Funny Things Our Kids Did

Canada
October 26, 2015 4:13pm CST
The photo is my now 39 year old when he was around 10 sitting under a dam where we camped. We still camp there only the dam is gone now. It fell down in a storm in the middle of the night so no one was hurt. But for safety reasons the dam was not put back up. I had my children 6 to 7 years apart. It worked out well for me. With my first I had a terrible case of Postpartum Depression. it was over by the time she was six months old but the fear of it ever happening stuck around for many years. Six years after my daughter was born I gave birth to my son and had no depression with that one. Ten years later we adopted a 4 year old nephew when his mother died. They are all in their 30's and 40's now. When my middle guy was around three and talking like a auctioneer he would never be quiet. He was always saying look mommy, look. When I was trying to cook or do anything else, he was pestering me for attention. I would tell him I was looking through the eyes in the back of my head. I convinced him that I could see what he was doing. That lasted maybe a month or two when he figured it out. So he started to demand I look with my front eyes. I would grab him and kiss him all over and tickle him until he begged to be put down and he would run away. He made me laugh and too soon those baby years were gone and he grew up. They don't stay babies very long. The eyes in the back of my head worked for a while but not long. What funny memories of your children when they were babies do you remember in your heart?
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• United States
27 Oct 15
bless yer heart, that ppd's some awful schtuff, the daughter went through it 'fter my first grand was born 'n thankfully, like yerself, didn't suffer with it the next go 'round. mercy, how much time ya got? i've got more stories'n i've time, lol. raisin' young'uns 'round critters's purty much a hoot a minute.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
yo could always tell your funny stories as a post I;m sure there are a lot of them.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
@crazyhorseladycx i am going to miss you
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate Yeah, I didn't realize she was going until she was already gone...
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@rebelann (41354)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct 15
I love that photo. Sorry, but don't have kids so no memories. Do furbabies count?
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
You bet furbabies count. I have some interesting dog stories too.
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@rebelann (41354)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Oct 15
I'd love to read about those @PainsOnSlate I still remember one post you did either at Gather or bubs about Woods playing in the snow with your other granddog, Zuzu. Those are the best kind of stories. hint.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
@rebelann I hear you and I certainly can post about the grand-dogs
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
Delightful memories Marilyn, I really enjoyed reading this (not the depression part). I'll have to trawl through my own memories to see if I can come up with anything.
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• Canada
27 Oct 15
Sometimes we forget, I know I've forgotten more than I remember, but once in a while something pops us in the brain that makes me smile.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate That's true, and I forgot to say that's a great picture.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Oct 15
@jaboUK I thought the picture was nice, too, @painsonslate !
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@sofssu (14462)
27 Oct 15
LOL I used the same eyes on the head story to make sure that my kids did their homework while studying. The fact that I could tell when they were not doing what they were supposed too .. kept them believing me for many years.,
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• Canada
29 Oct 15
My kids didn't believe me for long. I guess i started using that too soon, before it might have been important.
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@vandana7 (64961)
• India
27 Oct 15
Very nice and funny memories. :) I play with my neighbor's kids since I don't have any. Almost all of them preferred me over their mother, and have cried to go to their mothers. I found it funny but they liked me that much when they were young.
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• Canada
29 Oct 15
Young children love the attention spent on them. You must have been a fun and friendly neighbor.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Oct 15
I've related this story to a couple of other people on one of the threads here, but I don't think you saw it, @painsonslate ! I was talking with a friend with little pitchers playing around us when he ask if I was okay with something (too long ago to remember what, anymore). I replied that I was easy, meaning it was fine with me. Pretty chose that moment to be listening and decided to throw her own opinion into our conversation... She said, "Yeah, dad, we all know how easy you are!" OMG! I blushed to my toes and he laughed and laughed and ... Yes, once in a while, one of my friends reminds me how "easy" I actually am!
• Canada
31 Oct 15
Too many memories are gone for good. Too bad we didn't take the time to write them all down.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate I did write some of mine down, pains... I used several of them as posts on Bubbs.
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
28 Oct 15
It's always so nice to go back to the memories of our children . I have a lot of funny and wonderful memories of our daughter when she was still a kid . Just a look at her pictures , makes them all comeback to me.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
I've noticed some of those memories pop up when i look at photos too. Thank goodness we have photos.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
29 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate They are meant to refresh our memories of the past years .
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@Missmwngi (9939)
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Oct 15
Cool kids memories you got there. Mine is just 3 months old and so i can only wait for those moments to come and start recording them,can't wait
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• Canada
27 Oct 15
There will be a lot of things that make you smile. If you have a journal on line or off write them down because you will forget a lot.
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@Missmwngi (9939)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate Mmmh i wll take note of that. The things mums see when kids are growing up
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Nov 15
Our son was good at picking up whatever we might be talking about. We'd be in the front of the car saying 'shall we stop for an I C E (spelling out ice-cream) and a little voice would pipe up from the back 'Can I have one?'. We would tell him he had big ears and he tug at them saying 'yes, I have, haven't I?' What great days and gone forever.
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• Canada
6 Nov 15
Sadly they do grow up and get lives of their own. I guess that's a good thing too.
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@GardenGerty (99354)
• United States
2 Nov 15
Oh, things like my son growing tired of the cake I had left for after school snacks and tossing it up in the air and leaving chocolate marks on the ten foot ceilings. I had a lot of fun when they were young. Daughter would snitch on son if he did stuff while I was gone. They were different from each other but I would not trade a moment.
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• Canada
2 Nov 15
I actually liked them when they were toddlers, entertaining and a lot of work, then those early school age where they knew everything but the worst was the teen years. I didn't like them much then, they were expensive, mouthy and sneaky. I had to be on my toes for all three during that age which took years because I had three with 5 or 6 years between each. But you know, just knowing them now all that drama was worth it. We didn't kill them, we let them live and they turned out great.
@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 15
My memories are quite recent of course. When Big One was about three I remember one morning we were in the garden and I said we would have to hurry to go to work/nursery and she said 'Let's just stay here for a bit and listen to the birds singing'.
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• Canada
1 Nov 15
Awe, that must have broken your heart. i would want to take the day off work that day and listen with my child to to the birds.
@vickyrose (1990)
• Canberra, Australia
28 Oct 15
Oh such sweet memories for when they were kids. I have a lot of warm memories of my kids.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
They grew up so fast. It seems like just yesterday they were babies..
@BelleStarr (38288)
• United States
28 Oct 15
Lol I love dragging up the old memories of our kids when they were young. I had all 3in a 4 year span. Too many to just come up with one
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
i spread mine out on purpose but I love them all. I'm sure you do too.
@troyburns (1430)
• New Zealand
27 Oct 15
My kids were lucky to grow up in the video age so we have loads of movies of them being all that kids can be. We still have the occasional family evening when we dig out the old tapes and disks and have a good laugh at their antics.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
We never had a video of our kids. Too early I guess. With vidieos so easy to make now I think its a great idea. My mom and Dad made movies of their trips after we left home so no movies of me either...
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@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Oct 15
My daughter would come into my room at night and want to talk about her day. She wasn't a toddler, but it was such a wonderful time. She's a grandma now.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
My son was the talker and wanted to chat all the time. it was nice and I can still talk to him, he listens.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Oct 15
They really don't stay babies very long and I miss that.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
I agree, they grow up so fast. And now they are the age I was when I had them.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
27 Oct 15
Thank you for sharing your fun memories. We all have and we love sharing it with each other. I have only one child,( a son) but he is no longer a baby. I cherished those years when he was just a child, every time he would wake up, the first thing he would do was to kiss me lovingly as if he missed me so much after sleeping for few hours.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
Awe, so sweet. Love your memory.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
27 Oct 15
It's the little things. The way my almost 13 year old used to say "I dun know" when I asked him questions. The way my 7 year old used to cross his eyes on purpose when he was 2, the way my daughter made a piggy face and breathed really heavy for no reason at all.
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• Canada
29 Oct 15
They are funny aren't they, I remember their looks, attitudes and funny faces too.
@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
26 Oct 15
You got some great memories.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
Thanks, I'll bet you have a few too...
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@Juliaacv (30356)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
Our son is 26 and I've a mindful of comical memories, some we share now and again with him.
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• Canada
28 Oct 15
Our kids have been told of their escapades as young ones too. They love hearing the stories.