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Kid Quotes: Overheard Moments and Conversations

Fun kid quotes and conversations

Exuberance after setting up an elaborate play scape:

Emma (8 years old): Ready, set, play!


Eight-year-old Emma talking to six-year-old Johnny

Emma: I’m going to check the mail and then we need to work out a plan to save the universe.
Johnny: Why do we need to save the universe?
Emma: Because the sun is getting smaller and smaller and in like 4 billion years there won’t be any sun anymore.
Johnny: Is the sun good, though? Because it makes you get sunburn.


From last spring – it really has been that long since I posted one of these! It’s all about perspective…

Emma: What is Daylight Savings Time?
Mike (dad): It means we get an hour less of sleep.
Emma: HOORAY!!!


Emma: Can we have fruit gummies for our after school snack?
Me: Yes, just today.

…after getting and eating the gummies…

Emma: And can we please have a healthier snack as well?


Emma: Someone should invent a shoe that comes with a drink dispenser, a food dispenser, a first aid kit, a clothes dispenser…


Emma: We need to pack gummy bears.
Me: What are you packing for?
Emma: Moving into our mansion.


While volunteering in five-year-old Lily’s kindergarten class this morning and a child’s paper went missing. We eventually found it in another child’s stack of papers.

Me: Well, that solves that mystery.
Five-year-old: “Well, if it was a REAL mystery, I would solve it. I’m a spy!


More kindergarten quotes. So far I haven’t had the chance to work with Lily’s group, but her classmates are a lot of fun!

Five-year-old girl: I’m going to be a black cat for Halloween.
Five-year-old boy: I’m not going to be a cat, because I’m too boyous to be a cat.
Five-year-old girl: No, you’re not too boyish. Besides, I don’t even like princesses!

What do your kids say that make you smile?

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

17 thoughts on “Kid Quotes: Overheard Moments and Conversations”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    An hour less sleep… HOORAY! All of these are great, but that was my favourite. My kids would have the same reaction. :)

  2. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    These are great! I love that you are keeping track of those precious conversations!

  3. These are so cute! I especially like how she wanted to save the universe. And she’s right: the sun IS going to go away in billions of years, so she’s not exactly off-base :)

  4. Theresa (Capri + 3)

    I love the one, “If it was a REAL mystery I would solve it. I’m a spy.” That cracks me up. The photo is adorable!

  5. The first conversation reminds me of the book series featuring Stella and Sam. Gosh I love those books because they sound like real kid conversations.

    I don’t have many regrets in life, but I do wish I would write down all of the funny, surprising and interesting things my kids say. There are way too many to remember!

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