Kids say the darnedest things!

Kids say the darndest things

Some kids say the darndest things and my grandson is no exception!

With “Mr. Personality” around who needs comedy shows to be entertained.

We teach these toddlers to talk post haste, and then spend years trying to hush them up to avoid embarrassment from the words they utter.

Their utterances can be embarrassing or down right hilarious, either way it all comes “out of the mouths of babes”.

An embarrassing moment!

One winter’s day I was wearing a long mohair jumper as it was bitterly cold. In the afternoon I went to the Pre School to collect my grandson. As I entered the classroom along with other parents/grandparents, my grandson spotted me from a distance and noticing I was wearing a different jumper than usual, called “Grandma, why are you wearing your dressing gown today?”

Through the eyes of a baby!

Tristan’s mother was engaging him to be interested in the new arrival only months away. The questions and answers were flowing to and fro on the usual questions relating to the pending birth. Upon junior wanting to know what the baby could see inside the tum tum, mother asked him “well what you could see inside mummy’s tummy?” With a grim expression he replied “bones and stuff”. Mother was left convinced!

Stretch of the imagination!

“A good idea”, Tristan’s mother thought, to let him watch the ultrasound during her pregnancy. This way he would realize that a baby brother is really on the way. When the blood pumping in the heart of the baby showed up Tristan called “fire!” Long after the birth of baby brother, Tristan is still completely convinced that mommy was “on fire”.

The rebound!

Grandfather was coxing grandson to eat an apple but the line “it’s good for you” wasn’t working. “A change of reasoning might work” he thought so said to the grandson, “I’ll hide your toy until you have eaten the apple”. It worked without question but thereafter grandson said to grandfather, “now I’ll hide the toy while you eat an apple”.

“Two can play this game” he thought.

Grandfather did eat an apple!

Astounded teacher!

Tristan’s mother arrived at the school early one day only to overhear him telling the teacher that he was a surfer! “Oh yes” he told the teacher “I have a big surfboard and I ride over huge waves”.

The description continued but when his mom noticed that the teacher seemed convinced she interrupted.

One has to wonder what Tristan would have added to this far fetched story!

All of four years of age, I ask you!Or is this the thinking of a healthy imagination?

Today children seem to be way ahead of their years in maturity. Maybe they pick up on sayings from programs on television, or listen in on adult’s conversations and color in the stories. Whatever the source, they are smarter than we think!

I think I’ll go back to reading the “Golden Books” to my newly born second grandson when he reaches that level of learning being the old fashioned grandmother I am.

Children are a blessing!


Tristan - "Mr Personality"
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Comments 19 comments

Taylor 5 years ago

What a cute kid. He certaintly looks like "Mr Personality". Thanks for sharing these amusing stories.


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

I just had to share the laughs with others. Glad you enjoyed "Mr Personalitys" comments.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing these laughs, 'Mr Personality' looks great! Isn't being a grandmother just the best!!!


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

Thank you Movie Master for comment. Yes, I do enjoy being a grandmother especially when the child has a HUGE imagination! The children keep us feeling young.


Jason (dad) 5 years ago

What a wonderful story on my son, he really does have the wildest imagination...thank you!


AuntyC 5 years ago

Such a lovely idea to keep record of these precious little comments. Keep it up - we look forward to the next installment.


Beverley 5 years ago

Yes very amusing young man and so very astute!! love the fact Grandfather had to eat an apple also!


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

"Astute", you say our grandson is, I agree, and sharp enough to keep his parents on their toes!

Grandfather realizes he has met his match!

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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

AuntyC, thank you for the comment. I can only hope our grandson thinks it is a good idea to keep such records!


Another mom 5 years ago

Hmmm, Tristan been hanging around dad' work? I know someone there that's also got a good imagination about 'huge waves'.


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

Thanks for the comment, Another mom, The imagination of HUGE waves is coming from someone somewhere but who knows just where?


Proud Mom 5 years ago

So proud of my gorgeous little boy, not only is he so incredibly handsome but he has the cutest personality !


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

I am sure you are proud of Mr Personality. His Ouma is just as proud!


Natascha Taylor (Aunt) 5 years ago

This is the best age, when you know the stories they come up with, although perhaps far-fetched and forward, are innocent and cute. This is the best idea to remember them...like memoir's that we can never forget. Thank you LadyLyell.


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

Thank you for the comment Natascha. Kids can be so funny at times but you worry about how funny it is to the ears of strangers. Did the school teacher really believe he is a BIG time surfer? Mom seemed to think the teacher was convinced! This is one cute kid and I believe he would be good on a surf board given the chance as he is at everything else he attempts. He already knows much more about electronics than his Ouma does.


Grandpa Warren and Granny Margaret 5 years ago

Hey Handsome you look like the real deal! When are you going to beat your father in pool?


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

I don't know when this one handsome grandson will beat his dad in 'pool' but he did tell me yesterday that HE is teaching him how to play 'putt putt'. As he has a trophy from a win I guess he is able to give dad a few lessons!


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

So handsome, your little guy!

Tristan sure made my heart melt. He is so cute!

Kids do really say the funniest things.

Thank you for a wonderful hub and lots of laughter.


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LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa Author

Glad you enjoyed the laughter!

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