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Brimming with an unquenchable curiosity, children exhibit a remarkable ability to explore the world around them with unwavering wonder. This intrinsic quality frequently leads them to pose charming and unexpected questions to the adults in their lives. A recent conversation on an online community forum ignited a vibrant discussion, revolving around the query, “What is the most peculiar question a child has ever caught you off guard with?”
1. Did You Go To School With George Washington?
Children often think their parents are much older than they really are. So it is not unusual at all to be mistaken for someone in their 40s, 50s, or even 60s. However, what would your reaction be if your kid asked whether you went to school with George Washington?
2. Did You Have Electricity?
One user says they were asked whether they had electricity when they were a kid or if it’s something new to them. Not surprisingly, being a 22-year-old they were caught off guard by this question (22 is so old to a child!).
3. What The World Was Like Before They Invented Color?
“My daughter asked me what the world was like before they invented color. It was because my baby portrait (from 1965) was in black and white,” wrote someone.
Another woman had a very similar experience to this one. Her granddaughter posed the following question: “Was there color when you were younger?”
4. Did You Have Rocks?
One person says their 5-year-old innocently asked them if they had rocks when they were a kid. Most likely, they did. Unless they are so old that they were born before time and space even existed.
5. Was Jesus Friendly?
One woman writes, “My daughter was 4 when she met my grandmother who was 68 at the time. Oldest person my daughter ever met, so without missing a beat she turns to my grandmother and says “Was Jesus friendly in person?””
6. Doesn’t the Cat Have Any Feet?
One user was taking her kitten to the vet where he decided to sit in an adorable loaf cat position, tucking his feet underneath. A little girl, unfamiliar with cats, approached the woman and said this with genuine concern: “Hello, excuse me, I’ve never had a cat, I just have a dog (points over at her dog at the vet) and I just wanted to know if you brought the cat to the vet because he doesn’t have any feet?” Thus, the woman playfully picked up the kitten, revealing his feet. The girl’s instant relief was truly heartwarming.
7. Can I Have Your Bones?
A 4-year-old asked his mom: “When you die, can I have your bones to make windchimes?” Wondering what went through his mind to ask such an absurd thing?!
8. Can I Be Born Again?
A girl abandoned by her mother was honestly wondering whether her nanny could become her mom. So she went ahead and posed the big question: “Is it possible to go to your belly and be born again? I want you to be my mommy.”
9. When Did You Have Sex?
Undoubtedly, talking openly about sex with your kids has a lot of advantages. However, it may also encourage them to ask embarrassing questions about your sex life. This is what happened to a mom when her children started interrogating her over dinner: “When was the last time you and dad had sex?”
If you are wondering what the mom’s response was to this question, she said, “That’s something I can’t answer.” However, this made the kids think it was such a long time ago that she couldn’t even remember. So the youngest child announced: “Duh! 9 years ago, and then I was born.”
10. Why Can You Buy Cigarettes?
One child questioned their dad, “Daddy, why can you buy cigarettes if they kill you?” Indeed, it’s a very good question we all would like to hear the answer to.
11. Can I Sell Poop on eBay?
Someone reports their nephew once had a brilliant idea and asked them if “he can sell his poop on eBay to get money for candy.” Fertilizer, anyone?
12. Why Do You Look Like You’re Gonna Have a Baby?
Kids are known for their genuine curiosity. Therefore, we can’t blame that child who inquired their mom about her tummy this way: “How come when you sit down it looks like you’re gonna have a baby, but when you stand up it doesn’t look like you’re gonna have a baby?” Ouch.
13. Can I have your tv when you die?
A young man shares, “I had just bought a big new tv and my cousin was over. I has 23 at the time, but kids being kids, see anything over 20 as ancient.”
14. Why Hasn’t She Died Yet?
To a child, 20 is old, let alone 94. So when one little girl learned how old her great grandmother was- she couldn’t help but wonder how we was still alive. Good genes and the right choices, little one!
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