Recently, Redditor u/donut_pickle posed the question: "Parents of Reddit, what is the best 'weird flex but OK' moment you've seen from your child?" Here are some of their weirdest Weird Flexes™!!!
1. "My son told me he doesn't need school because he already knows the name of 10 dinosaurs."
2. "My 7-year-old said, 'I know everything until you ask me a question.' Welp...OK."
3. "A couple weeks ago, my son's school sent out postcards with the date and time of the 'open house' and his teacher's name. I asked him if he was excited to be in his teacher's class, and he said yes, but that he was also worried. When I asked him why, he said, 'What if she falls in love with me and wants to marry me?'"
4. "When I was little, I had a child therapist and I told her very happily — and even in a bragging tone — that I was only 8 years old and I already had a training bra. I remember her just looking at me for awhile before saying, '...OK?'"
5. "My 4-year-old son kept peeing on the toilet seat because he wouldn't hold his penis. I told him he had to start holding it and his response was, 'I can't hold it because it's too big.'"
6. "When I was an after-school tutor for primary school kids, I excused a boy to the bathroom. He came back and told me that he had made the 'biggest poo in the world.' He intentionally didn't flush so that I could go look at it. I told him that was great, but that it was art time. He said his big poo was art."
7. "My 4-year-old Henry was carrying a tub of Legos down the stairs. It was slightly heavy but he insisted on carrying it himself. Then he said — through little grunts — 'This box is...heavy! I...have to...use my...HENRY POWERS!'"
8. "One time when we were on the subway, my 5-year-old son eyed a very pretty professional young woman. 'I've got a lot of blocks,' he told her. 'If you come to my room, I'll show you.'"
9. "While babysitting my cousin, she got really close to me and smelled like rotten eggs, so I asked her if she farted. She immediately replied, 'No, that’s my breaf.'"
10. "A friend of mine was trying to teach his daughter to pick up her toys when she was younger. When she didn't do it one time, he told her he was going to throw away everything that was still on the floor. She picked them up and put them in the trash can for him."
11. "My son, 4 years at the time, was (I guess) trying to impress the 6-year-old neighbor girl. He casually leaned on his arm and said, 'I have lots of accidents. Pee and poop accidents.'"
12. "My toddler once threw her dinner on the floor, started clapping, yelled 'HOOOOOOORRRRRRRAAAAAYYYYY!' as loudly as her little lungs could possibly allow, then looked right at me holding up her palm for a high five."
13. "My 5-year-old son woke up with his voice hoarse from a cold. I said, 'Oh, you’ve got a cold,' to which he solemnly responded, "No, I think I'm a man now.'"
14. "My 8-year-old son's doctor was trying to make him comfortable during an EKG by telling him he had to leave his ear with the doctor. They went back and forth for a while and finally, the doctor said he would trade him the ear for a lollipop. My son said he wouldn't give up his ear, but wanted the lollipop. The doctor said, 'What?! That's not a fair trade. What will you give me for the lollipop?' My son answered, dead serious, 'I get the lollipop, and you get my respect.'"
15. "I was throwing my nieces in the pool when the 4-year-old grabbed a pool noodle, looked right at me, and said, 'Today, you’re gonna get hurt.'"
16. "My 3-year-old stopped midway up the stairs, turned slowly to me, and said, 'Mom. Earlier. While you were out. I. Put. On. My. Pants. All. By. My. Self.' I have no idea why he emphasized every word, but then he smirked and turned and kept climbing the stairs. Big day!"
Has your kid ever made you think, "Weird flex, but OK?" If so, tell us the story in the comments!!!
Note: Answers have been edited for length and/or clarity.