Saturday, November 15, 2008

Funny Things Kids Say...

We have 3 children. An 11 year old daughter and 2 sons ages 9 & 4. Most of the time it's utter chaos, a few fleeting moments of bliss and then some moments where my mouth drops open and I don't know what to say.

Here are a few of those funny moments...

(Brotherly Love - at least half of the time anyway!)

A few weeks back the 4 year old threw our 9 year old's hand held video game device (i.e. Nintendo DS) and unfortunately it broke. This was just torture to my 9 year old because he likes to spend as much time on it as possible. My husband claims he can fix it.

So in the car the other day my 9 year old says to me "I wish Dad would hurry up and fix my DS!"

..and I say "no, I like you much better without it!"

To which the 4 year old pipes up in the backseat just seconds later "well, it's a good thing I broke it then!"

I tried really hard not to laugh on that one!

(My second born - about 3 years old)

(Our youngest when he was about 2 putting a bandaid on his "boo-bie")

When my 9 year old son was much younger, around 4 he was fighting something awful with his older sister who was about 6. So I turn to my son and say "Now you apologize to your sister and say you're sorry!"

So my son turns to his sister and without any emotion or remorse in his voice says in a sing song voice " Sor - ry"

And I turn again to him and say "oh no, you say it with feeling!"

So my son turns again to his sister to apologize and says in the same monotone sing song voice "with feel -ing!"

Oh that one still makes me laugh!

(Is it obvious he did NOT want to pose for this picture?)

My daughter was 2 years old when my second child was born. After about a week of us being home with the new baby and the changes that come with a sibling, my daughter turns to my husband and innocently asks "When do you take IT back to the hospital?" :)

(about the time frame that my daughter wanted to return her brother)

(My first two - posing with "Belle")

Another time that stands out in my mind was when my middle child was about 4. He came running into the room urgently trying to explain something to his Grandma and I, but wasn't getting to the point. You know alot of "ums..."

So I turn to him "What is it Gabe? Come on, Spit it out!" Do you know that my son took me literally and turned and spit on the floor?! Oh we laughed for he was only doing what his Mama told him to do!

(Our youngest and what 3 tiny M&M's can do on a long car ride.)

Just this morning my four year old and I were talking about Christmas and he told me that it came after Thanksgiving and after Grandma's birthday. He then said "I am going to get Grandma something breakable for her birthday!" For my son knows that pretty things are often "breakable"!

Those are just a few of the stories that make Motherhood memorable!


nikkicrumpet said...

They surely are adorably beautiful little imps!

salmagundi said...

It must be a laugh a minute at your house - they are adorable!! Sally

Picket said...

They are beautiful girl...I loved this just have a way of turning even the most serious situation into a comedy act! lol But oh the memories they leave in our hearts! Thanks for coming by girl..I just got the sweet potatoe casserole in the freezer and need to take a break! lol

Anonymous said...


My kids are 3 years day I was taking the 2 of them along with my Grandmother to the store, my daughter was getting a little fussy so I put my son in the front seat with my Grandmother and I got in the back to nurse my daugher, my son turned to my Grandmother and said "isn''t my Mamma a genius she remembered to bring her pimples" well we nearly died we laughed so hard.

Oh I miss those years....sometimes I thought they'd never grow up lol, but some days I'd like to wave a magic wand and poof they're little again !!

Thanks for sharing,
Kathy :)

laurie said...

Oh, what beautiful children and what precious things have come out of their mouths. You'll be so glad you recorded these things. Believe it or not, some day you may not remember them! laurie

Lynne said...

Oh this is priceless..and your children are just beautiful..
hugs ~lynne~

AJ said...

Laurie, Your kids are adorable. Love all of their "funnies."

Happy To Be said...

Oh Ms. Gilroy they truly are just darling little make mommy hood sound even funny girl!! great ya sis...hugs and smiles Gloria

Primitive Grrl said...

Oh my.. this post had me laughing so hard that my sides hurt... especially the band-aid on the boo-bie!!!

Heather said...

I enjoyed this soooo much! I try and write down the cute things my kids say but sometimes I don't and then kick myself later. Sometimes you just get wrapped up in enjoying the moment I guess! Great pictures- your kids are adorable!!

Happy To Be said...

GM Ms. Gilroy...girl you can come any day you want and have tea with me..hey you come here and will do something fun with the blender drinks...(evil grin) Hope all is well on your side of the mountain today..girl it been in the high 70 here so it don't feel like winter ever we did get a snow dusting like 2 weeks ago..I could't believe out all my sweats right away and then it warmed up again..God I love Calif.. only place I ever lived that I had a fire going with the air conditioner on at the same time ha ha!! any hoo have a great day I keep writing these books here I'll have to start autographing them for you..hugs and smiles Gloria

laurie said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I love looking at these beautiful children, and haven't you added some new pictures that weren't here last time? Love the "cowboy" one. laurie

Emily, James and Mike said...

I love the sombrero/burro picture.

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