And we totally understand why.

By Chelsea Traber Burns
Updated October 09, 2017
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You may remember having crazy hair day back in grade school: a day when you could add lots of gel and maybe some bold colors to your strands without breaking the dress code. It was simple, yet a fun break from the routine. Thanks to the rise of social media, it seems like crazy hair day has come a long way. So much so that a competition over the best styles recently ensued on Reddit when a dad posted this picture of his daughter’s crazy hair day look. That led to many other parents uploading their respective creations for the spirited day... which then led us to round up the best ones to share with you. Here, some of our favorites.

We’re not quite sure what they used to make the frosting look so realistic, but we don’t want to know how long it took to wash out.

Grab your soda of choice (or the one that best matches your child’s hair color) for this crazy hairdo.

Create the ice cream cone of their dreams with this look. Just watch out when they turn their head!

Who said crazy hair day was just for the girls?! We’re very impressed by this boy’s wave riding surfer hair. Look closely for the shark!

We love the creativity behind this lizard look—it even has eyes!

But, out of all the looks, this family of four may be the most impressive.