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35 Exhausted Parents Share the Dumbest Reasons Their Kids Had Meltdowns

Listen we get that kids are little bundles of innocence or whatever but they're also screaming, leaking piles of problems made entirely out of your own broken dreams. Here are 35 parents whose kids gave them grief for no good reason. On a similar note, sadly, these types of tantrums aren't just relegated to kids. Adults can have them too.

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    child meltdown - Text - XenusMom 41.1k points 2 days ago 3 Inconsolably screaming: I WANT NOTHING
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    child meltdown - Text - o2 johnyann 35.1k points 2 days ago The cat cheated in a game they were playing.
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    child meltdown - Text - Charliebeagle 31.4k points 2 days ago edited 2 days ago Wasn't exactly a full blown tantrum but still nonsensical. Three year old "why do doctors have eyes?" Me: "eyes? Or ice?" (Thinking maybe it was going to make sense, silly me!) Three: "EYES!!!" (Like I'm the idiot) Me: "Because they are human beings?" Three: "No! Why do they have eyes!?!?" Me: "so they can see?" Three: "No! Why?!?!" Like, what answer do you want man? The question doesn't even make sense! I don't even
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    child meltdown - Text - Rava3396 28.6k points 2 days ago edited 2 days ago I blew up a glove to make a balloon and drew a turkey face on it. 2yo: screaming hysterically MAKE IT NOT A BALLOON!!! Me pokes hole to let air out 2yo: NO NO NO...THE TURKEY, THE TURKEY IS DEAD! NOOOO! rage screams for 40 minutes
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    child meltdown - Text - edited 2 days ago S 2 days ago BrittanyBallistic 27.6k points Yesterday, our youngest son (1.5 years old) had a meltdown because I wouldn't let him pour his apple juice on the cat. I saw him start to, grabbed his cup, he just looked at me with a mixture of anger and sadness and cried "bath" for about 10 minutes. Our cat is amazing with children but even she wouldn't appreciate an apple juice bath
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    child meltdown - Text - mryazzieyazz 26.8k points 2 days agoS We didn't have the hamburger bun color in our 120 colored pencil set
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    child meltdown - Text - Letouristeperdu 25.2k points 2 days ago2 My sister is a foster mom and provides a wonderful home for her children. One day the social worker came for her monthly visit and the child just had a complete melt down. I want Mark and Brandy! I want Mark and Brandy! The social worker asked if the child asks for their biological parents often....no you see. Mark and Brandy are the names of the two cows down the street. We go see them on our walks.
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    child meltdown - Text - gloomyquelledbasket 21.1k points 2 days ago 2 They wanted another chicken nugget, so I gave them another chicken nugget Breakdown
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    child meltdown - Text - flypaper1001 26.3k points 2 days ago 2 My two year old son heard my wife crumble up a receipt in the car tonight and for the next hour lost his mind that we had a cookie we were holding out on him. No amount of explaining could fix the situation.
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    child meltdown - Text - 2 days ago S gerberner 21.5k points The trees are taller than our house
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    child meltdown - Text - Tassidar 17.4k points 2 days ago Elevators... My kid thinks people get on them to die! I have shown her that it's okay, even ridden one up and down with her (while she screamed the entire time). I just don't get it. She yells at people not to get on the elevator! Screeches and is terrified if someone she loves gets on one...
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    child meltdown - Text - amishpapa 16.4k points 2 days ago My wife is 4 months older than I am. My 4 year old daughter got upset with me because she wanted me to be older than my wife
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    child meltdown - Text - justVinnyZee 21.7k points 2 days ago My two year old screamed bloody murder every time she finished the water I poured into her cup. She literally got mad because SHE drank all her water.
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    child meltdown - Text - ShutThe Front Door_ 17.6k points 2 days ago edited 2 days ago He loved being tickled so I was tickling him one day. He let out a huge fart and suddenly started crying and screaming. I ask him why he's screaming and he replies with - I was saving that for later. How and why would you save a fart?
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    child meltdown - Text - 2 days ago edited 1 day ago LogicCure 9.8k points He enjoys My Little Pony. However, we cannot refer to it as "My Little Pony". He can say My Little Pony, but my wife and I must refer to it as "Your Little Pony" or he loses his little mind. It's adorable in the worst possible way.
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    child meltdown - Text - moethebartender 8.8k points 2 days ago The instant my two-year-old woke up from his nap, he bolted for the kitchen and headed straight for the cooking knives. When his mom caught him on the way, he threw a massive fit. He begged and pleaded to play with the knives
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    child meltdown - Text - InannasPocket 17.7k points 2 days ago Her paintbrush wasn't green. Mind you, there was a green paintbrush available within reach, but the fact that the one in her hand wasn't green was a problem, and "I can't make this one green for you" was unacceptable. She did eventually relent and decide it was ok to just pretend the red one was green.
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    child meltdown - Text - gn0xious 8.4k points 2 days ago I pretended to eat his sock. When I showed him it was behind my head he complained that it was all gross and covered in food bits. Then threw it on the trash, went to his room and cried into his pillow.
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    child meltdown - Text - 2 days ago KingGumboot 22.5k points My girlfriend-at-the-time texted me when she was looking after her 3 year old brother. "Josh is crying because he doesn't want an icecream He already finished eating it. This was 15 minutes go."
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    child meltdown - Text - PRNmeds 10.9k points 2 days ago My kid was screaming at his balloons for an hour because they wouldn't stop floating
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    child meltdown - Text - caRuler 23.1k points 2 days ago My daughter dropped a pretzel and the dog ate it. She started bawling and threw her entire cup of pretzels on the floor. Spoiler alert: the dog at those too.
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    child meltdown - Text - ApplesPeaches 18.3k points 2 days ago That my mom was not my mom but her grandma.
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    child meltdown - Text - SailorJupiter80 12.2k points 2 days ago He loves hats. He was very upset because he wanted to wear two hats. At once. To bed.
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    child meltdown - Text - BoilerUp218 23.5k points 2 days ago 2 AM, 2 year old wakes up due to bad dream. Asks his mother to put the "blanket up" I.e. cover him with the blanket. She proceeds to do so and he yells "NOT LIKE edited 2 days ago THIS, LIKE THIS!" and holds the blanket six inches above his body. So my wife takes the blanket and holds it above him, then let's go and it falls. He gets mad. "LIKE THISSSSSS!" He expected my wife to be able to make the blanket float six inches above him for
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    child meltdown - Text - O_oHaniG 18.6k points 2 days ago My little kraken just slept... after a raging tantrum because i did not let him chew on the conected cables. I'm just trying to keep you alive budy, I swear.
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    child meltdown - Text - De_La_Bodega 13.5k points 2 days ago When my nephew was a toddler he asked my sister if she drank soda while she was pregnant with him. She said that she did have a glass or two and he freaked out and cried for and hour because "babies can't drink Dr. Pepper it's not healthy! Only milk!" They got him settled down and he asked if she ate Cheez-its when she was pregnant. She said "oh,no. Babies only drink milk so I didn't eat cheez-its." He cried harder because "I would hav
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    child meltdown - Text - notsostepfordwife 23.7k points 2 days ago Because she wanted a twin sister (she has a twin sister)
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    child meltdown - Text - moniker5000 20.0k points 2 days ago With toddlers, you quickly learn how to say non- acknowledgements like "oh, yeah?", and "wow, that's interesting!", because a good chunk of what they say is nonsensical. Earlier today, I was driving to the store and from his car seat in the back, my toddler yelled at me, "I want the biv!" He then proceeded to melt down about the "biv" I attempted to figure out what in the world he was talking about, but had no luck. "What is a biv? I do
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    child meltdown - Text - wombatpickle 4.2k points 2 days ago My 2 year old absolutely lost it in the car because her sister was "looking at her side" then "looking at her moon". Yep she claimed the actual moon. Toddlers are fun
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    child meltdown - Text - edited 2 days ago S 2 days ago jeannes83 15.7k points I wouldn't let him get in the car parked next to us. Buddy, its not out car!
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    child meltdown - Text - 2 days ago S SudoPoke 7.8k points Toddler finds picture book of me and wife before kids having fun on vacation. Toddler melts down saying we went out for fun and didn't take him. Tell him it's because he wasn't born yet. He fires back "I exist I'm right here"
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    child meltdown - Text - ClearBunnie 24.3k points 2 days ago She just started crying and said I broke her heart. After a few times of asking and calming her down, she told me it was because I ruined her birthday. Her birthday had been like 8 months before. I tried asking her how I ruined her birthday, but those were the only two sentences she would say.
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    child meltdown - Text - LaziestGirl 20.2k points 2 days ago Her sister put pretend cream on her with a pretend spoon. Crying because she didn't get to go to her parent's wedding 7 years before she was born
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    child meltdown - Text - chelsleebee 16.2k points 2 days ago She pointed to the fridge and said, "Milk!" Filled her cup with milk and handed it to her. She took one sip, threw it on the ground, and screeched, "JUICE!" Left her to writhe and cry on the floor
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    child meltdown - Text - MrsMaglev 7.8k points 2 days ago My two year old recently asked for a rice cake, which I gave him. Cue absolute shit-fit: 'NO RICECAKE! NOOOO RICECAKE!!', Screaming, crying, hitting, face turning purple - the whole shebang So best guess is he both wanted and didn't want the ricecake and was furious that I'd not met either of those conditions. Schrödinger parenting at its best.
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