Some people are natural-born comedians. When and how a sense of humor develops is a fun psychological puzzle, but it’s clear to anyone who’s been around lots of children that some kids tap into their funny bone very early.
Some kids are also natural-born actors, and when you combine those early drama chops with an innate comedic impulse, you end up with a hilarious little baby prankster.
Case in point: This video of a baby seeming to have her forearm stuck in the top of a water jug. It starts with the little darling in distress, crying and fussing for help, with her arm appearing to be lodged into the narrow bottle opening.
Then, when a grown-up comes to help dislodge her, the tears turn to giggles as she pulls her arm out herself, showing she was never actually stuck in the first place. Watch:
Such a little sneaker! And an Oscar-worthy performance to boot.
From a parental point of view, this is both highly entertaining and slightly terrifying. How are you ever supposed to know when this kid is acting or actually in distress?
People commented on a version of the video on Facebook with their own experiences of baby jokesters:
“Signs of high emotional intelligence.. This is great!”
“I work in childcare and it’s so funny how even really young babies can have a sense of humour!”
“My son does this. He cries cause his foot is stuck in the couch. I pull him out and he sticks it right back in and cries.”
“Babies are so dang funny. My baby was about 8 months he knew that if he ate all his food he would get a treat so he use to hide all his food in his diaper and when I changed him there goes his food lol “
“My son did this. He’d cry big ass tears and everything. We pull his arm or leg out, he’d giggle, and put it right back. Then anyone he hasn’t done that to before he would. They’d be like “omg his arm is stuck” then I’m like no it’s not watch and pull it out so they can watch him do it again.”
Here’s to the hilarious little humans who keep us laughing while keeping their parents on their toes.