If you don’t have one of your own, then surely you know someone who does: one of “those kids” … the ones who always seem to say the darndest things! If these kids have filters, they haven’t found them yet. The creativity, emotion, and imagination behind some of the things they say can keep us laughing (or, at times, covering their mouths and running out of the local grocery store in embarrassment) for days. So, our Kansas City Moms Blog team thought it might be fun to share some favorite quotes from our little ones! Please, feel free to laugh at our expense …
- As Kristin was getting her children ready for school one morning, she asked her eleven-year-old son Ian to grab some side items out of the fridge for his lunch. Ian grabbed two pudding cups and told Kristin slyly, “YOLO … holla!”
- Bridget’s husband, Josh, had been trying to teach their four-year-old son Cooper how to buckle himself into his car seat since he would have to move to the third row after the birth of their newest son. Just said, “just snap those together like *this* and push the buckle in here … it’s really a piece of cake!” Cooper did what he was told and then asked, “where’s my piece of cake?”
- When Emily’s son Daniel was three years old, he knelt down in the middle of the frozen food aisle at the grocery store and proceeded to thank God “for making the earth so that there could be this aisle with pizza, ice cream, and donuts.”
- Kids aren’t always the most flattering souls, are they? When Janelle’s son Isaac was ten years old, the following conversation transpired between he and Janelle’s husband:
Brandon: Do you know how old Wolverine is?
Isaac: How old?
Brandon: Over 300 years old.
Isaac (to Janelle): Whoa! That’s even older than you, mom!
- After noticing the cucumbers that I had been eating for lunch, my five-year-old son Javan said, “momma! Those are the things that girls put on their eyes during slumber parties!”
- Once, at three years old, Emily’s son Darren was holding a small rock in his hand while swinging his arms around. He was singing a song that he’d made up: “swingin’ a rock, I’m swingin’ a rock! Swingin’ a rock, I’m swingin’ a rock!” He then went up to Emily with pure excitement and proclaimed, “hey mom, I just sang a rock song!”
- Cali was singing one day while her kids were playing; her two-year-old son Mackey looked at her and said, “mom. No.”
- Sometimes, life is all about your perspective …
Janelle: We’re the best family in the world!
Isaac: Well, second-best family.
Janelle: Second best?
Isaac: Yeah. Do you know who’s the first?
Janelle: Hmm … I don’t know.
Isaac: The Mario brothers.
- One evening, when asked why he hadn’t cleaned his room during quiet time, Javan said to me, “well, I was trying to put a stuffed animal away but then I got tired, tripped over my bed and then fell asleep.”
- When Kristin’s four-year-old son Rhett gets a yummy treat, he is prone to say, “now that’s what I’m talking about!” No one is quite sure where he came up with it …
- Cooper was sitting on Bridget’s lap (then twenty-seven weeks pregnant) as she read her BabyCenter update on the progress of her pregnancy. She pulled up the picture of the baby inside the womb and Cooper immediately asked, “why did you eat our baby?!”
- Cali’s son Mackey found himself in time out (AGAIN, Cali says) where she had the following conversation with him:
Cali: Mackey, we don’t hit.
Mackey: No hit.
Cali: That’s right. It’s not nice.
Mackey: Not nice.
Cali: What do you need to say to mommy for hitting her?
We’d love to hear some of your favorite lines from your favorite kiddos! Also, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of moments like these, a few of our contributors have taken to using the My Quotable Kid journal – available through several online retailers or locally at the Lauren Alexandra Bebe Boutique.