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Kids really do say the darnedest things and sometimes they say them in the wrong place at the wrong time — leaving you (and others) more than a little embarrassed. Reddit users recently shared some of the painfully honest things kids have blurted out. We’ve rounded up a few of the best below.

Bridezilla In Training

“’Your dress is nice. Mine is better though.’ Said by a 6 year old to me, at my wedding.”

— cookiesndwichmonster via Reddit

Great Question

“Kid: Daddy why don’t you have boobs.

Me: Boys don’t have boobs.

Kid: Why does uncle John have boobs?”

— Pepitonator via Reddit

Outlook Not So Good

“Was having a father-daughter moment with my then 6 year old. She was worried about something but was struggling to open up to me. Eventually she did.

Me: you can always talk to me about anything. I’ll always be there for you. Even when you’re all grown up.

She: If you’re still alive.”

— FrannyyU via Reddit

Flounder Faux Pas

“At the aquarium ‘wow daddy, that fish is even uglier than you.’”

— Post-Apocalipstick via Reddit 

Four Eyes

“’Your glasses are weird, what do you look like without them?’ takes them off  ‘Ew, put them back on.’”

— sheribubble via Reddit

Looks Aren’t Everything

“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. I was 50 at the time.”

— meadowsrock via Reddit

Rocking The Dad Bod

“’Daddy I like cuddling with you because you are soft and squishy like a bear.’ To the gym I go!!”

— DrunkenYeti13 via Reddit

Appetite For Embarrassment

“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.”

— Squirrel_Bandit via Reddit


“Friends and I are shopping at Target. Their 4 year old son is my god-son. He’s in my cart, parents are off elsewhere in the store. We finish shopping first, check out, and sit on a bench to wait for his folks to catch up. He’s hungry so I zip back to the cashier and buy him some cookies and a lemon soda.

We’re sitting there, and he says ‘Uncle Trav, sitting here with you eating cookies is the best thing ever!’ I’m honestly at a loss for words and getting a bit moist in the eyes, and I ask him ‘Hey, buddy, when you’re all grown up, if I ask you about this moment, will you remember this?’

He laughs. ‘Don’t be silly. You’ll be dead then!’”

— TJIC1 via Reddit

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Student

“My ex was a teacher. One of her students told her ‘You’re not as pretty as I’d imagined,’ on their first day of class. LOL”

— BLACKMACH1NE via Reddit

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

“Little Kid – ‘Where did mommy’s hair go?’

Dad – ‘She cut it off to give to people who don’t have hair.’

Little Kid – ‘Why didn’t she give it to you?’”

— hcgator via Reddit

Baby Bump

“I’ve always had a gut, ever since I was a teenager. About 8 years ago, I was at my girlfriend’s (now wife’s) house and we were babysitting her little brother and sister. Her sister was about 4 at the time and cute as a button. She was sitting next to me on the couch and she turns to me and pats my belly with her hand and says, ‘Aww you’re gonna have a baby!’. I was an 18 year old dude.”

— ChunksGalore via Reddit

What’s the most embarrassing thing your kids have ever said? Share your kid’s truth bombs in the comments.