Kids really do say the darnedest things.
Take this story from Amber who was having a tender moment with her toddler when suddenly...
The toddler: *puts her arms around my neck, gently touches my face*— Amber Sparks (@ambernoelle) January 26, 2018
Me: I love you, little bear.
Toddler: ...You have bones inside of you. Take your skin off so I can see your bones?
Just take your skin off, mommy. Just try it.
Others on Twitter seemed to agree this was common among their little ones:
And shared their own stories...
Toddlers are great at unintentional dark. Mine sings "we are going to sleep FOREVER" nonchalantly before bed— Emily (@MildlyReal) January 27, 2018
My version was:— This is why we can't have nice things... (@EvaDestrction) January 28, 2018
daughter (3yrs) in car seat in back, traffic: "Mommy?"
me: "yes, pumpkin?"
her: "I want to see a dead body"
me: "....what do you want to see?"
her: "a dead body"
me: looks in rearview mirror
her: stares intently, no smile
her: "a real one"
I really love macabre toddlers. I told my small chubby 3 year old niece once I wanted to eat her up. She was like “do it. I taste like blood!”— Emily (@emilyrm) January 27, 2018
My 3yo just now: There's a skeleton inside me, right? It's scary.— Elisa Hansen💀 (@ElisaInTime) January 27, 2018
Me: why are you scared?
3yo: It's going to come out of my head. And then I'll be sad.
Death seems to be a theme...
My son as a toddler, one day held my face in both hands, looked me in the eyes, and said "Promise me you won't die."— Kim Curry BSEE, MA, 국술원 JKN, MSE (@stargazer_412) January 27, 2018
I had to tell him that I couldn't do that, but I'd watch out for him & love him as long as I could.
Toddlers are gruesome. My brother to Dad: “Can I have your watch when you die?” Guess what Dad left him? 😆— Donna_Barr (@Donna_Barr) January 27, 2018
But seriously, this is terrifying:
Child: *hugging me very tightly*— 💀SighQueen💀 (@_ellenisdead) January 27, 2018
Me: Oh thank you, honey
Child: *in my ear* Skin
Child: *still in my ear* Mine?
Me: *sits in quiet terror for the rest of the day*
Best to leave the lights on tonight, parents...