Saturday, April 15, 2006

kid-speak

Not only do kids say the darnedest things, but they also sometimes say the greatest things. This post is more about those darnedest things.

Example 1 was just moments ago. The boys are eating lunch, peanut butter and orange marmalade sandwiches. Big Brother eats his sandwiches in layers, peeling off the top slice of bread to eat first, then proceeding down through whatever toppings there are. With the pbj, there are no layers of course, so he eats it jelly side first then peanut butter side. I'm a little anal, so the peanut butter has to go on the bottom slice of bread.

Big Brother opened his sandwich and asked if that was honey on the bread. We've eaten a fair amount of pb and honey sandwiches lately because I've been lazy about scraping the multiplying jelly jars. I told him no, that it was orange marmalade, to which he replied with a shout, "OH YES!"

The Boy's humorous utterances lately are all the fault of Thomas the Tank Engine books. We haven't even read the books much lately and haven't had to watch videos several times a day lately either. The track pieces have been put away for some time, though put away just means in a clothes basket off to the side. A few of the engines are always floating about.

Lately, The Boy has been speaking as if life were all one big Thomas book. I asked him one day recently if he was okay, just randomly checking his well being. Me: "How are you doing?" The Boy: "Fine, said Thomas." Earlier today I asked him if he wanted a treat, and he answered, "Yes, said Cranky."

And now to add the freshest, even fewer moments ago. The boys are currently behind me trying to do handstands. Big Brother has been working at this for some time. The Boy wasn't doing well, so Big Brother gave him this advice, "You have to throw your hindquarters in the air."

If you read this and have kids, even if you never comment or seldom comment, you are now required to comment and leave a humorous phrase your child has uttered. Get to it now! All kids say funny things.

6 comments:

contemplator said...

Even at nearly 9 years old, my son recently told me he had a "cashier-tificate". It turned out to be a cash certificate for a baseball bat.

Oh, and when he was younger, his favorite compliment to me was "Mom, I love your poll nailish."

Ron R said...

Mine (5 yo) often talks through a very detailed explanation of something and concludes it with, "Isn't it/that amazing?"

Kixque said...

You have just reminded me of how often mine have said stuff and I've thought, "We need to write that down." And, I never did. So, I was just thinking about how it sucks that I didn't document those moments, and now I can't think of one here...damn!

Andrea said...

Also, Emma (same 5yo Ron mentioned) said recently to a sales clerk, "I love your hair,"

Sure, we have three other kids, but they're teenagers and not that cute anymore. :) (Funny, yes, sarcastic, oh yes)

samuel said...

I got my sarcasm from my father, but mine turned meaner over the years. I find myself pretty amusing.

Kixque said...

Ok, 5-year-old twin boy (who frequently plays with Barbies) came home and said, "Emma (at school) is a tomboy because she is a girl and likes to play "boy things." I like to play girl things (with twin girl) so I am a tomgirl." What could I say?