These Kids Aren't Exactly the Brightest Crayon in the Box | 22 Words

If you believe that children are our future, well, we may be in for a bit of a bumpy ride.

Don't get me wrong! Kids are amazing. There are few things more rewarding than watching a young child learn a new skill like taking their first steps, writing their name, or reading a book all by themselves. If you have kids or work with them on a regular basis, you know how important your role is in their development and you probably experience amazing things they do every single day.

That being said, not every child can be considered the brightest crayon in the box. Some are a few fries short of a Happy Meal. They're well, they're not geniuses, exactly.

But that's OK! It takes all kinds of people to make a world. Some kids are preternaturally intelligent and talented. The rest of them can be found on this list.

You can try not to laugh.

But it's not going to be easy.

That'll show them.

What would I do? Nothing. This is one of those situations where the consequences for the actions are automatically applied.

How much?

To be fair, hanging out with some fresh-baked cornbread does sound pretty amazing. But you should wait until after it comes out of the oven.

These aren't pancakes.

Never underestimate a child's ability to misunderstand something and then blame you for their misunderstanding. It's their whole thing.

Bats are real?!

Cut the kid some slack. How often do you see bats where you live?

Of course.

Parents: Trampolines can be dangerous; we'd better get the safety net installed. Tyler: Challenge accepted.

Bad dog!

If you think about it, a goose is a very bad dog. I've never seen a goose who was good at being a dog. Have you?

President Getty

Way to use your resources, kid! Unfortunately, you used them incorrectly.

Keep dreaming kid.

I mean, I am 28 years old and I, too, would like to be a dog when I grow up. We can keep the dream alive.

Thanks, kid.

Sure, he meant well. Something tells me Best Buy isn't going to care about that, though.

Change it up once in a while!

Someone should probably explain the concept of tattoos to this kid. On the other hand, maybe don't.

What if, though?

I'm not sure there's a single book, website, or guru who could have prepared you for this. Good luck on your journey.

Flawless.

If you look very closely, you can see that she throws the blanket and then runs away. It's hard to catch, though.

Are you hungry?

"There seems to be some invisible barrier blocking food from entering my mouth! Good thing I have my helmet on; this place is dangerous."

Soap.

I wouldn't complain about this one. I'm sure it was pretty cheap, and he'll be sure to wash his hands!

Brilliant idea.

The Cheetos are hot. The AC is cold. What more do you want from him?

I love this.

And before you ask, yes. George R. R. Martin's full name is George Rartin Rartin Martin.

Whoops!

Well, now that you've come this far, we need to know: How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a marker?

This one made me laugh out loud.

Things that are hilarious about this: The fact that two of the cups are see-through and the third is dramatically different. The little girl taking a second to think about which cup she's going to choose. His frustration when his trick doesn't work.

A modern baby Sisyphus.

Is this a GIF, or is this baby doomed to pick up the same tennis balls forever and ever? It's hard to say.

It fits perfectly!

I guess this is a great way to get some extra dishes for your house. Right?

Bless your heart, John S.

Rice? Rice is your favorite book? Don't get me started on that signature.

Cat-like reflexes.

He tried. That's gotta count for something.

This kid also tried.

And that's why it took 7 hours to finish sweeping the driveway. You have to admit this is way cute, though.

This is a long one, but it's so worth it.

How long do you think it took for him to notice? I'm guessing he fell back to sleep before getting to his next class.

One fail after another.

You'd think at one point, someone would notice everyone else falling and change up their strategy. But no, that did not happen.

Show your work.

I don't know what a rainbow has to do with that math question, but I guess I'll take your word for it.

"Raise your hand if you're asleep."

Talk about mob mentality.

"I'm drowning!"

Now that we see he's perfectly safe and unharmed, it's OK to go ahead and laugh at him. And I did. Share this with someone with a parent of children who might do something like this!