The innocence of a child combined with an active imagination leads to some very funny, creative thoughts and ideas. Children often say the funniest things without even realizing it.
When my son was a toddler, he was playing outside on a warm day, running around chasing deer in our backyard. When he came inside, he was sweating profusely. He reached up, wiped the sweat off his brow and exclaimed, "Oh no, Mommy. My head is crying!" I couldn't help but laugh as I tried to explain the concept of sweat. Over the course of the next few years, he has come up with plenty of real gems to the delight of my husband and I, as well as anyone else who comes in contact with him.
Sometimes kids are brutally honest and it can really embarrass their parents. "We were at the neighborhood pool one summer when my boys were little," says Texas mom Veronica Garcia. "We were there with a few of my other mom friends with their kids. My youngest son was about four at the time. All was going well until one of my friends stood up to go get in the water. 'She needs a new suit,' he exclaimed. I looked at him curiously when he went on to say, 'Her butt is so big that one doesn't cover it.' Needless to say, I was mortified."
And then there were four
"My twins are my pride and joy," says Dallas mom Crystal Davis. "They are teens now but when they were young -- especially toddlers -- they had the wildest imaginations. One day when they were about 3, my son Jeremiah came into the room and announced to my husband and I, 'There are four of us.' Thinking he was talking about the family. My husband assured him he was right -- Mommy, Daddy, Jeremiah and Jake makes four. Jeremiah looked perplexed and walked away. Later he came back and said, "No -- four of me and Jake." My husband and I were confused, asked a few questions but still didn't understand what he meant. Over the course of the next few days, both Jeremiah and Jake would insist that there were four of them. We thought maybe they had pretend friends (or just couldn't count) until one day we walked by the bedroom and saw them standing front of the mirror talking to the 'other' Jeremiah and Jake."
More funny talk
Other moms chime in with some of the funniest things their kids have ever said:
- Four-year-old Juliana saw her aunt breastfeeding when she asked inquisitively, "Why do you have two of those when you only have one baby?"
- Perceptive 5-year-old Timothy told his dad, "Mom is drawing on her face again [putting on makeup]. She must want something from you."
- On a particularly rainy morning, preschooler Aiden told his mommy: "We can't go to school today -- no boat to get there."
- While on a natural walk with her mother, a confused 3-year-old Stephani asked, "I don't understand why I can't hear the tree bark."
- Three-year-old Kendall told his mom, "I can't wait until I grow up like you and get big and fat."