Kids really don't have any filter, especially when they are in public and these funny instances shared by parents prove it.
Kids are innocent ones who do not think much about the aftermath of their words or actions. Sometimes, their honesty can cause a fair bit of embarrassment to their parents, who might find themselves in awkward situations in public places. u/janehoffenmueller shared her personal story, recalling an incident where she and her toddler were grocery shopping and the little kid asked if they could have cookies. She refused to buy them. "There is an overweight person carrying a box of cookies. My daughter sees this person and begins screaming at them, 'No cookies! Can't have cookies!' I tried to make her stop, but she wouldn't, and this person was very obviously hurt by what she was saying. I was so embarrassed that I pulled her out of the cart, said 'I'm so sorry' to the person and scurried out to the car," her post read. The mom then asked the community to share the most embarrassing thing their child has ever done in public. Here is a rib-tickling list of such moments narrated by parents.
An older woman wearing a big, black, cloak-looking jacket with a visible wart on her nose said hi to my daughter at the grocery store when she was almost 3. The daughter glared at her and immediately yelled "Go away, you're a witch!" She used to be obsessed with Snow White and honestly, this lady did kinda look like the witch in that movie. As soon as I saw her I knew what my daughter would be thinking I was just praying she wouldn't say it. The lady was actually pretty nice about it but I was so embarrassed. u/CuppyBees
Dad here. We were at the grocery store and saw this monster of a man, definitely a bodybuilder - he was like 6’3” and 250 pounds of muscle. We passed him in an aisle and my boy (3 or 4 at the time) said to him “my dad can beat you up." I look at the giant man and he just smirks (in a non-threatening way). We go about our business as usual (no; I didn’t correct my son, I let him think I was Superman as long as he wanted to) u/gOldMcDonald
I was walking my 2-year-old with the stroller and an elderly man was walking toward us. He had a white beard. A large belly. And happened to be wearing a bright red shirt. Can you guess what happened next? 2 year old, yelling at the top of his lungs and frantically pointing at the man. "Santa Claus! Mommy look that's Santa Claus!" We're still some distance away from this poor man, so I think there's a chance he didn't hear us. I try to calm the kid down but he's too excited to even hear me. 2-year-old yells louder, "Mommy, that's Santa Claus! Presents! Where are my presents?" We were on the other side of the street but I'm pretty sure he heard and he definitely saw my kid pointing at him and jumping up and down in his stroller. He did not seem to find it cute though. u/bigmamma0
We were in the pet food aisle of a grocery store and talking about how our dog was very old when he died and how our cat was quite old and we weren’t sure how much longer he would have to live. This older woman was sharing the aisle with us and my 4-year-old son turned to point at her and said, “So this lady…” and I had to scoop him up very quickly before he could finish his sentence. u/huggle-snuggle
We were standing in line to get on a plane and my oldest (who was 3 at the time) pointed to the man directly behind us who had a very large stomach and said very loudly, "He is having a baby!" Luckily he was such a good sport and was so kind. But I had to explain a couple of things to her after that. u/LaTeeter
When my daughter was 2, we went on a long flight. At one point, a flight attendant was near, and my daughter looked up and said, "Piece of a*s!" The flight attendant gave me (father) the worst look. Like, I think she assumed that my daughter was repeating something that she had heard me say. What I knew, however, was that my daughter had a bit of a funny accent when pronouncing certain words, and I explained to the flight attendant, "She would like a piece of ice." I don't think she believed me, but she put some ice in a cup and handed it to my daughter who happily looked at it and said, "A*s! A*s!" At that, the flight attendant started laughing and forgave me. u/dave_hitz
Recently we were walking into the store right before a snowstorm, and naturally, there were people hoarding cases of water into their car like it was about to be the apocalypse. My son (8, who loves math) looked at them as we were walking by and was loudly asking why they needed so much water. I laughed it off, but this kid did the math of how many bottles were in each pack and how many cases they loaded into their car and was like “What are they going to do with 210 bottles of water at one time? They really couldn’t leave any for other people?” He’s not wrong but shut up. u/OneAcanthocephala999
One time I was in a changing room at a women’s clothing store with my then-two-year-old, trying on a new top. It was the type of fitting room with a curtain across the entrance that you just pull closed when you’re inside. Well, my toddler apparently got bored with watching me try on clothes, so he ripped open the curtain and ran off at top speed into the (fairly busy) store. So half-naked wearing just my bra, I ran after him out of the changing room and across the store, loudly shouting his name. Obviously, he thought - and still thinks to this day when I tell him this story - it was hilarious. u/KaisaTheLibrarian
We were at my daughter's choir performance, sitting dead center in the front row. Right before the performance starts, as the entire room is dead silent and the choir director is lifting her arms, my seven-year-old rips the loudest fart. Without missing a beat, he yells, “Mom! Why did you fart?” I wanted to melt into the gym floor. All I could do was stare forward with my cheeks on fire. u/wyowow
I had just gone to the bathroom after a big pork chop dinner at a nice restaurant. The stench was heavy in the air, but there was nothing I could do about it. The pork chops had cleared out the pipes. As I came out of the stall, a father and his young son came in and the kid shouted, “Holy cow! What the hell died in here? It stinks!” Then he makes eye contact with me in the mirror as I’m washing my hands, points and goes “Was that you? Yuck!” I’m not easily embarrassed and I laughed, but I have to admit, this kid had nailed me to the wall. His dad seemed to notice that and goes without missing a beat, “Yeah, well Josh. When you take a poo it doesn’t exactly smell like flowers either.“ Wherever that guy is, I salute you. Dads of the world unite. u/OniOdisCornukaydis