These People Are Sharing The Savage Things Their Kids Have Said To Them

Recently, a Reddit user who goes by the handle u/beardlesshipster asked the internet, “Parents of Reddit, what’s something your kids do without realizing it hurts your feelings?” Well, the internet was quick to respond with all kinds of stories about their tiny terrors.

Keep reading to learn about some kids who just aren’t aware of social etiquette yet. Some of these kids are delivering some sick burns that really do belong in a rap song.

A Simple Answer

“My 12 year old son basically ignores me as much as he can. It’s puberty and it’s all normal but a year ago I was still his favorite person and now it’s all about his friends, girls, and video games. And I’m the uncoolest person on the planet apparently.

kids making faces
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austin pacheco / Unsplash

I made him go for a walk with me and the dog the other day just to try to have some conversation and he said “Why do you make me do things that make me unhappy?”, to which I responded, “Spending time with me makes you unhappy?”. And he said “Yes”. I told him he could turn around and go back home then and he did. I cried the whole way to the dog park.” —u/frisbeemassage

A New Face

“My 5 year old daughter said she wanted a new mommy because I don’t have a pretty face. She didn’t realize it would be hurtful I guess.” —u/nickgalentine

woman black and white photo
Maria Lysenko / Unsplash
Maria Lysenko / Unsplash

That’s pretty savage.

Spot The Difference

“my 6 year old always tells me im a little fat and beautiful (im a size 8 lol) and dads new girlfriend is skinny and beautiful.

kid with robot
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robo wunderkind / Unsplash

It makes me laugh and say thank you!” —u/SlanginPie

The Best Day

“Ah, last year my wife spent the whole summer making it as great as she could for our, then 6 year old, holidays, theme parks, everything she could. They did loads together. Got a phone call at work from wife crying/furious. At the end of it going back to school, she’d asked what she had enjoyed most. “The day trip to London”, only problem was that was with me, at Easter.

kid and dad at beach
Zan / Unsplash
Zan / Unsplash

Still it was an absolutely awesome day.” —u/gumbrilla

Throwing A Fit

“My 4.5 yr old daughter screaming “I HATE YOU AND I DONT WANT YOU AS MY FATHER ANYMORE” during a tantrum, or after I discipline her.

girl and dad in kitchen
CDC / Unsplash
CDC / Unsplash

She has no idea what she’s saying, and she doesn’t mean it, but it still stings every time. Basically toddler cussing.” —u/royalclam

Old Wedding Photos

“My teenage son came across some old wedding photos that his dad had put away for him at his office. When his step-Mom discovered these photos, she became upset, so my son threw them away to avoid the drama.

kids on phones
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alexandre desane / Unsplash

These photos were 24 years old. There are no duplicates and my son doesn’t understand why I’m upset that he didn’t just bring them to me.” —u/4ngie

That’s Boring

“When my son begs me to help him make something in the garage and then in the middle of explaining to him how we’re going to do it….. asks me if he can go play Minecraft instead.

family on a hike
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alberto casetta / Unsplash

Before the “you’re boring” comments we were designing a fidget spinner in CAD to print on the 3D printer. He was doing the work himself.” —u/mistermag

Being Replaced

“When they reference my wife’s boyfriend about anything. Hurts everytime. We’re not even divorced. She has listed him as a parent on forms.” —u/MNCPA

kid and mom
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jordan whitt / Unsplash

Yeah, that one has to sting.

When They Like Dad Better

“”I like Dad, he’s more fun.” Look, I don’t like being the disciplinarian, either, but I feel like I have to sometimes.

dad and kid sunset
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derek thomson / Unsplash

Sucks to be seen as the less-preferred parent for doing something I wish I didn’t have to do in the first place.” —u/falseinsight

Stop Singing

“Every morning as a kid I was always woke up to the sound of my mom singing. It was her way of saying, “wake up it’s time for school.” I’d sometimes wait beside my door or pretend to sleep just to listen to her more.

kids and mom on phone
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vitolda klein / Unsplash

When I was 10, I was in a bad mood and my mom was singing while driving, I yelled at her “stop singing! you don’t even sound good.” She stopped singing after that.” —u/chxrryontop

No Hug For You

“Right now he’s a toddler so he’s just hardwired to be a bit of a jerk, but it bothers me when I get him up in the morning or come home from work and he doesn’t want to hug me or tell me about his day at all.

kid in blue sweater
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sharon mccutcheon / Unsplash

Also, he begs me to play with him but when I do he generally takes whatever toy I’m using or tells me I ‘can’t do that.'” —u/cwcollins06

The Real Cookie Monster

“Both of my kids make a lot of comments about my body and some of them can sting.

cookie dough on a tray
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ben stein / Unsplash

Last week my 5 year old said my arms were like bags of cookie dough.” —u/goodnightrose

Good Save

“Less than a month after having a baby, my 6 year old asked me if I was going to start working out so my belly would go down.

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gabby orcutt / Unsplash

I said ‘thanks…’ and she said ‘no not in a mean way, I just want to hug you closer.'”—u/mrsfeatherbottom

The Saddest Scene

“When my daughter was 5, I let her watch the Lion King. She’s a fairly emotional little thing, so we were concerned about how she’d react to the death of the father. We get to the scene, and I’m watching her carefully, but there’s no big reaction… this is a kid who cries during some commercials. Anyways, I don’t beg the issue and let it roll. Later in the movie she asks where Simba’s dad is, and I think, “here we go”.

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klim sergeev / Unsplash

I pause the movie and talk with her about how he died in the stampede. Her reaction… ‘What’s the big deal, he still has his mom.’ Ice cold.” —u/RolandGilead

Halloween Fun

“One Halloween when my son was like 4 our little nuclear family went to a corn maze for fun. To make things a little more exciting the proprietors had also set a tepee with a giant pumpkin inside.

kid looking at hot air balloon
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kenny krosky / Unsplash

You were suppose to go into the tepee and make a wish on the pumpkin. So we sent my son in make a wish and he says “I wish it was just me and mommy and daddy was at work.”My heart shrank three sizes that day. He’s 20 now and is still mortified with guilt over saying this.” —u/DayoftheDonut

Brutally Honest

“My daughter’s inquisitive and brutal honesty. Why are you so fat? Why do you smell?

parent and kid shoes
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Julian hochgesang / Unsplash

Oh, and when I say we can’t afford something she’ll just tell me to work harder…” —u/devensega

Withholding Her Love

“My daughter hurts my feelings BAD in just one situation: I’ll say “I love you!” and she’ll reply with, “No daddy, I DON’T love you.”

dad and daughter ocean
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steven van loy / Unsplash

She is only 2 though, and I don’t think she has a firm grasp on what love really is, and I think she’s truthfully just showing off her vocabulary skills, but it still hurts…”—u/daddyoz

Staying Strong

“When my toddler has a lot of tantrums at the moment, I appear to take the brunt of it. She really seems to play up for me and give me a hell. It’s a bit of a running joke with my wife and the grandparents.

kid and mom on street
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sai de silva / Unsplash

At times it makes you feel a bit down, but then I remind myself that she does it because she is utterly comfortable and secure with me, and knows she can push the boundaries because I’ll always be at her side.” —u/mrbasilthebrush

Best Friends Forever

“Sometimes my 4yr old says we’re not best friends anymore.

parents with kid at the beach
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tim mossholder / Unsplash

It stings a little but I realize she’s four and like 5 minutes later she says were best friends again.” —u/trashcancomic

That Wasn’t Very Nice

“Before my back surgery I had to use a cane to get around. My son told me that it was embarrassing to be seen with me.

people on swings
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bewakoof com official / Unsplash

I acted like it didn’t bother me, but it cut deep. After my surgery I was determined to get rid of the cane so my son wouldn’t be embarrassed by me. It took many painful months of physical therapy along with surgery, but I haven’t walked with a cane in 3 years. I don’t think I would’ve worked as long and hard as I did without my son hurting my feelings like that.”—u/sesame_says