I decided to write another post about funny things that my kids said this past week.
The other day, I was playing with my two older kids in the bedroom (they are 8 and 6). We were playing under the blankets and wrestling around a little, which usually devolves into a tickle fight. This day was no exception. We were having a great time, then my son declared that he was “The Terrible Blanket Amoeba” and that we were to play “the innocent bystanders”.
We played awhile longer, then I told them that I needed to take a break to rest and then work awhile (blog). My son said, “That’s fine. I suppose it’s okay for innocent bystanders to innocently bystand.”
As we have been cleaning my mother-in-law’s house lately (A Labor of Love — For My Mother-in-Law), my wife determined that we would need a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner to adequately clean the dust and carpets, so she took the kids shopping at Sears.
In the vacuum department, they have the vacuums set up with the end of the hose facing up so that you can see them in action by checking the suction power (a little strange to think about now that I see it in writing). My son was checking them out, and he said with total innocence and not a hint of irony regarding the Dyson model:
“Wow! It really SUCKS!”
Of course, he said this at the top of his voice, in order to speak over the vacuum sound.
The other day, our 17-month old daughter was acting like she wanted to watch TV, and she said:
“DAA! BOOBS! DAA! BOOBS!”
My wife and I almost fell on the floor from laughing so hard. To explain, she wanted to watch “Dora the Explorer”, whose sidekick is a monkey named Boots. Needless to say, I am glad she said that one in the privacy of our home. You can’t make this stuff up. It reminded me of “Da Bears”. Considering that her kids are Dora and Diego fans, Ginger Wilcox will surely appreciate that one.
P.S. I have a bonus comment that actually occurred while I was writing this post.
My son just came to me with a joke (or a riddle, if you will):
He said to me, “Hey Dad, what is green and brown and red all over?” I thought about it a little bit, and I gave up.
He said, “A booger.”
He was holding a joke book, but he managed to make that one up all on his own. Isn’t that great?
Ah, to be eight years old again…
Here are a couple of previous posts I wrote on this topic: