Out of the mouths of babes.

@BDnLacy (324)
United States
February 3, 2007 6:16pm CST
I was sitting here thinking about when my youngest which is now 10, was about 4 years old. He was has always been a real cut up, and over the years we've come to expect pretty much anything to come out of his mouth. He's not rude or anything but, if he thinks it, it going to get said. I had recently had a hysterectomy, and we explained what mommy was going to the hospital for, by tell him that I was having my baby cradle taken out. Well my husband makes a little remark like, "but we're keeping the playpen." Well this particular time, we were all sitting around the dinner table. All of my in laws, my mother, and father was over for some get together. I can't remember what the occasion was. But we all sitting there having a nice conversation, and it lead to cradles. If I recall correctly, we were talking about giving our old one to a relative. When out of no where, my son looks up from his plate and says, "mommy doesn't have a cradle". My farther in law says, "yes she does son, I saw it in the back room." To which my son replies, "no she doesn't. The doctor took it out. But daddy says he left her playpen." Now while he was saying this I wanted to climb under the table, I was so embarrassed. Because it dawned on me what he was referring too. So parents to be or parents that have small children, be careful what you say around you little ones. You never know when you just might hear it again.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
4 Feb 07
OMG, that is hilarious. YOu should send that one in to Reader's Digest.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
How many shades of red was your face???!!?? I certainly hope you all enjoyed a good laugh. If I was there I would still be lying on the floor engulfed in fits of laughter. You are right about kids and what they here. For their size they have unusually large ears.
• United States
4 Feb 07
Lol, that made me laugh. Those are kids for ya! My younger family members do that to me all the time, I hate when that happens! Your story reminds me of a joke that I've heard about the same kind of situation =) Very cute though.
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
LOL that's a cute story. It's so funny what they will come up with when they are little. When I was potty training my youngest I use to leave the door open as the bathroom is very small, really too small for two people. Anyway, of course I had to wipe her bum for her because I wanted to make sure it was done properly. My son (who is eleven months older than his sister) was at my mom's one day and she went to the bathroom and closed the door. When my son heard the toilet flush, he asked grandma if she wanted him to come wipe her bum. Although this happened over six years ago, we still laugh when we talk about it because it was so cute and unexpected. Of course, he was only doing what he saw his mommy doing and was trying to be helpful.
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@janmar (115)
• United States
4 Feb 07
LOL. How absolutely precious! He must get it from your husband. Playpen indeed! My daughter asked me what a bj was when she was five. I told her broken jaw and immediately went in search of the fool who used the term around her. They are sponges, little people are, they soak it all up with avid thirst. Good subject, I needed the laugh.
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@smacksman (6074)
4 Feb 07
Bless him. The innocence of youth. But they are so honest, that is the point, and long may it last. The devious mind will come later all too soon. Nice storey, thanks.