Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Words of Wisdom

My brain is kind of mushy today so instead of something “writerly” I thought I would share something “wise.”

So here are a few words of wisdom from my kids :) Everyone take notes.

  • “It’s okay you are mad all the time Mom. We love you anyway.”
  • “All I know is that I’m not going to be hunting ostriches anytime soon.”
  • “You can never have too much pizza, but you can definitely have too much peanut butter!”
  • “I always think I’m taller than people, but it turns out there are a lot of people taller than me.”
  • “I like to try new things…except for beans. I wish beans were expensive.”
  • "Mom, do you get fatter every birthday?" (I did find out that by "you" he meant all people :)
  • "You can't expect us to help EVERYDAY!" (Oh yes I can. Insert maniacal laughter here)

I try and keep track of the things my kids say. I never know when they will spout off something profound, and hey, maybe there is a book in there somewhere :)

What about you—what “wise” things do your kids say?



Abby said...

LOL! These are awesome comments. I'm so glad you shared. My son has been telling me this a lot lately: "Mom, you only grow taller until you're 18, then you just grow out or in." lol. Oh gosh - kids are funny.

Stacy Henrie said...

Love it! Sometimes all it takes to turn your day around is a funny expression from your child. I love when my kids make me laugh!

Brinda said...

Truly words of wisdom and out of the mouths of babes.These are hilarious. My son was always so honest. I gave many communication lessons on what is better left unsaid or worded differently. He's 22 and hasn't stopped saying exactly what he thinks.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I can't think of any words of wisdom, unless you count my daughter telling me a chicken looks like a bird. Last year though, she came home from school with a picture she had drawn. I asked her who she had drawn and she said it was a picture of her naked.
Seriously? What 4-year old would think to draw that?
She then told me her teacher told her to draw whatever she wanted and that is what she chose. I was freaking out, thinking the teacher thought I was teaching her less than appropriate things! Her teacher is a good friend of mine though, so she just laughed. She's never drawn a picture of herself naked since. Hopefully never again! LOL

Angie Cothran said...

Abby - "out or in" that is so true :)

Stacy - My kids make me laugh everyday.

Brinda - I hope my kids still say funny stuff when they are 22.

Chantele - My kids draw crazy stuff too. I'm waiting for a call for DCFS some day.

E.R. King said...

Those are hilarious! My oldest told me yesterday that I'm not allowed to have another baby because I can't handle it. That's a pretty big dis from a six-year-old. : )

Melissa Sarno said...

You don't know how much I love this. By the way, I'm very glad you can't have too much pizza. I was getting worried there. I better cut down on my peanut butter intake.

Tara Tyler said...

i love those! glad to know i'm not the only mad, maniacal mom!

Shallee said...

BA HA HA HA HA!! Your kids are hilarious! I'm totally going to use the ostrich quote now, that was my favorite!

Angie Cothran said...

Emily - I've realized that kids are not always good for our self esteem.

Melissa - The pizza thing is a truth not many people know :)

Tara - Mad Maniacal Moms Unite!

Shallee - When he said that he was on the phone with his dad, and I couldn't figure out what my hubby could have said to prompt that response :)

julie fedderson said...

You gotta love the wisdom of the little ones. One of my favorite stories is when I couldn't get my youngest to put his underwear on the right way--it was always backwards. I tried to turn it around one morning and he freaked out, saying "MOM!!! Spongebob needs to see where he's going." I had not thought of that.

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