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18 Things That Will Make Parents Go, "I Thought It Was Just My Kid!"

Your kid's basically on the "president or prison" track.

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1. Your kid can impress the heck out of you by doing something you never could, like solving a Rubik's cube...

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2. But they also love hanging out in a cardboard box.

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3. Your kid gets a glowing report on parent/teacher night...

4. But also cries literal tears when they have to do a worksheet with eight lousy math questions on it.

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5. Your kid has become an expert about something that interests them like dinosaurs, and is able to regale you with fact after fact after fact about it...

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6. But they also can’t find socks in a drawer that is literally full of socks.

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7. Your kid can create elaborate worlds in Minecraft and make you think they’re a future city planner or possible architectural genius…

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8. But they also sometimes ask, "How much longer until we get home?" when you're literally driving around your own neighborhood.

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9. The things they do at the talent show or school performance make you swell with pride….

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10. But then they also do this kind of performance:

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11. They can surprise you with a sophisticated understanding of a complex issue…

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12. But then they crack up endlessly after calling Valentine’s Day “Poopentine’s Day.”

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13. They can tell a joke that is legitimately funny…

14. But then they don't really understand how to tell a freaking "knock knock" joke.

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15. They can show surprising empathy…

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16. But then they can throw a fit when you suggest they share their treat with another kid.

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17. Basically, you’re not sure if you should prepare yourself for your kid becoming a future world leader…

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18. Or if you should prepare yourself for having them live with you a long, long time.

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