KIDS SAY THE CUTEST THINGS
Kids have such a creative way with words. Having three of them, I hear all kinds of clever thoughts and interesting interpretations. The writer in me takes note.
Here’s how one of mine described the first time his foot fell asleep when he was four. “Mommy, I have sparkles in my foot.” Sparkles. Isn’t that better than pins and needles?
When my youngest was five, he saw a beautiful sunset in which clouds obscured the bottom half of the sun. He gasped. “Uh-oh! Somebody broke the sun.”
Recently when we drove through the University of Notre Dame, he asked if we could camp out. “We not allowed to camp here,” we answered.
“Then why do they call it a campus?” Why indeed?
“If battery acid eats through everything, how come it doesn’t eat through the battery?”
Upon learning about crescendos and de-crescendos in music class: “Is there such a thing as a night crescendo?”
This from a friend’s little girl while he talked to her on the phone. “Daddy, can you see in my ear?”
Precious, all of it. Parents, listen, laugh, and learn. And don’t forget to write down these gems, because if you’re like me, you’ll forget them all too soon.