Kids have such an imagination. I've learned to look at things differently based on what my children have said, and it's sparked all sorts of new writing ideas. For example, my five-year-old daughter asked me this morning, "Where does the tooth fairy live?" I said the first thing that came to my mind, "Canada." But, really, where does he live?
Other great things said:
When my daughter was four, she said the meal prayer and blessed that her mommy would stop saying the A-word, B-word, C-word, D-word, E-word, F-word, G-word, and so on. I had no idea I was so foul mouthed!
My two year old son has a recent habit of punching his fist into the air and yelling "Crotches!" (He has a ten-year-old brother.)
When my oldest boy was six, my husband and I took him to Wal-Mart to go grocery shopping. When we were in line at the checkout, there just happened to be a Native American and a cowboy standing in line in front of us. My son asked, very loudly I might add, "Isn't the cowboy worried the Indian will scalp him?"
When my daughter was in the hospital recently, she was given a small stuffed pink elephant. She immediately named it "Horny" and took it everywhere with her. I tried to encourage other names like Pinky, or Tusky, but she insisted upon Horny. When the nurses would ask, "What's your elephant's name?" She'd answer, "It's Horny."
Kids are awesome, and I've learned so much from them. What are some funny things your kids have said?
Happy Birthday Grace Hopper
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