Kids Say the Darndest Things

I don't write down everything my kids say to me, but I write down a lot of our conversations because of the simple, hidden lessons they hold that remind me how to live, love and laugh.

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Yesterday Jordan asked me, "Hey Mom, how many years have I lived with you?"

"All seven," I told him.

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"Mom, I have an idea! How about you lay down on the driveway and I'll trace you with chalk?" Maddi asked me today.

"But, what if I get all dirty?" I said.

"It's okay, Mom…it wipes off and you know how to do laundry."

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Yelling out the patio door to his friend, Jordan said, "I'll be right out to play, Kyle…I just have two more consequences before I earn time to go outside."

Kyle yelled back, "What are they?"

Jordan replied, "I don't know, but I gotta do them before I can come out."

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"Your attitude today has been negative, Jordan," I said to my overly-tired little boy.

"What does negative mean?" he asked me.

"Well, it means grumpy, whiny, ornery, irritable." I replied, my list could have gone on and on.

"Like sad and mad?" Maddi asked.

"That would be S-M-A-D!" Jordan said–impressed with his own word invention he added, "We need to teach Cajsa and Onie our new word!"

"Yes," Maddi replied, "Sad and mad all mixed together!"

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What has your child, grandchild, niece or nephew said this week that is worth writing down? Take a minute to jot down their wisdom. It will not only make you smile, it will help remind you of the simple treasures they teach you.






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