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Laugh At the Kids: Funny Things They Say

Updated on March 6, 2015
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Stephanie has had four children, including a set of twins! She loves to share ideas on raising kids - the good, bad and ugly!

Kids Say Funny Things!

As the mother of four children, I get many opportunities for impromptu laughs... you know, when your child says something that makes you stop and just say, "huh?"

Some are just so priceless, I've decided to compile them and share a few. I've also included a couple from the funny emails that I get from my friends on occasion. They're so classic, I swear one of my own might have said them, themselves!

Then I really got going and found some hilarious YouTube videos that I threw in for good measure. That's when I changed the title from "Laugh With the Kids ," to "Laugh At the Kids ." You might not want your little ones to watch the videos with you. They are funny, innocent and hilarious, but trust me.... it got kind of old hearing my 5-year old son repeating one of the scenes from the "truck" video over and over (see video below! )

Capture that moment!
Capture that moment! | Source

"Fire Truck" (Sort of)

Kids' Priceless Statements and Observations


My 4-year old nephew has loose teeth due to a medical condition and is not allowed to eat certain food. While at Grandma's house one day, the cousins were enjoying candy, but my nephew could only have a soft piece of candy. My son (6 months older), looked at my nephew and proudly declared, "I got a hard one."

When one little girl was asked, how can you tell which families belong together at a crowded playground, she replied, "Its easy. You just watch to see which parents are yelling at which kids. They go together."

When my grandfather passed away on November 2nd last year, we tried our best to explain it to our children, including our 5 year old twins. From time to time, one or both of them would state that Great-Grandpa was in Heaven, and I would assure them that was the case. By December, my daughter decided that "On Christmas Eve, Santa Clause will bring Great-Grandpa home for a quick visit." It was so cute, I hated to say no...

Conversation overheard at a zoo in Tasmania, where a young kid was looking at a wombat:

  • Kid: "Look Dad, dog!"
  • Dad: "No, not a dog. Remember, we talked about what this is?"
  • Kid: (thinks) "Dog!"
  • Dad: "Noooo. It starts with a 'w'."
  • Kid: "W......w......w......wdog!"

A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. He read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." His son asked, "What happened to the flea?"

Conversation between a mother and her 10-year old son. He was talking about the "carcass" of a printer.

  • Mom: "You mean 'cartridge'? 'Carcass' is a dead body."
  • Son: "Oh, yeah, cartridge! But a dead body is a 'cork'."
  • Mom: "'Cork'? You mean 'corpse'?"
  • Son: "Uh, yeah."

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the groom wearing black?"

For centuries, people thought the moon was made of green cheese. Then the astronauts found that the moon is really a big hard rock. That's what happens to cheese when you leave it out. --Age 6

The phone rang one evening while I was making dinner for the kids. I asked my oldest son to grab it, as I was trying to get the remaining ketchup out to put it on the plates. I turned around just in time to hear him explain, "No, my mom can't come to the phone right now. She's hitting the bottle."

"My Mom Said I Could"

Kids and Science

  • South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage
  • I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing
  • To most people, solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists, solutions are things that are still all mixed up
  • When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting
  • You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind
  • Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime
  • Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water
  • It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places

I Only Love Mommy Sometimes

Youthful exuberance!
Youthful exuberance!

Children Know What Love is!

  • There are two kinds of love- Our love & God's love. But God makes both kinds of them. Love is important to God.
  • Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
  • When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.
  • During my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.
  • When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.
  • Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.
  • Love is when someone hurts you. And you get so mad but you don't yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings.
  • You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget, and it's good for them to get reminded.
  • Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.

I want to be young forever!
I want to be young forever!

Kids: Wise Beyond Their Years

  • Its best not to use felt-tip markers for lipstick
  • If you get a bad grade, wait and tell your mom about it when she's on the phone
  • If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse
  • When your dad is really mad at you and asks, "Do I look stupid?" Don't answer him
  • As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up.

    --Age 7

Smart Little Girl on Ellen

© 2008 Stephanie Hicks


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      9 years ago

      A couple of years ago my nephews (about 7 and 9 years old) and I got to hang together for a few days while they were on spring break (mom and dad absconded on a cruise). We had spent the day at a big picnic with a bunch of other families. We were all getting tired and I announced "OK kidlets, time to go." The older boy came back with "Hey! We're not kidlets, we're menlets!"

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thank you jennykim! I love putting these together. I'll do another one soon. Keep laughing! -Steph

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      10 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! This sis such a lovely hub! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! hope you;ll post interesting and cute hubs like this!

      Until next time Steph!


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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Misha! Glad to start your day out right! Peter... just you wait :-) Marisue, yes, there are plenty of times to smile and live vicariously (when you don't want to strangle them - bless their hearts).

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      10 years ago from USA

      great videos great ads great books...great laughs great great....I wanna be a kid again. Marisue

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      Peter M. Lopez 

      10 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

      LOL! Too funny. I'm looking forward to more than ever.

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      10 years ago from DC Area

      LOL-LOL-LOL Thanks Steph! Great thing to read in the morning :)

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      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      cheeky little monkeys!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Aren't they funny and cute? Thanks for stopping by in the Doghouse and funride! Glad to bring a smile to your faces. :-)

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 years ago from Portugal

      LOL, what a great funny hub! Thank you Steph, you really made my day became happier :)

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      In The Doghouse 

      10 years ago from California

      Great little words of wisdom from priceless little gems. Thank you for the entertaining HUB. Soooo cute!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thank you Amy Jane, Eileen and Zsuzsy Bee! Kids are so sweet, aren't they? Steph

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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great fun hub Steph! As always a good read.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      That was terrific, I love listening to kids and they little gems that slip out of their mouths truly are priceless.

      So natural. Great hub

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      amy jane 

      10 years ago from Connecticut

      Steph, this is so sweet! I love it! Great videos too. Thanks for the laugh :)

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Oh MY!! John, I have never heard that one and I am literally laughing so hard I am crying! I will have to relate that one to our priest! Too hilarious! Thank you for sharing... LOL

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      John Chancellor 

      10 years ago from Tennessee

      Great stories. I am reminded of the story of a young girl about 4 years old sitting next to her mother in church. The minister looking skyward, had his hands raised in prayer, "Lord we thank you for your many blessings. Without you we are but dust."

      At which the young girl, in a whisper loud enough to be heard throughout the church, turned to her mother and asked, "Mom, what is butt dust?"

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Stacie! I forgot to include what my 5 year old said last week. He asked how Spring Break got broken. LOL! :-)

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      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle

      This is so cute! Kids can be so funny, without even meaning to be.


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