We all know the Yankee Doodle classic with the line that goes, ‘stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni.’ Well, last night Hannah came in singing;
‘found a stack of feathered hats in his macaroni’
Has there been a Yankee Doodle re-write nobody told me about?
Had a few this week:
We had no power for three days due to a wind storm last Sunday. After two and a half days we had to empty the fridge because of spoilage and we put a candle in the fridge so we could see since it was dark outside. Hannah said, is it safe to put a candle in the fridge and I said 'don't worry honey, it goes out when you close the door'. I know thats not a kids say but the look on her face was priceless.
When the power returned it was dark and the people across the street had Read more [...]
Went for a walk at lunch with Hannah who rode her bike. As we went through the neighborhood I noticed she was having trouble stopping so I checked her brakes, commenting to her that one of them needed to be adjusted.
She said ok and then asked, 'can you tell me how to turn on my blinker?' 'Your blinker' I asked. 'Yes, that big shiny square on the front and back.'
I laughed, as often happens during our conversations, and said, 'those are reflectors.' 'Oh', she said, 'whats a reflector?'
As much Read more [...]
'Kids Say' worthy quotes are fewer and farther in between, but occasionally one of the kids comes up with one. The most recent both came from Hannah.
Crisis in the Middle Ages
I overheard Hannah laughing in the back seat of the car and when I asked her why she said, "I just saw an old man in a sporty car. He is having a middle age crisis."
What kind of fish is that?
While at the grocery we decided to have fish for dinner and Hannah helped us pick out what kind of fish we were going to have. Before Read more [...]
It’s Noah’s turn…
Trying to compliment his sister on how smart she has gotten in her 8 years, after she said something particularly intelligent he said:
“Wiseness comes with age.”
If you don’t understand, maybe you just aren’t old enough.
Last night while dinner was being prepared, the kids where watching Radio Disney or some other age appropriate music channel. Noah came to the table singing the songs he had heard and I asked him to stop for dinner. He looked at me and said, 'I can't help it, they are in my head.' Wait for it....
Well, he must have heard 'I Get Knocked Down' by Chumbawamba because in the middle of the meal in a louder than appropriate voice he sings, 'I get knocked up, but I get down again!' followed quickly by, Read more [...]
As they get older, the kids say items get fewer and fewer but Hannah and my niece recently came up with a few.
While on a recent vacation to the beach we walked by the showers near the shore. There was a sign on them that said 'Non-Potable Water.' I explained to the kids that non-potable water meant it was safe for showering, but not to drink it. The next day as we passed the showers and I asked Hannah if she remembered what I told her. She replied, 'yup, that water in non-portable'.
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I really love how children use the English language. Most times I am amazed at their comprehension, like yesterday when Hannah was complaining about one of her cuticles, she is just 7 by the way. More often than not, it is in how they use the language incorrectly based on something they have heard that gets me. For example, in the past two weeks I have heard Hannah say:
"I didn't eat the Desitin"
What she meant to say was, 'I didn't eat the desiccant,' you know, that little packet of drying agent Read more [...]
In the continuing Kids Say series (1, 2), Hannah came up with another funny that I just had to share.
Noah got a Ripley's Believe It Or Not book and he was looking at it in the other room when Hannah came in to the room where my wife and I were sitting.
Her -"Do NOT go in there."
Me - "Why not?"
Her - "There is a naked mummy in Noah's book."
Me - "Naked?"
Her -"Yup, no toilet paper.*"
I love seeing the world through her eyes.
* I thought this was really funny but it may need a little explanation... Read more [...]
You may remember the first edition of Kids Say, but the girl child has added a few more gems so I though I would share.
Her - "Can I be excused?"... from the table.Me - "How much did you eat?"Her - "I don't know."Me - "Well how much is left?"Her - "Three halfs."
Her commenting on my son's sleeping over at Grandma and Grandpas house;Her - "He is lucky, he's gonna get donuts."Me - "Why do you think he is going to get donuts/"Her - "Cause Grandpa always gets donuts when we beg."
While on our way Read more [...]