Words of Wisdom from the lunchbox set, otherwise known as my Little Diva and my Sonny-Bunny.
Little Diva: Mommy, I know why you have too many purses?
Me: Why is that, baby?
LD: Because you buy too much!
Sonny-Bunny: Mommy, I love you. I love you more than… the dog.
I asked my son a yes or no question (I can’t even remember what the question was. Instead of simply saying “no”, he decided to get clever. He answered, “the N-word” (To be clear — as opposed to “the Y word” He literally said “the N word, Mommy”.) As I stifled my giggles, I suggested that he just stick with a simple “no”.
Sonny-Bunny: Mommy, we learned to use Boggle today.
Mommy: Boggle? You mean the game? You learned how to play Boggle?
Sonny-Bunny: No, Mommy. You know.. on the computer. You type in words. Boggle.
Mommy: Oh, it’s a computer version of Boggle. Mommy likes that game.
Sonny-Bunny: No, Mommy! You know. You type in words. When you want to find things on the computer. You know… Boggle!
Mommy: Oh! Do you mean, Google?
Sonny-Bunny: Yeah, Google. That’s what I meant. Google.
I tried to get my kids to go bike riding with me. It was the first cool October morning after a miserably hot summer (that extended well into Autumn). My daughter was all for it. Sonny-Bunny turns to me and says, “Mom, I’m not one of those kids who just goes outside every day”.
We see a young man wearing a kilt. My son points and says, “Look, Mommy, that man is wearing a man-skirt!”
I was listing people in our family that I loved and Sonny-Bunny jumps in. “Don’t forget, least but not last, me!” He could not understand why I was cracking up.
My daughter loves “Kidz Bop”. If you’re groaning, you’re not alone but she loves, Loves, LOVES Kids Bop. One day, we get in the car and she says, “Mommy, put on the girls just want to have fun song”?
Well, as any good teen of the ’80s, I know this song by heart. But I was unaware of her having heard it, so I assumed that it must be on the latest Kidz Bop we had gotten from the library. We only play them in the car, but often my son will talk to me while it’s playing so maybe I missed it. ”Okay, baby, is that on your Kidz Bop?”
“No, Mommy”, she says with as much exasperation as a four year old can muster (which is a LOT). “It’s an ’80s song”.
Well, there you have it!
And finally, a little post Halloween fun.
Little Diva: Mommy, I want Whiskers.
Me: What do you mean… whiskers?
LD: You know, Mommy. Whiskers candy.
Me: Do you mean Reese’s? Or Hershey’s?
LD: No, Mommy, Whiskers.
Sonny-Bunny: She means Kit Kat, Mommy. She wants a Kit Kat.
LD: Yes, Mommy. I want a kitty candy, you know… whiskers.
There’s nothing like the perspective a child bring to anything, right? Have you heard any words of wisdom lately?