Out of the Mouth of Babes…

…some of the funniest things will come!  We have a house full of littles, so we are always laughing at the things that roll off their tongues.  Here are some of the recent ones!

“Mommy, are you babysitting?” -Wade (5 years old)

As many of you know, Wade has almost the whole collection of Thomas trains and some of the tracks, courtesy of Grandma, and loves them to death.  He and the twins can rattle off the name of any train in a split second.  Once Wade was expecting to receive yet another train in the mail from Grandma, and went around the house singing Polly Wolly Doodle All The Day, but with a little twist on the words: “I come from Louisiana for to see the trains from Grandma, singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the way!”

One April evening Susannah came up to me with a water gun and we had the following discussion:

Susannah: “Hannah, I’m going to KILL YOU!  BOOM!  YOU’RE DEAD!” (she literally shouted this in as firm of a voice as she could muster)

Me: “But I don’t really like being dead…”

Susannah: “Well, you HAVE to.”

Me: “Why?”

Susannah: “‘Cause you’re old.”

Me: “Oh yeah?  What tells you when a person old?”

Susannah: “My gun.”

Me: “Oh dear…”

haha – what has this place come to?

So we got into a mealtime discussion a couple of days later when just Dad and I were home with all the littles, and somehow we started on this thing about when I will get married.  Haha…those discussions are some of the funniest EVER!  Kate (7 years old) told us that “one thing sad about when Hannah moves out is that I won’t be able to get on her shoulders anymore.”  I assured her that she could still do that when she came over to visit!

Then Wade spoke up with his two cents:  “When she moves out and doesn’t have any kids, just a husband, she would have to clean her floor up herself…like sweeping or clean up the clothes on the floor…Hannah, you’re not big enough to get married.”  Somehow children always get to thinking that the only purpose they have in life is to do all their mother’s work…sooooo not true, though I do remember having that mindset myself!  🙂

Laughing on the inside, I asked him, “How big do you have to be to get married?”  He must have changed his mind mid-thought, because he told me, “Well, I know some people who are mommies and daddies when they’re 17!”  (I actually can’t think of any…but oh well.  At least I have his permission if I needed it. 😉 )

I overheard a conversation between Wade and one of the twins just the other day.  Wade was answering his sister’s question of what game he and Susannah were playing, saying “We’re taking turns accidentally falling off.”

What funny things have you heard children say recently?  I’m looking forward to hearing them! 🙂


  1. Darci says:

    Also one day, it was raining and pretty cold, and Mom said: “We have a field trip in a couple of days, guys,”
    Evi: “What??? We’re going to go outside, in weather like this, and just walk around in a field??? WHY??”
    She was soooooooooooo confused. lol.
    I <3 it! 😀 😀

  2. Darci says:

    One time, we were looking for a movie to watch, and Evi pointed to one and said: “This one Mom!” (Evi was 6 or 7 at the time,) Mom said:
    “Really Evi? It’s about a serial killer. We’re not watching it.”
    Evi: “Mom! It’s JUST cereal!”
    We all laughed SO hard! 😀

  3. Karin says:

    Those are so funny! My granddaughter, Misha, heard her mother say she’s going on a diet and Misha said, “Let me go with you!”

  4. Hannah says:

    I love the things little children will come up with to say or do. They bring so much joy and laughter to the world and a lot of sense too. Sometimes we adults need to get down on a child’s level and think like a child again to see things more clearly. 😉
    I don’t have a great story right off the top of my head, but I know my youngest sister has made a lot of great quotes over the years.
    Conversations with family about getting married some day are the best. 😉 It sounds like you have a fun family. 😉

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