Kids Do Say the Darndest Things!

One of my favorite shows growing up was Kids Say the Darndest Things. Art Linkletter was the original host. Years later Bill Cosby hosted the show. If I am dating myself, and you have no idea what I am talking about, watch this clip:



As a lot of you know, we adopted our son when he was 22 months old. Let me tell you, he is a talker. So, we have a lot of one-liners just like any parent of a young child has. We have friends tell us all the time to write these things down. So here are some from our son over the past year I thought you might enjoy:

You put some food on my plate Mama, you’re the one that cooks!”

“Daddy, why does your beard grow all the way into your nose?”

“I’m a man, I DON”t take baths, I take showers!”

“Do you have an answer yet?”

“I am mad! I need to count to four.”

“I am a sweaty little boy…can I hug you?”

Our son asked a young pregnant woman at church, “Do you have a baby in your tummy?” “Yes” “Can I watch it come out?” “NO!”

Our son took his first picture with Santa who gave him a small bag of candy, “Thanks, I will put it under the tree for Jesus.”

“Daddy, wiggle yourself up, it’s time for dinner!”

“You can’t go on like this” he just told me while pulling on my leg as I am typing these quotes…

“Are you my people?”

Singing voice—”I love my daddy, I love my mommy, in all the world my family is best…”

Those last two mean a lot to us. Even though he has been in our family since he was eight months old, he has a need to know that he is a part of our family. He has asked me several times if I am his daddy and if Danielle is his mommy.

Our son knows a lot of words, but he doesn’t always understand what he is saying. Most times I laugh at what he says loving every minute of it. Then other times, I recognize the profound meaning behind the words he is saying.

He is exploring his world wondering about things like—why I have no hair, where the sun goes at night, or why my beard grows into my nose. And He is trying to figure out his place in this wonderful world he is exploring.

I often wonder what he is thinking when I see him staring out the window as we drive down the road.

One thing is for sure, if he is thinking about something it will come out sooner or later. I like that about my son.

Whether you have biological, adopted or both, I urge you to listen not just to the words they are saying but the meaning behind the words. They might just open their soul to you.

What are some fun things your child has said?

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I am a longtime Austinite. Married my beautiful wife over 25 years ago. Adopted our son September 2012. Currently a writer and loving it. Previous jobs and careers include project management, missionary, and pastor. I enjoy sports (both watching and playing), traveling, reading, digging in dirt and hanging with my friends and family.

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