Sunday, May 2, 2021

Why The Grumpy Octopus Is Like A Teenager

If you're looking for an unique gift idea, pick up The Grumpy Octopus. He's perfectly cranky and isn't impressed with much. He especially isn't impressed with us. 

But it's okay! We're impressed with him. And he totally reminded me of a teenager. Here's why:

1. Like a teenager, The Grumpy Octopus always looks annoyed. 

Yup. Annoyed:

2. The Grumpy Octopus is also not impressed with much. He did not care about Natalie's Fairy Garden.

Teens are also not impressed with much. That's a gorgeous tulip field:

3. "How was your day?" I asked The Grumpy Octopus who replied, "Fine." When I attempted further conversation I either got grunts or silence. He did not even care when Natalie said hi.  She looked just about as grumpy as he did:

4. Max tried to befriend The Grumpy Octopus. The Grumpy Octopus did not care. 

Teens also can behave as though they do not care if you attempt to be kind. Like when I got Natalie this awesome large Minnie bow. She did not like:

5. The Grumpy Octopus was not interested in any more photos. 

Sometimes teenagers will not cooperate for photos either:

So see? The Grumpy Octopus is just like a teen. So he'd also make a fun graduation gift idea for a teen. Because odds are, his face is what your teen looks like 90% of the time. You can buy a Grumpy Octopus here

You can also learn more about The Grumpy Octopus at the following:

the website




If you buy one, let me know! 


  1. Perhaps all the Grumpy Octopus needs is a hug? And while at it, how about giving the lovely teeanger (Natalie) a hug too? Maybe that's all they both need, but do not know how to ask for one....

    I really like your blog. It puts a smile on my face. :)

    1. Thank you! I'll try with the hug but they can growl if they aren't in the mood to be touched ;)

  2. Haha this is so true in our house. Would make a wonderful grad gift idea for the teens in my life.

  3. I have 2 teens so I can so relate. They can be grumpy at times.

  4. I need to know who created this because they literally stole my teenage daughter's face. LOL

  5. The grumpy octopus is so cute, even if it's grumpy :) This would be great for my tween, she has all the emotions, especially grumpy. LOL

  6. LOL! For one, our daughters are the same age, same bday... and all this applies to my daughter too. Although I will say I have no successfully captured as much grumpiness on camera as my daughter is much more elusive! Let me tell you though, that there are some ruined vacay photos.. HAHA!

  7. First of all, the grumpy octopus is so cute! He reminds me of my threenager.

  8. I know two pre-teens who are going to get one of these in the mail next week. Ha. I am so glad you shared this with us.

  9. Haha, this is so cute! My nephew actually laughed seeing this grumpy octopus.

  10. OMG the Grumpy Octopus is fabulous!!! He's kind of cute and funny at the same time. I'll have a teenager very soon this year, I know she would adore him. Thanks for that, I'm so glad you posted that's such a great gift idea xxx

  11. Definitely a fun idea for teens! :) Love it for my self too!

  12. Yep, teenagers will not cooperate for photos sometimes. I so know that. :) -LYNNDEE

  13. lol. I don't think theres a way to make the octopus smile, but the teenager? That's doable!!

  14. I actually have this octopus as well and I love him! He is amazing. I think it's a great comparison here haha.

  15. My nephew is graduating this year...I think this is perfect! Also I need those N-O sunglasses!!!!

  16. This is hilarious! I love this. The grumpy octopus is definitely similar to teenagers.

  17. This is such a cute post. My daughter would love to have the octopus as a friend.

  18. Mama Maggie's KitchenMay 5, 2021 at 2:57 AM

    This is fun! I enjoyed reading this. That Grumpy Octopus is indeed like a teen! Will definitely check that out.

  19. Oh! I am in love with the Grumpy Octopus because my teens are just about the same ages as yours and I know those faces well! LOL

  20. I love how you compare it to a teenager. Couldn't agree more while reading. Grumpy octopus is very similar. Haha!

  21. I didn't know the octopus, but it is so cute......

  22. Haha! It was an amazing funny post, absolutely enjoyed reading it �� That grumpy octopus is as cute as our Natalie ❤️ I'd ask my husband to gift me this octopus ��

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