Monday, October 11, 2010


Over a year ago, I began keeping a small notebook for the things my kids say. I've kept that up over the past month, and the entries reflect their thought processes.


Gwue's Cwues = Blue's Clues
I meed it! = I need it!
No! I just went! = automatic response to the potty question
pockin picker = cotton picker

"I don'wanna talk nice!" (after being reprimanded for whining)

"Mom, what was that square thing with the windows in it back there? It was on the ground. It was something that you live in and has carpet in it." (I figured out later it was an abandoned roofless building.)

"Mommy! I'm obeying the TROOF in the truck! I am just growing up. In the bathroom I was thinking--and I was sooooo tall."

yong = yawn
clown = crown

"Mom, is Quinn's body at her grave, under the ground? And even her face and her eyes?.....I wish we should have another baby girl named Quinn." Parental explanation. "Well, I wish we should have another baby girl with a different name."

"I need a Q-tip to check my teeth. Q-tips are for your teeth to make a lever."

On Quinn:
"Did the ears on her body hear you?"
"Is Quinn going to drink milk from Paw Paw?" ????!!!!!
"Are there numbers on the houses in heaven? What is Quinn's number?"
"Is Jesus holding Baby Quinn? Can we call him?"

While being tucked into bed: "Mommy, I think you need to get out of here. You are talking to me too much."


Melissa said...

So sweet!

Anonymous said...

very sweet. Your kids are adorable and smart!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet. . .and rather funny too :). Jan

Grandma Ruby said...

These precious questions make me cry. Kids are so honest. They wonder about everything and help us think deeply, even in the simplicity of their queries.

sherri said...

Ok, that last Owen quote almost made me fall off my chair...LOL!

Love it when our kids say it like it is. Well...most of the time. :)

Kristin B. said...

I've occasionally done this with my kids sayings, too. It's so amusing to read back through the memories.

You've been in my thoughts. I frequently make the pancake recipe you posted on your blog a long time ago. It's in my recipe box under "Joyce's Pancakes". You're famous! At least in my kitchen. I also just read the post about Quinn's room. You probably have lots of up and down days. You're still in my thoughts!

guatechic said...

My mom did that for me as my brother and I grew up. We have them now and I love getting it out once in awhile to read it and also to share it with Carmelinda!