Teachers are sharing epic quotes from little kids, and they're so wholesome and hilarious

They say that kids say the darnedest things, and seriously, they do. Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time with young children knows that sometimes the things they say can blow your mind.

Since teachers spend more time around little kids than anyone else, they are particularly privy to their profound and hilarious thoughts. That's why NYC kindergarten teacher Alyssa Cowit started collecting kid quotes from teachers around the country and sharing them on her Instagram account, Live from Snack Time, as well as her websiteand other social media channels.


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Facebook user Joshua Seaman shared a collection of the quotes in a Facebook post that's been shared nearly 300,000 times in less than a week. People simply adore seeing the innocent, wholesome perspective of children—especially when they say something that makes us go, "SAME, little one. SAME"

For example, "I thought I needed a hug but I really need pancakes." That's a totally familiar feeling, kid. Totally.

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Or the kid who said, "I am OK. I have more happy than I do sad." I mean, that's most of us on a basic level, right?

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But the 7-year-old who said, "I'm not feeling very worky today," is literally all of us.

SAME, little one. SAME.

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Some kids are just hilariously honest, like the 8-year-old who said, "My mom says I should just ignore people I don't like and well, that's you." Dang, that's harsh, Noah.

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And heaven help the parents of the 7-year-old who said, "I appreciate my teachers for teaching me words that help me argue with my parents."

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I'm seriously feeling this silver lining-finding 10-year-old who said, "I wanted detention so I could be alone and read my book. Thank you." I AM A MOTHER OF THREE. PUT ME IN DETENTION, PLEASE AND THANK YOU.


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But nothing beats the realness of this 5-year-old sharing their weekend plans. "I'll tell you what I'm going to do this weekend. I'm not going to put a shirt on. Probably not pants either."

SAME, little one. SAME.

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Sometimes kids are funny because they take everything literally. For example, the morally superior 5-year-old who didn't understand the phrase "piece of cake":

"She said it was a piece of cake.

But there was no cake at all.

She lied about the cake.

That's NOT something to be proud of."

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And sometimes kids are funny because they replace unfamiliar words with ones they know better, turning weed into pasta sauce:

"My brother got in trouble for smoking marinara." - anonymous, 8 years old

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But occasionally, kids come out with something sweetly profound, that makes you say, "Awww. True." Like this:

"When your heart is broken, it's like a thunderstorm on the inside." Right on, Joey. We feel that.

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Or they show you in some unique way how big their little hearts can be—like 6-year-old Walter, who said, "Whenever you cry I wish I was a spider. Then I would spin you a tissue." Aww, thanks, Walter.

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The quotes seem to be showing up everywhere. A clever Facebook user, Sharon Sturnfield, even assigned astrological signs to some of the kid quotes. (As a Pisces, I gotta say I totally feel seen by this.)

Kids really are the best. Keep those quotes coming, teachers. We can all use a little more innocent wholesomeness in our lives.

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It was filmed before face masks were required, so you can see the boy's beautiful reaction to the song.

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However, their relationship became even sweeter when they adopted James: a little boy with a huge heart.

In the United States alone, there are roughly 122,000 children awaiting adoption according to the latest report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. While the goal is always for a child to be parented by and stay with their biological family, that is not always a possibility. This is where adoption offers hope—not only does it create new families, it gives birth parents an avenue through which to see their child flourish when they are not able to parent. For the right families, it's a beautiful thing.

The Archbolds knew early on that adoption was an option for them. David has three daughters from a previous marriage, but knowing their family was not yet complete, the couple embarked on a two-year journey to find their match. When the adoption agency called and told them about James, they were elated. From the moment they met him, the Archbolds knew he was meant to be part of their family. David locked eyes with the brown-eyed baby and they stared at each other in quiet wonder for such a long time that the whole room fell silent. "He still looks at me like that," said David.

The connection was mutual and instantaneous—love at first sight. The Archbolds knew that James was meant to be a part of their family. However, they faced significant challenges requiring an even deeper level of commitment due to James' medical condition.

James was born with congenital hyperinsulinism, a rare condition that causes his body to overproduce insulin, and within 2 months of his birth, he had to have surgery to remove 90% of his pancreas. There was a steep learning curve for the Archbolds, but they were already in love, and knew they were committed to the ongoing care that'd be required of bringing James into their lives. After lots of research and encouragement from James' medical team, they finally brought their son home.

Today, three-year-old James is thriving, filled with infectious joy that bubbles over and touches every person who comes in contact with him. "Part of love is when people recognize that they need to be with each other," said his adoptive grandfather. And because the Archbolds opted for an open adoption, there are even more people to love and support James as he grows.

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