If there is one thing that is true for all children is that they are brutally honest and possess the ability to speak their mind at all times.
Children are known for their unfiltered honesty, a quality that they have because they are still getting used to understanding social cues and behaviors. As a result, they tend to blurt out things in a straightforward manner that sometimes makes for awkward, funny or even interesting situations. u/-Bungle asked individuals on the platform, "What's the most brutally honest thing a child has ever said to you?" Here are 10 of the most funny and thought-provoking incidents that people had to share.
I work at an after-school program with kids aged 5-12. I had recently had a miscarriage and told the kids I was no longer pregnant because they were excited about me giving birth in the future. I tried to let them know that "my baby stopped growing and it passed away in my tummy." Some of them were pretty bummed out after hearing the news. When I was leaving at the end of the day, I was saying bye to a few of them and one of the second graders who adores me yelled out "Sorry again about your dead baby!" For some reason it made me laugh instead of any other emotion. After so much crying from the actual miscarriage, I started cracking up and just said thank you. u/shainajoy
My daddy's hair is going away, too. [In my head] Noooooo. u/hugedrunkrobot. When I was little, I seemed to believe if you did something over, it would "come back" or reset itself. I also practically lived on my dad's shoulders, I don't know how my leg muscles grew. So one day when I was up there I told him: "Daddy you better brush your hair again. You've got patches." He's always been quite sensitive about his receding hairline. Whoops. u/clayRA23
I was about 16. A young kid (maybe 6 or 7) in front of me in church turns around, stares for three seconds and states, "You got a lot of pimples." Turns back around. He was not wrong. u/onewheeloneil. About the same age at the time. Our high school required us to perform community service in order to graduate. I chose to work with first graders. One of them says to me, "Why do you have red spots all over your face? Hehehehe". Then the whole class started laughing. I got bullied as a junior in high school by a classroom of first graders. u/Wollohypeels
A couple of weeks ago my fiance and I got into an argument and my 9-year-old stepdaughter told me "You aren't the best boyfriend, but you are a really good dad." Simultaneously made me really proud and feel really bad. u/Csonkus41. Well, think of it this. Nine-year-olds rarely know what constitutes a good significant other, but meanwhile, this was your stepdaughter who straight up told you that she thought you were a really good dad. That was coming from the child itself. And you had the whole role of difficult to please - old enough to be aware, stepdaughter, a couple years until she's a teen. You're doing good. Everybody has fights. Don't worry about it. u/SoGodDangTired
"Your glasses are weird, what do you look like without them?" Takes them off. "Ew, put them back on" Adults say this to me all the time. And even when I say "I really don't want to" they insist and I do it anyway. u/sheribubble. Why do grown-up people think this is an acceptable reaction? You're literally saying "You're ugly when your face isn't covered, please cover it again so I don't have to look at it." It's one of the most hurtful things you can say to somebody who wears something around their head regularly. u/painterly-witch
My four-year-old nephew, setting the table for dinner -- looks at me and announces, "You get the big fork because you're the fattest!" And then proceeds to set my place with the BBQ fork. Lol. u/Squirrel_Bandit. I watched a show about a Japanese brewery where the workers lived on the property for half the year. They were like a family. This is how they would treat the fat one, except being fat wasn't an issue. They were literally offering him more food. Because they believed he needed and therefore deserved more. Sounded like childish teasing but there was no disrespect. u/AxiomStatic
"My sister is just using you to make her ex-boyfriend jealous." Boy was that kid right too. u/natephant. I'm an adult and I've had to say that to a few guys my sister has dated. My sister has a knack for finding really great guys and treating them badly until they are broken. She had one really awesome boyfriend in high school who was happy to put up with her s*** until she told him that she didn't love him and broke up with him. She crawled back to him a few days later and he told her to f*** off. Every guy since then has been an attempt to make him jealous, or they remind her of him. u/Treypyro
My 5 year-old-granddaughter knew the speed dial number on my daughter's phone. Without my daughter's knowledge, my granddaughter called me and left the following message. "Grandma, you are so very, very, very, very pretty, but you're old and you might die. At the end of her message, I heard my daughter yell, "Who are you talking to!?" Granddaughter quickly said, "I love you, Grandma. Bye." Click. u/meadowsrock. This one is hilarious. Also, I love that 50s is old- my parents are in their mid-fifties and unless my little brother knocks someone up in college, they're not having grandkids for another 8-10 years, at least. Reddit
Not to me but to a friend who is a smoker. She was coughing a lot due to a cold and being a smoker. The child was 3 at the time. He looks at her and says, "You are going to die." We all looked shocked and I told him that's not nice to say to people. My friend however replies, "Well then am I going to heaven or hell? And he says, "Just go to a doctor." u/sevensantana. In the most effective Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting I've ever had, a young boy who couldn't be older than 3 walked into our first meeting and clambered up a chair. He opens with: "Hi everyone, I'm Timmy and I'm your instructor." He looks at each of us dead in the eye. "You're all going to die." None of us drank after that. Reddit
I went to China to teach at an English summer camp. It was a month-long experience, and during that time the children all got to pick American names. These ranged from Tommy to Robot. One day the kids thought it would be fun to give me a Chinese name. The host teacher mentioned that my real name is very close to the Chinese word for beautiful, so I should take that as my name. The kids all paused for a minute thinking about it, before one popped up and said, "Not so much beautiful, but still very nice." Reddit