Kids say and do the darndest things...

United States
February 21, 2007 5:08pm CST
OK all you parents out there...or grandparents...or even children...I'm going to share a few of my kids "darndest" things with you. I can't wait to hear some of yours. Please share as many as you can think of... My youngest turns 3 in March and we are currently living on a cabin with a big fishing pond right in our front yard. Anna Carol told my mother today that she wants her to buy her a "swishing pole for her birthday so she can catch some fish." When my youngest was about 2 years old, she always wanted chewing gum...and still does. One day at church she had searched my purse and everyone sitting around us for gum. None was to be found. I whispered to her to ask Nat, who was also sitting beside us. She hopped out of my lap and before we could do anything she went straight to the front of the church to the altar and whispered very loudly to the preacher as he was standing up to preach, "Hey, do you have chewing gum." The entire church erupted in laughter. My almost 7 year old was about 3 years old when this happened...at church again. The preacher (same one as before) had just prayed aloud and we were observing a moment of silence before he closed with an amen. Ansley kept wanting to talk. She asked me how long. I whispered to her when she heard amen. You guessed it. She ended the silent prayer for everyone with a very hearty AMEN.
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@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
21 Feb 07
LOL That's funny! My little brother used to say swishing pole, too! I don't have kids, but I can share what some of mine were: "My mother is a very sick woman." (said when I was about 5 to my mother's boss, who called when she had the flu and I answered the phone.) "She doesn't need to be married again; she already HAS a husband!" (said to a lady in the bridal shop when my DIVORCED mother was picking out a dress for her second marriage...I was not quite at the time.) *I'm writing a picture." (age three) 'app dutcheel' and 'Rockin' Beak' ( ages 11 months to six years old...I used to switch around my consonants a lot; those to examples were 'dutch apple' (my favorite dessert as a baby) and 'Beacon Rock', a place where my family used to have picnics. Movies were 'move-mes' or 'moomies' when I was about 2-4. A cousin of mine used to call the vacuum cleaner an 'wakoo neener', and his sister called her bathing suit a 'baby soup'. :P To this day, my 22-year-old brother still has a Freudian slip and, when he suggests taking a swim somewhere, he will STILL tell females to, "Hurry up and get your trunks!" :P It's cute.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Those are really good ones. I'll have to think of some more for mine. I love all those little words kids make up. They should have their own dictionary, don't you think...
• United States
22 Feb 07
Oh, definitely! They should have a big book full of those little sayings!
• United States
22 Feb 07
Oh, yeah! My brother also used to call bubbles 'bub-ooze'. When he was little, he used to blow bubbles and say, "Bye, Bub-ooze!"
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Have to say, every one of these I've read are priceless what a great discussion! Need sleep but have to share too - Younger sister was 6 or 7 and I (16) was going on my first date - out she marches to my date to announce "Faith wears a bra". Month or so ago my 4 year old grandson was at church with me. He's not familure with church behavior and I kept having to quiet him down. It just happens a darling young lady who attends our church is autistic. Not a second after I quieted Andrew - Katie yelled out. Andrew almost at the top of his lungs said, "Grandma she's talking!" Half the church heard and snickered. Pastor didn't hear Andrew but got a funny look trying to figure out what he said that made everyone giggle.
• United States
27 Feb 07
Those are so cute. I love this kind of stuff. I'm glad you enjoyed this discussion. My children are pretty much the highlight of my life...
@sarajw (85)
23 Feb 07
I remember when my daughter was about 3, i took her out into town on the bus and earlier that day she had asked why this pregnant lady had such a big tummy, i explained she was having a baby and that was why. Anyway on the way to town on a very busy but quiet bus a man got on woth a very big tummy, to which and much to my horror my daughter piped up very loudly, oh mummy is he having a baby to. I can still remember the look of embarrassment on the poor mans face 9 years later!
• Canada
22 Feb 07
ok i have one that just happened a few minutes ago. my daughter's father was just here visiting with her. she asked for something and he asked what the magic word was, meaning please. she responded with bibidi bobidi boo. (magic words from the fairy god mother from cinderella). it was so cute. she's 3 by the way.
• United States
22 Feb 07
That's great. I just watched Cinderella III the other day so that has been stuck in my head too. I bet he just about melted...
@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
21 Feb 07
HA HA! A few years ago,when my son first started talking, we were in church. Our Pastor is Pastor Rich. Well, my son started to get antsy, so I picked him up to step outside. As we were walking down the aisle, my son was waving and in a tone lound enough so Pastor Rich and the whole church could hear "Bye Pastor *itch, Bye" Now, Lord knows he had no clue, and was trying to say Pastor RICH, I was dying. Thankfully everyone new he was a little baby, trying to talk, so they were all laughing.:)