning my 7yo told me that I’m not as funny as I think I am.
— Lurkin’ Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) May 7, 2018
My 7yo just said , and I quote “I know diamonds are expensive , like $27 but they are my birthstone, so I should have some.”
— Heather 🦠doo do doo do doo do doo do (@dishs_up) February 1, 2020
7yo: Daddy, I can’t find my stuffed animal
Me: Here it is
7yo: How did you find it?
Me: I looked
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) August 16, 2017