Kids are cute. They're so cute we don't even notice what little sociopaths they are most of the time. Part of good parenting is slowly teaching them not to try and destroy the world and everyone around them. We all need to learn what compassion is.
That's why teachers or other adults in charge of these little monsters sometimes try and engage children with projects that convey this lesson — that other people have feelings, and we should occasionally consider them.
Haha, nice try! The children can't be controlled, as you can see in this viral tweet. One teacher's attempt to teach empathy completely backfired when she asked her students to write greeting cards for the elderly in a local nursing home. Like, backfired so hard we doubt those cards ever made it to their intended readers.
Twitter user @Get_A_Cloo shared pictures of some of the greeting cards made by the kids, writing, "Kelsey’s students were supposed to write cards to the nursing home and ... THESE ARE SO BAD BUT FUNNY."
And by bad, @Get_A_Cloo means downright terrifying. While the kids wrote on bright pink paper with colored markers, the messages were anything but bright.
Seriously, these are the last cards anyone's grandmother or grandfather should be receiving while watching Judge Judy in their rocking chairs.
Don't believe us? Try getting through these tweets without laugh-crying and running to the phone to call your grandparents and scheduling your next visit. We bet you can't.
"Did you have a good life?" is exactly the question you want to get from a child when you're a swinging sixty-five year old.
Kids have a natural curiosity, but the way they ingest info and regurgitate it can be alarming. Yes, some people have issues with health and abilities, but c'mon:
What did Kelsey tell these kids about the elderly, exactly?
Whatever it is, they're really, really worried about the people in this nursing home.
They must think things are pretty bad in there:
This hilarious reminder that you can't trust children has been extremely popular, and everyone is picking their favorite absolutely terrible thing a kid wrote:
are you deff— carol (@McLovinGarcia) June 29, 2018
"did you have a good life?"— NHL insider kikwi (@CJC_31303524) June 29, 2018
I think the “we feel bad for you” is my fav— Kier (@kierstennaveryy) June 28, 2018
No like I am crying laughing right now @ are you flexible— Brewers World Series Champs ‘18 (@kschottt) July 2, 2018
Others shared stories where they made a similar mistake with the youth:
Once I helped with a VBS where they sent cards to soldiers. A few “I hope you get to see your family again” and “I hope you don’t die.”— Jackie D. Semmens (@Jdsemm) June 29, 2018
I ran into something similar a couple years ago. My boss missed work because her mother died, and all the kids made cards for her. One just said "SORRY ABOUT DEAD MOM".— Alex Edwards (@ohgodscrewthis) July 1, 2018
Though sometimes they were the problem:
one time in like 1st grade I decided I wanted to write letters to people in prison & on one of them I drew a pic of a stick figure crying behind bars & wrote “it’s super nice out here I hope you get out soon”...i was so proud till my mom saw it& didn’t let me send it https://t.co/eBh3dxqadl— Ann Gorman (@anngormann) June 29, 2018
Be honest with yourself about the kind of messages you used to scrawl to grandma.
Though she probably love them anyway.