25+ Parents on the Weirdest Things Their Kids Have Thrown Tantrums About
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.
@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.
But it was taken with absolute admiration for the child's commitment:
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.
Then the stories from parents of all the things that have been upsetting their little weirdoes came out:
Kids love toilets:
But food is a minefield:
Travel is dangerous:
And colors? Forget it.
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.