Kids say the darndest things

  1. What have your kids said or done recently to make you want to crawl into a hole? or burst with pride?

    My darling little Joey, 8, who has Aspergers Syndrome(high functioning autism) is in a special school (K-12) for kids with AS. Last school year he was taught the "Pledge of Allegiance" and since he is the youngest and smallest one to learn this, he gets to lead the school every day and and also on special occasions.

    He heard about the man in Ca who didn't think we should have to include "under God" etc. and he was upset. I had to explain to him about how everybody has rights and people believe different things than we do, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    Right before summer school let out, the school had a special assembly with the big money boys, the actors and actresses, and politicians who contribute heavily to the school. Joey gets up on the stage to lead them in the POA, takes the microphone and says; "I'm going to lead you in the pledge of allegiance, but we're going to say it MY WAY_UNDER GOD, if anybody doesn't like it the door is in the back of the auditorium and like Mommy says'don't let it hit you in the butt as you leave'." I wanted to crawl under the chair that he repeated that, but at the same time I was proud of him too. When the part of 'under God" came, the lower form (K,1,2) screamed "UNDER GOD' - the governor gave him a standing ovetion,(and so did most everybody else.)

    What have your kids done lately?? I know everybody HAS to have a good story.:chuckle
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    My darling 3 year old daughter did a whopper yesterday:

    Seems she came out in the living room w/one of my silkiest bras held up to her bare chest. Walked up to daddy, turned her back to him, and said:

    "oh DADDY--- help me put boob on! Wanna look like Mama".....

    My dh is a very modest person, this is his first and only daughter and he grew up w/boys, so he was SPEECHLESS. She is a real wakeup for her daddy. Kids DO the darndest things, yep!
  4. by   Ragin Cajun
    I am visiting my granddaughters in Maine. I have been here since Aug. 5th, and will return home on Aug. 29th. The funniest thing has been my 3yr old g-d. She told her dad she was not wearing "that bathingsuit" to the beach the other day because it made her look "hideous" ! I don't think I even knew the word hideous until high school. She also asked me to please put in the video for her...........Snow White and the Seven Drawers !!!! I'm having a ball, as kids really do say the darndest things !! RC
  5. by   JailRN
    Debbie, she sounds like a pistol!!!

    Ragin cajun, how lucky you are to have time to spend with your precious granddaughter. Yes, I don't know where these kids get these million dollar words from. THey are too cute when they're so little and innocent. We truly are blessed.
  6. by   schrandt
    You know I dearly love my 4 grandkids. (yeah the big kids too!) My 3 year old g daughter struts!. She sways that little butt & the best word is strut. My daughter & I watched her one day & at the same time we BOTH said Look at her strut. I think at this tender age, she knows she's a beauty. Has an attitude too. She wasn't ready to leave one day, her dad was attempting to put her shoes on, she shook her finger at him & screamed at him-you go 'way. He did-you can see who runs the show!
  7. by   Ragin Cajun
    Hi all: We were in a restaurant and this older gentleman was on his way out. He stopped at our table and told my granddaughter "Don't eat too'll make you fat". My granddaughter looked at him and said,"Did you eat too much?" The whole restaurant burst out in laughter........guess he won't pick on a five year old again!! :chuckle
  8. by   researchrabbit
    When my son was 3, he was playing with his army men who had "encountered" a giant stuffed octopus. One by one, each army man was put in front of the octopus, and one by one each little army man "said" in a loud voice, "What the HELL is that?!"

    I had to go into the other room before I was able to tell him that "Hell" is a barbarian word and we don't use it in our house! (he's 13 now and still doesn't use "barbarian words")
  9. by   Mama Val
    My boys love to talk, but sometimes they are to honest about what they say.
    We were standing in the grocery line a few months ago when the saleswoman asked me what where I worked (I was wearing my ID tag but not anything nursey).
    My twins answer for me:
    Connor, "My mom goes to jail"
    Jacob, "They put her in the cage"
    Connor, "Then she goes to detox for days and days and days"
    Jacob, "Thats were you go when your a cow-aholic (best spelling)"

    Everyone got really quiet and just looked at me,
    I turned around, raised my ID tag in the air
    "What they mean is that I am an employee, I'm not a client".
    It was hard trying not to laugh as a I wrote out my check
  10. by   JailRN
    Ah yes, Mama Val, I can relate to that. Last Sept 10, my then 7year old was in the taxi that takes him to school. It was hit by a car. When the paramedics got there, they discovered 3 special ed boys and decided to take them to the local ER for clearance. Joey kept telling them , "No, my Mother will be very, very,very upset that I.m not in school. You're not being a good first ime listener." The medics thought he was 4 and pappoosed him into his booster seat for transport, He kept yelling 'I want to go to school" Alittle while later, the police came,(this was in another city for the one I work in,) he told the Sgt," you need to call my Mother" and gave them my cell phine #. "She' in jail and she's going to be very, very, very upset that I'm not in school"

    Of course the police told him, "sorry son, if your Mom's in jail-we can't call her." He just kept yelling to call me. Finally the Sgt (who knew me, asked him what his name was."Joey $*#^@&," the SGt said "Is your mother Sharon $*#^@&?" "yes", "Oh, God, this kids mom is the jail nurse and she's going to be very , very very, upset that he's not in school"