Children are the most interesting of all humans. They seldom edit what they are thinking, so the words in their heads come out their mouths. This makes for the craziest, most forthright conversations one can ever experience.
Art Linkletter (okay, I am getting old) had a television program called “Kids say the most darndest things”. Mr. Linkletter interviewed a panel of six or so small children, ranging from ages 3 to whatever. His simple questions led children to give the most amazing answers.
In later years, Bill Cosby continued the show with equal success. The children were always the stars, while the adult hosts tried to rein in their desires to burst out in laughter.
When I was a young mother, I either didn’t have the time or didn’t realize how truly amazing the things that my own children said. Now as a grandmother of first and third graders, I bite my lips or cover my mouth to keep from laughing when the kids say things like this:
I’m gonna get an Ipod for Christmas.
Mommy lets us do this…
Mommy lets us use the computer.
You just have to unlock Daddy’s office,
and type in the password.
When I’m 16, Daddy’ll give me a Mustang.
I don’t have homework tonight.
Mommy says we can do video games before homework.
Mommy said we can eat the rest
of the birthday cake for snacks.
Daddy lets us go into the garage.
Mommy says I can jump on the couch.
Mommy lets us call our friends on the phone.
Mommy says I can use her eyeshadow.
These are too good, but I know that these are not uncommon.
What things have you heard children say that make you laugh? What have they tried to sneak past their parents?