The Readers Respond: Weird Things My Kid Collects


Kids are weird. Don’t misunderstand, I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Between you and me, I think kids are so wonderfully weird because they haven’t quite realized that people are watching them. The general public will forgive and even celebrate weird kid behavior because it’s awesome, and perhaps even more than being awesome, it’s downright entertaining.

One of the more obvious indicators of childhood weirdness is their compulsion to collect things. Weird things. My youngest collected small things – buttons, itty bitty rocks (read: kernels of sand), beads, dried beans, seeds – basically anything that made him feel like a giant to hold. “Look, Mommy! It’s so little in my big hand!” Uh huh, ahhhmazing.

Check out the weirdest things your kids collect!

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