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: 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”
An hour less sleep… HOORAY! All of these are great, but that was my favourite. My kids would have the same reaction. :)
I love these! I wish I had kept a record of the funny things my kids say and said!
Kid quotes really make me smile :)
These are some of my favorite posts – thank you!
Thank you, Tara! I am so glad you enjoy them :)
These are great! I love that you are keeping track of those precious conversations!
They are definitely fun memories to have!
Those would be some mighty big shoes.
My daughter is the queen of quips in our house. I’m constantly putting her comments up on FB.
Kids come up with the best quotes :)
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 :)
Thanks, Nina! I think she was thinking about it because she had read something in a book about this.
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!
Thank you, Theresa!
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!
We haven’t read that book series, but it sounds like we need to!
I love these!!! Our youngest calls the umbrella a rainbrella. I can’t correct him because I think it’s awesome!
That is adorable!
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