Tuesday, February 2, 2010

When the wee ones speak...

We had the pleasure of spending this past weekend in Michigan with Evan's oldest sister, her husband and their three kids. The weekend started out with the most fabulous birthday party ever that was all planned out for Unky! The party involved a lovely tea party, posters covering every surface of their home, and a delicious birthday cake.

We spent the rest of the weekend hanging out, shopping, playing Wii and watching movies. It was so great to visit with them because we only get to see them a few times a year.

Although all of my nieces and nephews are funny, cute, and quirky .... our 4 y/o niece took the cake this weekend with some of her comments.

I just thought I'd share a few.
  • While reading a Fancy Nancy story to her on the couch, I was half concentrating on the book and half paying attention to the adult conversation in the kitchen. I heard something said in the adult conversation and paused in my reading to say something to the grown ups. When I was done talking, before I resumed reading, she said "You could read to me and talk to them, but it would probably be easier if you just read to me".
  • While driving in the car, she and I were sitting in the back seat and she was jabbering away about something. Apparently, I zoned out a little bit and she noticed because she stopped mid sentence and said, "Ugh ... am I talking too much again?"
  • "I know what heaven is going to be like." "Oh yeah, what's it going to be like?" "There are going to be palm trees everywhere and stations where you can stop and get food. But, we'll all be dead so I guess we won't need food, but those stations would still be fun."
  • "A girl in my class is from a different country." "Oh yeah, what country is she from?" "Ohio."
  • "Aunt Linds, I know how God made you." "Oh yeah, how did He make me?" "Well, He made you out of paper, then He colored you in, and cut you out and used His magic wand to make you alive."
  • A few hours later ... "I just keep thinking about how God made you. And I know He made you out of paper and colored you in and used His magic wand to make you alive. But, I just can't figure out how He made the paper!"
We're still laughing about these stories. I just love love love the wacky things that kids come up with!

14 comments:

Gwen said...

Oh how adorable!!! Kids are the greatest!!! XOXO

Brittany Ann said...

LOL! How cute! Kids really do say the darndest things! I love "It'd probably be easier if you'd just read to me!"

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

So cute!

Jackie said...

so cute! when I am having a bad day I go into the kindergarten and pre-k classrooms and just listen to the kids talk. it is hilarious!

Brooke said...

as the wife of an ohioan - i can promise you it is a totally different country!! :P

Jessica said...

How cute! Kids saying the funniest things!

Taryn said...

How does God make the paper? Good question. Good question.

Lisa said...

That's so cute! What part of Michigan were you visiting?

Lucky in Love said...

That is so, so cute! Love it :)

SnoWhite said...

that is way too funny!

Love that Ohio is from outta-this-world :)

d.a.r. said...

Totally hilarious!!!!

Annie said...

too funny!!! i love the pics! the kiddos are way too cute!!

Tricia said...

Oh, I'm laughing with you! I love that you remember and wrote down her quotes. I keep wanting to take more time and do just that with my girls. They're getting so old, that I need to document it better. The sweet comments will soon give way to lots of sarcasm and grumpiness all too soon, I think. ;)

P.S. Tell FD that I'm totally digging the hat! Ooh, I'll bet it would look great with a whipped cream smiley face. LOL!!

Jenn said...

amazing. kids are the best and keeping track of what they say is such a good idea!!