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Children do say the funniest things!

Updated on November 9, 2015

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A Dead Mouse

Kids say the darndest things!

A dead mouse was recently found one morning on Grandma’s front steps. Being very much afraid of mice, she waited patiently for her young grandson to arrive home from school, before asking him. if he would kindly get the big shovel from the garage and go and pick up the mouse and then throw it over the fence, into the field next door. Looking up from his play station on which he was playing, he said, ‘you can do it Grandma, to which she replied saying ‘Yuck, no, I could never do that! I am afraid of them, please will you do it for me David? He peered up into her face and said, ‘you know Grandma, you really should face up to your fears!' Then, with a big sigh, he went off to find the big shovel so that he could deal with the problem. On his return, Grandma asked him whether he had managed it? Yes, Grandma, he said, there was lots of blood on it and it was all coming from its’ mouth! I just poked it for a bit he said and then I just chopped its head off and threw it away over the fence!

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Surnames

My young daughter had just begun school that year! Her class teacher had been teaching all the children in her class to memorize their surnames, their home address and also their telephone number, just in case she said, they found themselves in an emergency situation where the information might be needed. My family was having some building work done on their house and only a few days earlier; the builders had deposited a huge pile of building sand onto the driveway. This sand had become a huge attraction for my children and one afternoon, quite oblivious of my standing nearby, my young daughter climbed up to the very top of the mountain of sand and began singing at top of her voice. One song after another she sang and suddenly she faltered, just for a few seconds, seemingly she appeared to have run out of songs to sing but suddenly she launched back into song, ‘I love you Jesus but I don’t know your surname’ she sang at the top of her voice!

Boy in Red Pajamas

One hot humid morning I dropped off my young three year old at his play school. It had been a bit of a rush to get him to school that day! When I arrived back at the school at midday to fetch him from school. I was met by his concerned teacher who told me that she was worried about him. It had been so hot that day she said, and I tried several times to get him to take off his jersey off but he was so adamant that he neither felt hot nor wanted to take off his jersey! I thanked her for concern and led my son out to the car. He climbed in the back seat of the car and immediately began tugging off his jersey. ‘Whew’! he exclaimed. I turned around to look at him and immediately the penny dropped!. In his rush to get to school that morning, he had forgotten to remove his pajama top before going to school. This explained his reluctance to take his jersey off on one of the hottest days that summer! He had been afraid his friends would tease him, as under his jersey, he was wearing a bright red Pajama top with a large yellow teddy bear emblazoned on the front and under his jersey!

Bonjour

A young family we know would go off to France each year for their annual holiday. Along with them went their three children. Each year they would return to the same camp site in Southern France where they would be met by the same French owners who always greeted them in the same way, with lots of kisses and lots of ‘Bonjours ‘all around!.

One year, the children were left behind in the UK with Grandma and Grandpa, just so the parents could take a well deserved break on their own! Upon their return the children were very excited to hear about how the holiday had gone and the one little lad said ‘how are the Bonjours’? He had all this time believed that ‘Bonjour’ was their surname.

Children sometimes have a delightful way of saying things; I hope this will remind you of some of them. I hope you will share some of your own stories with me.

© 2013 Sally Gulbrandsen

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      :) Thanks for stopping by.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      I agree.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      So cute, thanks for sharing another special story. You just have to love kids.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      You are welcome. I also remember the time when Claire was almost two and she informed me there were dolphins in the pond behind my parents' home. When I told her there were ducks, not dolphins, in this pond, she gave me a severe look and repeated the word dolphins. When I told her dad this story, he responded, "She doesn't mess around."

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      Julie K Henderson

      Your story about your niece made me smile too. Kids really do say some delightful things.

      I appreciate the visit, your comment, and the vote up.

      Thank you so much.

      Sally.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      This is a delightful hub. One of the funniest moments with my niece Claire was when I was singing a hymn to her and I asked her who sang this song. She replied "Journey" with a hopeful voice, and I almost died laughing. Since I have sung the Journey song "Faithfully" to her all the time, this made a lot of sense. Voted up.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      peachpurple

      They really do. What would we do without the little things in life.

      Sally.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      indeed, kids innocent remarks could make you laugh to tears

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      Claudia Mathews,

      Glad you enjoyed reading about the little ones. Kids really do say the funniest things. I appreciate your stopping by.

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      Claudia Mathews 2 years ago

      There are no better laughs than the ones you can get from listening to a child in all their innocence. Loved this Hub, great job!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Nadine May, that is really funny, I imagine that teachers worldwide carry an arsenal of information which parents would prefer they did not have in their possession! The lives of others!

      It is lovely to have a comment from the Western Cape - South Africa was of course, my home for a longtime.

      Sally

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      That was such an inspiring read. Your hub reminded me of a story a teacher friend told me one morning. She had asked the children how their weekend was. One child said that his daddy had to go to work wearing mommy's underpants. She had difficulty keeping a straight face.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Blessing to you to you passionate77 - I appreciate your visit and your kind comments.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      oh so nice and lovely description about all the sweet and funny remarks that little kids mostly pass on the sorrounding subjects. i laugh a lot when hearing such sweet and lovely words about different things and it reminds me of my own childhood and so innocent curiosity that used to pop up in mind always when coming across various things in that time span. anyway it was nice reading and enjoyed it, blessings dear!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      You are so welcome Martie - lovely that you were able to stop by. I appreciate your comment.

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      I find the sayings of children absolutely delightful! Reading your anecdotes has kept me smiling from beginning to end.

      Thanks, Sally!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      No she is not my daughter in the first picture. She is a cute little Belgium child who I encountered in a cafe with her folks a few years back. Children are delightful and can really bring out the best in one. I spent sometime today with one, a cute little two year old boy and he sure knows how to melt my heart. Thanks for your visit Billybuc.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I take it that is your daughter in the first picture? What a doll she is.

      Fun hub, Sally! As a former teacher I certainly agree that kids do amaze us with the words that sprout from their mouths.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Thanks for your visit and also your comment DDE - Children sure are special little people!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Kids do say the darnest things and when in the presence of others can be most laughable and so true.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Oh yes, kids know it all and these days and even earlier than before! Have a great day PaoloJpm

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      You are very welcome. wait, have you ever been corrected by a kid? something that truly freaks me out/ haha

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      That is nice to hear PaoloJpm because that was exactly my reaction - love the things which children say. Thank you for stopping by, it is very much appreciated.

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Hahah I really louagh hard with the first kid saying "You should really face up to your fear" haha what a nice, wise and cute kid. I actually admire their innocence since, that is the key for a truthful and clean way to express their feeling and individuality in such a young age.

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      LongTimeMother 4 years ago from Australia

      Kicking myself. With the benefit of hindsight, that was pretty cute too!!! :)

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      LongTimeMother 4 years ago from Australia

      When I was pregnant the last time, my then 10-year-old said to me, "How am I going to show my face at school? The kids will know you and dad had sex!" Up until that moment, just about everything she'd said had been cute. lol.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      They sure do make you smile Nicole S, sometimes they are just too precious for words.

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      Nicole S Hanson 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I just love this! Kids make me smile!!!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Hi Careermommy, I hold the memories in my heart and try not to forget the new ones which occur. Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I love all these cute stories sallybea. I'm sure you'll be talking about them for years to come. It's s much fun to create these types of memories with our little ones. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Thank you MsDora - yes, a little laughter goes a long way and thank you for stopping by.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Welcome to HubPages and thanks for sharing the smiles. How would we survive the seriousness of everyday living without the laughter created by kids!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Lovely, out of the mouths! Yes, Kids sure are cute, especially when you stop to listen, thanks for sharing your story Amanda108

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Kids can really make you laugh when you stop to listen! For example, I remember one time my mom was using her old-style flip-phone at Chuck E. Cheese's and a kid came up and asked her how many tickets it cost. :-D

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Hello MarieAlana, Nice to know you are making lovely memories! Children really do say the cutest things. Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your taking the time to comment.

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      This is such a cute idea for a hub. I love it! With my child learning French this past year, we have had quite a bit of great memories.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      I am glad you enjoyed reading my little Hub Fit Minute, I have held onto these little memories for a longtime - some little things one never forgets, others do and you wish you had written them down before the memory of them had faded with time!

      So glad you stopped by and thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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      Minna 4 years ago from Richmond, VA

      This is really sweet. I often find myself laughing at the things my three year old comes up with.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Just lovely, kids are delightful, well, most of the time anyway! Thanks for taking time to write your little story, I enjoyed reading it.

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      Dan Harmon 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      You just never know, do you. I wasn't there, but one day as my son was driving home with his family the conversation was apparently that I don't "belly laugh" very often. My grandson, then around 6, suddenly asked if Grandpa had lost his funny bone in the war! 100% serious, he thought that maybe I had been shot or something and lost my funny bone.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Thanks Vicki, yes, she is a real little cutie. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Little children are very cute with their innocent sayings. Thanks for reminding us. Love your photo too!