Raising children is the hardest job a person can take on! As a parent you have to let your child discover their own unique personality, but still have clear cut rules that they must follow. How to walk that thin line can be one of the most difficult parts of being a parent. We have collected 50 photographs that demonstrate the times children make parents just sigh and/or laugh. Kids will continue to be themselves within the limits that adults set on them, take a look at how these kids did just that!
1. Elves Vs. Elvis
When these parents were told that their son needed an Elvis costume for the holiday show, they went with it believing in their son. Imagine their surprise when all the other children were dressed as elves instead of Elvis at the show. Hey, their son sure does stand out at least!
2. It is True
This child was not lying when he put down these answers. At least the child knew better than to actually spell the word out on their answer sheet! These parents were probably not too excited to see the teacher next parent-teacher conference night.
3. Son in the Back
This daughter thought she had found a framed photo of herself already completed! This parent just had to get a picture to remember this moment, than this parent realized their son had gotten bored in the process! Two cuties for sure!
4. Princess Puppy
This daughter was not in the mood to dress as a princess, so she went as a puppy! We love that her parents were quite okay with her being what she truly wanted, even if the other girls were not as impressed. That is one cute puppy!
This aunt has to be careful for what she asks for, because he nieces will abide by the rules but still makes some new rules on their own along the way!
“I asked for art for my new apartment this Christmas. May I present “butterflies”, a painting from my nieces made entirely with their butt cheeks. Lovely.”
6. Exact Rule Follower
This child was listening to the exact rules of her math homework, “Name Each Angle.” It did not say what type of name it had to give the angle, so this daughter made her own names! We agree, that angle looks just like an Olivia.
7. Found It
These parents were hoping their child would not discover their cat door for a little while longer, but no luck! This daughter has been watching the cat for too long to not understand she could escape as well. Hopefully she learns how to come back inside, ha!
8. Superhero Training
One superhero in training takes his training very seriously. If he is going to learn his new “superhero moves” than he needs to know that he can do it in full costume. Very smart kid!
9. Invisible Man
These fun parents want their child to keep his sense of imagination and wonder, so they went along with his invisibility! Well done mom!
“My 4 year old thinks he’s a ninja so my wife took a “before” picture and showed him. He absolutely thinks he’s completely invisible in front of our black appliances.”
10. The Dark Force
The force is strong in this son, so much so that Darth Vader does not make him scared. We are unsure if this dad should be scared of his son though! Time will tell if this son uses the force for good or evil.
Every child goes through a phase that parents just do not understand. For this child, he refuses to drink his milk from a cup. Hey, at least these parents figured out a method for their child to still drink his milk, straight off of a plate!
This daughter lets her parents know exactly how she feels when they try and tell her what to do. She was not ready for her lunchtime to end!
“This is the face she gives me when I tell her to stop eating mud and put her shoes back on.”
13. No Pillows Necessary
This parent knew that their daughter was about to fall asleep for her nap but she refused to agree. So when she was offered a pillow, she threw it right back at her parent and let them know she was not going to lie down. Five minutes later, this parent had to record they were right through a picture, one napping daughter but with no pillow.
14. Just, Really?
When this parent walked into their pantry, they were met with one of the worst sights they did not know was possible! Why would a child do this? Seems like a pure evil action, but for a child it was just something to do!
15. Great Effort
These parents tried to introduce art into their daughter’s life by bringing her to a Van Gogh Exhibition. They felt great about their parenting choice and then saw what their daughter was actually doing. It was a great effort by these parents for at least trying!
What a player this boy is turning into at such a young age by giving roses to multiple girls. He has not learned how to be sneaky about it just yet though, as one girl was not impressed. Good luck getting yourself out of this one little guy!
17. Halloween Costume
When they asked their son what he wanted to be for Halloween, these parents were probably expecting the normal answers of a police officer, super hero, or some type of cartoon character. So, their son’s response was shocking, he wanted to be a fart. Creative work by these parents for getting the costume done just right.
This nephew did not want his aunt’s new boyfriend to think he could just walk into this family. He made sure to wear his toughest outfit and intimidate the new guy. Amazingly funny, he is the dominant male in that house!
This daughter is in artist and she documented the tragic event that had taken place in her house. Their dog had peed on the couch which, by the look of her drawing, her mother was not happy about at all! They have a little artist on their hands!
When this daughter was learning about the meaning of nostalgia, she was definitely paying attention! She put two and two together with the word “old” to the humor of her mother, but probably not her father.
When this three-year-old wanted to be It for Halloween, these parents did not hold back! This three-year-old probably scared all the other children at their pre-school, but maybe that was the plan. These parents let their child express themselves to the max!
This introvert’s personality is appearing at a young age! This kid has no interest in having 100 friends, and we cannot say we blame them! That phone would be ringing all the time. So funny!
This nephew does not like the knowledge a bottle of bleach has! His funny interpretation of a child safety lock is amazing! The brain of a child never ceases to bring the laughs when you least expect it.
24. Heavier Than Expected
This daughter did not expect her newborn sibling to be so heavy! Her mom knows the dolls she had been using as practice did not weigh the same at all. What great timing for a picture, her face is pure shock.
This daughter was very honest in her opinion about the job of a principal. Hopefully this teacher did not share her answer the the principal, we are betting the principal would not find it as funny.
When this older brother was asked to keep an eye out on their younger sister, he took his job very seriously!
“With great power, comes great responsibility.”
27. Dirty Girl
This daughter is not afraid to play dirty! Her imagination was running wild and there was no amount of mud that was going to interrupt her play time. She is here to prove you can still be a girlie-girl in a tutu, but still rough play in the dirt.
28. President Getty Images
This child believed every name was located beneath the picture, so they went with their gut for the answer. President Getty Images sounded correct, maybe? It was the best guess answer we have seen in a while though!
29. Honesty Part Two
We teach out children that honesty is one of the most important traits, so we should not be surprised when their homework answers are honest!
“Your son speaks for the inner child in all of us.”
30. Hiding Spot
This son’s go-to hiding spot is epic! He has become one with the chair, no one will ever find him.
“The appropriate daddy move is to loudly wonder where the kid could be hiding, say you are going to sit down and think about it, then lightly sit on those legs and start tickling those feet.”
One kindergarten teacher had to share one child’s homework answers. The teacher could make no sense about the answers but that rainbow is just too cute!
32. Sad Emotion
All children feels every emotions as adults do. Therefore, it is important they know how to handle these emotions in safe ways. One loss and grief counselor for children knows this importance, more than most, but one kid’s answer on how to handle their sad emotions was just too honest not to share!
This child was asked to “explain how you figured out how much milk they drank.” His answer was epic, he figured it out by thinking. Isn’t that they way we all figure everything out? Smart kid.
34. Locked In
When a 13-year-old girl threw a temper tantrum and slammed her door shut, it locked her inside. Her parent, and dog, just watched as the daughter tried to find an escape way out. That will teach her not to slam doors.
Bedtime is one of the worst times for parents. Many children fight bedtime in every way possible. This daughter fought against bedtime by finding the “perfect” hiding spot. All we can say is that it was at least she tried.
These kids believe they have just found the greatest hiding spot, but do not realize they are putting their lives at risk every time they hide there. Talk about scaring your parents, get out of there kids!
37. Smart Kid
This 8-year-old might have unfounded fears, but at least he knows how to handle it himself.
“My 8-year-old opens the bathroom cabinets every time he goes to the bathroom, because otherwise, something is going to jump out and get him.”
38. Alone Time
Sometimes, children just need a little for themselves just like adults. This parent spied on their child to see just what he was up to and saw something they least expected.
39. Just One Minute
A parent can not keep their eyes of a child for just a minute without the child getting up to no good! These parents turned their back for just a second and found their child like this, about to turn into a statue.
40. Future Scientist
Jake is a future scientist in the making! The only concern is what exactly Jake wants to blow up because it can only go one of two ways. Good luck to Jake’s parents!
Mornings are hard, for adults and children everywhere. This parent took a picture of his children, to let the world know even kids do not enjoy mornings.
“My son is my spirit animal.”
42. That One Child
Every child is uniquely there own. Many parents like to dress their children in the same outfits, but this daughter made sure to still be uniquely her own person. Many parents refer to this as “we all have that one child.”
43. 8-Bit Child
This child’s appearance took on a whole new look while standing if front of this glass.
“A troubled child who only wished to grow up at a higher resolution.”
44. Inside Daughter
This daughter is not a fan of the sun. She made sure to memorialize her feelings forever through art. What a great way to express herself and have a forever keepsake to remind her of her feelings when she grows older!
45. Alphabetical Order
This son took the directions very literal. He wrote those words in exact alphabetical order, so funny! This child will need more descriptive directions for all future assignments.
46. Warrior Princess
Little girls can still be fairies and a warrior at the same time! It is about time girls realized they do not have to choose between the two. This little girl wears her wings proudly, right next to her sword!
For all we know, circle might have been the best word that applied to their dog! If the drawing is any evidence, they firmly stand by their decision to use the instruction as their answer as well. Hilarious!
48. Hard Work
This little girl was unprepared for the responsibility of being an older sibling!
“My daughter looks like a mom that regrets all her life decisions.”
49. Cousin It
This child wants to be just like their mother, so they put on one of her wigs to make it more so! This child did not think they would scare their father while walking around the house in their new look!
50. Imaginary Nap
Putting a child down for a nap can be an all day event, when the child is not in the mood for a nap! Thankfully, for one parent they did not have to face this problem for a day.
“Imagination Level 100. My 2-yr-old daughter drew a pillow with chalk, then laid down for a nap.”