It is very true what they say. Kids say the darndest things. I have three girls all five years old and under. They are no exception. I have managed to keep a running list of their quotes in the notes section of my Iphone. Here’s a few of them from my two oldest- ages 5 & 4 with some context and comment to go along with it. Enjoy.
–My four year old, ever the inquisitive one around new people couldn’t quite get the conjunction right for a stretch of time when inquiring about someone’s name. . .
“Who is your name?”
By the way I think the above quote would be perfect on the front of a t-shirt.
–My oldest said the following to me about a year ago. . .
“I love you even when it’s not Father’s Day.”
Well, that’s good to know. She just apparently wanted to clarify in case I wasn’t sure.
–My oldest also responded by saying this when I asked her if she wanted a sandwich or a wrap for lunch the next day for school. I am the lunch guru in our house and I try to make lunches the night before. Sometimes I am asking them what they want right before they go to bed.
“I’ll figure it out in my sleep.”
Problem-solving in one’s sleep. LOVE IT.
–Getting back to my second oldest, the four year old, she had asked me one night a few months back if she could have her dessert. I said sure and asked her if she wanted to make another healthy dessert choice like she did the night before by having a frozen yogurt stick. She said the following. . .
“Ah, actually, I think I want to have a bad choice.”
I laughed out loud. Her way of saying – Dude, easy on this healthy dessert stuff. . .let’s pump the brakes.
–Walking into church as a family this past Palm Sunday I told all three of my girls while crossing the church parking lot that they needed to be on their best behavior while inside. Opening the entrance door I looked at my second oldest (the one that is most problematic in such situations) and said “best behavior right?” She responded. . .
“I haven’t decided just yet.”
My wife and I just looked at each other and shook our heads with a smirk. Pistol that one is. Turned out she was probably a solid 8 out of 10. Ain’t bad for a four year old.
–Just a couple of weeks ago lying in bed with my oldest after a very fun day with family and relatives in town for the Fourth of July holiday my oldest said the following out of the blue. . .
“Today was a great day. I’m kind of sad it’s over. But tomorrow can always be a great day too.”
It’s nice when five year olds can put things into perspective. Don’t ya think?