25+ Parents on the Weirdest Things Their Kids Have Thrown Tantrums About

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Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:16 p.m. ET

Being a parent means traveling everywhere with a small, irrational human who at any point might completely lose their chill. There are also joys to parenting, I'm sure, but this thread started by Twitter user @SparkyROAR is definitely focused on the "losing their chill" part. And boy do those little humans know how to lose their chill in the most ridiculous ways possible. 

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@SparkyROAR posted a photo (taken with the parent's permission, of course) of a kid lodging a silent protest against his color coordinated accessories. He literally just gave up on being a human because his gloves match his jacket. That's literally all it took. 

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But it was taken with absolute admiration for the child's commitment:

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Everyone commiserated with how odd child behavior is, but also how funny? Half of parenting is just laughing at the ridiculous things your kid does — because if you can't laugh about it, you're just going to go crazy. 

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Then the stories from parents of all the things that have been upsetting their little weirdoes came out:

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Kids love toilets:

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But food is a minefield:

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Travel is dangerous:

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And colors? Forget it.

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Also, many responsible adults pointed out that usually when kids are having a freak out, it's because they're tired or hungry and too stressed out to express that verbally. It is duly acknowledged that it's perhaps not nice to laugh at a kid in distress, even if it seems to be over something ridiculous. But being a parent is also hard, and if you can't laugh about your kid wanting to lick the plunger, you just might cry, too.

Let's just face it: kids are weird.

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