20+ Times Children’s Unique Ways of Thinking Made Us Go, “Wow!”
Children think in a different way compared to adults. They see things in a different light, which is often very useful when searching for new ideas. One of the best examples of brilliant out-of-the-box thinking was when George Nissen, who was only 16 at the time, came up with the idea of a trampoline, something that is still widely used today.
We at Now I’ve Seen Everything want to share some other curious cases of kids’ logic.
“If you look closely, you’ll see my son hiding from me.”
“It’s what we’re going to call ’ravioli art.’”
“My kid took a bite out of a pie and filled the hole with potatoes to hide the evidence.”
- My daughter was 7 years old when she got an assignment: to write the moral of The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish fairy tale. She wrote, “The tale teaches us that even if we don’t like what our husbands give us, we should smile anyway.” © KudriGalkina / Pikabu
- A little more than one month was left until the New Year and my husband decided to start torturing me with the question, “Honey, what present would you like to get for the New Year?” I answered him, frankly, that I didn’t know. Hearing this conversation, my daughter, who had already sent her letter to Santa, decided to take part in the dialogue:
— “Mom, I know what you want!”
— “How can you know what I want if I myself don’t know what I want?”
— “I know, I know,” she continued. “You want GOOD REST!” © tetcher / Pikabu
- Today, my son, who is in the third grade, says to me in the morning, “I saw science in my dreams at night. Of course, it’s boring but I had to watch what they were showing.” I saw such doom in his sleepy eyes... © Prohorlinna / Pikabu
- I was sitting in a cafe when a mother with her son came in. The boy was very active, he was about 4 years old. He comes up to me and asks:
— “Are you a girl or an auntie?”
I have met many people who’ve tried to guess my age (usually incorrectly) but I’ve never had a chance to choose it myself. Thank you, boy! © RybaPumbrija / Pikabu
- My son is 11 years old. He is growing into a real gentleman. Recently he bought me a treat with the money he earned himself (he walks our neighbor’s dog). He knew I liked salad, which I find hard to make myself, and he brought one to me (not ice cream or chocolate). © Arsmoriendy / Pikabu
“From a book titled The Universe that I wrote in second grade”
“Paper clips are hard.”
- I left a measuring glass for washing powder on the washing machine. My husband started to reprimand me, saying that our kid could lick it, it’s not safe to leave out, etc. The kid comes to the bathroom, opens both kid locks on the cabinet holding the washing detergent, hides the glass, locks both cabinets, and says, “You need to do it this way. Got it?” © unknown author / Bash
- My kid is growing up to be a good housekeeper. He peed on the floor and wiped the pee up himself...with my clean shirt. © BEMBINI / Bash
- I went to the zoo with the kids. My kids were growling, squealing, shouting, and waving their hands. I hope the animals liked it. © KJ / Bash
“It was bath time and my son thought he had the perfect hiding spot.”
“My kids had to double a brownie recipe that called for 1/3 cup of oil. Somehow her math yielded out 2 and 2/3 cups. The mix was boiling in the oven.”
- I was 6 when I read in my mom’s magazine that a woman should wear beautiful underwear for self-confidence even if no one sees them. So I put on panties with cherries on and walked around a-la mysterious girl the whole day. © Overheard / Ideer
- My son kept telling me the entire morning about the super-car he wants. When he got silent, he lied next to me, and said, “Mom, don’t worry... You’ll buy it for me for sure.” © Quintessence / Kids are speaking
- This is about optimists and pessimists. I hear the sound of broken glass coming from the kitchen. My 7-year-old daughter: “Oops, the plate broke.” My 5-year-old son: “It’s a puzzle!” © Gavrishenko K. / Kids are speaking
Someone’s kid hung up the wet wipes to allow them to dry.
“My daughter was furious that we wouldn’t let her keep a handful of coins in her mouth.”
“My niece drew this ’troll’ and then got so scared of it, she made my brother throw the picture away.”
What funny things have you or your kids done?