Unforgettable quotes from curious kids are a sure bet for turning up the corners of your mouth. So here’s a sprinkling of some funnies you’ve been generous enough to share here, along with a new snippet mined from The Harry Chronicles.
Katie’s six-year-old son Ryan was watching “I Love Lucy” when he started yelling to her that Lucy was saying “Asshole-Asshole,” when really she was saying “Ethel-Ethel.”
When David named only one girl among the school friends he wanted to invite to his eighth birthday party, his mom Ellen wondered if there wasn’t another girl he’d like to ask so Mia wouldn’t be only the one. But there wasn’t. So Ellen asked why he wanted to invite just Mia. David replied, “Because she’s such a good speller!”
After Susie’s dance company performed at an elementary school, there was a Q&A with the kids. They asked some good questions about the movements, the music and being barefoot. At the end, Susie asked if there was anything else they wanted to know. One little girl raised her hand and asked, “Do you have a dog?”
At dinner, Harry’s dad Ken and I often talked about work. One night in January 1995, five-year-old Harry remarked to Ken, “You sure have a lot of meetings.” Ken asked Harry what he thought happened at a meeting. Harry said, “You sit at a table of contents and talk about clients.”
My call for kidspeak funnies for a summer installment starts now. So please send in a cute quote as it happens, or share any humorous quips you can recall from the early years of the kids in your life. And to all parents of little ones, I hope you’re writing that stuff down. Happy spring in your step!
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