Words of Wisdom

– Posted in: Childhood, Power of Words

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?


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Leovi November 7, 2011, 3:17 am

I love the childish logic, the first is verdaderamaente good.

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:40 am

They truly see the world differently, do they not?


Petty Witter November 7, 2011, 8:29 am

Children, don’t you just love ‘em. And I’m so glad to hear that you are loved more than the dog, this had me giggling for ages.

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:38 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the giggle. they certainly had me going!


blueviolet November 7, 2011, 9:28 am

The whiskers connection to Kit Kat bars is too funny! I like how he called the kilt a man-skirt!

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:38 am

Their logic cracks me up!


meleah rebeccah November 7, 2011, 12:00 pm

Too many purses because you buy too much, and loving you more than the dog? AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

And, your son confusing Boggle with Google made me laugh out loud, for real.

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:37 am

Boggle made me almost wet my pants laughing!


Tiffany November 7, 2011, 12:31 pm

These are so adorable!!! Won’t you be so glad you have them when they grow up???

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:36 am

I know. I try to write them all down but they say them faster than I can record them!


Traci November 7, 2011, 3:34 pm

funny stuff. My favorite is your daughter wanting Whiskers candy. I do that all the time when I can’t remember what something is called I can usually remember what it can be associated with. My sister-in-law does the same thing. My funniest memory was when she was trying to describe Harrison Ford. “You know, Chebacca’s boss.” pa hahahaha

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:29 am

I love Chewbacca’s boss! I am much the same way with word associations. My husband knows just to sit back and wait while I run through a series of tangents until I find the word I’m looking for.


Dawnee November 10, 2011, 10:56 am

What a great way to start my morning!!!! I’m going to bring up Boggle right now and see where I can order me up some of that yummy whiskers candy!

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:16 am

I know! To see the world through their eyes (or vocabulary!)


Betty Manousos November 11, 2011, 10:27 am

ah, i love children!

those are all adorable! thanks for sharing.:)

Traci November 12, 2011, 9:14 am

Thanks, Betty. They keep me in stitches!