Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Things Kids Do

The other day I was looking at someone's post on facebook. I don't play around over there very often but this note caught my attention. This woman had just returned from a Build a Bear Workshop where she'd taken her four year old to build a bear. Apparently the child completely freaked when stuffing was removed from the toy to put in the "heart"...certain, I guess, the 'horsey' was being KILLED. Of course the mom was distressed that her kiddo lost it. Hey! Most of us know that kids can often surprise us with the things they say and do. Naturally the comments about the traumatic Build A Bear episode caused other comments to surface and I SWEAR, it was so funny the stories that were told about things their kids had done.

Both of my kids are grown now but I still remember those embarrassing moments. Like the time my very very young son reached into my shopping cart in the middle of a crowded check out line at the grocery store and held up a tube of hemorroid medicine and yelled...hey mom! Is this for Dad's butt? Yep. He did. I also remember this same kid burying his face under my jacket for most of the movie Jurassic Park, whimpering about how scared he was. On the way home with my husband and I, he's practically bouncing in the back seat....ah, MAN, That was the BEST movie I've ever SEEN.

You've gotta laugh.

I have a habit, like most of you I'm sure, of singing to the radio as I drive. Don't sing worth a flip but that's okay. Remember that song from the 80's....If you like Pina Coladas, Getting Caught in the Rain blah blah? I'm singing along when my daughter sings out from the back seat...If you like PIIIIIIINK ENCHILADAAAAAS! I think she was about 6 yrs old and deadly serious as she belted it out.

Anyway, I think it's funny what we remember sometimes, especially as our kids become NOT kids anymore. Have a funny story to tell? A special memory? Come on. Give.


Kelley Nyrae said...

My daughter says funny things all the time but of course, for the life of me I can't remember them right now. My brain is mush from moving.

Genella deGrey said...

Soooo many stories - but the latest was the other day when I said good-bye to my four year-old just before I left for work. He looked up at me totally serious and said:

"Do not prolong my suffering."

I about died. My other half said it's a line from a video game.


Regina Carlysle said...

Ha. I know how that is. My kids will sometimes ask about that and they always want to talk when my mind is caught up with something else.

Regina Carlysle said...

OMG...Genella that's hysterical. Four years OLD????

Amy Ruttan said...

I think one of the most embarrassing funny moments when I took my 5 year old to buy a dress for an upcoming friend's wedding shower. So I took her in the change room and started to try on dresses. I was wearing a bra and undies but still my daughter blurted out "You look funny naked Mom."

Mary Ricksen said...

I remember my close friends son hurt himself mildly on his arm, while I was taking care of him. I looked at his arm and there was just a light redness, he was fine. But he kept crying. When I asked him why he answered.
"I know it don't hurt, but my eyes can't help themselves."
Kids can be hysterical.

Regina Carlysle said...

Oh Mary, that's so funny!

Regina Carlysle said...

Hey Amy! At least you were ALONE. lol

Amber Green said...

My son, then about six, got a musical soft-toy leprechaun when his grandmother returned from Ireland. My dog would delicately press on the toy just enough to make the music start, then sit there watching it, listening to it play. Only when the music stopped would he paw it again. My boy later advised a neighbor, in his serious way, that the leprechaun was playing "I Wish My Eyes Were Smiling."

The boy is now a Marine on board the Tortuga. The dog was buried in January. ...And Jackie Vapor came no more.

Amber Green said...

You know how little kids can't say the "tr" of "truck" properly? Well, mine also had a problem with the "r" of "red." So here I was, carrying a squalling kid out of the store because he's throwing a tantrum, screaming, "MOMMY, WANT F*$&! WANT F*$&, MOMMY! WANT BIG WED F*$&! MOMMYYYYY!!!"

Linda Poitevin said...

Excellent blog idea! Here's my 2-cents: We'd bought an antique piano and were having it delivered. As soon as it arrived in the living room, my then 4-year-old girls began banging on the keys. I warned them to be gentle, or else the piano wouldn't play nice music anymore.

"You mean it'll only play rock and roll?" demanded one horrified daughter.

Regina Carlysle said...

Oh funnnnnny, Amber. Bet your Marine has it all figured out now. Bittersweet isn't it, to remember these things, when you look into the eyes of your grown children. I keep telling myself I must remember because one day I'll walk to rat my kids out to the grandkids!

Regina Carlysle said...

SNICKER. That's hysterical Linda! Wonder where they got the idea that Rock n Roll was baaaad music. LOL

Dann Saint Augustin said...

I'm told I was OBSESSED with statue-penii when I was a kid. Didn't care about the real thing. But every time I saw a naked male statue, I had to ask,
"Is *that* his *penis*?"
"Yes, dear."
"Is that his penis?"
"Yes, dear."
"This one has breasteses and a penis. Why, Mommy?"
"I don't know."
"Mommy, look at that guy. Pri-a-pis." and then, shouting, "His penis is as big as his body! OH WOW!"

OMG. I have ONE surviving picture of me standing under a bronze of Mercury in a garden in Berlin. And I'm told I said:

"He's got wings on his hat, snake stick and shoes. Why doesn't he have wings on his (you guessed it) penis?"
Mom told me in a dead-serious tone:
"You wouldn't want to see a flying penis, now would you?"
"Oh, I donno, I think it would be cool."

Keep in mind I was THREE YEARS OLD.

Anne Rainey said...

the most hilarious thing I can remember is when we were in Florida, went down to visit family, and we went to see the Manatees(sp?). Anyway, we were inside this aquarium and out of the blue, Alisha shouts out, "Oh, baby baby!" LMAO!!! Each time she saw a Manatee she'd shout, "Oh, baby baby!" LOL! Everyone in the place snickered and laughed, I think assuming she'd heard Daddy saying that to Mommy at some point. ;-)

The truth is, we're still not sure where she heard that particular saying. LOL

Unknown said...

Heck, mine is 12 and when he went with me to Lane Bryant recently he checked out the jewelry for me, then sat down on a chair. A few minutes later the entire store hears "Quack!". The clerk busted up. I just smiled and said "at least he's not running around like a brat." The lady smiled and said he always behaves good here. The random 'quacks' continued about every 5 minutes until we left. LOL

I love it. He can be himself around me. :0)

Genella deGrey said...

Yes Regina, he is four. :)

LOL! Great stories, all!

Regina Carlysle said...

a Pendragon...what a little mess. LOL. I'd say you had a fixation!!!! snicker.

Regina Carlysle said...

oh baby, baby!! I busted out laughing at this one. Bet everyone was just cracking UP. There's just nothing more uninhibited than a little kid.

Regina Carlysle said...

Now Connie, you need to enjoy those little quacks. In a few years he'll stop and you'll say..where the heck did my baby go??? LOL

Unknown said...

Oh, I do love it. I encourage his imagination. He's too funny sometimes. I hope he doesn't lose all of it. When he was little there would be rhinos chasing the car and one mall parking lot had dinosaurs that would chase us, only at the one mall. LOL

Jen said...

One time I was at the grocery store with my best friend's little girl. She was like 3 or 4 at the time. We were back at the seafood area and there was a tank set up with an octopus in there. Why, I do not know. But I glanced down while I was waiting my turn and she was just a looking at that octopus. You could almost see her little wheels turning. All of the sudden she said "testicles, testicles everywhere". I was trying to keep from laughing but was slowly losing it. The guy behind the counter was in tears, the people around us were dying laughing. I finally composed myself to say, "ok those are called tentacles".