Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kids Speak

I never saw that Art Linkletter show, Kids Say The Darndest Things,  but I remember seeing books with the same title, and every now and then a documentary or retrospective would present clips from the show. Art Linkletter would ask a variety of questions to young children, and the children's responses were recorded for posterity. I often wondered if, once they were adults, those kids ever remembered what they said. Were they embarrassed or happy to have been a part of the pop culture?

My kid regularly makes observations, comments, and statements that are amazing. All kids do, but I am usually not around to hear those gems fall from the mouths of babes. All I can do is try to remember to capture as many of these words as I can.

Like the day Zane came running into our bedroom, jumped into bed with us, and told us we were a "happily family".

Or the day I spoke with Zane about a call I got from his school.

"I heard you fell out of your chair today during school. What happened?"

"I was writing about a cowboy," he told me excitedly.

"Really?" I was happy to not see any signs of bruising or swelling, but curious.

"Yeah, and it was really excellent!"

And my current favorite:

"If you have a cane, that means you're gonna die." Zane was in the backseat of the car.

"Uh, where did you learn that, kid?"

"I read it in a book."

Larry and I looked at each other.

"A book?"

The boy never missed a beat.

"An invisible book. With real words."

Is it any wonder that parents love their kids, with that kind of conversation?

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. Haha - sounds like some of the conversations we have with our Kidzilla. Sometimes I can't help myself - I have to laugh. Just this morning, she was running and skipping in a circle in the living room and drifted a bit too close to the top of the stairs. We both hollered a "slow down" or "be careful" in her direction and, without missing a step said, "but it's a stampede!!!"
    Have a great day!

  2. Hahahah - that's all! He's awesome...invisible book...!!! Stopping by from Mama Kat's

  3. This is hilarious especially about the chair and cowboy story. I mean, maybe it's not so funny he fell out of a chair but yeah. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

  4. I always think I should carry around a notebook to jot down the funny things the boys say. Luka starts school this September and I will see them a short time later when their folks go to Spain for a week.


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