Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

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Everyone knows that kids say the darndest things. I work at an elementary school and they celebrate the 100th day of school by letting the kids dress up like old people. So on that day I was talking with a little girl who said to me, ” You didn’t have to dress up, your already old.” Ha! That’s so funny, NOT. I laughed anyway. Actually I love hearing what little kids have to say. They are so fun!

Once when my daughter was around seven years old, she had been playing Monopoly with her cousin and she came in and told me, “Mom, I was playing binoculars.” I couldn’t help but laugh at her.

My son also said very funny things as a child. He was very witty. Once while we were sitting eating lunch, one of our balloons that was left over from a party, suddenly just popped. I said, “I wonder why it just popped for no reason?” My son replied, “I guess it got tired of holding it’s breath.”

Another time we were at the beach playing in the sand when we found a hermit crab. I said, “Aww, it’s shell is broken.” My son said, “I hope he has home owners insurance.” I couldn’t believe he thought of that so fast! He sure made me laugh! It is a very fond memory now.

Children also take things very literally. Once I was cutting a little girl’s hair who was about three years old. I needed her to look up so I said, “Please hold your head up.” So she proceeded to put a hand on each side of her head and “hold” her head up! Again I laughed at such innocence.

My friend was teaching her little girl manners and her older daughter was helping her with this. So when the older daughter asked her little sister, “What is the magic word?” Instead of saying please, the little girl answered “Abra Cadabra.” So cute!

A few weeks ago I bought one of those pop out handles that you attach to the back of your cell phone, to help you hold onto it better. I really didn’t care what it looked like, so I picked out one that looked like icing with little pink and yellow jimmies on it. The first time my grandson saw it, he looked at me seriously and asked, “Mom Mom, why do you have a doughnut on your phone?” It was so funny. He brings me so much joy! Children are truly a gift from God. If you need a good chuckle, just have a conversation with a little child.

3 thoughts on “Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

  1. I’m enjoying your posts Christina! These memories are special. In the future, I think your grandchildren will enjoy reading them as well! Thanks for sharing!


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