10 Moms Reveal the Most Ridiculously Hilarious 'Fights' They've Had With Their Kids

10 Moms Reveal the Most Ridiculously Hilarious 'Fights' They've Had With Their Kids

They may be little, but that doesn’t mean kids aren’t opinionated!

By Wendy Robinson

My house has both a front yard and a backyard. The backyard is fenced, the front yard is not. My 3-year-old announced this morning that she was going to go play outside. Fine, I replied, but not in the front yard, only in the back because I’m not ready to go outside yet.

I’m not exactly sure how it started, but 10 minutes later I found myself arguing with this pint-sized person about whether the backyard and the front yard are the same temperature. She was adamant that she could only play in the front because the back was “too hot.”

Although I technically won the fight because she ended up in the backyard, let’s be honest – when you’re fighting with a 3-year-old about temperature differences between the front and back of the house, you’ve already lost.

Sometimes being a mom means finding yourself on the losing end of some of the most ridiculous fights, like these women found:

“I fought with my almost-3-year-old this morning about whether or not I was driving home the right way. She screamed, ‘This isn't the way to our house!’ for the entire eight-minute drive back from dropping my older daughter at school. We only do that drive twice a day, so I can see how she would suddenly be concerned that I would get lost.” – Kristie P.

“A real argument: When you take a bath, do you have to put water in the bathtub?” – Jessica G.

“My 6-year-old refuses to believe that my husband is older than me because I am half an inch taller than he is. My son swears whoever is older, is taller. No amount of arguing will convince him otherwise.” – Kelly S.

“My son went to bed in tears the other night because the team I was rooting for in a soccer match beat the team he was rooting for. He said his team would have won if I had cheered for them, too. He cannot be convinced otherwise and has been angrily muttering ‘I hate Canada’ for the last few days.” – Michelle R.

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“Boogers are not a food. Boogers are not a food. Boogers are not a food. I’m going to repeat this until someone in this house believes me!” – Teri J.


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“Our 13-year-old is in that totally annoying phase where he thinks he is SO MUCH smarter than his dumb parents. We keep getting into stupid arguments about history and politics. He tried to argue with me about what it was like when Obama got elected for the first time. Hello, kid! I was there. You don’t know what you are talking about!” – Wren P.

“My 4-year-old won’t eat food from our garden because ‘it grew in the dirty dirt.’ She refuses to believe that ALL produce grows in the dirt somewhere.” – Billie N.

“My 9-year-old, who has talked 24/7 her whole life, has some anxiety issues with the doctor and dentist. So I did not tell her about an appointment until we pulled into the lot and she asked, ‘Why are we at the doctor's office?’ She did not speak to me for two days after, and then it was crying and shouting about how could I possibly do that to her. When I explained that it was just a recheck and all they did was weigh her and tell me to give her more milkshakes, and that she would have only worried and got upset if I told her [ahead of time]. She then clung to me crying and said, ‘Oh thank you, Mama. You are so smart.’” – Jenifer T.

“We are a nerdy household, so some of the arguments about which superhero is better/faster/more powerful have gotten embarrassingly heated. Especially since my daughter is only 4.” – Katie B.

“I’m the WORST mama ever because I wouldn’t let my 5-year-old son keep ants in a shoebox for a pet. He swore he’d take good care of them and keep them in his room. I tried to explain why ants don’t make good pets but he won’t believe me.” – Jessica D.

What was your most ridiculous kid fight?

Wendy Robinson is a writer, working mom and graduate student. Someday she'd like to sleep in again. She also blogs at www.athleticmonkey.com and is on Twitter as @wendyrmonkey.

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