I know everyone thinks their kids say the darndest things and I agree.
Kids DO say some amazing things.
I’m sharing these more so I don’t forget how wonderful and imaginative they are at this age, but I hope they provide you a smile or laugh as well.
- On observing the letter ‘C’: “They busted this letter O open so it’s a rainbow.”
- On me looking at a red spot on Max’s face and asking him if it was a mosquito bite: “That mossie is going to get time out. He is not supposed to bite.”
- While suggesting animals while singing ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’: “Jellyfish!” What does a jellyfish sound like? “Sting Sting Here!” and “Lobster!” What does a lobster sound like? “Pinch Pinch Here!”
- On dinosaurs: “I do not like the dinosaurs with the big teeth, but I like the duck billed plat-puss dinosaur. He does not have teeth and will not bite me.”
- On returning home to NYC after a visit upstate to Nana’s where the house the cold, it rained and he was forced to wear clothing (Nana’s rule, not mine): “I like to be home where I am not cold and I can be naked.”
- On meeting my friend Sid who lives in Hong Kong: “That is a place not in America. We live in America.”
- On being asked, by another mother, where the train was going while playing on the playground: “Cambodia!” (She then looked at me and said, “For real? My kid doesn’t even know the word Cambodia.”)
- On looking at some motorcycles parked on the curb, “Here, we cannot ride these. But in some other places maybe we can.” Me, “Really, like what other places?” Max, “Um, I think Thailand. The place with the spirit houses.”
- On admiring my necklace: “You always wear this mommy?” Yes. “You think it’s pretty mommy?” I do. “I do, too. Maybe I can have a necklace with a Buddha, huh Mommy? Maybe you can find one for me to wear like you?”