Kids Say the Darndest Things – A New Edition

It’s high time I recorded another installment of Kids Say the Darndest Things because my kids have ripped out some doozies lately.  Parenting is seriously entertaining…you know, when it’s not stressful.

Me: “Hey Sloan, can I throw away this ribbon?”  I hold up his Dare to Stay Off Drugs ribbon from the D.A.R.E. program at school.

“No!” He exclaimed.

“Why?” I asked.  “What are yo ugoing to do with it?”

“I’m going to save it and set it out in case Daddy decides to do drugs.”

At which point I almost fell over laughing.


For over a year Tia has been telling us how excited she is to turn five so she can climb the rock wall at the gym.  A few weeks ago she had this conversation with my mom.

Mom: “Tia, you’re going to be five soon.”

Tia (grinning): “Yep.  I’m donna be five.”

Mom: “And what happens when you turn five?” Obviously prompting her to say she gets to climb the rock wall.

Tia:  Pauses and thinks…”I get heavier?”


Eating breakfast a few weeks ago, Landon started freaking out as only a nearly three year old can.

“I not wanna sit by dat door!” he cried, pointing at the back door.

“Why not?”

“It’s thcawy (scary)!”

“Why is it scary,” I asked.

“Betause.  A monthster come frew dat door.”

I laughed and moved him and thought nothing else of it, until…

I picked him up out of his crib at the crack of dawn a few days later as he cried.

“What’s wrong?”

“I thscared of dat door,” he cried, pointing at his half open closet door.


“A monthster in dere.”

“Honey, there aren’t any  monsters,” I siad hugging him tight.

“Yeth!  Wike in Monthster’s Inc.”

Note to self…help him find a new favorite movie and tuck Monster’s Inc. away for a long, long time.

I love my kids. 

Happy Weekend everyone!


  1. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! That’s hilarious….isn’t it funny how quickly Landon is talking and articulating things? So cute!

  2. Cute, cute, cute. Yeah, parenting is entertaining, motivating and encouraging. We learn a lot from our children. They initially know and feel more than we.