Kids Say the Funniest Things
Honestly, where do they come up with this stuff?
I told my 5-year-old that he could have some popcorn if he promised to listen to me more. His response was, “What did you say?” So we’re off to a great start. —@Kevinthedad
My son calls the butter shelf in the fridge “the dairy penthouse.” —@Itssherifield
I was writing in my journal at the kitchen table while my grandson, age 10, sat beside me eating his cereal. Eli watched my cursive carefully for several minutes, then said, “You should learn how to print. Nobody’s ever going to be able to read that.” —Brenda Nicholson, Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
Last winter, during a period of unpredictable and reduced snowfall, a nearby ski resort got snow-making machines. When I told a 10-year-old I know that the machines could generate enough snow to cover 10 football fields, the kid quickly interjected, “Why don’t they use the snow to cover the ski slopes instead?” —Deepak Vohra, White Rock, B.C.
My husband and I have a 3-year-old who believes the whole world revolves around her. One night, when her dad was out socializing, she asked me what he was doing. I told her he was having fun with his friends. She replied in a shocked voice, “He can’t be having fun there when I’m here!” —Shawna Mathieson, Watson, Sask.
My kid asked me what gaslighting is, but I didn’t know how to explain it so I just said it’s not a real thing. —@Ihidefrommykids
My daughter was lecturing the cat about eating too much and I’m nervous that I’m next. —@Katiedeal99
My husband showed our 5-year-old son a picture of himself at the age of 16 and asked Harri if he knew who it was. He stared at it for a long time before replying, “It’s me when I’m bigger!” —Shulah Clarkson, Great Yarmouth, U.K.
4-year-old: Mom, the whistle makes my brain hurt.
Me: Mine, too.
4-year-old: *blows whistle again* —@Deloisivete
After picking up our 4-year-old granddaughter from school, I was trying to get her changed out of her uniform into something casual when my husband started teasing her. All her squirming and screaming with delight wasn’t helpful for the task at hand, so I asked my husband, “Why don’t you go and make us some tea?” When he left, our granddaughter Claudia looked at me and said, “That should keep him busy.” —Rose Demmer, Oakville, Ont.
While getting my two kids ready for a long road trip, I asked them to please not ask “How much longer until we get there?” I said we would be travelling all day and wouldn’t arrive at our destination until dark. An hour into our journey my 6-year-old piped up, “How much longer until it’s dark?” —Heather Trundle, 100 Mile House, B.C.
My three-year-old as she pulls out a chess board from a storage box: “I haven’t played this in years!” —Reddit.com
My son is arguing with my husband about a math problem. My husband is an engineer. My son is in Grade 4. His confidence is strong. —@Bunandleggings
I overheard my 11-year-old daughter record her voice mail greeting: “Hi, you’ve reached my voicemail. When you hear the beep, hang up and send me a text.” This generation gets it. —@Dad_at_law
One day my nine-year-old son came home from school and joyfully told me, “My friend said that if we press the airplane mode button on a cellphone, it might be able to fly away like an airplane!” —Janis Chen-Yi Ko, New Westminster, B.C.
A woman in the bathroom stall next to me was struggling to convince her toddler to use the facilities. “You need to go,” I heard her plead. “It’s been two days!” The toddler responded, “But my poop wants to stay home.” —Rita Hickey, Brampton, Ont.
We went to a nice hotel for lunch the other day. Afterward, we stopped at the valet booth to ask them to retrieve our car. My toddler asked the attendant inside, “Is this your house?” —Reddit.com
My four-year-old daughter was sitting in an adjacent room and sneezed. After a brief pause, a little voice came from the room: “Isn’t anyone going to ‘bless you’ me?” —Stacey Thompson, Oshawa, Ont.
When we’re in the car, my daughter and I have a game where she plays a song and I guess the artist and title within seconds of listening. She’s unaware the song information is on the dashboard. —@Djlevela
My granddaughter was looking at old photos of her father, taken before our family immigrated to Canada. “Thank you for bringing my dad,” she told me. “Otherwise, me and my sister would be here alone with our mom!” —Mirjana Kovacevic, Toronto
My son just turned three, so I took him for his yearly checkup. The doctor asked him what his favourite fruit was, and he said cheese. —@Dadof2crazyboys
I was making my toddler a peanut butter and jam sandwich. She examined the containers and I asked her which one would be more dangerous if it fell on the tile floor. She said, “The glass one because then we’d have no more jam!” —Ashley Ashfield, Hampton, N.B.
When we passed a wind turbine farm, my son asked me if they make the fans go faster when it gets hot. —Richard Merrick, Orangeville, Ont.
My toddler asked what my favourite animal is, and if I’d known she was going to spend three hours calling me the name of this animal I would not have said manatee. —@Lottie_Poppie
I gently woke up my four-year-old to get ready for daycare. He sadly said, “You broke my dream,” rolled over and pulled the covers over his head. —Reddit.com
In case you’ve ever doubted the brilliance of a toddler, mine just told me that a kid in her daycare is allergic to peanut butter so I have to send her chocolate instead. —@Reallifemommy3
After I dumped a load of warm towels out to be folded my three-year-old curled up in the towels and said, “I just want to be laundry.” —Reddit.com
Me: What are you looking forward to doing as a grown-up?
My four-year-old: I’m not doing that. —@Lifepitts
My wife was trying to tell our five-year-old a story and two minutes in, he interrupts to say, “Who are you even talking to?” —@KevinTheDad
My 13-year-old had to draw a woman he admires for an art project and when he told me he chose me, my heart almost exploded. But then he said, “My sister is too little so you were the only other choice.” —@SnarkyMommy78
My daughter said she can’t wait to have kids. I asked her why and she said, “So they can bring me stuff when it’s in another room.” —@HollyBallantine
Me: Different people believe in different things.
My daughter: Like how some people believe in unicorns and some believe in turtles. —@KatieDeal99
My four-year-old learned all about wrinkles today after she asked me where I got my forehead stripes. —Reddit.com
“Why does he have stickers on his teeth?” My three-year-old daughter when she saw a picture of her cousin after he got braces. —Reddit.com
“I don’t need pants. I can pretend my legs are pants.” My five-year-old getting dressed after bath time. —Reddit.com
My five-year-old: Why are we named after a vegetable?
Me: What do you mean?
My five-year-old: Human Beans. —Reddit.com
My three-year-old asked if they had batteries inside them. When I told them no, they asked, “Then how come I can talk?” —Reddit.com
My four-year-old will not fall asleep. She said it’s because she wonders what she looks like when she’s sleeping and it’s keeping her awake. —@AOTAKEO
My five-year-old made us breakfast in bed yesterday. He brought orange juice and cereal, and when I asked where the toast and eggs were, he replied: “Make it yourself, this isn’t Hogwarts.” —@GrahamKritzer
I asked my five-year-old to share her grapes with her brother and she said, “I haven’t figured that out how to do that yet,” and carried on eating the grapes. —@MumInBits
An elderly relative looked at my six-month-old and exclaimed, “I bet you just get all the attention, don’t you?” My five-year-old said, “She can’t get all the attention, she doesn’t even have any teeth!” —Reddit.com
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