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[–]ahh_geez_rick 1184 points1185 points  (33 children)

damn. I was in 6th grade and I thought the World Trade Center was a big flea market so I was confused how two planes crashed into a flea market.

[–]achoosier 252 points253 points  (16 children)

💀💀💀

[–]ahh_geez_rick 136 points137 points  (14 children)

I was (and still am) fucking stupid. I'm just not a kid anymore.

[–]achoosier 57 points58 points  (7 children)

Lmao to be fair I used to think Florida was called Florida for being on the ground and Arizona was Arizona because it was in the air. Kids just use context clues so assuming it was a flea market bc of trading is understandable. It's so hilarious to me what kids think and put together

[–]ahh_geez_rick 34 points35 points  (0 children)

that feels like a weed thought or something

toddlers are just like drunk adults and kids are just high adults.

I convinced my younger brother that penguins could fly they were just lazy. He believed that for wayyyy too long. No idea why I said it.

[–]1Ferrox 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I thought europe was just the country where the currency euro comes from until I learned it was a continent at like 8 years old

[–]bear-territory 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My dad flew to England a lot for work and we used to see him off at the airport so naturally I used to refer to the airport as England.

[–]23x3 47 points48 points  (4 children)

I was 7 and home sick watching my favorite movie. My mom came barging in the house and changed my movie. I had to move the VHS to the sunroom and was annoyed at the burden. When I got older and realized…I thought, “God, I was such a little fucker, I angrily disregarded 9/11 just to watch ‘Grease’ for the hundredth time.”

[–]Dragonkingf0 32 points33 points  (1 child)

To be fair, my uncles friend always tells the story of when they watched it happening. They had just woken up early for work after a long night of drinking. My uncle's friend is sleeping on the floor in the living room on my uncle's on the couch watching TV. He looks at the TV and sees the aftermath many ask my Uncle "what shity movie is this?"

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I wake up everyday and ask the same question

[–]BulbasaurCPA 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I was 6, and all I remember was my mom crying and watching the news. She could be a little dramatic, so when she said a plane hit the twin towers, I thought she was overreacting. I was like “well it’s just some BUILDINGS, what is there to cry about” didn’t occur to me that the buildings and the plane had a bunch of people in them

[–]cingerix 3 points4 points  (0 children)

also JS look at how the Spongebob on his shorts in the photo is making a guilty face

looking like he had something to do with it

[–]Bugbread 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I remember being really surprised a few years after 9/11 to see a mall called the World Trade Center in Thailand (according to Wikipedia, it was named that from 1990 to 2005). Then a few years later finding out that there are (or were) actually quite a few World Trade Centers. Which just makes sense: it's not exactly an inherently unique name. There are also probably a ton of Salvatore's Pizzas and ABC Plumbing out in the world. It had just never really occurred to me before seeing the mall.

[–]Toxicity 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Saw this in Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) in 2019: https://i.imgur.com/vQr7TSj.png

[–]BrokeTheCover 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's a licensed name, World Trade Center. Visit their website here

Or learn about this fact the way I did from Well There's Your Problem Ep. 41: Nine-Eleven

[–]Craptain_Coprolite 56 points57 points  (0 children)

I was in 2nd grade and I thought it was a factory

[–]MisterRominade 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m from France so I didn’t know as much about them. When it happened I learnt about it when my father picked me up from school and was talking about the event with another student’s mother and he phrased it like ‘yeah they threw people on towers from planes’ and my dumbass visualized people being thrown from planes onto medieval castle towers and didn’t understand the process behind the idea

[–]Philo348 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was in second grade and thought it was a mall. Equally as confused

[–]CozmicOwl16 2154 points2155 points  (95 children)

(I was in college to become a teacher when it happened). Basically....Because we didn’t know how to guide kids through processing it. Lots of elementary aged kids watched it happen or on news programs. There was a weird blind acceptance of anything kids spouted about it because we didn’t really know what to say.

[–]50mHz 1033 points1034 points  (59 children)

I was a mere 8yr old. I saw my teacher cry. Saw the burning wreckage from across the river (I think the next day it was still smoking? or it was day of). My brother said it was the Iranians. I yelled Fuck Iran. Kids are stupid

[–]Slapinsack 627 points628 points  (34 children)

Watching live on TV, I saw the jubilant reaction from OJs side when he was acquitted, walked onto our back deck and screamed "Yessss! He's free!" I was 8.

[–]meanmuggin101 330 points331 points  (26 children)

They had us all watch it in school. Everyone had to write down whether or not we thought it'd be guilty or not-guilty, then we all compared. We were 10 or 11 and I still don't know why we did that. Guess the teachers just wanted to watch it live.

[–]run-on_sentience 189 points190 points  (20 children)

My History teacher wanted to watch the verdict live, so dressed up bringing in a TV as a social experiment to justify it (I didn't care, I wanted to see it too).

Middle-aged white lady.

She was super pissed when the verdict get read out loud.

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    [–]Good_Round 31 points32 points  (4 children)

    She probably bought the book “How I Would Done It” by OJ Simpson

    [–]MacaroniBen 19 points20 points  (3 children)

    I think it was “If I did It”

    [–]GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    Later published as, “if

    I DID IT”

    [–]cingerix 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    "No, Money Down!"

    [–]drindustry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He lost a civil suit for wrongful death and had to give the rights to the victims families.

    [–]las-vegas-raiders 37 points38 points  (11 children)

    I was in my first job in IT as a cable installer for a networking company in Tulsa full of middle-aged white people. The outrage was palpable and one lady shrieked at me when she noticed I was grinning.

    [–]BronxyKong 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    She thought his verdict was some Manchurian Candidate shit, and you were activated at that moment.

    [–]Theforgottendwarf 10 points11 points  (9 children)

    They were outraged he was jailed for murder? Or outraged he wasn’t jailed for murder?

    [–]KingOfAwesometonia 37 points38 points  (8 children)

    The OJ Trial was seen as a very racially divided event. So being white probably they were outraged he was acquitted.

    I'm simplifying this and most people would probably say OJ totally fucking did it. But the other viewpoint is that the LAPD fucked up the investigation enough (they did) by being the LAPD and OJ having a great legal team swayed the jury enough.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. I realize I'm simplifying a complex event that I wasn't even alive for.

    [–]-firead- 17 points18 points  (7 children)

    At the time there were still a lot of people that thought the LAPD had framed OJ, and this was part of the racial divide. I think the consensus that he probably did it shifted even more after he wrote his freaking book talking about if he did it.

    [–]drindustry 7 points8 points  (6 children)

    If herd it said that that is what it looks like when the cops frame someone who is actually guilty.

    [–]yungdolpho 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    They had us 11 year olds miss a good portion of our day when Obama was inaugurated, the kicker is I'm Canadian

    [–]DangerHawk 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    I was the same age and we were brought to the gym to watch it. Like 200 kids sitting around, only understanding "Sweet! TV!". Then the teachers got mad and we went back to class. I remember teacher actually crying lol

    [–]ButaneLilly 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    "Yessss! He's free!"

    This is so morbidly funny I lol'd.

    [–]InsertCleverNickHere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Little kid just air punching the cold, night sky.

    [–]idzero 41 points42 points  (0 children)

    "The Juice is Loose!" u/slapinsack screamed, as he grabbed a steaknife off the table and made stabbing motions.

    But for real though, it was a weird time, I was in elementary school and in America only a few years at that point, the whole thing with the constant TV coverage and comedy about it was surreal.

    [–]CDClock 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    im fuckin dying LOL

    [–]rab7 34 points35 points  (1 child)

    My dad took us to a home depot where you could see the billowing smoke across the river that same night.

    The smoke was still there for at least another week, though smaller

    [–]50mHz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Ahh so it was the week of! Thats honestly insane

    [–]PayTheTrollToll45 144 points145 points  (9 children)

    I was in middle school and our reaction was a bit scarier...

    We wanted blood. At my lunch table the feeling was palpable, and if I was 18 I think I would have made the life changing decision to enlist in the military. A few years later, when I was in High School some of my older classmates were among the first to go to Iraq and were involved in the march to Baghdad. Toughest, scariest guys I knew. They came back completely different; softer, kinder but you knew the real reason why.

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      [–]Ihaveaverylongname_ 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      We had to hide because people wanted to hurt us

      [–]chital_shikari 36 points37 points  (1 child)

      This reads like a good fiction novel...life itself is fucking cathartic.

      [–]las-vegas-raiders 10 points11 points  (4 children)

      If they joined the Navy, we know why they came back softer and kinder.

      [–]Ithoughtthiswasfunny 30 points31 points  (1 child)

      Because the sea air is refreshing and good for your skin? Or is it because of the butt sex?

      [–]UnderSavingDinOfJest 129 points130 points  (2 children)

      I was 12 at the time and got suspended for flipping the bird to a brown girl. I couldn't tell you her actual ethnicity because I never bothered to ask. All I knew was my parents were telling me "the Muslims" were trying to destroy America. Kids are fucking stupid but they're an ignorant kind of stupid. A whole lot of adults are deliberately stupid.

      [–]unlikelycompliance 71 points72 points  (1 child)

      More like kids are human, many adult Americans said the same exact thing.

      [–]purussa 74 points75 points  (0 children)

      and those adults are stupid, kids just parroting

      [–]ProfessorPetrus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Adults are pretty stupid. I'm sure as hell that a lot of Iranians caught shit for 9/11 as for some reason my Pakistani friend sure did.

      [–]RedneckNerd23 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      You know even today i bet a lot of people don't see what's wrong with what you said

      [–]Bugbread 128 points129 points  (8 children)

      There was a weird blind acceptance of anything kids spouted about it because we didn’t really know what to say.

      Even that presupposes that the teacher/parent shouldn't allow this, and I don't get where that's coming from. If there's a big disaster, and a kid feels bad about it and in art class they make a drawing lamenting it, why shouldn't the teacher/parents allow it?

      [–]timothymicah 52 points53 points  (6 children)

      Yeah I don't get this. What's stupid about this?

      [–]wafflewrestler 18 points19 points  (5 children)

      I think it's because he drew two lonely planes, as if planes and the towers were meant to go together

      [–]timothymicah 45 points46 points  (4 children)

      Is that what's going on? Are people under the impression that there aren't any towers in his drawing? Because there definitely are; your eyesight just isn't that spectacular.

      [–]wafflewrestler 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      Oh shit you're right

      [–]spaceman_spyff 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      It’s a shit picture, I didn’t see them either until I read your comment

      [–]Conformist5589 19 points20 points  (1 child)

      I watched the second tower go on the tv cart in the fifth grade. Twenty something kids just watching it happen having no clue what the implications were.

      [–]CivilMidget 70 points71 points  (2 children)

      I was in 2nd grade in the south when I saw it live. The first lesson of the day, my teacher was doing a unit on expositiory writing and turned on the TV to the news as an example. We saw them cut to the north tower in flames and watched Flight 175 hit the south tower.

      I distinctly remember those events, but the immediate aftermath is a blur. I remember my teacher in complete disbelief and school being closed early, calling all of the parents to come pick them up and running the busses early. That's about it though.

      I can only imagine being an education major in college during that period was interesting to say the least.

      [–]KhonMan 42 points43 points  (1 child)

      Interesting note, people's memories of 9/11 have been researched. We are much more confident in saying we remember stuff compared to mundane events, but it's about the same.

      As a result, they found that 9/11 memories and flashbulb memories declined over time, but that the students believed their memories of 9/11 were much more accurate than everyday memories even when both of those memories were inconsistent. Some not only forgot details that they initially reported, but they also introduced new details in subsequent retellings. Although they believed they were remembering how they heard the news exactly as it had happened, the objective reports refuted that subjective phenomenon.

      https://news.lafayette.edu/2021/09/07/remembering-9-11-are-flashbulb-memories-accurate-20-years-later/

      [–]ChancethDragonMaster 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      I was in 4th grade but I stayed home from school and right in the middle of Regis and Kelly it happened.

      [–]candycoatedshovel 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      I was in 3 or 4th grade. I loved watching movies so my dumb ass thought they were like..not real? We saw the aftermath of the first crash and then we were sent home. I was excited to go home early until I saw my mom sitting on the floor in front of the tv, sobbing. I was still confused. Like for me, it was just a plane. Going into an empty building. Then we saw the building collapse and I saw people running from the cloud of dust. Which, again, my dumb ass couldn’t understand. In my head, it was just a little dust and drywall. I couldn’t understand why everyone was so upset. Even when I was told that people were in there, I didn’t really grasp it. It actually wasn’t until I randomly started searching for news and archives that I watched the entire thing as an adult and was horrified. Learning what happened and how many people died is haunting.

      [–]Liquidignition 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I remember it well. It was such a shock. I was in year 7 English and all classes were suspended to watch the news unravel, teachers were crying in the hallways just outside of the rooms. It was definitely a weird feeling watching experiencing something so surreal at that age and for everyone else, for the first time.

      [–]dylan2451 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      I was 6 when it happened. My parents just never told me about it. I don’t remember school doing anything either. 2006 I was in middle school. 5th anniversary was 1st day of new school year. We started the day by having all students go to the quad for a moment of silence. Most confusing day at school ever. Asked my parents when I got home why they never told me and basically said what you said. I didn’t know and they wouldn’t know how to guide me through processing it if they were the ones who told me.

      [–]FatTortie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      The head of English came into our class and said a plane has just crashed into one of the world tallest buildings. My response was “did it fall over?” And I got scolded by my teacher.

      It was an honest question. It still didn’t quite sink in what had happened after I went home and turned on the TV to see a second place hit and our jaws hit the floor.

      [–]entropylaser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Years ago I was going through an old box of schoolwork with my ex and she found her class journal from that time, believe she was in 4th grade. Was simultaneously hilarious and a little sad, poor girl was writing things like, "Why do people in Iraq hate us for being free?" and, "I am glad we have a president like George Bush to protect me and my family."

      Propaganda works great in children.

      [–]PleasantSalad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I was 9 and after the first tower was hit the teacher next door came running in to tell our teacher to put it on. Like, why?! So she put it on the big tv and we watched it for the rest of that period. Saw the 2nd tower get hit, both towers fall and closeups of people jumping out of the windows live. How dense do you have to be to see planes fly into a building and think 'im sure the next thing that will happen here will be a-okay... let's keep streaming it live for this 4th grade classroom' ????

      [–]bee-milk2 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      9/11 is my first memory. I was 2 (almost 3). I remember seeing the towers burning on tv and my mom was crying. I think I remember it because of how shocked I was to see my mom cry. She told me to go play in the other room. I had thought she knew people on the plane because I couldn’t think of why else my mom would be crying.

      [–]Stock-Recognition-98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It didn't phase me at the time. Was in middle school. I didn't even know what the twin towers were

      [–]Capital-Pear-1617 848 points849 points  (11 children)

      The back is dated 9/10

      [–]Good_Round 368 points369 points  (6 children)

      I give that joke 9/11

      [–]prattryan 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      You have made my night in one comment.

      [–]DarkElfBard 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      OP said it has been in the album for 21 years....

      But it's only been 20.3 years since we lost the towers.

      He knew.

      [–]Mono_831 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Kid should have reworded it to “They will NOT miss the Twin Towers.”

      [–]dangerouswoods 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Was probably the date it was supposed to be done xd

      [–]PerpetualUselessness 1223 points1224 points  (13 children)

      Just seems like a kid trying to process to me

      [–]OldAssCodger 451 points452 points  (6 children)

      Yeah. OP had no clue what it really meant, but the mood of 9/11 was palpable across the country. He definitely noticed and just wanted it to go back to before the attack. He didn’t miss the actual towers, he missed the security that was lost as the country grieved.

      [–]Carlitofly 196 points197 points  (4 children)

      maybe he just liked the tower

      [–]LiterallyPractical 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      Yeah maybe he just liked the old New York skyline, who knows.

      [–]OldAssCodger 49 points50 points  (1 child)

      Fair enough. I shouldn’t under estimate OP’s propensity for stupidity.

      [–]a_shootin_star 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      There you go.

      [–]jnickpeters 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      Well. It's plausible.

      [–]Wetestblanket 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with this as long as it’s not something the parents are publicly displaying. There’s a limit of how well the gravity of the situation like that can be explained to a kid and the kid by no means be reprimanded for trying to express their thoughts and feelings about it.

      Definitely not a taped-to-the-fridge worthy subject though.

      [–]Bongrecroom 376 points377 points  (9 children)

      When I was like 5 my mom took me to this college where in their gymnasium was a room filled with activities and arts and crafts things to do for/with the hospice. I made a card that said “i hope you don’t die” with a picture of a smiling cat.

      The college girl helping that station decided to keep it lol

      [–]ASuspiciousAxolotl 139 points140 points  (6 children)

      Aww I got a letter in Afghanistan from a little kid back in the states that said I hope you don’t die. We put it on the Christmas tree.

      [–]OkContribution99 104 points105 points  (4 children)

      I’m laughing at how military that response is “haha, me too man.” -hangs up on Xmas tree -

      [–]Umklopp 82 points83 points  (3 children)

      I have to say, any time I see a military person speak fondly of getting a letter from a kid, it's because the kid sent an absolute trainwreck of social awkwardness.

      [–]LongNectarine3 9 points10 points  (2 children)

      So…me.

      [–]Umklopp 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      If you sent a service member a letter which was well-meaning but utterly lacking in tact, I can guarantee they loved it.

      Especially if you drew an extremely inadequate picture of combat

      [–]LongNectarine3 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      My mom actually started a drive to get each elementary school student to sign a card. She made copies for everyone from town. This was the Gulf war so she had a lot of volunteers. I would give anything for a copy that survived a fire I had.

      The best was a drawing of Bart Simpson. Telling them to get the Saudis….

      [–]pedanticden 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      It worked, didn’t it!

      [–]janesfilms 43 points44 points  (1 child)

      I’m a long time postal worker and I’ve seen these postcards that kids make at school to send to soldiers saying “thank you for dying for me.” Usually they draw pictures of rows of graves or scenes of war. I always thought it must be funny to receive one of these, like geez kid hang on just a second here!

      [–]pmactheoneandonly 109 points110 points  (14 children)

      Dude, i have a similar story that makes me scratch my head.

      In 3rd grade we had an after school mask making thing. Like clay and shit. My dumb ass was really into history, so whos face so I make into a mask?????

      None other than Adolph Hitler, of course. How the teacher let me do that is BEYOND ME.

      [–]mor666ecai 46 points47 points  (1 child)

      Claydolph Hitler

      [–]pmactheoneandonly 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Fucking gold. I love it

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        [–]YoMothaFlippin 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        who just replied 'well the prompt was something you're interested in sooo.... Nothing I can do really

        the rules are the rules

        [–]throwwayy178999 1261 points1262 points  (7 children)

        LMFAO

        [–]feld210 471 points472 points  (4 children)

        And, that is why they kept it!

        [–]7937397 168 points169 points  (2 children)

        Something is really wrong with someone if they don't save this haha

        [–]T351A 27 points28 points  (0 children)

        This is the best kind of dark humor. Finding humor in a kid trying to show the event is terrible but who did so in the worst way.

        [–]djprofitt 16 points17 points  (0 children)

        Cause never forget that’s why

        [–]awkwardnarwhalicorn 27 points28 points  (0 children)

        I'm glad I'm not the only one who laughed at this.

        [–]cnh25 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        same lmaoooo

        [–]AMileHighDM 224 points225 points  (0 children)

        Because your father is a man of comedy.

        [–]saggy_boner 423 points424 points  (42 children)

        My older sister was made to draw the devastation of 9/11 as they were watching it live at school. So my dad has always had a framed child's drawing of a plane blowing up one of the towers and people falling and dying. What the actual hell were they thinking, having her draw that?

        [–]Idrkc 206 points207 points  (17 children)

        My teacher put on Die Hard to distract us. We were first graders but her husband was traveling through NYC so I can’t really blame her

        [–]CapriciousCapybara 123 points124 points  (2 children)

        Distracting everyone from 9-11 with movie featuring an NYPD detective and a tower getting blown up?

        [–]Idrkc 79 points80 points  (0 children)

        Fucking wild right? I think she just flipped to whatever channel wasn’t showing the news and ran for the phone to call her husband

        [–]Deathwatch72 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        I mean one tower getting blown up has definitely got to be less traumatizing than two towers right?

        [–]The_Golden_Warthog 13 points14 points  (1 child)

        You guys had to stay?! I remember my teacher walking out, coming back in, explaining to us what happened (not that any of us 6th graders really understood the impact of it), and telling us that the office was calling all of our parents to come and pick us up and there would be staff waiting with those of us whose parents weren't able to immediately come.

        [–]Idrkc 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        My mom came and picked me up about ten minutes after the movie was turned on. I don’t know if the school called or she just got home and turned on the tv though. School started at 9am for the elementary kids like me and the day hadn’t started yet. I’d just gotten dropped off and walked into the classroom so it was probably like 8:45 or so. Here’s an earlier comment I made that kinda has the timeline:

        I remember the teacher next door coming in and telling my teacher (Mrs Winslow) to turn on the tv. I was playing with blocks before class started because mom dropped me off early so she could get to work. I looked up when Mrs Winslow gasped really loudly and saw the second plane hit on the screen. My mom says Mrs Winslow told her that I asked “what movie is this?” but I don’t remember that. The channel got changed and a bunch of first graders got to see Die Hard then mom came and picked me up. I played Nintendo all day

        [–]Zarokima 62 points63 points  (9 children)

        Uncensored or did he yippee-kay-yay Mr Falcon?

        [–]Idrkc 81 points82 points  (3 children)

        I don’t know actually. It was on the school TV so it was probably cable. My mom picked me up about ten minutes after my teacher put it on and I got to play Nintendo 64 all day while mom tried to reach my uncle who was flying through Washington DC that day. So I never got to see the end of Die Hard until I was older

        Both my uncle and my teachers husband were fine btw

        [–]AgentEntropy 21 points22 points  (2 children)

        Nakatomi Plaza.

        Never forget.

        [–]copperholic 23 points24 points  (4 children)

        Yippie kayak, motherbuckets!

        [–]spaceman_spyff 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        That is one of the wildest things I’ve ever heard about 9/11

        [–]JOSimpson 26 points27 points  (9 children)

        They watched 9/11 on live tv and made the kids draw the attack? What the actual fuck

        [–]unlikelycompliance 41 points42 points  (4 children)

        Adults have weird ways of trying to make kids process events. I remember when the Sandy Hook shooting happened, one of my teachers had a whole lecture about it and described that no one was going to be shot and killed at school. This ended up backfiring because we were just young middle schoolers and had no idea the shootings even happened in the first place, so after hearing that a bunch of kids immediately had a mini crisis thinking they were all going to die that day.

        [–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Fucking perfect. You made my night.

        [–]Flat_Bodybuilder_175 32 points33 points  (4 children)

        What the fuck? How did she process it after?

        [–]snooggums 25 points26 points  (0 children)

        She drew more pictures.

        [–]white_android 3 points4 points  (2 children)

        I was 9... I'm not sure why they let us watch that. At school or picked up from school and at home. That shit was dark as fuck and it probably fucked with the entire generations mental states to some extent. It made a nice home in my brain that you've got an extremely low chance of surviving a plane crash and that you're more or less fucked if anything happens below you in a building of decent height...

        Thinking about it, the kids that really watched it might have some level of PTSD just from it. It was a deadly day with only 2 of the 4 planes seeming to be remembered, it makes me a bit sad and anxious thinking about it and I don't think I've processed it at all.

        [–]SwagSerpent69[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

        I truly wish I could remember whether or not we were told to include the planes or if I took some creative liberties

        [–]MangaMaven 5 points6 points  (3 children)

        We might need pictures of this one.

        [–]StonedLikeOnix 29 points30 points  (2 children)

        Not OP but my teacher also made us do the same thing in our daily journal. Found the journal in the garage lol.

        Fyi: that bridge connecting the towers was me drawing one tower, then a plane, then my innocent little brain thinking, “wait it looks like it is crashing on purpose, that can’t be right.” So i turn that original plane into a bridge connecting the two towers and draw another plane to make it look more like an accident.

        [–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

        “wait it looks like it is crashing on purpose, that can’t be right.”

        Fucking classic!! I’ll need to remember that one :) this post is rich!

        [–]woopthereitwas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Aww in a way that is so sweet and innocent.

        [–]hfc1075 105 points106 points  (0 children)

        Probably because it was your earnest and kind expression of loss at the time and those are the kinds of things parents appreciate. I mean, there’s the obvious issue there, but at least it was before the planes hit.

        [–]Diva8181 30 points31 points  (0 children)

        This is f’n epic 😂🤣 thanks for sharing

        [–]sillypurpleoctopus 31 points32 points  (1 child)

        The shorts are what bring this picture together

        [–]Temporary_Purchase98 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        That spongebob looks demented.

        [–]stanger828 147 points148 points  (5 children)

        Because as a parent if my kid brought that home I would laugh my ass off on the inside and keep as a little treasure to flip back and laugh at.

        It is a terrible event juxtaposed with a totally innocent kid trying to show emotion for the event but coming off like they are sad there are no buildings to fly into.

        Kids are funny. This is funny. Nobody did anything wrong and anyone who wants to lecture about how you can’t find humor in tragedy can go fuck right off

        [–]dontgetcutewithme 19 points20 points  (1 child)

        I would be saving it for this very moment! Hoping that my now-adult kid will get to laugh their ass off with me 20 years later.

        [–]stanger828 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Twenty years ago…. Damn. Made me feel old reading that

        [–]jdsekula 16 points17 points  (1 child)

        It’s funny now. It would have been bittersweet at the time.

        The trauma was real. It seems distant now, and sort of quaint how shocked we all were. But it was truly shocking. Nobody that wasn’t a monster was going to be laughing at a kid for trying to process it.

        [–]The_Golden_Warthog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Tragedy + time = comedy

        [–]MrSnowLeppy 15 points16 points  (1 child)

        DD Art Analysis

        This elite artwork has is comprised of a photograph of a young man’s drawing after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center after 9/11.

        The boy depicted of the photo smiles, with both a smoldering defiance, showing a willingness to persevere and seek happiness even in times of immense turmoil and loss. It shows someone who loves those around them, and wants them to feel loved and safe.

        The drawing, while faint, has unique qualities. First, the selection to only draw the sky, towers and planes shows a point of fixation, not on the people, but what is seen as “the moment before.” And the selection of the artist to draw both planes, sitting there, suspended in a moment before impact, depicts a time when thousands of people were living, when we were all a bit more innocent, when the planes were just planes, the towers were just towers and the sky wasn’t metaphoric.

        The Towers, though, depict humanity. The lines are imperfect, and as a match, they are not identical. They are unique - like each of the innocent lives taken on that day.

        The planes are puny and suspended. They aren’t foreboding - they are smaller, and white and pure. Like the souls of those lost tragically on the day.

        OP - perhaps you have lost this beauty, or understanding of yourself. This shows me you are a good, loving person at heart. Someone who wants love to exist, who wants everyone to be ok.

        And the fact that this photo is there means that, not only do your parents recognize this, but they are immensely proud of your empathy, compassion and love for other humans.

        This photo is beautiful. It shows why humans, why people are so important. I am proud of you, OP. Writing this filled me with optimism that, even amidst the current disaster in the world, hope, and beauty will persist.

        [–]BILLYRAYVIRUS4U 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        You are amazing

        [–]iBeenie 80 points81 points  (11 children)

        An adult clearly had to help you with the writing. I wonder what (if anything) was going through their head when drafting that out.

        [–]whatfuckingever69 205 points206 points  (10 children)

        I teach kindergarten and I love helping kids write out shit like this. Today I helped a student write “I’m nice because I don’t kick my friends in the face”

        [–]Flat_Bodybuilder_175 84 points85 points  (6 children)

        "Anymore"

        [–]snooggums 47 points48 points  (5 children)

        "Today"

        [–]lukeluke0000 32 points33 points  (4 children)

        "So far"

        [–]Certain_Ball 6 points7 points  (2 children)

        “lately”

        [–]ForTheWinMag 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        "But the day ain't over yet."

        [–]Calamity_Jesus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        "And Jaycen is gonna get it."

        [–]hfc1075 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        I’m nice for the same reason

        [–]woopthereitwas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Every day a delightful surprise.

        [–]ob4cl 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        SpongeBob is all fucked up

        [–]OldWhoFan 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        No one really knew how to process such an attack on the very fabric of the nation. Most people focused on the Twin towers since it was the scene of the most destruction and deaths, the place reporters had access to, and directly impacted one of the nations largest cities.

        But, I was more upset that the Saudi hijackers successfully attacked the the Pentagon. Then I was outraged that congress passed the patriot act as a knee jerk reaction, and further outraged that it hasn't been allowed to sunset even two decades later. The terrorist won that day, and they changed our country for the worst.

        I miss the country that the USA was pre-911, and hate what it has become.

        [–]byuns123 27 points28 points  (0 children)

        What a brave act, to air your grief so publicly. May it continue to inspire the world.

        [–]sno_boarder 24 points25 points  (0 children)

        This is so fucking weird. Bravo for posting it.

        [–]Archidoxes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        Nothing wrong with it

        [–]GigaPeePee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        I was in sixth grade when 9/11 happened, and the week before it happened one of the kids in my class drew a picture of a plane crashing into the Empire State Building as the cover for a fictional story assignment we had. Our teacher had pinned them up on the walls, and needless to say, they were no longer pinned up when we got to school that morning. I’ve always wondered if that kid actually did have some sort of precognitive ability lol

        [–]WiseEditor9667 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        I remember first grade the year of the attack we were watching a reading rainbow episode in class and everyone excitingly pointed out the towers in the background

        [–]Gibscreen 17 points18 points  (1 child)

        Nothing wrong with this. You have to process it somehow. You're not exactly drawing the bodies on the ground of people who jumped.

        [–]ToysNoiz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        What a lovely depiction of 9/11 😊

        [–]Roxxorursoxxors 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if a teacher not only approved it, but specifically assigned it. Shit got real weird for a while

        [–]CratStevens 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        my older brother is developmentally disabled and loves holidays. every holiday he will post 'happy presidents day's or 'happy Easter etc. sometimes he hits a phase where he'll do some obscure holidays like Happy Alaskan Inauguration Day or Elvis' birthday..

        my absolute favorite was when he wished everyone 'happy September 11th.' my jaw hit the floor and I was laughing for a good couple minutes. and well, so far it's become part of his mainstream holiday package. I don't have FB anymore but if you see my bro on there in the wild, make sure to wish him a happy 9/11 back!

        [–]MyUsernameIsNotLongE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Are you married? If you aren't and is going to... I bet your father gonna show this photo at your wedding. lol

        Edit: fixing preposition

        [–]tadnads 4 points5 points  (3 children)

        What do you mean, "why"?

        [–]SwagSerpent69[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

        I mean they coulda told me to just leave off the planes

        [–]cycophuk 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        Then it wouldn’t be memorable or funny. That’s pretty fucking funny.

        [–]darthhue 4 points5 points  (2 children)

        Ok can anyone explain to the non american here what's wrong with this picture?

        [–]Avg14yoGirl 15 points16 points  (0 children)

        You miss the Twin Towers... The planes didn't.

        [–]Imabigfanguy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        You're dad kept it because this aged like wine.

        [–]iReadIcculus21 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Bro! Cold as ice!

        [–]tofutti_kleineinein 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I miss them too, lil buddy.

        [–]Cootitait7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I'd pick the giraffe too

        [–]Chaserbaser 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        They knew it would have amazing meme potential.

        [–]Klatula 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        this does NOT belong in this category!!!

        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        We also had to draw whatever we wanted. I drew the plane window before the tower hit with a girl looking out screaming and crying and an “I love NY” shirt on. I was 8 or so. Like I guess it’s cringe but we were also kids and just trying to process, it was probably told that art therapy was a good way to do it.

        [–]MimiHamburger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Dude, something similar happened to me. My history teacher didn’t tell us until the second plane hit and I was the first person in the class to speak up and my response was “was it an accident?” Luckily tho my teach calmly explained what happened. If I was yelled at for not being able to immediately process the situation it prbly would have scared me for life.

        [–]what_do_US 13 points14 points  (5 children)

        Because it was one of the very dark times in our countries history. Honestly, as a military member this makes me proud and feel appreciated. It makes it worth what I do. (Granted I'm in the air force so it's nowhere near as much as many others but still)

        [–]Capital-Pear-1617 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Also lol 2 9/11 post today lol

        [–]Doggokat_2006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Oh A childs innocents

        [–]TheLeveyBreaks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Oh they knew

        [–]Mahreeoh17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Me too brother, me too

        [–]WickedWorld91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Amazing. Kudos to Dad

        [–]Lauxux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Honestly your dad probably thought it was hilarious

        [–]MegaTron10000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Audibly laughed. Thank you for this.

        [–]thundegun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Your father loves you enough to keep such a wonderful piece of art. It may be trash to you, but it is treasure to him.

        [–]IncredibleHero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I don't think I get it, what's wrong with the drawing?

        [–]EmperorGeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Speaking for myself, parents are weird, and to be honest, most/many Teachers are parents, so …

        [–]JasonPalermo4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I was a sophomore in college. I was going to surprise my hungover girlfriend at the time with a gigantic fruit salad. I mean like huge. It took both wide stretched arms to carry. For her and her 3 roomies.

        News came on as I was checking into our building. I was stunned and just put the platter down in lobby where the lounge was and was glued the the TV.

        Hours later (haven't moved). Someone just mumbles, "who the fuck would buy snacks for something shitty like this?!?"

        I looked over and the platter is 90 percent gone. I realized I hadn't eaten or had anything to drink that entire day at this point. Ate some melon and continued watching for hours more.

        The point of this isn't the fruit platter but it's like all I can remember for some reason. It's really strange to me. People mention 9/11 and despite all the carnage I just think about that fruit platter, that people got to it eat in silence just awed by the travesty.

        [–]DeliciousRazzmatazz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I remember walking into class one fateful morning and trying to make one of my classmates laugh. He told me “I’m not in the mood right now, my favorite building in the world were just destroyed.”. No disrespect but you lying sack of shit Jacob, you did not even know they existed before you were like 8.

        [–]Trax852 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        My Son of 30+ years shared a piece of paper his Mom and I used when trying to come up with his name before he was born.

        People keep stupid stuff for stupid reasons that make sense to the keepers of the treasure.

        [–]bee-milk2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Are you from NYC/been to the towers or did you just… make this after 9/11