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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”.
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!
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!