Children are just plain, innocent creatures, and most of them don’t understand the phrases we like to use. There are times when they take things really literally. In fact, there are more times they do than don’t and it often leads to hilarious answers or actions from them. For example, when you tell them to ‘name the shape’ of a square and they write ‘Jack’.
We can’t blame them or even correct them at times – technically, they are correct, but just out of context from the question.
Little girl teaching her cats how to draw a flower.
Little girl teaching her cats how to draw a flower from r/aww A literal drawing of a butter-fly.
When older bro turns head suddenly, so does little bro from r/aww So, he made tables.
hisoka88 Can you imagine how excited a kid is when they get to name things?
emmarley Kid does not understand hypothetical questions, but now we know he doesn’t do basketball.
MCrow2001 An honest, realistic boy.
MasterMarco7742 Told son to look up for videos on puppy training.
Daball80 Son got into modern art after I told him when visiting a museum to think what they really mean.
Piccrazy Kid said there are too many grapes, so I told him to just eat half of them.
jozdaz Sister using deodorant for the first time with a ruler because ‘it’s to be 15 cm away.’
mariajavidd On this day, kids were told to ‘bring a fish’.
Told kid he can’t go outside. Lawyer in the making?
rerational Dad: It’s too nice out to play inside.
reviewstl Genius kid in the making.
irishchck14 He was told to draw hands on the clocks.
Rcrowley32 This truly smart kid who broke the code.
Blahson Asked my toddler to feed the cat. Couldn’t he have peeled it at least?
reddit. His grandpa was reading him a bedtime story adventure, so he got his warm hat and flashlight ready.
imbignate My 5-year-old was told to eat half his hotdog before TV.
anotherkeebler Told son to ‘keep his eye on the ball’.
spiritualbeingonahumanjourney Told son to use chopsticks at a Japanese restaurant. He did excellent.
justintcrow Wife told son to ‘put a jar of water’ in dog’s bowl and we only found out hours later.
jamesmlarson My son is a realist and this is how we know.
rocknrollsteve Son asked why I was fixing the computer. Told him to make it fast. Came back to me with this as he ‘solved’ the problem.
lKauany Told a first grade class that they are writing a letter for Santa.
dalekmania This amazing 6-year-old has other thoughts about solving this problem.
snowbird311 This girl, Hope, named them well.
jaredhag23 My 2-year-old. Was told to put her shoes by the front door and she took it literally.
eimmaj Told daughter she can’t take off clothes off hangers to try them. So we ended up with this.
Amdh Yes, told the kids not to eat all the strawberries.