Kids Say the Darnedest Things

My nephew is on the cusp of turning three years old. But from the grammatically correct sentence structures that seamlessly flow from his lips and the accompanying appropriate facial expressions and gesticulations you would be hard pressed not to think he’s 5 years or older.

So mature are his utterances and mannerisms his father, my brother, can only retort with a shrug of his shoulder: “He’s as old as dirt”. And his mom in admiration and delight would rhetorically utter: “Where does he come up with this stuff?!”

So there’s a game he plays with me. Out of the blue, sometimes in close proximity, other times I hear his cute voice calling out from wherever he is when the urge comes on to play his game and he shouts out:

“Aunty, I need your help!”

And I’d call back:

“Nephew, how can I help you?”

This goes on for a few rounds. He does his call out and I’d respond. And we do this back and forth word dance till he decides the game is over.

Then once over dinner, mid-chew, he’s at it again:

“Aunty, I need your help!”

I thought I’d outwit him. Instead of my usual response, I turned it back to him:

“Nephew, I need your help!”

Do you know what this kid did?!

Without the batting of an eyelid or skipping a beat, he retorted with a straight face:

“I’m eating!”

And just like that —he. shut. it. down!!!!

We all burst out in simultaneous laughter with “he’s as old as dirt” and “I don’t know where he comes up with this stuff” voicing from his adoring parents.

Kids! They do say the darnedest things, don’t they?!

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34 thoughts on “Kids Say the Darnedest Things

  1. Hahahaha so cute! It amazes me how smart they are and that they are so honest and pure at the same time. I love the things little kids say.
    My friend’s little daughter was on the toilet and my friend asked “are you finished, honey?” and her daughter replied “no Mommy, I’m still loading” which made her laugh and laugh. Bless.

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    1. Oh my gosh 😁that’s priceless—still loading😅🤣😂!!! How do they come up with this stuff?! Gotta love ‘em.

      Thanks for dropping by and engaging Janet. I appreciate it. Dee


    1. Never too late. Good time now to write down the ones you remember😉😉.

      My nephew was only here for a short visit but I imagine with a longer stay I could write a book from all is smart comments!!!!


  2. ogaraderrick

    “As old as dirt”🤣
    This reminds me of a tweet I read “kids this days will say the most awkward thing then cartwheel 🤸‍♂️ away as if nothing happened “

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