Funny Kids Messing With Our Minds

I can just see Noah thinking, "I really wish he would let go of me so I can go get into some more things."
I can just see Noah thinking, "I really wish he would let go of me so I can go get into some more things." | Source

My children, over the years, have said some very strange and funny things. They usually come out of the blue, leaving us speechless, shaking our heads in disbelief, or rolling on the floor laughing. We have always said that they were messing with our minds. Now my grandchildren are starting in on us. We are looking forward to some gems.

David is our smart mouth child. When he was 2, we were visiting my mom and dad and David was into everything. As we were leaving, David was out the door, Dennis following and my dad behind them. As Dennis got to the steps, he told David that if he didn't straighten out, he was going to send him to the child abuse center. David turned around and looked, considering his father for a moment, turned his back to his father and then he popped himself on the bottom and goes sauntering off. My dad lost it and my husband had to rescue him from the daffodil bed that he fell into. They were both laughing so hard that the neighbors were looking at them strange. That is our boy though. Irrepressible to the end.

Gracie with attitude
Gracie with attitude | Source

When our sons were about 3 and 4, we moved. The first few days, we did our best to put things where they belonged. My husband set up his office, he worked at home often. He was sitting in his office one morning, trying to wake up, when Rodger wandered in. The 4 year old looked at him and asked him if he had seen his blanket and teddy bear. Then without waiting for an answer pops up with "They can't just get up and walk away, they aren't alive." He wandered off, leaving his dad, still in a foggy state, totally bemused.

Just a few minutes later, his 3 year old brother wanders in. His gem for the morning, was to knock on the top of his head, asking "Knock, knock, anyone home?" Immediately he answered himself, "Nope, no one home."

This, added to his brother's comment, left my poor husband wondering if he was still dreaming. He commented to me later, that he thought they were trying to mess him up. This was one of those shaking your head moments.

Our daughter, Katy, who writes as Katy Katz, has been raised around her smart aleck brothers. She is 9 years younger than one and 10 years younger than the other. They have always picked on her and at her. She has held her own though. I occasionally had to get after them to lighten up on her. Now they warn their friends not to go there when they start picking at her. She can and will land zingers that can leave their friends crying. She isn't cruel because she warns them to leave her alone first.

One day we were sitting at the table, eating lunch. She was 2 years old at the time. Rodger was picking on her and teasing her. He adored his little sister so it was not in spite. Rodger at the time, wore a size 13 shoe. He was only 13, so it was a huge size for someone that age. He was picking at her and she was getting mad at him. Suddenly, she looked at him and said with a very intense look on her face, "Be quiet or I'm going to nail your feet to the floor." We were all sitting there half in shock, when another gem pops out. With total disgust, she said, "Oh, never mind, I don't have enough nails." We sat a moment in shock and then all but Rodger, fell out of our chairs laughing. He looked like he was going to cry.

Hayden was leaning on his 3 year old sister's head. Moments after this was taken, she threw him on the floor and sat on him. He really needs to learn not to pick on his little sisters.
Hayden was leaning on his 3 year old sister's head. Moments after this was taken, she threw him on the floor and sat on him. He really needs to learn not to pick on his little sisters. | Source

It seems to be moving down the line into the next generation. We picked our grandson Hayden up and were taking him to our house. We were stopped at a stop light, where some paint had spilled out, splattering all over the road. He looked at this big splotch of white paint on the road, and what popped into that irreverent head? "Did Big Bird take a crap on the road?"

I am eagerly awaiting the next little gem. I have gotten older now and don't remember them all but they always amuse me.

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AliciaC profile image

AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The photos are lovely, Becky, and the children's comments are very funny! It's great that you remember them all.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

What wonderful memories! It brought back times of me with my brothers and sisters and later my children. It is amazing the little jems that sometimes fall out of their mouths. Thanks for sharing a piece of your memories.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

AliciaC, The photos are my grandchildren but their mood enhanced the story. I loved the comments and had to send my mom letters with them so she could enjoy them. We lived in other states. My sister sent me the letters and it reminded me of some of them. Great memories to remember. Thank you for coming by.

tipoague, I am glad that these brought back memories for you. The gems that pop out sometimes are not printable also. I had to watch for some of those and clean them up some. LOL!! Thanks for coming by.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

These are priceless Becky. Great photos, I am sure the place was always hopping with the crew you describe.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Mike, I don't think hopping was quite the term for it. Chaotic, definitely. They were never boring. They still aren't, and they keep me on my toes still. Thanks for coming by and enjoying.


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Ann Marie Dwyer 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

I love the thing children say! And I have enough to fill a book...quotes and children. Great hub.

Red.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Ann Marie, I am happy that you came by for a look. I think most parents have their stories and most of them are comical. Write them out so you don't have to try to remember all the gems. We can give them to our kids when they or their children are grown.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Becky, as you remember write them down. These are the priceless treasures that make up a family legacy. There is never a dull moment with kids. Thanks for the laugh.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hyphenbird, I have been and had to unpublish seconds after I published to add one last night. Thought of it just as I hit publish. I do love these type of stories. Thanks for coming by.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

I don't have any children, now I think I missed out.

voted up and awesome.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

writer20, I wouldn't say you missed out. The funnies do not occur on a daily basis. Each of us have to make the decision for ourselves. The joys are many, but so are the heartaches and worries. I do appreciate you coming by and am happy that you enjoyed this.


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lilyfly 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

A Beautiful family, and they will sppreciate that you listened, and heard them in years to come! Happy Christmas! Love yaz, lily


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Lily, So good to see you here. I hope your doing well after the storms. I hear they didn't hit your area too bad.

I am proud of my babies and their babies. They are all good kids, even if a bit too high spirited at times. The pictures are my grandchildren. They keep us running. The stories were my kids and they were a handful also.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that Christ blesses you abundantly. {{{HUGS}}}


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Becky this was so funny..I love all the wonderful stories..You never know what they are going to say..Xavier told my daughter this weekend if she wants to get pregnant she better eat her food...hahah he must have over heard mom and me talking about having another baby..Oh be careful little ears what you hear...hahaha

Thank you for a great hub..I loved it..I hope you will do more of these or I will have to nail your shoes to the floor..hahaha

Love

Sunnie


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Little pitchers have big ears, We used to speak pig latin when we didn't want them to know what we were saying. They learned it and so we have to find time alone now.

I guess Xavier thinks if a woman has a fat belly, she is pregnant. My youngest boy asked me if I was getting fat and I was 6 months pregnant with Katy.

That was about the funniest thing out of any of them but they all had gems. I thought of two more today and wrote them down so I could do another one when I get enough. I am glad you enjoyed these.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Isn't it amazing, Becky, what gems come out of the mouths of babes? And we as parents and grandparents have to be super careful of what little ears might hear. Otherwise, our private conversations may be broadcast all over the neighborhood.

Thanks for these funny recollections and adorable photos.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I like the Big bird quote about the paint. Kids are so funny. They make life interesting, never a dull moment. Your family is sweet Becky. Thank you for sharing.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Ruby, That is one of my favorite's too. Life certainly is more interesting with kids around, I am glad you enjoyed,

drbj, Little pitchers, right. They also have big mouths sometimes. What is really interesting is when you find out things about you that you never knew. My neighbor told me I was pregnant when my daughter was 3. She told her. The neighbor thought it was funny. Thanks for coming by.


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DonnaCosmato 5 years ago from USA

These are wonderful, Becky! They remind me of a book (that is probably long out of print) by Art Linkletter about the funny things that kids will say. Maybe you should put these into a book...?


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Donna, I remember that book. It was "Kids Say the Darndest Things". He also did a TV show with the same title. I would have to see how many I could come up with. He had a TV show to get the inspiration for his. I just have my kids and grandkids, although they probably have a bunch. I am happy you liked this and thank you for coming by to visit.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Thats priceless what Katy said to Roger. So very funny and clever, no wonder y'all fell out laughing! David was an irrepressible lad at that he was, and Hayden and his Big Bird poop..haha! Enjoyed this visit with the family, keep the gems coming Becky.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Allastar, we still kid Rodger about that comment. He wears a 17 now. At least they won't get any bigger. He is 6'5" so it isn't like they are oversized for his size. David is still irrepressible at 23 and I wonder if he will ever calm down. Hayden is always popping up with something cute, as are his younger sisters. I have a list going for the next one. When enough are on the list, I will write them up. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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sofs 5 years ago

Becky this was so much fun... keep them coming ..Gems indeed. Out of the mouth of babes.... have a rollicking day!!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

sofs, I am glad you enjoyed this. I had a lot of fun writing it. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Out of the mouths of babes. They certainly do come out with some gems. I loved the 'Big Bird' comment. Lovely photos Becky.


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Rosemary, I wonder what they would say if they knew I did these. I didn't tell them. I think my favorite is still Katy nailing Rodger's shoes to the floor. Katy has an active camera. She leaves it sitting in the living room and we all just grab it when needed. I don't know who in the family took these photos but they did come out good. Thanks for coming by to visit.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

"We were all gape mouthed."

This is tender, precious and wonderful. It has been way too long since I have visited, Becky, but I wanted to congratulate you on your "100" score!

This is UP & FAB and you are lovely, mar!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

marcoujor, I am so happy that you enjoyed this. None of us seem to get around as we would like. It is a busy life. I try to get around also and do not seem to be able to make it to all my favorites even. Thank you so much for coming by to celebrate my 100 score with me. It was really fun to have for a day. Thank you for coming by, visiting, leaving the lovely comment, and voting so nicely.


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Sarahredhead 4 years ago from Southern United States

LOVE THIS! We have three hilarious offspring. It's a circus around here!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Sarahredhead, I have noticed that people with a sense of humor will often have children with a sense of humor. And vice versa. I appreciate you coming by to visit and am glad you enjoyed.


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Katy Katz 4 years ago

I took the top and bottom ones, which was a feat considering how quickly Hayden ended up on the ground for that stunt. :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Katy, I figured you had, they have your mark on them. I really wish you had kept clicking and caught that next action. That would have been funny.


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Katy Katz 4 years ago

It was impossible with that kid's vampire-like speed. My mark??


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Your mark, your father would have been shaking so bad, he would have blurred it. Your brother would have chopped off an ear or the top of Hayden's head, Chrissy wasn't here, and I didn't take it.


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Katy Katz 4 years ago

Point taken.


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee

The comments were adorable to read and I truly enjoyed the photos of the kids!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Beth, the comments were my children's and the pictures are my grandchildren. I am so glad you enjoyed this. I am trying to gather more stories together for another one. I am about halfway there. Thanks for coming by for a visit.


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christianajohan 4 years ago

Cute children you got. I envy you. I wish someday I have good experience with kids.

But as of the moment, I am not ready yet.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Christiana, Thank you and the pictures are of my grandchildren. Don't rush having children, it just isn't worth it until we are ready. I am glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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RNMSN 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

what a joy to read this Becky

:)

makes me sooooo happy Im not the only one beset with memories of irrepresible kids haha...now both of them are adults in training!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

RNMSN, The oldest boy in this has four kids now. So nice that the next generation of stories, I don't have to raise. I am already getting to hear the stories from them. Glad this brings back memories. Thanks for coming to visit.


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RNMSN 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

I agree about the not raising part but envy your being there for the pinching part :) my grandkids are across country but we love them very much...and arent baby toe the best things to pinch after all :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

RNMSN, I am not really a pincher, I hug and tickle. They are such sweet babies and they grow up so fast. The oldest two are in kindergarten. Once they start school, the sweetness seems to leave and attitude sets in. I have five more up in Minnesota. I never get to see them. They are sweet too. I get pictures of them. My step-son and step-daughter are up there and send pictures regularly and I talk to the older ones on Facebook. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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ThomasBaker 4 years ago from Florida

I think there's a little bit of Hayden in all of us.....some more than others.Great Hub Becky!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Thomas, I am still laughing over your story. Hayden is just like his uncle, his dad's younger brother. I feel sorry for his parents sometimes because I know what they are in for. Thank you for the kudos and for coming by to visit.


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wheelinallover 4 years ago from Central United States

I think the parents and others in children's lives are where they come up with their jewels. In my life other than a friends son there have been few jewels.

Now it seems there is just much thinking to change. What we are getting now are not jewels, just negative thinking like I am fat, from a child who is underweight. Or I can't have fun unless I am hitting or kicking someone. Rebuilding adult trust in children from abusive relationships especially those with ADHD is one of the hardest things I have ever done.

Thanks for sharing these jewels, it was something I needed today. Voted up, funny, and sharing with about three hundred followers on twitter.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

wheelinallover, You do so much good work for the people in your area. I am so impressed with your heart. I have a couple of these family humor hubs if you need some. I understand the need to read something normal and loving at times to regain our equilibrium. Our youngest son is ADHD and at times he was difficult. He required different types of discipline than his brother and sister. They did not always work on him. We had to search out different types to use on him. Sometimes he resented that we used different types on him but we had to find the type that worked. Loving discipline works the best to keep them as normal as possible. I was severe with them all when they were being cruel. I also would not put up with them talking about being overweight or underweight. I just told them that they were children and not to worry about being fat or skinny. That was my job and if I thought they were or if their Dr thought they were, we would change their food.


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wheelinallover 4 years ago from Central United States

One of the mothers brought in a book called "I wanna do it myself" this book has taught me more about dealing with ADHD children than any book or article I have read to date. We use those words often and they work. "Come on mister or miss I wanna do it my self" works better than any other "punishment" we could come up with. We have noticed it takes more physical "loving" responses with them than other children. High fives for correct responses, and hugs work well.

Four of the eight children I am around almost constantly, three in one house and one in the other have been diagnosed ADHD. The other eight who have been here are "normal". Only one is without medication. Three take sleeping pills which allow them at least 7 hours of sleep a night. There are days when I actually prefer working with the ADHD children.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

My boy was also bi-polar. A friend's boy was so bad that he drank coffee all the time as well as taking meds. He drove me nuts. They do take a bit more energy to deal with.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

I like your folksy gentle way of writing, Becky. This one was charming.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

TimeTraveler2, I really appreciate that. I never thought of it being folksy but now that I think about it, I see that you are right. I thank you for the compliment and am glad that you liked it. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Tams R 4 years ago from Missouri

The conglomeration of things sounds like a day at a family reunion I attended several years back. All the children were trying to impress everyone. They talked big and said things causing all the adults to laugh until we cried.

Each singular thing reminds me of my children. Goodness we are in trouble. Too cute!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

My kids were too young to be trying to impress people when they said these things. They will keep me rolling even now and the boys are in their twenties. My baby is fifteen now and can have me on the floor. I love that they can be so happy and joke around even when things are not good. I think that having things rough has made them more resilient and better able to solve their problems now though. Thanks for coming by to laugh at my kids with me. They are the best medicine.


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katyzzz 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

When I finally got down the escalator, all I can say is I just love families. Well done Becky, keep it up


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hawaiianodysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Ah, what gems! Thanks so much for your great memory and for sharing these priceless utterings with us. You remember the Art Linkletter show, right? Your children...and now your grandchildren...would have left the studio and television audiences in stitches.

I'm also moved by your family's appreciation of those funny sayings and how laughter was indeed the glue that's kept you very close to each other over the years.

It was indeed an honor and a privilege for me to read your wonderful, heartwarming Hub and to do some reminiscing of my own about my children---now adults--and some of the funny things they'd occasionally come up with.

Thank you for making my day.

Voted up and everything else!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

hawaiianodysseus, So glad you enjoyed your visit with my children. I have written several of these so feel free to check them out. My kids were a riot and we always enjoyed them a lot. Sometimes we had to hide that we enjoyed them but we did. I do remember Art Linkletter, barely. He is the reason that I wrote these out for y'all to enjoy with me. Thank you for coming to visit.


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Wr1t3r 4 years ago from Oregon

Delightful! I'm sure we said some crazy things as kids, but we did even crazier things when my parents were gone, usually to church things, and we knew they wouldn't be back for a few hours.

The stories we now tell keep my parents rolling with laughter and horror. :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Wr1t3r, my family went camping as a group, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Aunts and uncles got to reminiscing one night around the campfire. The funniest thing said all night was my grandmother, "I didn't know you did that!!" It was said during and after each of the stories. She had 12 kids, so I can't understand why she couldn't keep track of them all. Kids will always wait until their parents backs are turned and then they do what they are not supposed to. Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for coming to visit.


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Wr1t3r 4 years ago from Oregon

I decided to take a break from writing for a bit and do some hub reading. I thought I would start with you since you are my most faithful follower. Thank you, by the way!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Well, I hope you enjoy them. And if you read my fiction, please be gentle, I have only written a couple and haven't gotten the hang of dialogue yet. I am not near as good as you are.


whowas 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading the charming and amusing tales you have to tell about the funny things that your grandchildren and children have had to say over the years.

I remember our boy, when he was very little, walking into the room where the large double glass doors were open, the sunlight was pouring in and a fresh breeze blowing the muslin drapes, reflecting the sunshine. His eyes opened wide, he raised his hands and declared, "It's as light as a fly in here!"

Thanks again and all the best. :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

whowas, I think that anyone who enjoys having kids around has stories about them doing and saying funny things. They are so precious and fresh in their thinking. I love to sit and watch them play and talk among themselves. I laugh frequently because they are so funny. I just had four of them here for three days and enjoyed it immensely,

That is an adorable story about your son. I have seen our rooms the same way and it is so wonderful. I can imagine it through a child's eyes. I really appreciate you coming by to visit and tell us about your son.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Such an adorable hub with beautiful children .

Memories to treasure forever.

I now look forward to so many more to come.

Eddy.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Eddy, I did not know you were back. Nice to see you here again. Thanks for enjoying and coming by to visit.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Becky this was a priceless read..I loved it and the photos are also priceless bless you and your family :)


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Frank, this is one of my favorites. I am writing these stories down so that I can remember them in my old age. My memory seems to be failing me about remembering them. I appreciate you coming by to visit.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This is another very funny one! I'm glad you recall the funny things, because I am getting quite a few laughs today.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Kathryn, I had to remember them and tell my parents. We lived across the country from them. Some that I did not remember, I found letters detailing when I was clearing their house out. I told my son to write a journal of the fun things his kids did and said. He doesn't want to ever forget about them. I am happy you are getting some laughs, I do every time I read this also. Good to have you visit.


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia

a great read that has reminded me of some of the damn hilarious things my boys have said and done... thanks for the fun reminder...


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

nighthag, Write the memories down so you don't forget them. These are also some of my most read hubs. We all love to be reminded of funny things our kids have done. Glad I could stir your memory and appreciate the visit.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

Very cute memories. My kids (six and almost two), leave me shocked or laughing all the time. Today, the six year old says "A guy named guy made the pyramids. My friend said a storm made them, but I prefer to believe a guy named guy did it". Whaaaaaaaa? LOL its like being with tiny clever adults all the time, who, lets face it, have much quicker minds then us, so reach all the zingers and punchlines first ; ) Love this hub, voting up !


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

bizarrett, I love memories of the funny things. They make me believe that children are so special and innocent. I have had mine tell me some wonderful stories of how they think things happen. My grandchildren tell me many stories and I have to pay strict attention so I don't miss the bizarre stories. Thank you for coming to visit and for the fun memories.


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

your kids relationship are very close to each other. Very cute of them to mess up with each other


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Becky Katz 20 months ago from Hereford, AZ Author

My kids are close. These pictures are my grandchildren. They love to pick on each other.

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