Kids Say the Funniest Things!

Out of the mouths of babes

We've heard the phrase many times, "out of the mouths of babes." This is often said because children basically tell it like it is. They are honest, sincere and quite amusing.

They didn't have any formal life training except, what they learned from adults and their friends.

They are truly smarter than we think. We stare in amazement, when the spoken words they share with us, go from their lips to our ears.

We try not to laugh at some comments, but there are those times when we can't hold our outburst back.

We laugh, they do it again and again.

Carissa and her Pre-K students
Carissa and her Pre-K students | Source

Questions immediately begin to ponder inside our head. We are literally in awe of the intelligent or witty statement presented to us by a child who is much shorter, yet more sharp than we are.

"How did they know that?"

"Where did they learn that?"

"My child is a genius!"

"Oooops, maybe I shouldn't have said that out loud!"

"They got their smarts from their mother."

"Did they seriously just say that?"

"This kid should be a stand-up comic!"

Michelle - Kindergarten Teacher
Michelle - Kindergarten Teacher | Source

Elementary, my dear Watson...

Both of my daughters teach elementary school. My youngest daughter teaches kindergarten and my oldest daughter teaches Pre-K.

They enjoy their careers and the many challenges that go along with being a teacher of young, innocent, naive children.

Carissa and Michelle share stories with me frequently about their children. Such as witty sayings, shocking statements or sincere phrases.

Kids are simply amazing. The way their brains work is different than adults. They just speak their mind.

My neighborhood is filled with young children. I'm usually found outdoors right in the middle of the chaos, confusion and fun times. I've heard all types of tales.

Parents and grandparents seem to marvel at the words, sentences and expressions that come from their loved ones little mouths.

As adults we could all learn lessons from children. Never underestimate what children say to you. Listen, really listen and we could all learn a thing or two or three.

Kids are very wise...

  • If I can't pay attention to you maybe it's because you are boring me.
  • You really know how nice your neighbors are when they buy lemonade from your stand. If they buy two cups of lemonade I won't let the dog poop in their yard.
  • It's more fun to spend your grandparents money than your own.
  • Food always tastes better when it's not eaten at the dinner table.
  • You should always check closets and under the bed, take no chances.
  • Sleeves are considered disposable hankies. Mom likes to do laundry.
  • If you don't like the birthday boy/girl, don't go to the party.
  • It's OK to stay up late, sleep is overrated.
  • Naps are no longer needed after 3 years old.
  • Whiners are not fun friends.
  • If the food is green it probably won't taste good.
  • If the drink has color it will taste yummy!
  • Dance until your feet hurt!
  • Fresh air is good for you. Spend time outdoors everyday.
  • You can't pretend to be funny. Either you are or aren't.
  • Who cares what happened yesterday? Today is a new start.
  • Not everyone wants to be your friend. That's OK.
  • Grandmother's don't mind when you repeat stories. Other people do.
  • Make up the rules as you go along. It's OK to break the rules if no one gets hurt.
  • Always ask for extra sprinkles and whipped topping.
  • Gum belongs in your mouth or the trash, not in your hair.
  • Feed your pets and give them water, they get hungry too.
  • If you like the movie it's OK to watch it over and over and over again.
  • It's OK to want to win every time, but there are times when you will lose.
  • Stories are fun to make up, but not when you are being mean to someone.
  • Sing loud enough until your throat hurts.
  • Don't believe everything you hear or everything you think.
  • Don't drink to much before bedtime.
  • It's a good idea to pee before you get into a car.
  • Don't assume a teacher is pregnant because she is "thick."
  • It's OK to pick your nose and sample, it taste like candy.
  • It's OK to color outside the lines as long as you are trying your best.
  • Sometimes the biggest fights are over the silliest things.
  • It doesn't matter how many toys you have, as long as you have fun playing with the ones you already have.
  • The dog farts a lot!
  • Bullies aren't nice. They might need someone to love them.
  • There are names that hurt more than sticks and stones.
  • Laugh a lot, until your belly hurts!
  • Crying gets you hugs, but I'd rather be playing.
  • Candy should always be rewarded for good deeds.
  • I have my big kid panties on.
  • You should still brush your teeth even if they are going to fall out anyway.
  • Santa really does know if you've been bad or good. This year I got a lot more toys!
  • Don't believe everything your friends tell you.
  • Don't bother to tell lies. They are always found out.
  • Real friends don't push you down, they pick you up.
  • Too much sugar isn't healthy, but it sure tastes good!
  • If you want a dog, start out by asking for a horse.
  • Be very afraid of a kid who is never afraid.
  • Always asking "Are we there yet?" while driving in a car guarantees a new high-tech gadget for the next road trip.

Did you learn any lessons from children? Have they opened your mind to a new way of thinking? Have they changed your life for the better with just one simplistic yet sincere comment. Children are our future it's up to us to set a good example and allow them to teach us.

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Field Trip to the Firehouse | Source

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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

Kids do say the funniest things, just last night my son, who is 4, was getting ready for bed. To do this he got completely dressed for today. Socks, clean underware, the works! I asked him what he was doing and he says "MOM! It's easier this way!" What a silly boy he is :) Already taking the easy road. I love your last bullet....my kids would completely agree with it too! Voted up and Shared!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sunshine...How true every word of your hub is!! I am constantly amazed by children. The way their minds work, the things they come out with when you least expect it....especially my grandchildren, of course, because I'm with them so much.

Each generation is quickly evolving to super-genius right before our eyes. They cannot be fooled, which always cracks me up. My sister and I would always comment that the Moms of the generation that raised us had it a lot easier, because we were stupid enough to believe everything our parents said! LOL... Not these kids today! They're just too damned smart!

I love this hub...but that's nothing new. I always enjoy Linda Sue's hubs!! G'night....sleep tight! EFFER


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Stokermm 4 years ago from Gainesville, FL

Funny hub!!! Kids do say the funniest things. I could relate to a lot of your wisdom from kids.. But seriously... I hope a 5 year old doesn't ask if I'm pregnant again! :)


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rlbert00 4 years ago from USA

I can certainly relate...my wife and I are expecting our second child and my wife's expanding midsection has not escaped my 2 year old daughter's attention. She now knows that "mommy has a baby in her belly". Last night she looked at me and says..."mommy has a baby in her belly...daddy's just fat". What does one say to that? I really enjoyed your hub, well done.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Art Linkletter would be jealous of this collection of funny things kids say. This was my favorite one..."If I can't pay attention to you maybe it's because you are boring me".

I have to share my Samantha funny thing she said last Christmas.....Sam was actually looking at one of those big ads that come in the Sunday paper around Black Friday time....she had the Toys R Us ad.....and she kept saying I want this ....I want that....to almost everything in the ad....we finally said you are going to have to limit yourself to one item that you really really want for Christmas....Sam thought about it for awhile and said...."Fine....I want a Toys R Us for Christmas"

I am voting your hub up and very funny and interesting.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

CassyLu...You have one intelligent son who likes to plan ahead, kudos to him! I actually considered doing that when I had an early call, but I passed. Thank you for sharing!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

My Effer! Our grandchildren truly keep us laughing and continue to shock us with their comments. Just the other day Faith told me that Zac Efron and Taylor Swift would date soon. I was in shock especially since the following week they were both on the Ellen Show together?! I realized they were promoting their movie The Lorax. she's a smart chickie! Word on the street now is that Taylor Swift is dating Tim Tebow, so I had to tell Faith she was wrong. Uh oh!!! It was toooooo funny!!

Thank you for your witty as usual comment!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Stoker...you aren't thick, don't sweat it. What do kids know? Oh wait, they know a lot! Haha!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

rlbert00, LOL! Ouch!! That was a fun story, I'm sure your daughter meant well. Thanks for sharing!

Cogerson...Faith seems to not listen to me much especially when I try to read her one of my hubs. She rolls her eyes and says after my show is over, tomorrow or next week! Haha!!

Sam's story was priceless. An entire Toys R Us, she thinks big...no gray area for Sam! Loved it. I'm looking forward to meeting her.

Thank you for sharing your children's funny stories!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Reminds me very much of the old Art Linkletter show of the same title. An amusing way to end the night. Voting this Up and Funny.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

I work in a school Sunshine and my favourite place is what we call Nursery (Kindergarten in the US) and Reception Class (basically the first year of proper school), they are definitely going to put a smile on my face even on my grumpiest days. One child sidled up to one of our classroom assistants and hugged her leg and said "Mmmmm Mrs ******, you smell just like my granny's bedroom.", we all laughed out loud at this. They are brilliant at that age, though I wish they would wipe their own noses!


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

What an enjoyable hub! Kids do say the funniest things. The other day my niece's young daughter asked me; Sannel, When were you born? Was it 1962 or 1862? Ouch! Believe me that hurt!!Lol!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Alocsin, You and cogerson both mentioned Art Linkletter...the name sounds familiar, but I'm not sure what he did or who he is. It's Google time!:)

Hi Julie! Awwww and LOL .... good story, sorry it happened to you!!

Hi Sannel, Haha! 1962 would be more accurate! Kids are just so darn smart and funny too!!! :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Kids are smarter than we are quite often. I enjoyed your entertaining hub very much.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

We are fortunate, Linda, that very young children do not yet know what diplomacy is or they would seldom make such funny but true statements. One of those you repeated is def my mantra: 'It's a good idea to pee before you get into a car.' I'll second that one.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I agree - it is great to be around kids and hear what they have to say - they are quite insightful. Voted up and funny.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

We have a local tv program about children and I love the one Bill Cosby did. Trust me kids have their own way of functioning in this world. They see things differently and they do say the darnedest things!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

This was such a fun hub. I made my 8 year old read it. He kept saying...oh yeah..oh yeah...lol

loved it. made my weekend :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Pamela! Thank you for your comment!:)

drbj, no matter how many times I follow that rule it doesn't work!:)

Cardisa, Bill Cosby rocks!!!

Ruchira, Your 8 yr old is a sharp fellow!!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Great hub. A wonderful presentation. Fun and interesting...kids are so much fun, and I love their perspective on just about everything.


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molometer 4 years ago

As a teacher myself, I can honestly say, that I have learned more from kids, than I have ever taught them.

About the things that really matter I mean. We as adults get so wrapped up in the everyday 'crap' of life that we often miss what is really important.

'If the food is green it probably won't taste good' is so true and we as adults ignore this 'sage' advice.

We are so engrossed in paying the bills that we forget to. 'Laugh a lot, until your belly hurts!'

We are a long time dead so we better get busy living and listen to out children. They are smarter than we think.

Excellent hub voted up and SHARING


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

I love the "B." company's toys because they come with a little book of kid sayings. I also read the last page of my Parent's magazine first because it has little kid quotes. They say some pretty amazing things. I can't wait to see what my little one comes up with. He babbles all the time so I'm sure he's going to give me an ear full : ) Voted up and beautiful.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

A fabulous hub, kids do say the funniest things, I love them all but this is my favourite 'If you want a dog, start out by asking for a horse'

Brilliant thank you and voted up!


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

really sweet-- I love the collections of children's sayings-- such wisdom.... and the photos are wonderful too. You must be very proud of your daughters as well. Voting up and awesome


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Ann, I agree kids are interesting and funny!

Hi Sunnie, I am very proud of my daughters. They get their brains from their grandparents!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi molometer, Thank you for sharing! I bet you have many tales you could also share. Who knows, maybe one day you will:)

Hi Robie2, Yes I am very proud. Thanks for your visit.

Hi Jennifer! Parents magazine...I haven't read that magazine in years. Your baby will be teaching you many things before you know it:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi MM! My granddaughter is asking for a kitten, she already has a dog, bunny, fish and turtle....she's good for now. No horses!:)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I love your list its so true! I remember my son saying when he was little, mum, why has that lady got a big red spot on her nose? at the top of his voice when we were out shopping! it echoed around the shop, I was mortified! lol! but the best one was when I was with him walking past a tall hedge, and of course he couldn't be seen over the top, only me, and he whistled at the top of his voice, and the guy in the garden thought it was me whistling at him! I didn't know where to put my face! haha!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

So funny! The under-the-bed warning is for real - I try to forget the things I've dug out from under the box springs over the years. Great hub! Thanks for the fun read.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love kids and elderly people and to me they have the wisest musings on life without getting to self-involved and philosophical. And I love the ones about not assuming your teacher's pregnant or your sleeve is a good hanky. I need them to help write some hubs!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Nell! Thank you so much for sharing your stories! How funny the hedge moment must have been! That's a fun memory!!:)

Hi Mrs Destronx, Before you know it you will have your tales to tell. I'm looking forward to hearing them!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Marcy, I look under beds when it's yard sale time...which happens to be this weekend! Dust bunnies are free to customers!:)

Hi Alecia! My daughter is a runner and not even close to being thick and not ready for babies which makes that comment even funnier!

Thank you for stopping by!:)


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savanahl 4 years ago

Very cute hub. Kids are so funny and so honest. My daughter's 2 1/2 and some of the things that come out of her mouth have me and my husband rolling on the floor laughing. It's the most beautiful thing. Thanks for sharing.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful hub! : ) I love it when kids talk...you never know what they are going to say. Usually quite clever, as children do say the darnest things. Voted up and awesome!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi savanahl, I bet your daughter is very entertaining. Keep a journal and one day you could create a hub of her witty sayings.

Hi Gwen, Children are amazing little people, they are full of adventure and tales to share with us.

Thank you for stopping by!


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Ruby211 4 years ago from Nevada

This is such a great post! I love talking to my sons. They are so smart it always leaves me in amazement.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Up, funny, and awesome. Did you know that the candy canes are on the Christmas tree so the reindeer will have something to eat, too:?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Ruby, The conversations will only get better and more fun!:)

Hi Perspycacious, Good one!! Thanks for the addition to the fun list!:)


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

Excellent, up and awesome across the board


onlooker 4 years ago

I have so much to learn from you. Kids..beautiful yet mysterious. Definitely a fun read, thank you!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you for stopping by American View and onlooker! Your votes and comments are much appreciated:)


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@Sunshine625...One of my favorite "kids say the darnest things" came from one of my little siblings -- there were five little ones after I was eleven myself. On a camping trip, along the hiking trail, one weary little one looked up at my Dad and said, "Do you want to pick me up?" I think what he meant was, "Why haven't you offered?!!"


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Barb! That's an adorable story. Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoy when the comments enhance the hub! :)


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MsTarrah 4 years ago

I loved this. It reminds me of my own kids. They make me smile and laugh everyday. The best part of my day is listening to how school went :)


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kingmaxler 4 years ago from Olympia, Washington USA

Your hub has me cracking up. Kids are so fun. Thank you for sharing and bringing a bellyful of laughter.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Linda, This is such a great hub. As a vocal teacher, I would have anywhere from 30 to 60 kids in my performance groups. The questions AND the answers that came from their sweet little minds and mouths would never cease to amaze me! I love teaching and working with kids. Great hub! Voted up!


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rLcasaLme 4 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Very funny!

My 2-year old daughter always hears from her Mom the word "No!" My wife was shocked and laughed out loud when she told our daughter "No!," and our daughter replied back in anger and shouted "No!" with a look in her face and a finger pointing at her Mom. My wife really laughed out loud while our daughter was clueless of what just happened. It was hilarious.

Just recently, I've noticed that my daughter starts waking me up by pressing my bellybutton and says, "Tit!"

I'll then ask her, "Tit?" She'll affirm by saying "Tit!"

I wonder who taught her that.


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Dahlia Flower 4 years ago from Canada

Hilarious. "If you want a dog, start out by asking for a horse." Whoa, now that's a smart child. Good lesson even for us adults. This was so fun to read. Voted up and wonderful (awesome).


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Highlarious! I haven't laughed so much in a long time! Thanks Linda!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

I see my daughter's 2 daughters every day - they are my neighbors. Oldest is 8 and the baby is 4. They delight me daily with their sayings and doings. I am in awe of them. Every generation is cleverer than the previous, and, of course, because they are exposed to more knowledge, wisdom and electronic wonders.

Sunshine, thank you so much for your continuous support. I wish I had time to stay updated in this corner of yours, but you are producing hubs at a speed I cannot even read not to talk about write. One day I want to be like you :))


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MarieAlice 4 years ago from Peru

I have four kids and everyday they surprise me with a funny comment or a question I can´t answer!!!!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

MsTarrah ~ kingmaxler ~ Rusticliving ~ rLcasaLme ~ Dahlia Flower ~ Audrey Howitt ~ MartieCoetser ~ MarieAlice ~ Thank you ALL for your witty comments and stories! Your thoughts enhanced my hub! I appreciate them and you! :)


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Hello Sunshine, very nice topic to write a hub on.

It is true that kids sometimes say the funniest things. It would be nice to incorporate some quotes in our hubs more frequently ;) Haha!

When my lil sis was a kid, I used to hear a lot from her.


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Dancilla 4 years ago from El Paso

This is a really great hub. I enjoyed reading it very much. Voted up!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Not only is this hub right on, but it's so nicely written...your "kids are so wise" quotes are done differently than most articles on things kids say. Seems like you've pretty much hit them all as well. Voted up. Thanks for SHARING.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hunbbel, Dancilla, tillsontitan ... Thank YOU all for your comments and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it!:)


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

Kids, they make the world go around.

The one about "It's OK to pick your nose and sample" really grossed me out.

Very funny hub. Thanks for sharing.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi ComfortB, I agree some things that are picked shouldn't be sampled! Haha! Thanks for stopping by.


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LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

Love it. I have a 2 year old and 5 year old, and I love to see the way their minds work. So often they just see the world differently than we do. Thanks for sharing!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Laura, I'm sure you will also have many tales to tell with your little ones. Enjoy!:)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

With a 4 and a 5 year old in the house, I know what you mean Linda. I really enjoyed reading the hub and the comments. Children are so smart today.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Made! We continue to hear children say things that amaze us everyday! They make us laugh, smile and shock us:)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Kids are definitely really smart and funny! My nephew is nearly 2 years old and he already knows a lot. WHen we say "David, dirty!" He takes his dirty diaper and throws it in the trash! One time, I gave him his mother's shoe and said "David, dirty!" and he tried to throw it away. haha! Kids are definitely priceless :) Thank you for a funny and true hub!

-KD


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I can just see these kids saying those cute phrases. What a great laugh and read! Thanks for sharing this hub post as it is always wonderful to reflect on hos kids make life so enjoyable from their point of view.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

AWWW really cute and innocent kids. They say what they feel and what comes to their minds. They always bring on a smile and it is a pleasure working with them. Voted up and enjoyed reading. Loved this hub.


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diggnet 4 years ago from US

Its very funny, I love kids and their logic :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Keith, Teaches, Vellur and Diggnet....Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments! We could learn a lot from children!:)


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Sunshine,

This was a Darling---Thanks for sharing, It made me think of my six nephews.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

As an elementary teacher and mom of two little ones, this hub is my life on a daily basis! Thanks for sharing this humor with us. :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Bobbi and Cara, I'm glad you both could relate to this hub. Kids truly say the funniest things. Thanks for stopping by!


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

whew! i enjoyed reading this hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Snow! I'm glad you enjoyed the funny children!:)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Enjoyed this, sunshine. Having 3 kids under the age of 13 I could probably fill a book on the things they have come up with. They are memorable little quotes that we always bring out in gatherings and share and laugh with them.

I remember once we had just come from a holiday and spent some time shopping at the Airport duty free. We bought some perfumes and aftershave. I used to wear 'Eternity' by Calvin Klein then and found that they didn't have this in stock so instead bought another called 'Romance ' by Ralph Lauren.

A week later We were at home and I was talking to a friend about something and said' Its not like we have Eternity' meaning there wasn't a lot of time to do something.

A little squeaky voice piped up from the couch 'But we do have Romance" !


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I love what comes out of kids mouths! This was very interesting to read and I enjoyed every moment of it! I wish I kept track of some of the things I hear as well. My niece is a hoot... although all the kids are for some reason she comes up with the best stuff! Thanks for reminding us to keep our ears open as well :-) Fun hub!


kelleyward 4 years ago

If you want a dog start out by asking for a horse. I loved this! Sharing it now! Take care, Kelley


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Docmo, too funny! Further proof that kids so say the funniest things when we least expect it. Thanks for sharing your story.

Crystal, I could imagine some of the funny things you have heard! :)

Thanks for stopping by Kelley!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

This was really enjoyable Linda, a great and fun hub to read as I'm beginning my day. Children have a lot to teach us with their quick wits. Voted up, awesome, funny, and interesting :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi James, Thank you for your comment and share! :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine),

You've presented a great collection of memorable quotes "from the mouths of babes" here. Thanks for publishing this very enjoyable Hub.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Linda, I think interviewed my kids for this one, especially that sleep ones, with it being overrated and no naps after 3!! Seriously, loved your list and could so relate with my 2 girls!! Voted and shared too!!


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Robie Benve 4 years ago from Ohio

My children's pre-school teacher used to tell me the funniest episodes, I miss those conversations at pick-up time!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Very funny ! I enjoyed all the little witty comments of these little kids. Thanks for sharing.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A very sweet and cute hub! I have heard most of similiar sayings by kids as the ones listed by you. I agree with you that kids are very smart and they should not be underestimated by grown-ups. So nice of your daughters to teach little kids at school - very obvious that your daughters are very caring like their mother! I am fond of children and in my country, November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day ( it was actually the birthday of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who was very fond of children) A charming hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome, Funny & Interesting. Voted up


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Soooo cute! Kids do say wonderfully funny things! I think my favorite ages are 4 and 5 years old because they just say whatever comes into their heads. Love your hub!


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

LOL, this is cute. It's amazing some of the things kids say- a lot of times we underestimate their intelligence.

Great hub!


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

I enjoyed this HUb thoroughly. lol Kids do say the cutest things! and often times, it's very wise things they say. Some children put our whole adulthood to shame. We lose ourselves over time in our pursuit for the superficial.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Daisy ~ Janine Huldie ~ Robie Benve ~ ignugent17 ~ ishwaryaa22 ~ Stephanie Henkel ~ jennzie ~ lovelovemeloveme!

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments on the adorable children of the world who always remind us to laugh! :)


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Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

Loved it. As a mother to two girls (3&5) I can tell you they are honest to a fault.

Oh and they do believe that if the drink has color it's much better than anything "clear". They subscribe to the dance until your feet hurt, "sing" (or scream) until your throat hurts and many others...you nailed it. Thanks for sharing!

~Becky


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Becky, Thank you for adding more wit and charm to my hub. I appreciate it :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Linda, back for a revisit. I love sprinkles and whipped stuff as a topping :o), I - loved the 'if you want a dog, ask for a horse first' Hee Hee...we've all been there. Mine asked for a dog and got a bunny rabbit - she turned vicious and we had to set her free on a friend's farm :o)


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Kids' words are so funny in part because young ones still have the gift of being able to see or "take" things literally. My daughter's word for a pacifier was "un-crier," because it stopped a baby from crying.

Fun read!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I'm sure you are too young to remember Art Linkletter who had a radio show called "Kids Say The Darnest Things". It was so funny. I loved all the things you listed here that kids say, too.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

As they say, Sunshine, kids say the funniest things! The little things they do can really make you boil up and laugh at the same time, something only they can manage. Thanks for a great hub! Shared and tweeted.


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tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa

lovely hub, voted up across and shared. kids see the world through unblinkered eyes and it is refreshing to be able to share their view. they are a precious gift to us. thank you for writing this hub.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jools99 ~ Sally's trove ~ mary615 ~ midget38 ~ tlmcgaa70 ... Thank you all for your visit and for sharing your thoughts!


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

Great and true hub, my three boys had some doozies. When I was young I subscribed to the notion you mentioned, if you want a dog asl for a horse; it seemed to work for me :o)

Children are so wise.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

These are so funny. I have written a couple of my daughter's down so I will remember them!. I love Whiners are not fun friends. I once had a friends son say to me that he wanted to give me a hug, but his arms were to short to fit around me. Oops! Fun hub. Voted up and shared.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Came back for another read, enjoyed your hub once again. Voted up!

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