Kids say funny stuff. In fact, Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby both tapped into this phenomenon and made a decent living out of simply talking to kids and presenting the things they said to the American public.
Recently I posted something on Facebook, because I thought it was cute. Thinking about it, I realized that there are a million little instances of precociousness, insanity, or just plain weirdness in the things that our kids say that permeate our daily parental lives that we could share.
Here is one of mine, but after you read it, I’d like you to think about your own funny, freaky moments and share them with us. Bestow upon us your thoughts and experiences in the comments, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll collect the best and put them in a post – everyone will get a link to their own blog or website. If you’ve got photos so much the better, but those will have to go to email@example.com.
When three-year-old G gets home, he takes off his shoes.
Then his shorts, underwear, and shirt, leaving a cascade of tiny clothing ascending the stairs. He likes to be naked, that boy. Have no idea where he gets it.
So he’s sitting on the sofa nude, one hand with a thumb in the mouth and the other on his perpetually tumescent penis, watching Bubble Guppies while I make dinner. At the beginning of the show the characters introduce themselves – “I’m Nonnie,” “I’m Gil,” etc., and I hear him chime in, “I’m Naked!”
A bit later I hear him chuckling softly to himself. “Heh, heh, they’re not wearing any clothes. They’re just chillin’ naked in the ocean.”
Perhaps it loses something in the retelling, but at the time it was very, very funny. Again, please share your own bits of childish hilarity, and we’ll all go along for the laugh.