I have been a parent for almost eight years now, and some days I feel like I know as little as I did way back in 2005 when I was still waiting for my baby to arrive. But there's one thing I know for sure. Kids are WEIRD.
My kid. Your kid. All kids!
There's an equal opportunity state of strangeness that exists for the four-foot-tall and under set.
But you don't have to take my word for it. Just consider some of the things kids can't get enough of ... but we adults just barely tolerate.
Boogers. Rocks. Those rounds blobs of indeterminate flavor otherwise known as gumballs.
All are evidence that kids are some of the oddest creatures on the planet. And yet we love them anyway.
Behold the wild and weird that curries favor with the kids and mystifies adults.
What are your kids obsessed with that you just don't get?
Image via Jeanne Sager
They're absolutely flavorless. And who knows how many greasy, grimy hands were stuck up in that machine before you stuck your quarter in there?