People cry for a variety of reasons, but it’s usually the kinds of extreme feelings of happiness or sadness that get the waterworks flowing. Not for kids though. Kids quickly learn that crying gets a reaction from their parents, and can begin bawling in dramatic fashion at the drop of a hat.
Because we know this, we are allowed to laugh at the seemingly cataclysmic situations that these kids find themselves in. Although it might seem that someone is about to die, that kid just isn’t allowed to eat the cat food. Or throw books at her parents face. Or any of the other absurd reasons why kids decide to throw a major wobbly. As a sequel to our previous post, we here at Bored Panda have made another list of the hilariously ridiculous reasons why kids cry, so scroll down below to check it out and share your own stories in the comments!
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But what are some legitimate reasons why your child might cry? There is usually something deeper going on behind these tantrums over nothing, the most common of which is over-tiredness. One of the most frequent reasons cry is just simple fatigue, and it can lead to some pretty irrational behavior.
Keep an eye out for common signs of tiredness like as rubbing eyes, yawning or looking a little glazed over in the eyes. It might just be time to settle your little one down for a nap to help them get back into a better mood, and not fly into a temper for the most absurd reasons.
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Just we get a little grumpy and diva-like when we are hungry, so do kids. Usually they will tell you straight out that they are peckish, but for kids who can’t speak yet, crying is the way to get their point across. So if ridiculous reactions to silly things are occuring, reach for a healthy snack and see if that helps.
Kids can get stressed out too, which can also be a cause of irrational crying. Some parents, while meaning well, can overload and over stimulate their kids with playdates, soccer practice, language lessons, you name it. Sometimes kids need a little peace and calm so they can relax and unwind, just like we do.
She Wanted Ravioli For Dinner
He Wants To Get On The Bus. The Bus On The TV
Kids can be hungry for attention, and if they have learned that crying gets it, they will keep it up. Even negative attention, telling them to stop it and shut up for example, reinforces this kind of behavior. If you know your child is having a tantrum purely for the attention, it’s best to ignore them. It’s no fun to scream and shout the house down if nobody is listening!
If you give plenty of positive attention to your child, this kind of attention-seeking should be less of an issue. Let them know that good behavior is rewarded with positive reinforcement, offer lavish praise and set aside some time each day to play, together, one on one.
He Finished His Cheese Stick And Asked For More, So When I Opened Another One He Flipped Out Because It Wasn’t A New One He Wanted. He Wanted His Old One Back That He Already Ate
He Does Not Want Me To Take His “Sticker” Away. At Least It Might Absorb The Tears!
So, funny as these irrational kids and their tantrums might be, there is bound to be another reason beyond the ‘wrong color M&M’ to their distress. Let the tantrum run its course, and find out the real reason why your kid is acting like such a diva!
I ‘Refused’ To Switch The Sun Off So His Pumpkin Could Light Up
The Face Of Someone Who’s Mom Wouldn’t Let Him Hold His Own Poop In His Hands
I Wouldn’t Let Him Eat A Battery For Breakfast….
The Daffodils Are Gone, And I Can’t Bring Them Back
He Suddenly Wanted His Cycling Backpack
I Killed A Bug In The Laundry Room. Apparently It Was Her Best Friend
I Told Her She Couldn’t Go Inside The Dishwasher
I Told Him He Had To Stop Biting The Cat
He Wanted The Yellow Cup, So I Gave Him The Yellow Cup. Now His Life Is Ruined
Wouldn’t Buy Her Women’s Razors
Won’t Let Her Throw Books At My Face
Because She Doesn’t Have “More Toes” To Paint
Sean Said The Word…green
He Wants Me To Reattach The Nails I Clipped Off His Feet.
I Bought Him A Kite. Obviously, I’m A Monster
I Won’t Let Him Eat The Cat’s Food
All That Hard Work On The Toilet Only To Find Out Your Mommy Flushed Your Poo Before You Got To Say Your Good-Byes.
Daddy Touched My Balloon
I Didn’t Let Her Run Into The Road
Told Her No To A Bath After She Just Got Out Of A Bath
I Won’t Let Him Eat Trash
Do You Want Me To Let The Ducks Out?
Because We Got Her A Unicorn Birthday Cake, Just Like She Wanted
He Couldn’t Take Off His Pants, And Then Escalated When He Couldn’t Find The Booger That Fell From His Nose
She Dropped A Stool On My Toe And I Said “Ouch”
I Handed Her The Wrong Pink Marker
I Wouldn’t Let Her Drink The Chemicals Under The Sink
Wouldn’t Let Her Eat The Bath Bomb
She Is So Mad That My Shoes Don’t Fit Her!
Because There Was A Piece Of Fuzz On His Leg!
I Wouldn’t Let Him Pull His High Chair Over And Die
She Asked Specifically For Two M&m’s. I Gave Her Two M&m’s
We Got A New Microwave
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