All toddlers are tempestuous little beings. Each year of life brings with it a new set of lessons and developing personality traits (and, let’s face it, new tantrum triggers). However, six-year-old kids are a particularly specific breed of precociousness.
If you’ve ever lived with a six-year-old, then you’re well aware that these tiny humans are both the most fascinating and infuriating beings on the planet. They can verbally express themselves, but that doesn’t mean that their newfound gift of gab ISN’T going to be used to embarrass you. They’re imaginative and creative, but that means they have a particular knack for creating trouble.
And if you’ve ever had the privilege/misfortune/pleasure to hang out with these strange little humans on a regular basis, then these tweets for you:
My 6yo just learned to tie his own shoes.
-Me standing in the dark explaining to a stranger why we’re showing up to a soccer practice at 9pm
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) September 19, 2017
6yo: “Daddy, I know you said to stay in bed until 7:30 but the clock in our room is taking TOO LOOOOONG!”
— ReasonsMySonIsCrying (@ReasonsMySonCry) November 10, 2017
6yo: “When my play date gets here you and her mom can just go do ‘Mom Things’ like drink wine and talk about Girl Scout cookies, ok?”
— Wendy S. (@maughammom) March 4, 2017
6-year-old: The lights flickered.
Me: No, they didn’t.
6: There. They did it again.
Me: Stop blinking.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) May 15, 2017
My 6yo just gave me a “note to say I love you.” pic.twitter.com/FbNwCzMZp2
— A Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) September 24, 2017
Six year old just asked for a throne for Christmas so I think we’re good for now on the whole self-esteem thing
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 22, 2016
Me: “Would you like an apple?”
Daughter: “Ew no way.”
Me: “…Would you like apple slices?”
Daughter: “Oooh yummy! Yes!”
Mastering the art of 6 year old snack logic one day at a time.
— Tara Brown (@Faux_Ma) February 1, 2018
Why is there a harmonica in my house? More importantly, how can I distract six-year-old long enough to “accidentally” break it?
— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) September 28, 2014
My 6yo just yelled that he is 24% mad at me so, yes, math does have real world applications.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) August 30, 2017
My six year old wanted a mint, so I asked, “What’s the magic word?”
Her response: “Now.”
— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) September 9, 2014