Whether it’s wondering where babies come from or pondering, 'how does the sky stay up?', kids sometimes ask questions that leave you scratching your head and reeling with laughter.
Children can be delightfully filter-free creatures, often asking the questions everyone else is scared to. Once they latch onto a question, they often hold on pretty tight! (Bless their tiny cotton socks).
They’re not afraid to tackle the big stuff, either. Everything from birth to appearances are broached with the same degree of enthusiasm, innocence and bulldozer-strength bluntness.
Here are 11 of the best and funniest questions ever uttered by a child, compiled from Reddit.
Where do babies come from?
This one is a classic! Most kids, at some stage, and often pretty early on, will grow curious about their own existence. Cue the talk about where babies come from! Let's just hope they heed your advice and not take the playground gossip for gospel like these munchkins:
- “My daughter believed that babies came out of your bottom. And that they were created when bums rubbed together.”
“My kids were around five and seven when they asked me where babies come from. I made the mistake of telling them we found them in the cabbage patch and decided to keep them. So of course they asked if we could go and get more babies from the cabbage patch.”
Food for thought
Why do we eat animals? Why is Jenny allowed to eat chocolate for breakfast but not me? Why do I have to eat broccoli? No, seriously, why? Dinner time can be a joyous time of total silence... or a few hairy quesitons!
- “My four-year-old and I were recently discussing how chickens lay eggs. She thought about it for a minute and then asked me, “Well, how do pigs lay bacon?”
- “I was breastfeeding my newborn son one day, when my 4-year-old daughter asked if one side made chocolate milk and the other made white."
Ever wondered what you've been doing with your life and whether it's too late for you to quit your job and start teaching art classes in Paris? Perhaps you should take the lead from these quirky kids:
- My then four-year-old told me she has superpowers. She said that every morning she lays down in her bed with her arms stretched out and rolls around. And THAT'S what makes the sun come up.”
“I asked my three year old what he was going to do when he grew up. He pondered it and said, quite seriously, 'breed dragons'.
Bellies and baldness
Kids are the first to point out awkward things about someone's appearance. If anything, you have to be grateful for a child's ability to state the obvious:
- “I was observing a primary school teacher and she asked her students if they had any questions for me. The first question I got was "where exactly did you get your hair cut? Because my mum's hair looks terrible."
- Never one to quietly ask questions, my four-year-old asked, “Mum! Why does that man have a circle of skin in the middle of his hair?”
- My niece pointed at my belly and asked if I’d eaten all the snacks because I was fat. I told him it’s a baby inside my tummy, to which she said – all horrified “why did you eat a baby?”
Sometimes little ones shock you with their curiosity about the facts of life we often take for granted. Who knows, maybe you're raising a little Socrates?
- "My little brother once asked, "why do I have two eyes if I only see one thing?" Fairly easy to explain to him now, but that was damn impressive for a four-year old."
- “In the middle of dinner, with no context, my son asked: 'What did it feel like on your last day of being a child?'"
In the mood for more family-friendly laughs? Check out Storks – the latest animated film bought to you by Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in cinemas on September 22.
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