Here’s what happened when Charlie (5) called his preschool friend, Ava P. for the first time.
“This is Charlie. May I please speak to Ava?…Hello? Hello, is anybody there?”
Me to Charlie: “Did you get an answering machine?”
Charlie on the phone: “Uhh, hello-oh? Hello, it’s Charlie…”
Me: “Just hang up, Buddy.”
He hangs up. A few minutes later our phone rings and it’s Ava.
Charlie: “Hi Ava!”
Me to Charlie: “Tell her to ask her mom if they can meet us at Chick-fil-A for lunch.”
Charlie to Ava: “Ask your mom if you can sleep over at my house tonight.”
Mom: I’m going to watch the news.
Kid: The good news, or the bad news??
– Carly (3) Knoxville, TN
Said after losing his first tooth: “It’s very very hard to eat and finish my chicken fingers now that I only have 19 teeth.”
– Alston (5) Atlanta, GA
Can we play x-box? I’m only kidding. Unless you say yes.
– TheMommyhood.com contributor @RileySays
My kids are playing in their room and I overhear:
Kid #1: ”Owww! You hit me in my eye!!”
Kid #2: ”Nooo!! I punched you in the face!!”
– Henrik (4) and Dominik (3)
Alex: “My shirt is wet.”
Mom:”How did your shirt get wet?”
Alex: ” I got a bless you on it!”
– My two-year-old nephew Alex, Knoxville, TN
Me: “Charlie, can I have a kiss? I really need one.”
Charlie: “Hmmm. Let’s see in my mind…it starts with an “N” — Charlie (4) Knoxville, TN
Mom: “Who were the pilgrims?”
Daughter: “People who brought disease and killed people.” — Talor (7) Washington, D.C.
My husband: “Charlie, lay down here next to me so we can talk.” Charlie lays down nose-to-nose with him, pinches his nose and says, “I do this so I can’t smell your breath.” — Charlie (4) Knoxville, TN
Reid: Momma, who’s that?
Mom: That’s the pizza guy. He brought us dinner.
Pizza guy: Hey, little dude!
Reid: He has letters on his arm! Does he know his ABCs?
– 2.5 year old Reid, Austin, Texas
Mom: “Where is my coffee?”
Josie: “Maybe you pooped on it.” – Becky and Josie (3) from St. Louis
Three-year-old: “Mom, I don’t want to play on the playscape anymore today. There’s too much slide traffic.” – Austin, TX
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“I wasn’t going to sit on her head, Mom, I was just keeping the light out of her eyes.” – Ben (5) Murfreesboro, TN
“No you cannot sit on brother’s face. No sitting on faces!”
– Ravyn, Ramallah, Palastine
“Josie, keep your tongue to yourself!” – Becky, St. Louis
“Get your fingers out of your nose and START EATING!” -Me, Knoxville
“We don’t tie up our friends – even if they’re part of the game.” – Jackie, St. Louis
Brother to brother: “You are really annoying, and it is NOT opposite day.”
– Bryce (6) Eagain, MN
Mom: Do you think you can be good at school the rest of the week – it’s only two more days…
Son: I’m not sure… “I can’t tell the future and I don’t have a working time machine.”
– Ethan (6) Milwaukee, MI
“It’s hard to cry AND be awesome.”
– Walker (5) Tupelo, MS
After looking at mom’s purple toenail polish: ”Mom, I think your toes are a little bit ugly…but a LOT pretty!”
– Alexandra (6) Washington, D.C.