After my last kids’ quotes entry, I asked readers to share some of the quips they’ve heard from the mouths of their own babes. Thanks to all those who responded! I know my children are not the only little people to come up with these doozies and I truly loved reading these. I’d love to do this again in the future, so if reading these jogs your memory, please share in the comments box and I’ll post more at some future date.
I’m going to start with two I shared Friday that may have become hidden in the “quick takes” posting. Enjoy!
Compliments of our 4-year-old:
On the way to the lake in the van: “Mom, can you turn down the cold air? I’m getting GHOST BUMPS!!!”
On the way back into town, after examining his legs: “Hey, guess what? It wasn’t Lake Itch Day today!” (You can guess from this what afflicted him the last time he jumped into a lake.
Shared by a reader, as mentioned by his 6-year-old daughter:
“I love you so much dad, you are the best daddy in the world…on land!”
(Nice of her to clarify!)
From a college friend, who posted on Facebook:
Yesterday I was in the pool with my kids. My 4-year-old and I were going under the water and looking at each other. When we came up for air I told her she looked like a mermaid. She looked surprised and said, “Didn’t I have a swimsuit on?!”
Received through email by a friend/former neighbor:
The friend relayed that when her three children were little, they were waiting at a busy intersecton one morning while a funeral procession was passing. Her daughter, around 4 at the time, asked what was going on, so she explained what all the commotion was about. The response from the 4-year-old regarding the deceased? “He sure invited a lot of people, didn’t he?”
Here’s one from a friend who recently finished her student teaching in preparation for a professional job as an educator:
One of my kindergartners asked me where I am going to work, to which I told her I didn’t know yet. She proceeded to inform me, “You could work for Mewwy Maids (Merry Maids) like my mom.”
And finally, this one came from a pal through email and offers an awesome visual:
When C was little, she had problems pronouncing the word “cushions.” One day she tattled (on her brother), “S took the Christians off the couch and now he’s jumping on them!!”
Ah, the innocence of kids. I find myself continually refreshed by these sweet utterances, which often come during the most intense of moments, and always, of course, spontaneously.
Let well-placed words, however they come to you, brighten your week!