Due Date- Wednesday, May 18- "Kids Say the Darndest Things!" Let's share some of those wonderful gems that only kids can come up with. Whether they be things your kids have said, your grandkids, or even something you may have said as a child. As a parent and a teacher, I know I have some priceless ones. If you're comfortable sharing, photos would be fun, too!
You'd think that with 5 kids and 10 grandkids that I would have tons of tales to tell but unfortunately that is not the case. I do remember a few, however and those are the ones I'm sharing here with you! Hope you enjoy them!* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Kids say #1
My oldest son was about 2 years old at the time. I was in the tub when he walked into the bathroom. He stood there casually checking me over and said, "you're just like a cow, mommy, but you're a lady".
I laughed because he was so right! I was breast feeding his baby brother at that time and although I was feeling like a cow and probably looking like one as well, I realized he had put 2 concepts together and formed a relationship between them. That was soooooo good!
Kids say #2
My grandaughter, Amanda was about 6 years old.
She called one day and said:
"Gram, guess what?
"My parents got married again."
"Yeah, they're having a baby!"
I was amused and puzzled but my daughter laughed (ROFL) when I told her what Amanda had said. Suzie went on to tell me that for the longest time Amanda was mad at Paul and Theresa for not inviting her to their weddingS (plural). Paul and Theresa were having one baby after another and Amanda thought that before each baby there was a wedding. Apparently when she found out her parents were having a baby she figured she had missed another wedding.
I prayed that she would carry the "wedding first" - "baby second" concept into her young adulthood and so far she has! Hooray!
Kids say #3
In 2001, when I got my little Lhasa named Dahli, AnnMarie popped in with the kids to see my new little addition. Katie said: "Gram, if you die, can we have Dahli?" "Oh sure, sweetie" I said as I laughed
but AnnMarie didn't think it was one bit funny and scolded Katie. Poor Katie was so embarassed and aplogized all over the place. She said what she thought and after all "kids do say the darndest thing", don't they? Katie got a puppy from Spanky on her birthday last year who she named 'Smokey'. Don't really think she's waiting for me to leave Dahli to her just yet. :)
Did you know that . . . ?
Art Linkletter originated "Kids say the darndest things!"
Art Linkletter's House Party ran from 1952-1969 due totally to the easy going style of Art Linkletter himself. It was a half hour format airing at 11:30AM on the West Coast that featured a variety of special guests, games,and popular interviews with young school children at the end of each show. Linkletter would eventually write a best selling book about his conversations with the kids called, "Kids Say The Darndest Things". Source
One of the school children who was on the Linkletter show.
Our Fifteen Minutes of Fame
on Art Linkletter's House Party
Bill Cosby ("The Cosby Show") talks to kids on a variety of subjects and gets their opinions about God, government, families, and other assorted topics.
An updated, '90s version of the TV series, "Art Linkletter's House Party," which ran from 1952 to 1969, the show also features guest appearances by Linkletter and classic clips from the old show.