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Monday, March 16, 2009

Fun Monday: Kids say the Darndest Things!

I'm late posting, but here is my FUN MONDAY entry for this week...(sorry, no cute picture. I had to put all my pics on a cd and can't find them right now)

Mariposa stepped up as the hostess and she wants us all to tell about our experiences with the funniest things our kids have said.

Well, having 2 kids fifteen years apart in age has given me LOTS of funny (and no so funny) things to tell about. I actually have a list that I kept of the things my oldest would say. Just words like "centsippear" for disappear, "p tarts" for poptarts, "theeteeer" for theater. I like looking back and remembering how cute it was to hear him trying to say certain things.

Now my youngest..he is a whole different story. He is pretty good about pronouncing words the right way. He really tries. It's more the not-so-nice things that he says that are really kind of funny. I just have to make sure he doesn't see me laughing! Somewhere, and I honestly do NOT know where, he picked up this cute phrase when he's mad at me..."Oh just shut up, you stupid woman!" The first time he said it, my jaw dropped! He has never heard anyone say anything like that, so I am assuming he thought it all out himself. When you think about it that way, it's not bad for a 4 year old. BUT for any kid to say that to anyone, let alone his MOM, is terrible. So I do NOT encourage it (along with his other appropriate, yet wrong usage of the words asshole, jerk, jackass, dumbass, etc.). It can be so hard to deal with at times! And yes, I have washed his mouth out with soap AND put a drop of hotsauce on his tongue. He doesn't like it, yet it doesn't stop him, either).

Ok, now for one of the latest things he said that was actually CUTE...

He woke up one morning and the first thing out of his mouth was, "I need to go up into outer space and get some of those things...not stars...those other things."

Me: What other things? Planets?

Aidan: No. Satellites. I need to bring a bunch of them home.

Me: Um...why?

Aidan: Because I will put them on the roof so I can have free satellite!

Now, I'd say that's pretty good thinking for a 4 year old!


Sayre said...

LIttle kids and inappropriate words just seem to go hand in hand. I came close to repeating my story about Z saying to my mother, "God-dammit, Grandma" when she sneezed.

I don't think there's actually a cure for bad words...

The Church Lady said...

Sounds like he has a mind of his own! Every day must be an interesting day for you! Thanks for sharing.

ChrisB said...

Love the free satellite story.
I sometimes think the younger children copy the older ones. I know my 8yr old grandson copies his almost 16yr old brother and I don't always like what I hear!

ChrisB said...

Meant to say I like the header.

Peter said...

A 4 year old "Ad writer" maybe??

Gattina said...

Sounds very logical, lol !

margaret (the misanthrope) said...

Heehee! Very logical thinking, great story!