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19 Parents Share The Funniest "Dead Wrong" Thing Child-Free People Have Said About Parenting

"Once, my friend asked me if my 18-month-old would sleep in the next morning because it was a Saturday."

Recently, Reddit user Dosed123 asked parents to share the funniest things child-free people have told them about their idea of parenting (and some of the funny things they thought before they had kids), and it's so hilarious and relatable:

1. "Once, my child-free friend asked me if my 18-month-old would sleep in the next morning because it was Saturday. I laughed so hard!"

2. "We took our baby to a wedding when she was 2 months old, and they had a place setting at the table for her — complete with a full set of metal cutlery and a highchair!"


3. "When I was pregnant, I couldn't sleep well because every position was uncomfortable. Well, my friend said, 'You probably can't wait to give birth so you can catch up on some sleep!'"


4. "I foolishly thought I'd have all this free time during maternity leave, and I actually suggested to my husband that it would be the perfect time for us to get a puppy because I'd have time to train it!"

5. "Recently, we were visiting our friends — who are child-free by choice — and they really love my kid. When they heard my kid was into puzzles, they brought her a 1,000-piece one! She's 3 years old."


6. "When we were working on our baby registry, my husband couldn't understand the need for a stroller, saying, 'I'll just carry the babies.' What makes it even funnier is that we were having twins!"


7. "When I went on maternity leave with my third kid, my boss said, 'Enjoy your vacation.'"

8. "I was working from home with a 6-month-old, and it was hard trying to have conference calls and entertain her at the same time. Well, my husband said, 'Don't worry — it'll get easier when she's around 12 months old, when you can just sit her down for an hour or two with a coloring book.'"

"She's 3 years old now, and I remind him of that comment every now and then."


9. "My favorite is always, 'Just sleep when the baby sleeps.'"

"Sure thing."


10. "When I was pregnant, one day I realized my baby hadn't moved as much as usual, so I told my friend I might need to go get checked. She replied, 'Can't you just tell the baby to move with your mind?'"

11. "My friends used to hit me up at like 7:00 at night, asking me to come out that night — and then they'd be shocked that I couldn't just 'get someone to watch the baby!'"


12. "My favorite is always when people say, 'When we have kids, it won’t change our lifestyle at all. We will just bring the kids wherever we go!'"


13. "I’ve had waiters offer to get my infant a kid’s meal. That was pretty funny."

14. "When I was pregnant and picking out a bouncer, my husband said, 'Is this really necessary? Why can't we just put the baby in a chair?'"


15. "I could never understand why parents had to plan around their baby's nap. Well, fast-forward five years and two children later, and I now know that if you don't, all hell will break loose halfway through your 'fun' outing!"


16. "I was getting a passport for my 3-week-old daughter, and the worker said I needed to sit her up on her own, then when I told him she couldn't, he stormed off to get a manager."

17. "My husband thought kids start talking at around 3 months, and he joyfully asked our friend whether her 4-month-old was already saying something funny!"


18. "My sister visited once and scolded me for letting my children take our couch cushions off the couch to make a fort. That's the last thing I was worried about with three kids under 7 years old!"


19. "Before I had kids, I told my boss — who was a mother of two — 'I feel like parenting is easier than most people make it out to be.'"

What about you? What's the funniest dead-wrong thing you or someone you know thought about parenting before you became a parent? Tell us in the comments section, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!