When it comes to being honest with our friends, family, and loved ones—many of us don’t want to be brutal. We want to be as kind as humanly possible when telling someone we don’t like their spouse, we think they look fat in a dress, or we truly just cannot stand them. Basically, we sugar coat everything so we don’t hurt someone’s feelings.
But, if you want to get a true and honest opinion on something—go ask some kids. Kids are the most savage, ruthless, and cutthroat individuals when it comes to being truthful. Don’t believe me? Just ask these kids who have no problem bringing forth the savage truth.
4-year-old: Can I have some of your candy?
Wife: I got this for Mother's Day.
4: You're only a mom because of me.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) May 13, 2017
I was arguing with my husband and my son screamed "yay! TWO christmases!" from the other room.
— JennyPentland (@JennyPentland) May 6, 2017
Daughter: Daddy, how much of this meatball is meat?
Me: Probably like 90%
D: So it's 10% balls?
Me: *spits out food*
— Tim (@Playing_Dad) January 3, 2016
— Brian Sack (@brian_sack) October 5, 2015
dad: "come on, you guys are LATE!!!!"
11yo: "you should have started YELLING at us earlier!"
— dadmissions (@Dadmissions) June 30, 2016
Me:"Sweetie, what do you say when you do something wrong?"
4yo: "I didn't do that!"
— Kathy Cooperman (@Kathy_Cooperman) April 4, 2016
3yo: “You need to get your cuddles from someone else I am REALLY busy and you’ve already had enough”
I didn’t birth you for such rejection
— Leena @ GDC (@LeenaVanD) November 24, 2016
Me: I think I ate too much.
4yo: Yeah, but not just today.
— Aaron Aryanpur (@aaroncomedian) November 26, 2016
10: Mom what's a metaphor?
Me: My life is a train wreck.
10: I know Mom, but what is a metaphor?
— Sardonic Tart (@SardonicTart) December 12, 2014
6YR OLD: does it hurt, daddy?
ME: [with a tissue up my nose to stop the bleeding] yes
6: good…that'll teach you not to eat my ice cream
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) August 17, 2016
Me: "You didn't even notice my hair!"
Logan: "I'm not married to you…not my job!" #ShitMyKidsSay
— Tara Dutkiewicz (@FoodieAndFamily) October 2, 2015
My 11yo wrote me an apology for misbehaving in the car that included "I love you so much but sometimes forget to care about your existence."
— Amanda Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) April 27, 2016
7yo- You worked way harder than me today, dad.
Me: I always will, lil buddy.
7: Not when you're dead.
Me: (Whispers) Jesus Christ.
— Houle Family Dairy (@dailydairydiary) November 20, 2016
Me: Please get dressed.
9yo: But you're still in your pajamas!
Me: I AM dressed.
9yo: Is that what you're calling [waves palm at me] this?
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) September 1, 2016
Me: We all make mistakes.
5: Even you?
5: Oh yeah! Like when you're trying to cook food that tastes good but then it doesn't?
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) April 15, 2016
Me: *sings along to radio*
3yo: why don't you let it sing all by itself?
— Melissa McCartney (@ToastyGiraffe) November 26, 2016
Me: "Did you realize I'm the best dad in the house?"
My 13 yr-old: "Yeah, but you're also the worst dad in the house."
— Stuff My Kids Say (@StuffMyKidsSay3) May 7, 2017
7yo: Why can't I have coffee?
Me: It'll make u even more energetic than u already are
7: But u drink it all the time& u never have energy!
— Salty Mermaid (@Jenn_H_Scott) August 13, 2016
7yr old daughter walked in the room, casually confirmed, "You have to have a backstory to why you're evil, right?" And walked out.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) January 24, 2016
7yo: I could see you and my teacher getting married.
Me: I'm married to your mom.
7yo: Well you could get a divorce.
(My 7yo is savage af.)
— The Dad (@thedad) September 1, 2016
(Man hobbles into grocery store using a cane)
5: HEY MOM THAT MAN IS USING A WALKING STICK BC HIS BONES AREN'T STRONG & HE'LL DIE SOON RIGHT
— Sweatpants Cher 🔶 (@House_Feminist) June 3, 2016
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