Do you save the fun things your kids say? If you don’t, it’s time to start! Kid quotes are fun way to unlock memories and laugh together as a family.
Kids look at the world with a completely different perspective from adults. They think 2am is the PERFECT time to perfect a new skill. Bedtime is code for “I’m hungry, thirsty, and there are a million things I forgot to tell you about my day.” They have no problem telling everyone exactly what they think, whether or not it’s polite. Children express their emotions with a passion few adults would contemplate embracing.
As parents, it’s easy to focus on the ways these differences make our lives challenging. Saving Kid Quotes counteracts this adults impulse by embracing the differences.
Unlock Memories, Fun and Laughter by Saving Kid Quotes
I’ve been saving fun things my kids say since I started blogging – which, incidentally, is right around when my oldest daughter, Emma, started saying funny things. My kids love to go through my kid quote archives to get a glimpse into the workings of their younger selves’ brains.
Here are some fun things my kids have said recently:
Anna (4 years old): Daniel Tiger (PBS show character) likes me and he thinks I’m his neighbor. I’m not actually his neighbor, but I love him.
Lily (7 years old): I would totally marry butter.
Johnny (8 years old): My perfect pet would be an alien dragon that breathes marshmallows.
Me: Would you want to trade me for another mom?
Emma (10 years old): No way! That would be like trading a Pikachu for a not worth anything at all Pokemon.
Johnny : Let’s get married, but no pet snakes.
Lily: I already have a pet snake. Sure, you can marry me, but we’ll have pet snakes.
Johnny, speaking for two LEGO minifigures:
Minifigure 1: Look at my muscles! Aren’t they awesome?
Minifigure 2: What muscles are you talking about? Those aren’t your muscles.
Anna to my husband Mike while eating Chipotle takeout: Don’t be that guy who steals my kid’s meal.
Because moms can do anything
Anna: Mom, do a flying flip!
Emma, avoiding cello practice: Mom, why do they use horse hair for bows. Why not just use giraffe hair?
Lily: Mom, can we have lemonade for dinner?
Me: No, we aren’t making lemonade tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
Emma: H2O only for dinner. With no citric acid added.
Anna, breaking into song after being given a piece of chocolate: Everything is awesome!
Your Turn – What Fun Things Do Your Kids Say?
What fun things have your kids been saying lately? Are you saving kid quotes? Share your favorites in the comments of this post, or on my Facebook page.