Things Kids Say!

United States
March 5, 2007 6:41am CST
When my daughter was very young she attended a catholic daycare. One day she came home and said she needed money for the next day as they were going buy God's cleaning lady a birthday present! After I found out what she meant it was the daycare priest's housekeeper who was having a birthday! She was getting the priest confused with God. Another time (this was all taking place in Germany) a German priest is called der Pfarrer (pronounced farrer) and a bus ticket is called a Fahrkarte (pronounced farkarte)we were taking the bus to town and I told her she could keep the Fahrkarte which she seemed very reluctant to do when asked why she didn't want to do that she said that God would need the ticket...again her confusion between God and the priest. It took a while to convince her they were not one and the same. What odd/funny/unusual/ things have your kid's said??
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@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
5 Mar 07
When my son was just starting to talk he said some letters funny. Well, he called our Pastor,(Pastor Rich) He wold pronounce it Pastor *itch (You can put a B there) I was horrified at first, but we all understood. :)
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@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 07
As you can see, it's easy to confuse kids and their innocence shouldn't be stained with preconceived ideas of a big Juju in the sky. I liked your story very much, though. Very sweet! It even earned you a '+'! ;) A very amusing thing my kids came up with -- well, mostly the daughter when she was 6 or so -- is when we went to the Junfraujoch (a place in the Swiss mountains whose name roughly tranlates as the 'Virgin's Yoke'). Obviously, 'yoke' not being a common word in kids' vocabulary, it quickly became interpreted as going to the 'Jungfrauloch' (the 'Virgin's Hole'). And my daughter was wondering what was so interesting about the place...
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Thomas that was funny also (+) as you are Swiss it was probably easy to understand what I was trying to say. BTW how did others react when she said that? LOL
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@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 07
A lot of people were laughing quite heartily and found it sweet. :)
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@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I don't have children, but when I was 4, I was in the car while my mom was driving around. She asked my 6 year old sister what she thought my mom should get my dad for his birthday. My sister saw a billboard with a model wearing underwear, and suggested to my mom she get him that. She jokingly said, "And that's what I'll get him." The next day was church (my dad was the pastor) and my Sunday school teacher came up to my mom and talked with her. My mom asked how I was doing, and she said, "Fine. And she even told me what you were getting your husband for his birthday - underwear!" My mom was mortified.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Once while traveling the kids were cutting up in the back seat and thier dad told our son that if he wasnt quiet for awhile he was going to tie him behind the car (jokingly) and very sierous our son said huh no my feet would smike ! He was about 5 at that time. another time I had told our daughter to hold her horses and she said mommy I cant I havent got any horses ha ha
@weemam (13377)
5 Mar 07
As you know my youngest has Cerebral Palsy and when he was small his speech wasn't as good as it is now , My middle son was ( and still is) an Elvis fan , Ross used to love him singing "If I can dream " but he would say it like "I fu**in dream , " although I don't swear this was hilarious and yet he never realised what we were laughing at , we STILL ASK HIM THAT QUESTION YET HES ALMOST 27 AND HE JUST SMILES AT US LOL XX
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 07
I didn't know you lived in Germany Whiteheather, I did to. Well it is eay enough for a Child to get confused in that sense lol and as you say the 2 Words do sound the similar.