Out of the Mouths of Babes

Laughter is good medicine for the soul. And recently a lot of the laughter in my life has come as a result of the funny things my young children are saying. I love seeing life through their eyes! While I could share many hilarious quotes I’ll stick to sharing just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

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Scene: Mommy is diving/maneuvering in order to get away from a bee, while a neighbor works in the yard.

Mommy: Agh! There’s a bee chasing me!

Seth: That wasn’t a bee! That was just the neighbor weed whacking!

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I’m always telling the kids that they need to stay little forever. One night Seth was taking too long to eat his supper so Daddy took it away to save for later. Seth came over and said to me “That’s how I can stay little for forever! When you make recipes I don’t like and Daddy has to take my food away, that will make me stay little forever!”

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Grandma was stopping in to take the kids to the park so I told the kids they needed to clean up the toys first. They weren’t quite done when Grandma got there so Seth ran to the door and told her “You can’t come in! We’re not done cleaning up yet and Mommy doesn’t want you to see it!”

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One day Seth was”reading” bible stories to Kate. When he reached the story of Jairus and his sick daughter he told her “He ran very quickly! They didn’t have police cars back then.” 

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Daddy: Seth, do you see that bird up there?

Seth: Uh-huh. Is that an eagle or an ostrich?

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Grandma was over to help Mommy out one day. Mommy went to put Seth down for his nap and he wanted to know if Grandma was still going to be there when he woke up. When Mommy told him “No,” he responded “Well, we could lock that door so she can’t get out!”

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Scene: Seth and Kate are snuggling in bed with Daddy and Mommy early one morning. 

Kate: Daddy! Mommy! (And points to the wedding picture on the wall as she recognizes their faces.) 

Mommy: Yes, Kate. That’s a picture from when Daddy and Mommy got married.” 

Seth: What DID you guys do before you had kids?!

Mommy: We slept, my child. We slept. 

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Seth: I can’t find my shoes. They’re hibernating!

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Seth: When I get big like Daddy my cheeks won’t be as kissable!

(It’s true. We don’t call him our muffin for no reason!)

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One day I was feeling extra creative and made the kids bear shaped pancakes. Seth informed me “Daddy is really good at making circle pancakes!”

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Seth: Some people call you Mommy and some people call you Chrystal. When they call you Chrystal it sounds like you stole something so maybe they should just call you Mommy. Or they could call you Stauffer instead of ChrySTOLE. 

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Scene: Discussing possible baby names for a future baby. 

Mommy: How about Ted?

Seth: (laughing) That’s like Teddy the Bear!

Mommy: Ok, what about Joel?

Seth: I don’t think so, because that sounds like he’s going to drool!

(And name picking just got ten times harder! 😉)

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Mommy: Seth, what’s Daddy’s job?

Seth: To put the paci in baby’s mouth.

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Mommy: Kate, can you use your nice words?

Kate: No thank-you.

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