Listen, kids are some of the stupidest creatures on earth. But it's not like it's their fault — if you'd spent 9 months gestating in a womb, only to be expelled into some sort of sterile, empty room where a man in a white lab coat and face mask slaps you on the butt, you'd be disoriented too. Like, that is a weird situation to find yourself in, isn't it? Being alive is an entirely new situation for kids, and you'd probably do some stupid things as you tried to adjust too. And yet, that doesn't mean the stupid things kids do aren't hilarious. The Subreddit /r/KidsAreStupid finds the most ridiculous moments of kids acting, well, stupid and puts them on display for the entire internet to see. And one mom's post has got the whole internet laughing. Kids, eh? Who'd have 'em?

'Round and 'round we go...

When my son Seth was little, he would beg his brother to put him in this particular pillow case and swing him around. I know it’s insane and the only reason I’m telling you now is because they are grown up and I can’t lose custody of them. – jchases99

Maybe this could have been explained a little more clearly.

Kid describes color to a blind person. – Jammiedodger2000

Burn it alllllll down.

A child ripped up their allowance because he wasn’t happy with the amount. His mom walked out of her room and saw this. – @adamcarriker94

No one tell him.

Keep your toddler busy by letting them paint the fence with water. – talynmitchell23

And to think, he could've been Spider-Man. Or Iron Man. Or any man, really.

I just want everyone to know that my two-year-old insisted on being “pants” for Halloween. – chickcag

A real whodunit...

I had to work overnight last night and while taking a nap today I was vandalized. I have a picture and have detained two suspects, but one is not cooperating. The only one who can speak blames it on the four-legged suspect who has no hands to pull off such a stunt. – Buff_52

"Of course it's happening in your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it isn't real?"

My four-year-old nephew asked me to draw him Harry Potter, and then excitedly shouted “I’LL DO THE LEGS!” – @sophiaallenx

Peace out.

My sister just had a baby. She brought her home today and my other niece was so pissed she packed up all her sh*t and tried to leave. – chinchuberry

A true inspiration.

My kid swallowed a penny while showing his little brother how he accidentally swallowed a simm key the day before. – StumpedatUserName

The con is on.

My son has been very picky lately, but he loves Taco Bell. So I made a homemade meal and put it in an old Taco Bell bag. And IT ACTUALLY WORKED. – [account deleted]

Doesn't he realize how cool that is?!

He met Bill Murray. – IrfanMirza

Gonna make that boy swoon.

This is the look I genuinely though Joe Jonas was going to see me wear and fall in love with me in 2008. – @Emily_Runnels

RIP fish bro.

We put my son to bed and we’re in the living room watching a movie when we hear a noise in his room. We called up to him and he said it was his drawer that made the noise. 10 to 15 minutes later, I go to pee and look in his room and see his little chair up to his dresser and the lid from his fish tank on the ground. This is what we find… UPDATE: now he’s upset because he killed his fish and said he just wanted to pet it. – ShaRoyal

An even bigger whodunit...

Someone ate all the muffins (it was him). – IrfanMirza

"I guess I will build a life here."

My son after trying to get back down from washing his hands. Just hanging there… helpless… – fiteMILK


One time my uncle put a wig on my cousin’s head and told him it was permanent. – nyzoran

I lie motionless on the ground when they don't match.

I walk out of Target to the scene of a child lying motionless on the ground. I asked what was wrong and the dad said, “He’s upset his gloves match his jacket.” – @SparkyROAR

It was make an album. That was it. That's all she did.

Found my old diary entry from 2000. – malissatran

You can tell those older kids are good at Pokemon because they captured an animal smaller and weaker than themselves.

My two older children were trying to lay out all of their Pokemon cards, but the youngest kept intervening, so they duct taped him to a chair. – EthanLond11

He could be anywhere...

My four-year-old son thinks he’s a ninja so my wife took a picture (before he was in the frame) and showed him. He absolutely thinks he’s invisible in front of our black appliances. – OneNightBland

Gotta admire the bravery.

Kid snuffs out his birthday candle with his face. – TheNeutralParty

Entitlement personified.

This kid asked me for some Skittles but I had just finished them so he stared at me like this the entire flight. @HussSrour

Show some respect!

Sigh. – PhordPrefect


My friend’s kid learned that his teacher can see everything he does in Google Docs today. – wildshapes

Where's the lie?!

Happy Mother’s Day. – ninth_revolution

"She must like what I like."

Toddler was asked to feed the cat. – KittyKanuckles

Hey... even an adult could make that mistake...

My little sister wondered why her screen didn’t work… – Annoying_chicken_69

What more do you need?

First grade me apparently believed the world consisted of only New York and Florida. – vrmtts

At first I thought he'd dug a tunnel through the carpeted floor.

At least he’s warm. – PictureBuyer

Notoriously, red is a color that inspires hunger.

Some kid took a bite out of the cardboard at McDonald’s. – SausageSnagDog

But this fail might be the most hilarious yet.

One mom shared an incredible story of her kid doing something super embarrassing this week.

One hilarious thing about kids?

They basically have absolutely no qualms with being naked – whenever.

But for the rest of us?

Well, we’ve all been socialized to believe that being naked is actually a little bit weird.

Which can lead to some rather embarrassing situations.

Which Jeni Boysen, a mom from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, knows only too well.

She received this text message.

Honestly, we’re cringing in second-hand embarrassment.

The picture is totally hilarious.

Lucky it was such an understanding neighbor who spotted the rogue child!

Still, a pretty cringy situation.

We’re glad this wasn’t us.

This mom took it remarkably well.

Well, you’ve gotta laugh – or you’ll cry!

"I just cried I laughed so hard. This is exactly the laughter I needed tonight."

“Ya know. Sometimes you think you’re doing okay at life and then you get a message like this from a neighbor.”

Moms of the internet can relate!

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It started when Twitter user @MotherofDoggons asked people to share the dumbest thing they did as kids.

She even shared her own example of a dumb thing she did as a child. You might be thinking it’ll be hard to top that story. Read on.

A pet bird!

OK, yes, I did try to convince my parents to let me hatch an unfertilized egg from the grocery store. But at least my potential pet was never alive! This person thought they could revive a dead bird!

Praying for rain.

This person’s understanding of the water cycle was clearly rather incomplete. But I admire the effort!

This is horrifying!

I read this one time and honestly? I can never read it again. It yucks me out so bad.

No tears!

Bless your little sensitive heart. At least your eyelashes were extra clean that day!

Playing with electricity! What could go wrong?

I like that this kid’s understanding of electric guitars was limited to essentially, Guitar plus Electricity. It makes sense! Kind of.


I was sort of with you until you revealed that you were 16-years-old at the time of this experiment. Surely you knew about fire by age 16, right?

See ya later, alligator!

I admire your dedication to the roleplay. However, maybe a little less authenticity would be a good idea for next time.

I want candy.

Doesn’t matter. Had candy.

Excuse me, What?!

If only there were any other way to put out a candle. You know, one that didn’t involve a highly flammable object. Oh well!

"Hey the microwave blew up."

I once tried to microwave a loaf of bread that had a metal twist tie on it. You know what I didn’t do, though? Watch it burn for a while.

"The butter is mashed."

Most of these stories are silly and ridiculous. This one is straight-up horrifying. Imagine waking up to that!

Nice try.

Looks like somebody missed the segment on Sesame Street where they teach you how to tell time.

Reading in the dryer.

I understand wanting to have your own space to relax. But the dryer?! That can’t be comfortable.

Pet my fish!

The words “pet goldfish” were meant to be descriptive. They weren’t a command.

This kid was obviously very cool.

At least the permanent marker tattoos didn’t require surgery. Baby steps!  

Burning a crayon.

There’s literally a crayon sharpener in the box. What did you even burn them with?!

Let's play with rocks!

Just think. This kid grew up to (presumably) have a job. They could be your boss. How does that feel?

Cool cat.

This was a bad day for kid brains. But a pretty great day for the cat!

Come on in!

Opening the door and letting a cat waltz into your home would also be very strange. But the fact that it was a skunk? Come on, kid!

Smoke bomb!

Trust me. She noticed. She couldn’t bring herself to admit that her kid was that dumb.

I see something!

It’s the strangest thing — I see the same exact person every single time I look in the mirror. Even weirder is that she looks exactly like me.

Time to change up the decor.

Anyone who has carpet and children is a much braver person than I will ever be. It seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

"I'm part horse."

Only kids would claim they were part horse in the first place. And only the dumb kids would try to eat grass to prove it.

Flawless plan.

Makes total sense. I’m assuming it worked perfectly.

At least you got pudding!

I hope the pudding cup was worth it. Knowing what I know of pudding, it was.

Only the essentials.

I’m so curious as to how you settled on that exact mix of items. Although the Cheez-Its makes perfect sense. Those things are delicious.


That’s one way to solve the problem, I guess. I hope they grew back!

"These are some weird rocks!"

This kid played with poop. Do you really need further proof that kids are idiots?

Just because.

You never know when you’re gonna need an extra 10 cents. If only you had another place to hold it. Share this with a parent who will find these stories hilarious!
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