Kids say the most awesome things. Sometimes it's just funny. Other times we wish we had the courage to say what was on our minds. Occasionally they call us out on something too. Here's some recent and not so recent words out of the mouths of my babes.
Telling The Whole Truth And Nothing But...
When my daughter was young she was a little on the chunky side. One day at preschool a little boy asked her why she was so chubby. Her answer.
“If YOUR mommy cooked as good as MY mommy then you wouldn’t be so skinny!”
Everytime we go to McDonald’s Horse says he wants dessert. Our last trip he firmly told me that he had decided to have a Rolo McFluffie! Rabbit laughed his head off and made a recording on his phone so he would remember McFluffies. I don’t know, I think maybe McFluffies wouldn’t have as many calories as McFlurries.
Another time at preschool my daughter and her friends had been talking about their parent's jobs. I asked my daughter what she told them I did. She smiled and proudly stated, “I said you were a Doctor!”
I said, but I’m not a doctor (I was a medical assistant), Dr. Oh is the doctor.”
Her eyes opened wide then she whispered, “He can’t be a doctor. He’s a boy!”
Helping The Greek
One day we were eating lunch and The Greek had loaded all the stray silverware into the dishwasher before we were done eating. He does this on a regular basis and it drives me batty. I had to take out new ones for the mayo and mustard so the boys could make their second sandwiches.
Rabbit was calmly spreading mayo on his bread when he asked me, “Mama, are you going to berate The Greek again?”
That stopped me in my tracks. “Berate? Do I ever berate him? And how do you even know that word?”
Rabbit giggled and said, “Yup, you do! And Mama! I read!”.
I thought a moment, chewed my sandwich. Then I told him. I don’t berate The Greek, I just let him know how he can make me happy!”
Rabbit laughed and declared that a good answer. He still asks me all the time if I need to berate The Greek for this offense or that. I don’t think he has anything against my partner, he just likes to hear himself say that word…berate.
If you don't want to be BERATED, follow the list!
What has come out of your child's mouth that made you laugh or think?
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I am single again after nearly 18 years and a mother of three. I dabble in a lot of different things including gourmet cooking. After passing the half century mark a couple years ago, I began a new career as a singer and am enjoying life again...on the flipside.