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These Parents Have It In For Their Kids: 15 Kids Who Are Trying To Live Their Best Lives

I think that it’s a pretty well known fact that kids have incredible imaginations and, at times, can be the cutest things on earth. However, as cute as they are and as great as their imaginations are, that still doesn’t save them from having their day turn sour due to either their parents or the environment around them.

These kids are just trying to go about their day without having to deal with any unnecessary pressure or problems. They are just trying to live their lives in the best way that they can. Whether it involves dressing up as a scary clown for Halloween (Pennywise, from the movie IT), riding behind their parent’s bicycle and getting mud all over their face, or being allowed to experience Resident Evil in virtual reality, sometimes kids end up getting much more than they bargained for.

Why can’t parents ever just leave their kids alone and let them be? I don’t think kids say the darndest things. Instead, I think kids do the darndest things. Or at the very least, they get themselves into the darndest situations. So without much further ado, here are 15 kids who are trying to live their best lives.

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15 IT

I never realized that Pennywise could look so adorable. And it’s like the saying goes, if we look good, we feel good. Unfortunately, you probably couldn’t tell from the look on this kid’s face. As adorable as a child-size Pennywise looks and sounds, this kid really doesn’t seem to be enjoying themselves too much. In fact, I doubt this kid even wanted to dress up as the IT clown to begin with.

Why? Well, first off, I don’t even think this kid knows who Pennywise is. Second, I’m pretty sure that they have never seen the movie either. And third, if this kid did see IT, then this is the least of their problems.

That movie messed me up, so I can’t even imagine what that would do to this kid. Also, notice how the other kids in this class are dressed up as a lot less frightening characters. Just look at that cute little witch. There’s nothing scary about that one. And I’m sure this kid will be going around to everybody while saying, “float too,” without knowing what it means. Maybe for next Halloween, this kid will get to pick his own costume. After this costume, they deserve it.

14 Riding Dirty

Ride behind the bike they said. It’ll be fun they said...

I don’t think this kid woke up that morning and said, “Oh boy! I can’t wait to go for a bike ride with my parent and get mud splattered all over my face!” I’m sorry to say, but that just doesn’t happen. So it probably came as a big surprise to this kid when he was sitting back in his comfy chair and then all of a sudden, he got a glob of mud in his mouth. And mud really doesn’t taste that good. I happen to know from experience. I can’t help but wonder how long it took for this kid’s parent to realize that he soon would soon become a mud monster. Hopefully it didn’t take too long or their son would soon be unrecognizable.

Nevertheless, I do know one kid who won’t be asking to ride behind their parents anymore... I’m just surprised that this parent would go bike riding on a muddy path. Don’t they know that the tires will make the mud splatter? Then again, if they knew that then this unlucky kid wouldn’t be in this situation. Maybe just stick to concrete from now on.

13 Hanging In There

“Let me just grab this pole and see what happens…” Those were the famous last words of this next curious kid.I’m joking of course... Those weren’t their last words. But I’m pretty sure that’s what they must have been thinking right before that barrier started to go up.

You really can’t blame the kid for something like this. This is what kids do. They literally climb and hold onto things.

That’s not an exaggeration either. Go to a park and watch some kids and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Scratch that. Forget what I just said. Please don’t go to a park and watch some kids. I don’t want anyone getting arrested. Just take me at my word.

I will say this though, as dangerous as this situation is, and it is pretty darn dangerous, this kid has incredible forearm strength to still be holding onto that barrier for that long. And just look at those two anxious adults standing underneath trying to reach up and grab that kid. I have to assume that they are the parents, but you never know. I just don’t get why they are not lowering that barrier. They shouldn’t wait for it to keep going up before coming down.

12 Resident Evil

Technology has really come a long way over the years, hasn’t it? Instead of just playing regular video games, we can now fully immerse ourselves into an entire virtual reality. And I cannot think of a more horrific game (or world) to fully immerse myself in than Resident Evil. So I’m sure you can understand just how bad that experience will be for this next kid.

In case anyone isn’t up to date on their Resident Evil virtual reality games, Resident Evil Biohazard is a game, where unlike its predecessors, you don’t have any weapons or anything — you just have to run and hide.

It’s basically a survival/horror game. And it’s pretty much the most horrifying virtual reality game on the market. Furthermore, this game is rated “mature.” Not that anyone ever listens to those ratings, but I feel that I should still mention it. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound like the best game for a child to play.

Sure, this little kid may have wanted to get in on the fun, but that doesn’t you have to let them. A big part of being a parent is knowing when to say “no.” Can you say, “father of the year”?

11 Pedal Boat

I can only imagine how excited these next kids must have been when they found out that they were going to go out on the lake with their dad. However, they probably didn’t expect it to go the way it did. And that way, of course, was having to pedal the boat while their larger dad was sitting on the front of the boat relaxing and enjoying life.

Normally, in a situation in which you take your kids to go on a pedal boat, you would expect the parent to take the reins and do the majority of the pedaling. However, this is not a normal situation.

First things first. Yes, I know it’s wrong that this dad is making his kids pedal that entire boat, but my biggest concern here is how did this dad think that this would even be possible? That dad does seem to be a bit large, so unless my calculations are off, it doesn’t seem like those kids have the leg power to get those pedals moving, let alone push that boat for the entire ride. And to think, all those kids wanted was a relaxing day on the lake. Oh well, maybe next time.

10 Pool Party

Aren’t pool parties the best? There’s nothing quite like having a pool party and taking a dip on a hot summer day. And what better way to take a dip in that cool refreshing pool than being kicked into it when you least expect it?

I honestly don’t get why this parent is kicking their child in the pool though. It’s not as if they are kicking them in because the child refuses to get in the pool because as you can see, this kid is already soaking wet.

I just want to add that if this parent was indeed kicking their child into the pool because he refused to get in, that is absolutely horrible. What better way to scar a young child for life than by forcing them into the water by way of kicking them? Nevertheless, since this kid was already in the pool, I can only assume that this parent is kicking them just because they feel like it. I mean, why else would someone do this to their kid? Even the other parent in the pool is just looking at this scene like “what is this guy doing?” I doubt this kid will be going in the pool for the rest of the summer.

9 Dark Side Of The Moon

Yeah, I know exactly what you’re thinking. This next one is pretty bad. And the look on this next kid’s face says more than any words could ever say. Moreover, this next picture really makes me wonder: can’t kids ever just live their lives in peace?

As nice as it is to just sit back and relax while someone else is biking for you, what’s not nice is having to sit behind something like this... This kid’s face is just inches away from their worst nightmare.

Now, you’re probably wondering why this kid doesn’t say something to their parent and let them know that their face is almost in their crack. Well, the thing about that is that it doesn’t really matter if they said something or not. If they are out biking, there really aren’t many choices at this point. That seat doesn’t move so this kid is pretty much stuck there. The real issue here is with the company who designed those seats. What were they thinking? Don’t they test their bike seats out before they start mass producing it? There’s only one thing I know for certain and that’s that these kids just can’t catch a break.

8 Family Vacation

Family vacations are pretty much a love ‘em or hate ‘em type of situation. At times, they can be great. On the other hand, they can also be not so great. Much like this next one.

To be quite honest, I don’t think it matters where this family is headed to for their vacation because it's probably not going to be too fun for this kid since he is stuck wearing matching outfits with the rest of his family. Just look at that vacation attire. If that doesn’t scream “tourist,” then I don’t know what does. But’s that’s not even the worst part about this crime of fashion. Those Hawaiian shirts have to go. I’m sorry, but they have to. But what’s really bothering me about those shirts is that this kid has them buttoned wrong. Look at how the left side hangs so much lower than the right. Maybe this was his way of rebelling without getting in trouble? Who knows? And don’t even get me started on those hats. Look, if these parents want to dress that way, then fine. I can’t stop them. But don’t drag the kid into this. He’s innocent. Just let him be, please.

7 Catsup

Here’s a quick parent tip: if your child wants to try ketchup for the first time, just give them a little taste. Please don’t hold the entire bottle over their mouth and then start squeezing.

Now, I should probably preface this by saying that I am not a parent. Nevertheless, I am a human being with common sense, so I feel that I am qualified to speak on this subject and give advice on it.

Doesn’t this just seem obvious though? I don’t think there’s anybody out there who would recommend pouring ketchup into your infant’s mouth? In fact, I don’t think there’s anybody out there who would recommend pouring ketchup into anyone’s mouth, regardless of age. Ketchup, like most condiments, are only good in moderation. Moreover, just because this kid wanted to try ketchup, even though I’m still a little curious as to how someone who can’t speak asks to try it, doesn’t mean that you have to oblige. What would have happened if this kid wanted to try alcohol? Would this parent pour it in their mouth? I didn’t think so. If only we had a picture of this kid’s face after they tasted all of that ketchup.

6 Standing Room Only

Well… that’s one way to use a baby stroller. Let me ask you all a question. Do you think that the flimsy trays on those baby strollers are designed to support the weight of fully grown male adult? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

First off, I don’t have any idea what this event everyone is at, but what I do know is that this is the only baby carriage there. Therefore, I have to assume that this isn’t exactly a baby friendly event/environment. So now that we got all of that out of the way, let’s move on to the rest of this picture. Just think about what would happen if that flimsy tray on the baby carriage were to give out and break... This father’s shoe is going to land right on their kid’s face, along with all of his body weight.

So now, you really have to ask yourself if being able to see what’s going on ahead of you is worth breaking the baby carriage and smashing your kid’s face. I know it’s a pretty close call, but I have to believe that it’s not worth it. Maybe this guy can just stand on his kid’s shoulders if he wants a better view.

5 Wet Cement

Quick quiz! If your kid is crawling around in wet cement, what do you do? Do you a) quickly pick them up and wash them off before the cement dries? Or do you b) leave the kid in the wet cement and go grab your camera, so that you can take a picture of it?

If you chose (a), then congratulations! You have selected the correct answer and are very much not like this next kid’s parent.

I’m not a contractor so I couldn’t tell you how long it takes for wet cement to dry and/or harden, but I have to assume that it doesn’t take too long for that to happen. And if I know kids, they like to put things in their mouths, so I think you can safely assume that this kid tried some of that wet cement.

And to think, all this kid wanted to do was just play in that under-construction room.

Now, this kid has to worry about hardening like a rock. Maybe, if these parents knew that room wasn’t ready, and that there was a baby in the house, someone should have closed it off so that no one could get in it.

4 Stalling

If you were looking at this picture with no context to it, you would think that is one giant human with a very little head. Nevertheless, we can clearly decipher that this parent is holding their kid up on their shoulders. And judging by the pink shirt, I’m going to assume that this little tyke is a girl.

Furthermore, I can almost guarantee you that this girl had no interest in going into the men’s restroom. (At least I think that that this girl had no interest in going into the men’s restroom. Who knows?) She seems to be quite young.

But I do think that this kid has seen more than they had planned on seeing when they left their house that morning. Not only from their own father, but from the guy at the urinal next to them. Moreover, as bad as this picture looks, I just have one more important question that needs answering. And that question is simple:

Who took this picture!?

I didn’t think it was proper etiquette to take pictures in a public restroom, let alone a public restroom with a child in it. As if this child was having a bad enough day as is, now they have some stranger taking their picture. When is enough, enough?

3 Tree Trimming

If this next kid’s body language doesn’t say regret, then I don’t know what does.

I have to assume the conversation that preceded this picture went a little bit like this. “Hey son, do you know what would be super fun? Taking this chainsaw and using it to trim this Christmas tree.”

“I’m not so sure, dad. Doesn’t that seem a little dangerous? I don’t think I should be using a chainsaw.”

“Oh, nonsense! Don’t worry about. You’re almost seven. That’s the perfect age to start using a chainsaw.” “Ok, dad. If you say so.”

And then, the next thing this kid knew, they had trimmed off every last branch on that Christmas tree. I have to assume that this kid was actually allowed to use that chainsaw, considering how no one had taken it out of his hands yet. Therefore, I can’t imagine why a parent would allow this. We’re talking about a chainsaw. You know, that device than can tear through flesh and bone. I wouldn’t even be comfortable using one. And let’s not forget that this Christmas tree is ruined. Let’s just hope that this is the last weapon/heavy piece of machinery that this kid is allowed to use for a long time.

2 Car Seat

I really hope that this next one isn’t real. Like, I seriously hope that it's not real. There’s no way that whoever set up this “car seat” could have thought that this would be a good idea.

Does the person who designed this have any idea how much development and testing goes into making a car and its seats safe? You can’t just throw a flimsy plastic chair in there and think that it will be good enough to keep this kid safe. I mean come on. This just blows my mind.

Don’t you think that the parent should be the one to sit here and let their child have the actual car seat so that they are kept safe? You know what? It didn’t even occur to me to question as to what actually happened to the car seat to begin with. So I guess I’ll just ask it. What happened to the car seat? Did someone steal it? Did it fall out? Car seats don’t just get up and walk out of cars. I just hope that whoever is driving is going very slow and very carefully for the sake of this kid. I don’t have a good feeling about this.

1 Leaf Blower

It’s all fun and games until your dad uses the leaf blower on you and practically rips your face off. Isn’t that how that old saying goes? Eh, maybe not. Agree to disagree. Anyway, back to this lovely picture...

I think that if you were to ask this kid if they wanted to get shot in the face with a leaf blower again, they would say no. So this begs the question, why would this father use his leaf blower on his very young child? Surely, this dad must know how strong and powerful that industrial sized leaf blower is, so then why would he even consider turning that power and force onto his daughter, let alone her face? And don’t you just love how this kid’s sister is reacting to all of this?

That smile on her face and her body expression would indicate that she is having the time of her life while watching all this take place.

Also, if this kid is having air shot into her face and mouth, how are they supposed to indicate to their father that they have had enough and want him to stop? I just don’t know how these kids are able to handle all of this.

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