In the Words of a Child

Lately my kids are saying things that I must write down. I couldn’t write this stuff myself. I find if I don’t write it down right away, I just can’t quite remember it correctly. They say things in their own special way.

From my six-year old:

Memories are something that happened. Dreams are something you play around with in your mind.

I can do the bottom swim (swim under water) but not the top swim (strokes).

Dinosaurs are real, buy you can’t see them because they’re dead.

This shirt overfits. (is too big)

How do you know it’s the scariest ride of your life when your life isn’t over?

To his friend: Here’s a strawberry fruit roll-up. But, in my opinion, it’s the worst flavor and that’s why I’m giving it to you.

From my nine-year-old:

When I wake up, wake the Internet up.

Mom, are you a blogger or a jobber today? (looking for a job)

Mom, are you a blogger or failing at looking for a job?

Mom, when you get a new cell phone, can I destroy your old one?

11 thoughts on “In the Words of a Child

  1. I’m certain my youngest son would have asked the same question about destroying the old phone. I’ve got a book where I’ve saved things my sons have said and done. Their baby books aren’t complete, but I have a book filled with their comic genius. Great entry. 🙂


    1. Thanks! I wish I was better about keeping things like this. I’ve made several attempts at keeping journals. That’s a great idea to keep a book just for their comic genius, as you say. It’s priceless!


      1. My boys love the book I’ve filled with their sayings and stories. They have me read it to them occasionally. I wrote a blog about some of their comments. It’s in my February 2012 archives titled “Out of the Mouths of Babes.” I have crazy children. 😉


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