We’ve all been in that situation where you need that perfect
comeback and you eventually find it – hours after the
event. 

But some youngsters out there don’t seem to have that trouble,
as they’ve already perfected the art of the witty reply at an
early age. 

People have been sharing the most hilarious comebacks from
children online – and they’ll make you wish your mind was half
as sharp. 

One smart kid wangled their way out of a difficult answer on a
test by declaring that the common ground between Mahatma Gandhi
and Genghis Khan is that they both have unusual names. 

Another solved the issue of their father’s allergy to cats by
saying he could sleep outside so the family could get a
kitten. 

And one child showed off their brutal side by sending a note to
her babysitter showing her head chopped off by an axe, with the
message: ‘Dear Valerie, get out of my life.’ 

They might not be getting top marks in biology, but this child is definitely not lacking a sens of humour 

They might not be getting top marks in biology, but this
child is definitely not lacking a sens of humour 

Telling it like it is: The recipient of this Christmas card was probably delighted, until they saw the additional message on the right 

Telling it like it is: The recipient of this Christmas card
was probably delighted, until they saw the additional message
on the right 

Philosophical: Jonathan has some serious musings on the history of the world, given his tender age 

Philosophical: Jonathan has some serious musings on the
history of the world, given his tender age 

They're not wrong! Some people might rush for the first aid box, but others can tough it out 

They’re not wrong! Some people might rush for the first aid
box, but others can tough it out 

Speaking as you find: This child can give you a lesson in more than just water safety

Speaking as you find: This child can give you a lesson in
more than just water safety

A bed in the shed? A four-year-old came up  with an ideal solution to their father's cat allergy 

A bed in the shed? A four-year-old came up  with an
ideal solution to their father’s cat allergy 

From the mouth of babes: This child's assessment of what it's like to be an adult and the social conventions involved is not far wrong 

From the mouth of babes: This child’s assessment of what it’s
like to be an adult and the social conventions involved is
not far wrong 

Let's hope they've not actually experienced the taste of human brain to make the comparison 

Let’s hope they’ve not actually experienced the taste of
human brain to make the comparison 

Too smart for their own good: This child followed instructions to the letter 

Too smart for their own good: This child followed
instructions to the letter 

Jonas' was doing pretty well on identifying Arctic animals, until he became unstuck on the little known 'word bank' creature 

Jonas’ was doing pretty well on identifying Arctic animals,
until he became unstuck on the little known ‘word bank’
creature 

This is the kind of child you want around if there's a tornado coming your way 

This is the kind of child you want around if there’s a
tornado coming your way 

A young entrepreneur: If you want to cross the threshold, you have to be prepared to pay the price 

A young entrepreneur: If you want to cross the threshold, you
have to be prepared to pay the price 

She's got it sussed: This eight-year-old is not going to put up with any ghosting or other nonsense when she grows up 

She’s got it sussed: This eight-year-old is not going to put
up with any ghosting or other nonsense when she grows
up 

Event the teacher admitted that she high-fived the pupil after this comeback 

Event the teacher admitted that she high-fived the pupil
after this comeback 

It's a valid reason: But probably not the one the science teacher was looking for

It’s a valid reason: But probably not the one the science
teacher was looking for

If peeing on a shovel is indeed Carson's favourite hobby, then who can argue?

If peeing on a shovel is indeed Carson’s favourite hobby,
then who can argue?

Future messiah? Graham is certain that he shall rise from the dead, just like Jesus 

Future messiah? Graham is certain that he shall rise from the
dead, just like Jesus 

When you're lacking in historical knowledge, then just rely on humour to get you through exams 

When you’re lacking in historical knowledge, then just rely
on humour to get you through exams 

Valerie needs to watch her step, according to this rather sinister note 

Valerie needs to watch her step, according to this rather
sinister note 

Sorry not sorry: Liam is not on board with giving fake apologies 

Sorry not sorry: Liam is not on board with giving fake
apologies 

Ethan is in for a shock! His sister is determined to take him down by destroying his bedroom 

Ethan is in for a shock! His sister is determined to take him
down by destroying his bedroom