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    Parents Are Sharing The Most Brutally Honest Things Their Kids Have Said To Them And It's, Well, Brutal

    Kids can be so harsh.

    When Reddit user u/-Bungle- posed the question, "What's the most brutally honest thing a child has ever said to you?" fellow users responded with some incredible, hysterical, and harsh answers.

    1. "My son has Asperger's and tries so hard to be thoughtful. When his grandfather passed away late last year, he told his grandmother very soberly and honestly, 'I'm sorry about your dead husband.'"

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    "She smiled and hugged him because she knew that he wanted to say the right things; it can just be so much harder when you're a little stranger in a strange land... That little guy did his best to let you know your story touched him, and he cares about how you feel, even if he doesn't completely comprehend the emotions."  —u/lemonbalm1974

    2. "I work at an after-school program with kids aged 5–12. I had recently had a miscarriage and told the kids I was no longer pregnant because they were excited about me giving birth in the future."

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    "I tried to let them know that 'My baby stopped growing, and it passed away in my tummy.' Some of them were pretty bummed out after hearing the news. When I was leaving at the end of the day, I was saying bye to a few of them, and one of the second-graders who adores me yelled out, 'Sorry again about your dead baby!' For some reason it made me laugh instead of any other emotion. After so much crying from the actual miscarriage, I started cracking up and just said thank you." u/shainajoy   

    3. "At the aquarium, 'Wow, Daddy, that fish is even uglier than you.'"

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    4. "Years ago, I brought my then-girlfriend to my parents vacation house for the first time and introduced her to my entire family. I was grabbing a beer out of our little fridge in the garage when out of nowhere my 8-year-old nephew says, 'She is way too good for you, Uncle Flip.' I just stared at him, and he just laughed."

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    "I married her, we are happy, but he still was not wrong." —u/flip-top

    5. "My sister is just using you to make her ex-boyfriend jealous."

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    "Boy was that kid right too..." —u/natephant

    6. "I was about 16. Young kid (maybe 6 or 7) in front of me in church turns around, stares for three seconds, and states, 'You got a lot of pimples.' Turns back around. He was not wrong."

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    7. "A dead-serious 3-year-old little kid who straight-up asked me 'Why are you ugly?' No ill intent behind it, wasn't being mean. The little guy just wanted to know."

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    8. "Your dress is nice. Mine is better though." Said by a 6-year-old to me, at my wedding."

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    9. "I was in my early 30s and my 12-year-old daughter made a comment about me being an old man. I said 'Hey, you're gonna be old someday, too, you know,' and she smirked and said, 'Yeah, but not today.'"

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    10. 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?"

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    "My buddy just posted this to Facebook."  —u/hcgator

    11. "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.'"

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    "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." —u/meadowsrock

    12. "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."

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    "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." —u/FrannyyU

    13. "Your glasses are weird. What do you look like without them?"

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    "*Takes them off.*

    Kid: 'Ew, put them back on.'" —u/sheribubble

    14. "A couple of weeks ago, my fiancé and I got into an argument, and my 9-year-old stepdaughter told me, 'You aren't the best boyfriend, but you are a really good dad.' Simultaneously made me really proud and feel really shitty."

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    15. "Was waiting for my daughter to get her coat and boots on at daycare, and another little girl walked up to me. She was probably about 6. She told me her parents got a divorce so she was just like my daughter now."

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    "I nodded at her, and then I got this gem. 'I get to go one week with my mommy and one week with my daddy. Today I go with my daddy. He has a new girlfriend, and she's WAY WAY WAY more pretty than my mom. I wish my mom was as pretty as my daddy's girlfriend.' I just cringed." —u/nsdr1709

    16. "No, I like Heather's daddy."

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    "So this is actually something I said to my dad when I was the innocent age of 4. Preface: My dad worked a lot, so I didn't spend that much time with him. Also, he was kind of a dick.

    Dad: Who's your favorite daddy?

    Me: I like Heather's daddy.

    Dad: But I'm your favorite, right? 

    Me: No, I like Heather's daddy.

    'Heather's daddy' is my uncle, and a great guy. Still makes me feel badly when I think about it. Adults can hurt your feelings, but kids can go straight for your soul." —u/DrMeezy

    17. "Brat to my then-pregnant wife: 'Are you fat?'"

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    "Minimally embarrassed parent: 'Jordan, is that how we talk?'

    Brat: 'Sorry... Are you shaped like a ball?'

    I'll be paying for this later, kid. Thanks." —u/aedroogo

    18. "A woman was coughing a lot due to a cold and being a smoker. Child was 3 at the time. He looks at her and says, 'You are going to die.'"

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    "We all looked shocked, and I tell him that's not nice to say to people. My friend, however, replies, 'Well then, am I going to heaven or hell?' And he says, 'Just go to a doctor.'"  —u/sevensantana7

    Note: Some responses have been lightly edited for length and/or clarity.