Out of the Mouths of Babes and Other Random Acts of Children


I have three grown children and have worked in the daycare profession for the past ten years. I hope you enjoy these funny things that kids come up with.

Three school-age boys were sitting together playing with Lego’s. Two started arguing. The older boy said to the two arguing, “Girls, girls, you’re both pretty.”

While taking a nap on his mat, a four-old boy jumps up and shouts, “Bad news everyone. Lamby got stuck in YoYo.” After asking him a dozen questions, thinking Lamby might be his dog or cat, I learn that he is talking about the cartoon, Doc McStuffins.

I had told a four year old for what seemed like the tenth time to stop climbing all over the chair he was supposed to be sitting on. I asked him what was causing him to be so wiggly today. He said, “Miss Paula, it’s too hard to be good.”

When my oldest son was about five I walked into his bedroom in the morning to wake him up. He was asleep on top of his blankets. Someone (my ten year-old daughter and her friend who had stayed over) had written on his back in black marker, ‘I see dead people’.

My oldest son, at age seven, came running into the house with a friend he had stayed the night with. They ran into the bathroom and slammed the door. A couple minutes later I hear, “MOM!!!.” When I went into the bathroom I find them desperately looking for fingernail polish remover. It seems the boys had their nails painted bright red by his friend’s two sisters, while they were sleeping.

One day I noticed that the baby, at age three, had some missing hair on the back of his head. I asked, “J, who cut your hair?  J said, “I’m not suppose to tell.” Two cookies later we found out my daughter, who was 15 at this time, had tried out dad’s new beard trimmer on him.





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