From the mouths of babes
Kids say the darnedest things, right? Nothing can make you
giggle like a 3-year-old's pronunciation or a 4-year-old's misheard
Here are some of our favourites, borrowed from family quote
jars around the country...
Madam 4: I know the Maori word for duck.
- You do?
- Yep, it's haka quacka
Middle of the night wake-up call: "Mama! My leg has a
While deciding which kindy friends to make Christmas cards for,
Madam whispered the last name to me. "Why did you whisper?" I asked
her. She replied "So Santa couldn't hear me... or God".
"Mum! I have pins and noodles in my legs!"
In our family, snapdragons are "snapin drags" and grasshoppers are
"We're a family, we can't talk like that!" Madam 3, when Mummy
spoke a little harshly to Daddy.
My little girl used to pronounce bottom "boppom", and an iPhone is
still an "icephone"
Our 3-year-old refers to Shrek's side-kicks as "Donkey &
"I'm big, I can have leaves now. I'm growing up". Proudly
announced by Madam 3 upon eating some spinach. Which was promptly
spat back out.
Mum: In the morning come into my bed for cuddles
Madam: No, I will sit on the couch and watch TV.
Mum: Ohhh, (pretends to sob) you love TV more than you love me...
Madam: Yes, I do.
Whenever we go to The Warehouse my little boy walks around saying,
Master 4: My drink bottle is broken, we need to put it in the
Mum: No, we don't.
Master 4: OK, the recycling bin then.
Our son can't say "lemonade" - instead its "nenonenonade"
Madam 3: Mummy, get me something to eat!
Mum: That's not the right way to talk to me.
Madam 3: OK. Beautiful Mummy - get me something to eat!
"This dinner is better than last night's dinner, Mummy."
My 4-year-old suddenly said, "I feel really sick mummy, I have
been around girls too long" He is also of the opinion he won't have
to wipe his own bottom until he gets married.
My child was marching through the mall recently singing
"Underwears, underwears, underwears!"
Master 5: I'm getting married to the neighbour and we think
its best I am the at home dad.
My 4-year-old son walked through the supermarket recently singing
"Everyday I'm shufflin", while trying to shuffle...
My 2.5-year-old says, "No thank you please"
When my 2-year-old wants to know what a noise is she says, 'What
does that noise sound like?' and when something tastes nice she
says, 'Mmmm, that feels yummy!'
When my son started wearing undies he used to tell strangers at
the supermarket, "Hey, I've got undies on"
My 14 month old likes saying "baa baa sheepy sheepies" for baa baa
The other day I said thank you to my 2.5-year-old, to which she
replied, "Nice manners Mummy"
My friend's 3-year-old yells out "BIG IS GOOD" every time they
drive past Mitre Ten Mega.
My 2.5 year old son and I go to a mums 'n bubs group. Every time
we get ready to go to the group, he asks me "Mum, are we going to
mums 'n bugs today?"
My 2-year-old: "Old Macdonald had a lady!"
Me: "Oh? And what did she say?"
2-year-old: "talk, talk, talk!!!"
Feel free to share your child's classic one-liners with us