Funny things your kids have said....

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  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I often find myself laughing at something my older daughter says (the youngest isn't speaking yet), but then forget it the next day (or hour). I thought it'd be fun to create a thread immortalizing comments kids have said to one of our members (your kids, a relative's, a friend's, some stranger in a supermarket...I don't care, as long as they're a child).

    This afternoon, my daughter said, out of the blue, "Daddy, I just love cows."

    Figuring it was because they were cute or because she'd seen one on TV or out of the car window recently, I asked why.

    She replied: "Because they're so tasty."
     
  2. njmac macrumors 68000

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    Haha :D that's so cute!


    My kids say something funny all the time...... now if I could just think of one....hmmmm.....
     
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    No kids of our own yet, but I can report something our niece said/did.

    My sister was teaching her the names of the family by saying the name and pointing at them. My sister would point to herself when she said "Mommy." So what did my niece learn? To point at daddy when asked where daddy was, to point at her little sister when asked where the baby as, to point at her older sister when asked where her older sister was, and to point to herself when asked where mommy was. :D
     
  5. Doctor Q, May 16, 2006
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    You guys are going to be sooooooooo surprised to hear this, but I've kept a log of everything cute my kids ever said. I'd be glad to pick out the few thousand best ones from the few million entries in the log.

    The way they've mispronounced words is always amusing, and many of them have been adopted in the family as the "proper" way to say those words.

    I'm sure that every family has their own versions of "elephant" and "spaghetti" and "grandma".
     
  6. floriflee, May 16, 2006
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    You?? A log?? No!! I don't believe it! ;)
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    My son is just turning 29 months, but he's saying a lot. On a recent trip to St. John, 5 of us were in the car and someone (I think Grandma) said something like "Its hot in here, I'm a clammy mammy"

    Jimmy promptly replied "Oh no clammy mammy!"

    Grandma couldn't talk for a couple minutes, trying to regain her composure.

    This is somewhat lost in translation though - since reading it isn't quite the same as hearing it or being there. The way he emphatically said it made it that much more funny.

    D :D
     
  8. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    (My wife is from the south. When our daughter was around 3 she asked) "Mommy, how come you have a southern accident?"
     
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    When my son was 4 we were eating breakfast together in the kitchen, and he just couldn't sit still (he still can't). I asked him "Charles, WHEN are you going to learn to sit still?" His answer? "When I go to kindergarten I guess."
     
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    My wife and my son (4) play the "I love you more than all the...." game. My son, who loves monster trucks said, "Mama, I love you more than all the crushed cars in Vancoover Monster Truck Arena!!!!"
     
  11. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Since I am 16, I don't have kids, but this is a story about the child of one of the teachers at my school. I'm afraid the story isn't very funny to someone who dosen't go to my school, but I'll write it out anyway...

    Everybody hates the drama teacher. Even the people who don't take his class. I don't want to say his name here, but suffice to say that his nickname includes the word "douche." It is hard to explain why; he is just one of those infuriating people...please understand that the hatred is well placed, even if I can't explain it to you.
    One of the things that he does is talk- ceaselessly, for as long as possible. When all the teachers go around and introduce themselves to the school at the begining of the year, he generally takes about 25 minutes. All the other teachers take from 3-5 minutes, and he is not even a major teacher (I.E core subjects- math, english, science etc...)!
    He was making announcements one day during a schoolwide meeting with his young son playing around his feet. He was just entering the 15th minute when his child taps him on the leg and says "Daddy. Daddy." The teacher stops, looks down, and says "What is it? " the kid says "Daddy, stop talking now", which is what everyone in the audience was thinking, and the enitre school laughs for quite a long time.
    Sadly, it had no effect and he finished up 10 minutes later, but was interupted twice by his son telling him to stop talking- he was hungry and it was time to go.
     
  12. jsw, May 16, 2006
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    Mental image: Q's kids save up several cute sayings, then say them in rapid succession. Q runs to record them and, likely, update various graphs and charts. Kids then raid the pantry.
    Oh yes. We say we "can't like" things because, when she was younger, our daughter never said she didn't like things... she said "I can't like that." I suppose that's more final and does indicate that she tried to like it. ;)
     
  13. zach macrumors 65816

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    i'm 16, and i don't have any kids, but i have a 4 year sister who says the darndest things sometimes.

    she was asking my parents what "raining cats and dogs" meant, and my mom tried to explain the concept of a metaphor to her... a couple hours later, coming inside from a really chilly windy day, she proclaimed that she was "freezing mashed potatoes".
     
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    Another rare post which literally made me laugh out loud. Such a kid-ism. :D
     
  15. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    My mom wrote something I said in my baby book when I was around three or four years old. She was singing the "Sound of Music" song "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" When she got to the line "How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?" she wrote that I replied "Well, you get a tall ladder, of course!"
     
  16. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    My son is three and is calling everything 'she'. We were coming out of the video store and a man on a motorcycle was there, a typical biker dude. My son blurts out "She ride a big'ol motorbicycle, she go real fast." As I start to snicker the biker dude turns around and says "Little man you don't know the half of it." My son the replied, "you becarful going real fast, bye."
     
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    What I would really like is a graphical breakdown and analysis of age as it correlates to cute sayings, both in general and by categories (e.g. mispronunciations, inappropriate comments, profound thoughts, etc). I don't know the sex of your children, so if you have both sexes, I would also like it to be broken down by sex. Oh - and I need it on my desk by 3pm tomorrow. :D
     
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    i used to pronounce yellow "lellow". i didn't understand i said anything odd, but my friends babysitter would crack up and make me say it again and again... i just did it because i thought i was saying yellow.
     
  19. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I love when they mispronounce things. My son usually speaks very clearly and it's cute to hear the little slip ups.

    One that I can think of is when we were pumping up the bicycle tires. He heard us call it a pump and he calls it a "punk". Now that is forever what we call it. The bicycle punk. :D

    He says all sorts of funny stuff, nothing comes to mind at the moment though. :eek:
     
  20. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    I once heard a kid say "am't", as in "I am't going to put my toys away". He made it up to be short for "am not". Just shows that kids don't just repeat words they hear, there is some reasoning too.
     
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    My 6th grade sister thought "Pot" was "Pod," and once during a drug related dinner conversation she called it Pod in all seriousness. I almost shot chicken out of my nose.
     
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    It's my older daughter's fourth birthday in two weeks and we're organizing a party for her. My wife asked her who she wanted to invite, expecting her to name some of her friends from day care.

    My daughter thought for a moment, then said, "rich people."
     
  23. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Smart daughter. ;)
     
  24. Doctor Q, May 16, 2006
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    I love floriflee's "point at mommy" story. Mrs. Q got a laugh from that one too. This might be the only thread I read from now on. It's so fun to hear what the tots say, and it really offers an amazing look into their minds and how we all learn to speak and understand.

    --- Early talking ---

    When Q Junior (our first son) started talking, it was way earlier than the average kid starts talking. Parents often look for 1-2 words at a year, 5-20 words at 18 months, and 2-word sentences from 1 to 2 years, but he was babbling at us way before those milestones. But, not having been parents before, we didn't know it was unusual!

    When Q Squared (our second son) didn't start talking until an average age, we were convinced he had a serious development problem until the doctor set us straight. As it turns out, early talking vs. average talking vs. late talking doesn't matter in the long run (in the absence of real medical issues).
     
  25. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Heres a few from when I was a kid.

    One night apparently I woke up (or sleepwalked), and went into my mothers bedroom and said "But mommy why buy a new one? We don't even have a top." and went back to bed :)

    Every time it was snowed I used to proclaim with much excitment "Up a guy it noing out" Traslate = Up in the sky it's snowing out :)

    Heres a story I've heard many times from when my mother was a kid. She was in the grocery store with my gradfather, and out of nowhere yelled "My daddy calls me Annie Snotlocker" like she was so proud of it.

    I'll post some more tommorrow if I can think of any. Off to bed

    EDIT: Jut noticed im a Macrumors Regular, 100 Posts w00t.
     

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