Sometimes little kids are extremely honest, much to the embarrassment of surrounding parents and adults. Sometimes they exaggerate things to a point that they are just hilarious, and sometimes they just ask such silly questions that you can’t answer because you’re laughing so hard. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the little ones I know.
As boys often do, two little guys were walking to the playground talking about their daddies. Very cute already. So they were talking back and forth, comparing and trying to outdo each other. It went something like this:
Boy 1: “My daddy is so big, hey he is so big he is bigger than me!”
Boy 2: “My dad is so big he can touch the ceiling!”
Boy 1: “But my daddy is so big he breaks the sky! Hey, he is really bigger than me and he can break the sky!”
Another time, we had four little ones (two girls and two boys.) They had a pile of old Halloween costumes and clothes and were dressing up and playing house. The little girls were wearing dresses and one had a princess crown. One boy was a ninja and the other was Batman. They spent most of their free time pretending that one of the little girls was trapped in a castle that was being guarded by an alligator. Eventually that game got old and the new game was “Hey, _____(boy) and me are gonna get married!” This of course ended with a little boy running and screaming at the prospect of fake marrying two little girls. He ended up hiding under a table as his friend continually shouted, “Hey, ______, come out so we can go get married!”
There is one little guy I know who is just full of interesting sayings he brings from home and interjects at random times. He had washed his hands and was eating lunch one day. He kept asking if he could get hand sanitizer. I kept saying no because his hands were clean. He kept pestering me about hand sanitizer so I finally asked why and he responded, “If I don’t wash my hands I’ll get worms in my butt!” I laughed for what seemed like forever, realizing what he was talking about. He stared at me like I was an idiot. I told him that “butt” wasn’t a nice word to use at lunch and let him go wash his hands again.
On a separate occasion, the same little boy kept saying, “Oh my God.” He probably said it five times in a row this one day and someone told him it wasn’t a nice thing to say. An adult told him that it wasn’t nice and he should say, “Oh gosh,” or “Oh golly,” instead to which one kid replied, “GOSH IS A BAD WORD!!” So the little boy who had been saying, “Oh my God,” said, “Yea, my mommy says s–tfire when something bad happens.” None of us were really sure what he said so we asked him to repeat. “I said ‘s–tfire!'”
I love these kids, and I love how honest or silly they can inadvertently be. I also think it’s funny that for so long we try to teach tots to watch what they say and not to be so honest with everyone, and then as teens we try to get them to not lie. That’s life!