Of Little Ones
This morning as Cedric (5) was waking up, he sleepily asked for a kleenex "because my nose is melting".
Cedric (3) pointed at the bathroom scales and said "Hey Dad, come here. I want to see how old you are on this thing".
Jadon and the twins were playing airport. I heard Jadon telling Christian "You have to ask clearance before you take off and you have to ask clearance before you land."
Christian: "OK but who is Clarence?"
One morning Damon (4) was telling me about a time when aunt Karen "kidnapped" them. He meant babysat :)
Four yo Damon, upon seeing the sparkles/glitter in the old linoleum floor of a friend's house: "Cool! They have a speckle-y floor! And they take turns shining!"
Doran was building a remote controlled airplane in the boy's room. Damon (4) and Cherish (6) chased Doran out so they could take a nap, Doran told them NOT to touch his plane or worktable. Later, after Cherish was back downstairs, Doran went up to the boy's room. "Doran!" Damon said, "Cherish touched your worktable with her finger! She told me not to tell you and I crossed my heart, but as soon as she left I 'un-crossed' it".
Cedric (2) just brought me a pair of his socks. "Can you put feet on me?" Then we both burst into giggles when he realized what he said. :)
Damon came trotting into the room and asked with a bright smile, "Do you know which things I like? Well, it's payloaders and babies".
Just as I was getting on the dirt bike Cedric (2) came running up and wanted a ride. I said he could and as he was seating himself in front of me he said with a contented sigh "Brothers always ride me. So nice...".
I was brushing my teeth with Cherish (6) when I looked in the mirror and said "Wow, My face is kinda sun-burnt" Cherish said "Oh, that's cause you were riding the dirt bike and had all that sun blowing in your face"
Cedric (2) fell off a trampoline and twisted his neck. It wasn't too bad (his neck was just stiff the next day) but Dad took him to the chiropractor. When they got back Adie and I asked Cedric what the man did to him, he replied "Man shoot me!". We didn't know what he was referring to so we asked Dad. Dad just laughed and said he was talking about a little spring loaded snapper thing that the chiropractor held against Cedric's neck to be sure he fixed everything. The poor little guy probably thought the chiropractor was going to shoot him when he got that thing out. :)
I was sitting in the yard with Damon (4) when he noticed a strange truck at the shed where the neighbor keeps his calves. "What's that truck doing at the blue shed?" he asked me. "Oh that's the vet" I explained. "The what?" Damon asked. "The animal doctor" I told him. Then Jadon came by and wondered what that truck was at the shed. I said it was the vet and that he was here to dehorn and castrate Neil's calves. Damon jumped and said "Oh! it's the dad cutter-off-er!". :)
Cherish (5) walked up to Damon (3) handed him some baby dolls and said in her best British accent "Could you take care of my children, they're starvational, I can't get them to eat anything!"
The other day Dad had Damon (3) taking some screws out of an old board so we could burn it. Damon was having a hard time getting the screws to come out, so I told him to push on the power screw driver, he said he was but still could not get them out. Finally Damon figured out that he was "pushing the wrong way". When Damon got his first screw out he held it up laughing, his face shining and said "Look I got it out! Boy, it sure was hot from being in there so long."
April 16 2009
I was outside building a fire, and Cedric, 2 came out with a banana so I offered to roast it for him. When I was done I gave it to him, he took one bite and said "cook more" then threw it right into the middle of fire!
Doran, age 11
One evening when Ethan was asking everyone what character they wanted to be for a living room pick-up game and Cherish was unsure. “What about Sleeping Beauty?”, Ethan suggested. Cherish's eyes lit up, “Oh yeah, I know who Sleeping Duty is! I listened to the story on a CD at nap time. It was about a soldier who was sleeping on duty!”
Mom, Age unknown (she won't tell us)
October 10, 2008
I was passing by the bathroom and Cherish, 5 was getting into the tub. “Doran don't look at me I'm naked!” she hollered. A few seconds later she said “OK you can look now, I'm in the tub.” Then Damon, 3 took his clothes off and said “Doran don't look at me I'm wicked!”
Doran, age 11
June 14, 2008
Pointing at the brussel sprouts on the table Doran, 10 asked Christian, 6 “Do you what those are?” Christian replied “Yeah, pretzel sprouts.”
Ethan, age 14
June 9, 2008
Advice from Christian, 6: “If you are studying a wooden sliver, it is best to do it under a blue or green light.”
Ethan, age 14
May 27, 2008
I was walking past the flower bed with Damon and seeing the hostas I said “Wow Damon look at this hosta. It has such big leaves!” Unimpressed Damon pointed to the irises and dryly said “Yeah, look at this 'hot stuff'.”
Spring, of 2008
There was a Buddy Davis song on about Adam and Eve and Buddy sang part of it in Spanish. Cherish, 4 wondered where Buddy learned Spanish and Adriel, 12 told her that a lot of people learn Spanish. Caleb, 6 said, “Yeah and some people just learn Spanish, and then that's all they speak!” Christian, 6 said, “Maybe Adam and Eve spoke Spanish.” “Oh no,” Cherish said decidedly. “I listened to a story about them and they spoke English.”
Summer of 2008
I was sitting at the computer and I heard the twins talking behind me...
Caleb: "I can't wait til I get a sliver again"
Christian interrupts him to say:
"Uh, what's a sliver?"
"Oh, its one of those things that you get in your hand or foot, and when Mom or Dad try to get it out it 'hierts', I can't wait till I get another one, know why?"
"Cuz then when they pull it out I'll be really brave, and then when they're done they'll give me THREE M&Ms!"
Summer of 2008
Today I saw Cherish walking out of the bathroom with a suitcase in one hand and a hair brush, some hair bands, and a toothbrush in the other hand, saying, "I'm going to stay at my friend's house cause my house got "torn down" in a storm." Well, there must have been another catastrophe at her friend's house too because Jadon saw her coming back from her “friend's house” with her chin in the air saying "It's not my fault, nope!"
Fall of 2007
I made a puzzle for Cherish recently and when she was showing it to dad she said, “Dad, look what Ethan made for me, it a puzzle of a bear with a Samson fish in it's mouth!”(It was a Salmon)
Today Cherish, 4 came to proudly show me her bouquet of feathers! "Look mom! These are from a sparrow tommy-hawk!!" I was stumped until I remembered that the boys had said they saw a dead SPARROW HAWK out in the pasture and the cats ate it.
OK, she only has 8 brothers and has watched Michael Pearl's knife throwing (and "Tommy-hawk") DVD lots of times!!
I was pushing Damon, 2 in the stroller when it hit a bump and tipped over. Damon fell out, stood up, looked back at the stroller and said. “I wok”
As we are playing and working I will occasionally quote scripture to make a point, answer a question, settle a dispute, etc. Today my 5 yr. old twin boys were sharing a beater, licking off the frosting (for sister's birthday cake), and the more "bossy" of the two wanted to hold it the entire time. The "victim" looked at me and asked, "Mom, does the Bible say that the one boy should hold the beater while the other one takes a lick?"
One evening I was helping the little ones get dressed to go visit friends. Cherish, 3 asked me if her twin brothers need to put on their "coffee shirts". I was totally stumped but tried to think what she might be referring to when it hit me! She meant T-shirts! The way little minds work...
My little buddy and I are sitting here having some good chuckles over these great stories!
I think my favorite was Damon crawling in the tub and saying don't look at me, I'm wicked. :)
These are hilarious!
Our children sat and read these one evening and you should've heard their giggles. It made their day. They still quote some of these from time to time.
alex kropf said:
very very funny.
Pauline Kulp said:
So funny ,I loved them
I like the one Cedric, 2 threw the banana in the fire.
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