Thursday, January 17, 2013

nut-free grapes????


Something brought this subject to my mind recently, so I just thought I'd share a few of the amusing things the kids said when they were little.  The funniest conversations with children always make you feel like you're in some kind of parallel universe -- it's a glimpse into a totally different way of seeing the world!

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I was preparing a snack for Allison (she was about 3) and said to her, "You'll like these grapes because they don't have any seeds."

Her response: "Do they have any nuts or raisins?"

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Jonathan was an infant, so Allison must have been 4:  Richard was carrying Jonathan around while I was getting supper ready, and he went over and pretended to place Jonathan on Allison's plate.  Allison said, "I don't eat my brother -- or anything else that's fat."

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I was driving home from picking Jonathan up at nursery school, and I asked him, "What did you have for snack?"

"Apple juice."

"OK, but what did you have to eat?"

"Water."

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"Stroller" was one of many words Jonathan had trouble pronouncing; he called it "ga-ga" for the longest time.  One day Allison pointed to the stroller and said, "Jonathan, what's that?"

"Black."

"I know it's black, but what is it?"

"White."

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I was walking Allison to school one cold winter day when she was 5 or 6, and I commented that we could see our breath. She said, "It's so cold the words come out of my mouth twice!" (i.e. first the words then the vapour)

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6 comments:

  1. HA!

    It's a good thing brothers don't come in a fat-free option!

    Oh. That is ADORABLE. :D

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    1. Yeah :-)
      I'm sure there are lots of other cute ones but those were the only ones I could remember at the moment.

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  2. Too funny, Jeannie. Great kids you've got in that picture!

    Did you see missionary me's post yesterday about trying to understand what her 4 year old is saying. There must be a theme going on here.

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    1. I hadn't checked her site till you mentioned it. HILARIOUS. Now that truly is communicating in a parallel universe!

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  3. ... "so cold the words come out of my mouth twice" : I am sure there is something profound in that!
    Adorable reflections.
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'll bet you have a collection of gems from J too.

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